POISE General Scholarships are for students from Pittsburgh, PA, Allegheny County

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for POISE General Scholarships, the recipient must reside in Allegheny County and be accepted or currently attend a two year or four year university, post secondary technical or trade school. Limited funding is available for graduate studies.  Preference is given to African American students. Applicants may attend schools throughout the United States.

Scholarship Amounts

Scholarship amounts vary, typically between $500 - $1,500 per scholarship. POISE provides approximately 6 general scholarships per cycle.

Application Timelines

POISE accepts applications during two cycles per year.  Applications must be received by the following dates:




Board Meeting &Decision


March 31

May 31


September 30

November 30

How to Apply

To apply, click on the link below and select the POISE Foundation Post Secondary Education Scholarship Application.