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Irene S. and Harry Louik College Scholarship Fund The Irene S. and Harry Louik College Scholarship Fund was established at The Pittsburgh Foundation in honor of the 90th birthday of Irene S. Louik on July 25, 2001 as well as the 65th wedding anniversary of Irene S. and Harry Louik on December 20, 2001. The purpose of this fund is to help build future audiences for the performing arts by supporting students who plan to become involved in some way with any of the classical style or modern day performing arts.

Average Award: Varies
Award Type: Single Year. Previous recipients are encouraged to re-apply in consecutive years provided they maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Deadline: 3/31/2020


  • Attend high school in Allegheny County as a graduating senior. Applicant should be a good student who demonstrates pride in educational accomplishments.
  • Reside in Allegheny County, PA.
  • Have demonstrated special aptitude, ability, achievement or interest in one or more of the performing arts and be committed to furthering appreciation of the performing arts.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Plan to attend a 2-or 4-year college or university.
  • Be someone who has displayed an appreciation of the world outside of the performing arts.

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).
  • Submit one letter of reference from someone who is not related to you.
  • Submit a list of any performing arts activities in which you have participated over the past three years.
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts.