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SCHOLARSHIP PROFILE

NEED/Unmet NEED Grant Program

The program provides "last dollar" funding to lower-income students that still have a need for aid after all federal, state, local and private scholarships and grants have been secured. Must be a U.S. citizen, high school graduate, resident of one of nine participating counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Washington or Westmoreland county), and have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

AWARD INFORMATION

Award Amount $1,000 - $3,500
Number of Awards 10 - 500
Application Deadline May 31
Available to Class Level Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Renewability Not renewable

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA Required None specified
Ethnicity/Heritage African-American/Black
Residency Pennsylvania
Gender None specified
Religious Affiliation None specified
Location of College None specified
Area of Study None specified
Financial Need Financial need analysis is required

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR

Organization Director of Student Services
NEED
Address The Warner Centre 332 5th Avenue, First Floor
City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone (412) 566-2760
Fax  
E-mail rbrooks@needld.org
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