Grants and Scholarships

In addition to government-funded financial aid, PTC offers institutional grants and scholarships to help you afford the cost of your education—one of the most important investments you’ll make as you set your sights on professional and personal success.

The best way to determine what you qualify for is to work with your Admissions Coordinator and Financial Aid Planner to explore all of your options.


New Community College Bachelor’s Degree Transfer Grant

  • You must be a graduate from any community college associate degree program.
  • The grant amount totals $7,500
  • You must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at PTC no later than April 17, 2018 for Spring class start.

New Academic Transfer Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship
Any associate or bachelor’s degree graduate from PTC or another institution is eligible if these GPA requirements have been met:

  • If your final GPA is 3.5 or higher, you can receive a $5,000 scholarship
  • If your final GPA is between 3.25-3.49, you can receive a $3,000 scholarship
  • You must maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • You must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at PTC no later than April 17, 2018 for Spring class start.

New PTC Alumni Bachelor’s Degree Grant
To welcome you back, we’re offering a $10,000 grant to help you earn your bachelor’s degree. You must be a graduate from a PTC associate degree program and enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at PTC no later than April 17, 2018 for Spring class start.

Company Grants—Education Alliance
A number of companies have an Education Alliance Grant with PTC. If you or an immediate family member work for a member company, you may qualify for the Education Alliance Grant. Learn more about the grant and check to see if your company participates.
Education Alliance Employee Members

The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship
PTC awards financial assistance up to $2,500 per academic year in partnership with The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship. The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship is a "last dollar" scholarship, meaning The Promise pays for eligible expenses after all other grants and scholarships, such as Pell, PHEAA, FSEOG, and institutional grants have been deducted. 2018 graduates of Pittsburgh public or charter high schools are eligible. For details and to talk with an Admissions Coordinator, contact Nicole Pallas at 412.809.5390 or

PTC Alumni Grant
PTC associate degree graduates returning for a certificate or a second associate degree program can receive a 30% tuition grant.

PTC Alumni Sibling & Family Grant
Family members of PTC graduates can receive a tuition grant up to a maximum of $300 per quarter; up to $2400 maximum. Eligibility is extended to the children, spouse, grandchildren, and siblings of PTC alumni.

PTC Certificate Program Grant 
Students who are not PELL eligible and enrolled in PTC certificate programs can receive up to $2000 based on direct need.

PTC Cyber School Student Scholarship
High school seniors enrolled full-time at a state approved cyber school are eligible to apply for a renewable partial tuition scholarship of $3,000 per calendar year.

PTC Distressed Industry Grant 
Distressed workers eligible for CareerLink funding can receive a PTC grant up to a maximum of $4,000 for an associate degree program and $2,000 for a certificate program.

PTC Early Application Grant/Scholarship
High School Seniors who apply and pay their Tuition Deposit by the deadline will receive a $500 early admissions grant and become eligible to participate in the Early Application Scholarship competition. A paragraph must be submitted for the student to be eligible for the Early Application Scholarship. Three High School senior's essays will be selected and will receive an additional $3,000.
Submission form - PTC Early Application Grant/Scholarship

PTC Family Grant
Direct family members of PTC employees can receive an award covering the cost of tuition after grants. This benefit is extended to children, step-children, spouses, parents, siblings and grandchildren of employees. The employee must meet with HR to determine and tax consequences resulting from this benefit.

PTC “I inspire” Scholarship
As important as it is to have people and events in your life that inspire you, it is equally important to PTC that you are an inspiration to someone else. To apply, High SchooI seniors must write and submit a paragraph entitled: "l inspire” telling us how you inspire someone in your life. There will be five individual $1,000 awards given to seniors whose story was evaluated and judged as one of the top 5 paragraphs submitted.
Learn more about the PTC "I Inspire" Scholarship.

PTC “Inspiration” Scholarship
To apply for this scholarship, seniors must write and submit a paragraph with the title: "What person or event has most inspired me?” How has this person or event changed your life? PTC wants to know. There will be 5 winners chosen by a panel of judges. Each winner will receive a $1,000 PTC scholarship.
Learn more about the PTC Inspiration Scholarship.

PTC JROTC Scholarship
Active members of their high school Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard JROTC organization can receive a renewable partial tuition up to $3,000 per calendar year toward any PTC associate degree program.

PTC Late PHEAA Application Grant
Newly accepted students who missed the state grant deadline can receive a PTC grant for their first academic year. This is a one-time grant, available only to students who applied for admission after the state grant deadline.

PTC Out-of-State Resident Grant
Out-of-state students enrolled in associate degree programs can receive a PTC grant based on the PA state grant formula. So along with not charging higher tuition for out-of-state students, PTC awards grants to eligible students.

Online Grant
Students enrolled in fully online degree programs are eligible to receive between $5,000.00 to $8,600.00 in an online grant up to direct costs (e.g,. tuition, books, and housing). 

PTC Tuition Assistance Grant
PTC students who demonstrate financial need can receive a grant of up to a maximum of $6,000.

PTC High School Club or Organization Grants & Scholarships 
Active members of identified high school clubs and organizations can receive a renewable partial tuition grant up to $3,000 per calendar year recognizing their involvement. In recent years, grants have been offered to members of these organizations: Future Business Leaders of America, Distributive Education Clubs of America, SkillsUSA, Technology Students Association, Future Farmers of America, Health Occupations Students of America, Family, Community and Career Leaders of America, Business Professionals of America and JROTC.
To apply, download an application form here

PTC Academic Achievement Scholarship
Applicants who are a 2016 High School graduate or an adult dependent applicant under the age of 24 are eligible to receive an academic achievement scholarship. Scholarship awards are based on the student’s documented high school cumulative grade point average (cgpa).
$3,000 is awarded to applicants with a high schoolCGPA between 3.25 and 3.49.
$5,000 is awarded to applicants with a high schoolCGPA of 3.50 or higher.
You only need to submit your application!

PTC S.T.E.M. Scholarship
High School students enrolled in a S.T.E.M. program with a 2.5+ GPA may be may be awarded between $1000 - $5000 scholarship

PTC students sponsored by TAA/TRA can receive a grant to cover costs remaining after grants and after TAA funding.


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