Grants and Scholarships
Campus Visit Grant
There’s no better way to experience our campus, impressive deep-tech facilities, and student-oriented community than with a visit to PTC. When you complete a campus visit through the Office of Admissions, you will be awarded $500. The grant is renewed each academic year as long as you remain in good academic standing.
Academic Achievement Awards
The most prestigious and competitive awards PTC offers
You’ve worked hard and have an impressive academic record, so we want to reward you for that effort. That’s why we created Discovery Day. You will be invited to the campus and will interview with PTC representatives, interact with current students, participate in a classroom experience, and explore our campus.
$5,000-$10,000 awarded each academic year
To be considered for the President’s Scholarship Competition, you must:
- Have applied to PTC for the 2022-2023 academic year.
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (as calculated by the Office of Admissions).
- Submit a scholarship application and essay.
- Participate in the on-campus Discovery Day.
De Balk Memorial Award
$5,000 awarded each academic year
To be considered for the De Balk Memorial Award, you must:
PTC Need-based Grants
You are eligible for need-based aid if you have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate need. Your need is calculated by subtracting the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as defined by the federal government, from the total cost of tuition. A PTC Need-Based Grant is awarded to 2022-2023 incoming students who demonstrate financial need as determined by a verified FAFSA application.
Requirements & Qualifications
- You must be accepted through the PTC Office of Admissions for the 2022-2023 academic year.
- Awards range from $500 to $2000 each academic year.
- Students who participate in Employee Tuition Remission, Child Benefit, and Tuition Exchange programs are not eligible for PTC Need Grants.
- Outside scholarships or third-party awards will not reduce the PTC Need Grant. However, outside scholarships in conjunction with all other aid cannot exceed the student’s cost of attendance as established by the College.
- Students must remain in good academic standing to renew the PTC Need-Based Grant each year.
- Once the FAFSA is completed, incoming students are automatically considered for the grant.
Veterans Yellow Ribbon Program
- PTC will award a Yellow Ribbon grant to all eligible veterans currently receiving Chapter 33 benefits that exceed the maximum base year amount of $26,042.81 established by the VA.
- If a veteran has used all of their benefits (36 months), they are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon grant.
Institutional Matching and Grant Awards
Supported by the National Science Foundation Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program, each academic year PTC will award eight scholarships of up to $10,000 to incoming Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Programming, and Information Technology students.
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. 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.
Lou Holtz Matching Scholarship
Up to four 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.
Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program
Eligible PA residents, who are or have been in foster care after the age of 16, will receive a waiver of college tuition and mandatory fees. This waiver will provide eligible young adults the opportunity to continue their education and graduate college with much less debt.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
Start your financial aid steps today to qualify for grants and scholarships.