High School Seniors in Pittsburgh, here is a $1,000 scholarship application to consider

The fine people at the Pittsburgh Association of School Retirees have a Scholarship for $1,000. Might as well apply.


  • Be a student in good standing with a minimum GPA 3.0.
  • Serve as an example to fellow students as a participant in community, charity and school activities.
  • Complete the application form, and include in the packet all of the required information.
    Application Instructions

  • Each applicant must include an official transcript,
  • two letters of recommendation:
    1. one from a school staff professional (principal, counselor, teacher, etc.) and,
    2. one from a non-school/non-family member (religious leader, employer, youth group leader, etc.)
  • a personal essay
  • application and permission slip must be signed by the student
  • submit the application to the Office of Student Services at the Pittsburgh Board of Education by Friday, May 5, 2017.

If additional information is needed, please contact Donna Vlassich, PghASR Scholarship Chairperson at dvlassich -at- gmail.

PASR 2017 Scholarship Cover Letter
PASR 2017 Application

Link to the application in a PDF.

Link to the permission slip in a PDF.

PASR Scholarship Permission Slip

About the author 


Swim, SKWIM and Water Polo coach and publisher in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a nonprofit advocate organization and webmaster to the International Swim Coaches Association. Head varsity and middle-school swim coach for The Ellis School. Former candidate for public office on multiple occasions.

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