Carlow University Rewards Catholic School Graduates with Catholic Education University Grants

Carlow University, in partnership with the Diocese of Pittsburgh, rewards Catholic school graduates with Catholic Education University Grants worth as much as $20,000.

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Drew Wilson, Director, Media Relations November 23, 2015
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Partnership with the Diocese of Pittsburgh Awards Graduating High School Seniors as much as $20,000

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Carlow University, in partnership with the Diocese of Pittsburgh, will award a Catholic Education University Grant of as much as $20,000 for each qualified student who has completed a Catholic school education within the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

“Carlow University, along with the Diocese of Pittsburgh, wishes to recognize and reward the commitment of parents who chose to send their children to Catholic elementary and secondary schools,” said Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD, president of Carlow University.  “We are excited to support the Diocese of Pittsburgh with these new university grants because they will help students to continue their Catholic education for four more years.”

The amount of the awards depends on the length of time graduating seniors have attended Catholic schools within the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  Students who have attended Catholic schools from grades 1 -12 are eligible to earn a $5,000 grant annually for four years for a total of $20,000.  Students who have attended a diocesan high school for grades 9-12, and have graduated, will receive a $2,500 annual award for four years for a total of $10,000.

To qualify for the awards, students and their families must meet these requirements:

• The respective grants will be available to first-time, full-time students entering Carlow University for the fall term of 2016.

• Students must enroll at Carlow on a full-time basis in order to receive the grant.

• Parents must provide verification of attendance by having the elementary and/or high school certify attendance.

• Awards will be grants for a maximum of four years (eight semesters, excluding summer).

To renew the reward each year, students must meet renewal requirements as defined for other university academic awards, remain in good academic standing, and meet all federal guidelines for satisfactory academic progress if applying for federal financial aid.  Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Awards can only be used toward tuition, and cannot exceed tuition costs when combined with other university scholarships and other external aid, including federal and state grants.

For more information or to apply, contact Carlow University’s Office of Admissions at (412) 578-6059 or e-mail


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