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Benjamin Criss Memorial Scholarship Fund The Benjamin Criss Memorial Scholarship Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation was created to honor the memory of Benjamin Criss by providing funds to help defray the expenses of attending college or technical school. Scholarships are for graduating seniors participating in courses offered by the music department of North Allegheny Senior High School.

Average Award: $500
Award Type: Single-Year Award
Deadline: 3/31/2021


  • Attend North Allegheny High School as a graduating senior participating in courses offered by the music department.
  • Have completed at least two music courses during the 11th and 12th grade years.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Plan to attend an accredited vocational or technical trade school OR 2-or 4-year college or university.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application by clicking the blue button above.
  • Complete the essay section of the application.
  • Submit one letter of reference from an individual not related to you who knows your educational goals.


  • Jennifer Marino, Scholarship Specialist, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG Place-Suite 250, Pittsburgh PA 15222-5414. Email: