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Starwood Scholarship Fund The Starwood Scholarship Fund was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide needs based scholarships for graduating seniors from Butler High School and Knoch High School having a GPA of 2.5 – 3.5 and attending an accredited four year college or university or an accredited two year technical/trade institution.

Average Award: $20,000 Over 4 Years
Award Type: Multi-Year Award (up to 4 years). Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and full-time enrollment.
Deadline: 3/15/2021


  • Attend Butler High School or Knoch High School as a graduating senior.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 3.5.
  • Plan to attend an accredited vocational or technical trade school OR 2-or 4-year college or university.
  • Be willing to participate in an interview as part of the application process.

How to Apply

  • Complete the essay section of the application.
  • Submit your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you have not already received your SAR, you can do so by applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Submit two letters of reference from individuals not related to you.
  • Submit a summary of work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts.


  • The Butler High School Guidance Office or the Knoch High School Guidance Office.