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Betty Lou Sundermann Memorial Scholarship Fund The Betty Lou Sundermann Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Marie Rosiak to honor her long-time friend. Betty Lou and Marie both attended high school at Schenley High School in Pittsburgh's Hill District, but met some years later while studying at the University of Pittsburgh and became firm friends. Together, they became teachers and mentors to many young people within the Pittsburgh Public School system. Betty Lou taught for 47 years with many of those years at Robert Vann Elementary School. To celebrate and commemorate the many lives that Betty Lou touched, this scholarship will be provided to an outstanding student who exemplifies the personal and professional qualities that Betty Lou exhibited. Betty Lou was known for her strong values, dedication to education and her community, and leading by example.

Award varies
Award Type: Single-Year Award.
Application Period Opens: 1/17/2024
Application Period Closes: 4/1/2024


  • Attend Any Pittburgh Public School (PPS) as a graduating senior.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • Plan to attend an accredited vocational or technical trade school OR 2-or 4-year college or university.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need, and who self-identity as Black, African, or African American students.

How to Apply

  • Click the button on this page and follow the instructions from Scholarship America. (This page will show the button when the application period is open.)