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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 withing 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.

Average Award: $1,000
Award Type: Single Year. Previous recipients are encouraged to re-apply in consecutive years.
Application Period Closes: 2023-24 applications will be available in January.


  • Graduated from or plan to graduate from Pittsburgh Public School.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • 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 African American students.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application by clicking the blue button above.
  • 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).