Grants and Scholarships
Last year, PTC awarded more than $4 million in grants and scholarships to students.
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.
High School Senior Scholarships
Early Application Grant/Scholarship
Deadline December 10, 2018
2019 high school graduates who apply and pay their tuition deposit by the December 10, 2018 deadline can receive a $500 early application grant and participate in the early application essay competition for a $3,000 scholarship. For the essay, provide an answer to “How do you see your life changing, once you become a college student at PTC?” Describe what you’re looking forward to—and any challenges you may encounter as you begin your college education.
PTC ME HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Deadline March 4, 2019
Every life has its ups and downs. Describe the journey that’s brought you to PTC, including your successes and the obstacles you’ve overcome that have made you who you are today. Your submission will either be a photo and essay or a video submission. You have the potential to earn up to a $15,000 scholarship. For details and to enter, go to PTC-ME.com.
Deadline March 31, 2019
Seniors, submit a paragraph describing which person or event has most inspired you. Five winners are chosen by a panel of judges and receive a $1,000 PTC scholarship.
LETTER TO MY FUTURE SELF SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline May 4, 2019
Seniors, write a letter to your future self after you’ve graduated from college. Answer these questions: How did college help you fulfill your life and career goals? What dream job will you be interviewing for, five years after you graduate? One winner from each School, for a total of 10 winners, will be chosen by a panel of judges. Each winner will receive a $1,000 PTC scholarship.
THE PITTSBURGH PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP
PTC awards financial assistance up to $2,500 per academic year in partnership with The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship. The student must be eligible for the Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship, and must live in PTC student housing. 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. 2019 graduates of Pittsburgh public or charter high schools are eligible. For details and to talk with an Admissions Coordinator, contact Renee Thomas at 412.809.5142 or Thomas.Renee@PTCollege.edu.
CYBER SCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline March 4, 2019
High School seniors enrolled full time at a state-approved cyber school can receive a partial tuition scholarship up to $3,000 for certificate programs, $6,000 for Associate degree programs and $9,000 for Bachelor degree programs, which covers the duration of their program.
Deadline March 4, 2019
Active members of their high school, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard JROTC organization can receive a partial tuition scholarship up to $3,000 for certificate programs, $6,000 for Associate degree programs and $9,000 for Bachelor degree programs, which covers the duration of their program.
HIGH SCHOOL CLUB AND ORGANIZATION SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline March 4, 2019
Active members of identified high school clubs and organizations can receive a partial tuition scholarship up to $3,000 for certificate programs, $6,000 for Associate degree programs and $9,000 for Bachelor degree programs, which covers the duration of their program. In recent years, scholarships 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, Business Professionals of America, JROTC, and Family Community and Career Leaders of America.
High school seniors with an interest in one of PTC’s STEM programs are eligible for a partial tuition PTC scholarship. STEM programs combine the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. Awards vary.
CULINARY PROSTART GRANT
Culinary students who are recognized as winners at the ProStart Competition are eligible for a maximum award of up to $2,500 for the duration of their program.
LOU HOLTZ MATCHING SCHOLARSHIP
Students who applied and are awarded a Lou Holtz scholarship will have that award matched by PTC up to $10,000 for their program. Students should apply to the Lou Holtz Scholarship Foundation for consideration.
General Scholarships and Grants
Academic Achievement Scholarship
2019 high school graduates and dependent students under the age of 24 can receive a PTC Academic Achievement scholarship. These program-specific awards are based on the student’s documented high school cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AWARDS
- Students with a high school GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 are eligible to receive up to $2,000.
- Students with a high school GPA of 3.50 and higher are eligible to receive up to $4,000.
- Not all PTC certificate programs are eligible
ASSOCIATE DEGREE AWARDS
- Students with a high school CGPA between 3.25 and 3.49 are eligible to receive up to $3,000.
- Students with a high school CGPA of 3.5 and higher are eligible to receive up to $5,000.
BACHELOR'S DEGREE AWARDS
- Students with a high school CGPA between 3.25and 3.49 are eligible to receive up to $5,100.
- Students with a high school CGPA of 3.5 and higher are eligible to receive up to $8,600.
PTC Associate degree graduates returning for a Certificate or a second Associate degree program can receive a 30% tuition grant.
ALUMNI FAMILY AND SIBLING GRANT
Immediate family members of PTC graduates and siblings attending PTC at the same time can receive a tuition grant of $300 per quarter. Awards will not exceed the original program length.
TUITION ASSISTANCE GRANT
Students who demonstrate financial need can receive a PTC grant up to $2,000 for certificate programs, $6,000 for associate degree programs and $10,200 for bachelor degree programs. Not all programs qualify.
OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENT GRANT
Out-of-state students enrolled in a degree granting program may receive a grant based on the PA state grant eligibility determination if their state does not award state grant funds.
Students enrolled in a fully online program may receive a grant of $2,500 for certificate programs, $7,000 for associate degree programs and $10,000 for bachelor degree programs.
COMPANY GRANTS – EDUCATION ALLIANCE GRANT
A grant of either 10% or 15% is available to employees of participating companies and their immediate families.
LATE PA STATE 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 and are eligible for the PA State Grant.
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.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM GRANT
Students who are not eligible to receive a Pell Grant can receive a PTC grant up to $2,500.
PTC students sponsored by TAA/TRA can receive a grant to cover costs remaining after grants and after TAA funding.
BACHELOR ACADEMIC TRANSFER GRANT
PTC graduates that enroll in a bachelor degree program may be awarded a grant based on their final GPA. Awards of $3,000 for a final GPA of 3.25 to 3.49 and $5,000 for a final GPA of 3.5 and higher. All other transfer students that have earned an associate degree are eligible if their final GPA meets the standards listed above.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE BACHELOR TRANSFER GRANT
Students that have earned an associate degree from a community college are eligible for a PTC transfer grant of $8,000 applied in years three and four of their bachelor degree program.
Eligible students may be awarded up to $3,000 for Practical Nursing and $5,000 for the Registered Nursing program. The awards are based on the applicants TEAS, SAT or ACT testing scores.