Venue map for Science Fair Scholarship Judges (pdf)
Senior Division Covestro PRSEF participants (9th-12th grade) are eligible to be judged and receive scholarships from the colleges and universities listed below. Awards various and more than 50 scholarships are expected to be awarded.
Comment from a 2011 Carlow University scholarship acceptance recipient: "I participated in the Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair because I wanted to explore my curiosity in science while learning other studies and interest. Being a part of the science fair truly changed my future. The time I put into my research paid off, and I now am able to gratefully look back at my experience. Being a part of the Covestro PRSEF let me explore a great amount of new ideas which is a large reason where I am today. Thank you!"
Allegheny College will award up to four Trustee Scholarships with a minimum annual amount of $14,000 per recipient. The recipients must meet the academic scholarship qualifications designated by the Office of Admissions and enroll at Allegheny College following high school graduation. Preference for scholarship consideration will be given to students who embody the philosophy of the College and wish to explore their diverse interests after high school. Allegheny College is a national liberal arts college where 2,100 students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel.
Carlow University will offer three Whalen Scholarships, each valued at $5,000 per year, and renewable up to three additional years, (total value is $20,000) with continued full-time enrollment and a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Eligible students must enroll at Carlow full-time upon graduation from high school in one of the following majors: biology (including concentrations in autopsy specialist, human biology, certification in perfusion technology, interest in molecular cell and organismal and ecological biology, and secondary education); chemistry (including secondary education) or mathematics (including secondary education).The scholarship can be combined with other merit and/or need based aid not to exceed direct cost.
Carnegie Mellon University will award up to two Pre-College Program commuter scholarships. The program runs from July 1 – August 12, 2017 and a scholarship recipient has the option of selecting either 1 or 2 courses as a commuter student. The scholarship value is $7,374 for 2 courses or $4,474 for 1 course. The scholarships will be utilized for the Advanced Placement/Early Admission Program, which is a challenging credit-bearing program in which students take two actual Carnegie Mellon classes for full credit during the summer. The credit can be used at Carnegie Mellon or may be transferred to other universities for advanced placement.
Chatham University will award up to four (4) scholarships each valued at $2,000 for undergraduate study. Each recipient must be admitted to and enroll at Chatham the fall semester following high school graduation. Scholarships are renewable annually for a period of four years or 120 credits provided the recipient maintains at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and remains enrolled on a full time basis at Chatham.
Clarion University will award four High Achiever scholarships of $8,000 - $28,000 (full tuition), over the course of four years, to science fair participants who choose to major in computer sciences, information systems, sciences or mathematics at Clarion University. Students must have at least a 3.25 cumulative high school GPA and 1110 SAT (critical reading + math) or 24 ACT composite to be eligible for the scholarship.
Duquesne University will award two scholarships valued at $10,000 each to outstanding high school juniors. All scholarships are renewable annually with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Recipients of the awards must meet academic requirements designated by the Office of Admissions, and must enroll in Duquesne University's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences the semester following their high school graduation. Students receiving these scholarships may not receive any other Duquesne academic scholarships. In addition, Duquesne University will offer four CCHS (College Credit in High School) awards. Two of these awards will be designated for courses up to three credits each and two will be designated for participation in the Duquesne University Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Gannon University wwill award two Science Fair Scholarships each valued at $8,000 ($2,000 per year for four years) to outstanding high school juniors. This academic scholarship is renewable each year with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and continued full time enrollment. Recipients of this award must meet academic requirements designated by the Office of Admissions and enroll at Gannon University as a full time student the semester following their high school graduation.
Garrett College will award up to two (2) Appalachian State Scholarships, each valued at $2,000 per year, and renewable for an additional year (total value $4,000) with continued full-time enrollment and a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0. Students must meet all admission requirements and enroll at Garrett College full-time the fall semester following high school graduation.
Geneva College will award up to six (6) scholarships to students in their junior and senior years in the amount of $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years). Recipients must, enroll full-time at Geneva College for the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation, live in on-campus housing while enrolled and plan to major in any of Geneva’s engineering or science programs (Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Computer Science). In order to maintain the scholarship for subsequent years, students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. This scholarship may be added to other scholarships provided by Geneva College, however, the total amount of the scholarships received my not exceed the total cost of Geneva’s annual tuition.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics wwill award eight scholarships to outstanding high school juniors or seniors. Recipients must meet the academic requirements for admission, and enroll full-time in IUP as a Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geoscience, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology major. Each scholarship will be valued at $40,000 ($10,000 per academic year for four consecutive years). To qualify for this scholarship the recipient must have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.5, enroll full-time, and maintain a 3.25 grade point average in one of the above listed majors.
Juniata College will be awarding a limited number of scholarships valued at a minimum of $16,000 per year to academically motivated high school juniors. All scholarships are guaranteed for four years as long as students maintain a 3.0 GPA and are enrolled as full time students. Each recipient must apply and be admitted to Juniata fall semester after high school graduation. Juniata College is a small, liberal arts college nestled in the rolling mountains of central Pennsylvania. Juniata students are challenged to think, encouraged to evolve, and empowered to act in a global world.
La Roche College will award up to four (4) Science Fair Scholarships to rising seniors, each valued at $8,000 ($2,000 per year for four years) per recipient. Recipients will enroll full-time at La Roche College the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation in one of the following majors: biochemistry, biology, biology forensics, chemistry, chemistry forensics, computer sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, mathematics, or pre-dentistry (LECOM). The recipients must meet the academic scholarship requirements designated by the Office of Freshman Admissions, including that they have a cumulate grade point average of no less than 3.0 upon graduation from high school, and must remain in good academic standing at La Roche. This scholarship may be added to other scholarships that La Roche College provides. However, the total amount of the scholarships received may not exceed that total cost of tuition for the year the student enrolls.
Mount Aloysius College will award up to ten (10) Science Fair Scholarships of $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four consecutive years as long as a 3.0 GPA is maintained). Recipients must meet all academic criteria for admission and enroll in a science related major as a full time student the semester following their high school graduation.
Penn State Altoona will award a limited number of Academic Excellence for Science and Engineering Scholarships. These scholarships will have a value of up to $5,000. To receive the scholarship, awardees must present SAT scores of 1200 or more, meet the academic requirements for admission, and enroll at Penn State Altoona. The scholarship is renewable with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.4 and continued enrollment at Penn State Altoona.
Penn State Greater Allegheny will offer up to three – four year scholarships, each valued at $3,000/year for students who enroll full time at PSUGA, the semester following their high school graduation, and select either Bio Behavioral Health or Psychology/Science as their major. The degree must be completed at Penn State Greater Allegheny. The scholarship is renewable with a minimum cumulative grade point (CGPA) of 3.0. The scholarship cannot be used at any other Penn State campus locations.
Point Park University will offer two scholarships with a value of $5,000 per year. The Department of Natural Sciences and Engineering will participate in the selection of the recipients. Each scholarship is awarded for four years of study, provided the student meets the stated renewal criteria. Recipients of the scholarship must meet the academic requirements for admission and enroll at Point Park University.
Saint Francis University will award six Science Fair Scholarships of $4,000 ($1,000 per year for four consecutive years). Recipients must meet academic criteria for admission and scholarship at SFU and enroll in a major with the school of sciences the semester following high school graduation.
Saint Vincent College will award three Science Fair Scholarships each valued at $8,000 ($2,000 per year for four years). Students must enroll at Saint Vincent College in a math or science related major the semester following high school graduation.
Seton Hill University will award four Seton Hill University Science Fair Scholarships. Each scholarship will be valued at $8,000 ($2,000 per year for four consecutive years.) Recipients must enroll at Seton Hill University in a science or math related major the semester following high school graduation.
Slippery Rock University will award up to 10 undergraduate scholarships valued at $8,000 ($2,000 per academic year for four years) for individuals majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Geography, Geology and the Environment, Computer Science, Physics, and Psychology at Slippery Rock University. Students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA and 1220 SAT (critical reading and math) or 25 ACT composite score to be eligible for the scholarship and be entering the senior year of high school. Recipients will be required to maintain a 3.0 GPA, complete 24 new credits per academic year and be enrolled at Slippery Rock University full-time, following the approved curriculum, in one of the majors listed above. The total financial aid, including this scholarship, may not exceed the total cost of attendance determined by the Office of Financial Aid each year.
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will award four University scholarships ranging $2,000 - $6,000. Students must meet admission and scholarship criteria. Awards are renewable annually pending an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher. Enrollment at the Greensburg campus is required – awards are not transferable to another Pitt campus.