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Scholarships for the 2015-16 Academic Year

Point Park University is pleased to offer a wide range of generous merit-based scholarships based on academic and/or artistic achievement.

Scholarships are a form of gift aid and do not need to be repaid. When you are accepted to Point Park, you automatically are considered for these awards. We invite you to explore our many Point Park scholarships, listed below, and their awarding criteria.

The scholarships listed on this page are for students who will enter Point Park for the 2015-16 academic year (fall 2015 or spring 2016). If you are starting at Point Park for spring 2015, please view our scholarships for the current academic year.

In addition to offering institutional scholarships, we encourage students to seek out private scholarships — from organizations, businesses and other special-interest groups. At Point Park, you will never have your merit-based aid reduced if you receive outside scholarships.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Communication

FRESHMEN STUDENTS

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Communication

CONSERVATORY STUDENTS

  • Freshmen and Transfer Students

GRADUATE STUDENTS | ADULT STUDENTS | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS | PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS


FRESHMEN

Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication

Scholarship

Amount

Awarding Criteria

Presidential

$17,000

  • Full-time traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 3.9 and SAT 1740/ACT 26 OR GPA 3.8 and SAT 1800/ACT 27 OR GPA 3.7 and SAT 1860/ACT 28
  • Must meet University's standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Vice Presidential

$15,000

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 3.6 and SAT 1590/ACT 23 OR GPA 3.5 and SAT 1650/ACT 24 OR GPA 3.4 and SAT 1710/ACT 25
  • Must meet University’s standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Trustee

$ 13,000

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 3.3 and SAT 1340/ACT 19 OR GPA 3.2 and SAT 1400/ACT 20 OR GPA 3.1 and SAT 1460/ACT 21
  • Must meet University’s standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Founders

$ 12,000

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 3.0 and SAT 1130/ACT 16 OR GPA 2.9 and SAT 1190/ACT 17 OR GPA 2.8 and SAT 1250/ACT 18
  • Must meet University’s standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Point Park Opportunity Grant

 

$10,000

  •  Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMAN
  • GPA 3.0 and SAT 1120/ACT 15 OR GPA 2.8 and SAT 1240/ACT 17 OR GPA 2.6 and SAT 1360/ACT 19
  • Must meet University's standard academic progress policy to keep award 
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Note: Traditional undergraduate students are defined as undergraduate non-accelerated students taking 12 or more credits. 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication

Transfer Presidential

 $12,000

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • GPA 3.5–4.0 cumulative
  • Must meet University’s standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Transfer  Trustee

 

$10,000

 

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • GPA 3.0–3.49 cumulative
  • Must meet University’s standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Transfer

 

$8,000

 

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • GPA 2.5–2.99 cumulative
  • Must meet University’s standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Point Park Opportunity Grant
 $5,000
  •  GPA 2.499 to 2.0
Phi Theta Kappa

$ 1,500

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • Must be a transfer student from a community college and member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • GPA 3.5 or higher cumulative
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

Note: Traditional undergraduate students are defined as undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits not in accelerated programs.  


FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS

Conservatory of Performing Arts

Artistic
Achievement
$2,000- $14,000
  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN or TRANSFER students
  • Candidates will have demonstrated high caliber of artistic ability through the artistic audition process and/or a personal interview.
  • Intended major must be dance, theatre arts, cinema production, animation and visual effects, or screenwriting.
  • Must maintain GPA 3.0 and full-time, COPA status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Candidates are notified of award in the artistic decision letter.
Dean's
Academic
Freshmen 
       
$5,000
  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • GPA 3.5 cumulative high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • SAT 1760 total including the writing component OR ACT composite score of 26
  • Candidates are considered based on the artistic audition or interview.
  • Must maintain GPA 3.0 and full-time, COPA status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Candidates are notified of award in the artistic decision letter.
Dean's
Academic  Transfer

$5,000
  • Full-time, TRANSFER students
  • GPA 3.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Candidates are considered based on the artistic audition or interview.
  • Must maintain GPA 3.0 and full-time, COPA status
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Candidates are notified of award in the artistic decision letter.

Note: Students majoring in dance, theatre, cinema production, digital arts and screenwriting must be accepted both academically and artistically to be eligible for COPA scholarships. Total annual maximum of artistic achievement scholarship and dean's academic scholarship is $14,000.

*Traditional undergraduate students are defined as undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits not in accelerated programs. 


GRADUATE STUDENTS

All Schools

Note: The Graduate Merit Scholarship is offered to eligible domestic students. Please scroll down for information regarding international graduate student scholarships.


ADULT STUDENTS

All Schools

Non-Traditional   
Student
Scholarship
3 tuition credits    
  • Open to FULL-TIME and PART-TIME students who are AT LEAST 25 YEARS OLD and pursuing their college degree with little or no college experience
  • Competition is held in the spring of each year
  • All entrants must have a cumulative Point Park University GPA of 3.0 or above and must complete a 500-word essay on a specific question
  • Contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for more information and application (available the first day of Spring semester)
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

All Schools

International
Student Scholarships 

$ 2,000 - $15,000 
Point Park offers a number of merit scholarships for INTERNATIONAL students. Read about international student scholarships.              

ALL STUDENTS

Private Scholarships

There are also free national scholarship searches available on the Internet.  You should NEVER have to pay a fee for any scholarship search.