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I Can Change My Life Scholarship Fund The I Can Change My Life Scholarship Fund was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide scholarships to students living within the city limits of McKeesport, specifically for high school seniors at McKeesport High School.

Average Award: $1,000
Deadline: 4/15/2020


  • Attend McKeesport High School as a graduating senior.
  • Reside in the city limits of McKeesport, PA.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or have shown great progress in the junior and senior years.
  • 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 have a parent who is currently or was formerly incarcerated.

How to Apply

  • 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 recommendation: one from a teacher of a major subject (English, Math, Science, History), and one from a person who knows the applicant well (teacher, coach, religious leaders, Boy/Girl Scout troop leader, or employer) and can speak to the applicant’s general ability. (Due to the COVID-19 school closures, this is now OPTIONAL.)