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William J. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Fund The William J. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Fund was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation by a bequest from William J. Wolf, founder and president of General Cleaning Company. Although Mr. Wolf completed high school, he did not have the means to attend college, which he regretted. Through the establishment of this fund, he is able to give back in perpetuity to the Pittsburgh community that he and his wife, Elizabeth, loved, and to the Lutheran religion which they supported during their lifetimes. This scholarship is to assist with the college or graduate level education of students with a preference for those of Lutheran denomination.

2023 award budget is approximately $142,200
Award Type: Multi-Year (up to 5 years if a requirement of the degree program). Recipients must maintain degree status.
Application Period Opens: 1/17/2023
Application Period Closes: 3/30/2023

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  • Attend an institution of higher education as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Reside in Allegheny County, PA but may attend school eleswhere.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Plan to attend a 2-or 4-year college or university or a graduate program.
  • Preference will be given to members of the Lutheran denomination.

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.)