This scholarship was established in 1981 by Robert B. Pease, a long time friend of Bernard H. Jones and supporter of Urban Youth Action and POISE Foundation.  Income from this fund is to be used for scholarship aid, preferably in the field of Engineering.

Eligibility Criteria

The recipient must reside in Allegheny County and attend a two year or four year university.  Preference is given to African American students and those studying in the field of Engineering. Residents of Allegheny County can attend schools outside of the area.

Scholarship Amount

POISE grants one Robert B. Pease scholarship annually, approximately $1,000.


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.