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Alumni Association Establishes Legacy Scholarship

Alumni Association Establishes Legacy Scholarship

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     The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Alumni Association has established a Legacy Scholarship to assist entering first-year students and to celebrate the important connection between alumni and their alma mater.  The award amount is $1,500.

     “This scholarship emphasizes the value that we place on the connection between our alumni and their alma mater.  Through this new Legacy Scholarship and our existing Student Achievement Award, the Alumni Association hopes to make a college education more affordable, especially during these challenging economic times.  Our goal is to grow these scholarships in the years to come, so that the Alumni Association can make an even greater impact on the lives of our students,” Jeffrey Philibin, ’88, Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association president said.

     In order to be eligible for the Legacy Scholarship, student applicants must be the son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, or sibling of a Pitt-Johnstown alumnus who is a current member of the Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association.  The applicant must also be an incoming freshman who is a first-time college student with a 3.0 minimum cumulative high school GPA.  Each applicant must submit a written essay answering the question “Why have you chosen Pitt-Johnstown?” Additional criteria are available at

     Scholarship recipients will be selected by a review committee comprised of Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association board of directors members.  Application materials should be submitted to the Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Committee, 272 Blackington Hall, Pitt-Johnstown, Johnstown, PA  15904.  The application deadline for the 2012-2013 academic year is May 15, 2012.

     Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization" for 2011.  Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Pitt-Johnstown…at the forefront of leading baccalaureate colleges…

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 3/30/2012 1:45:00 PM