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Dave Bragdon Scholarship Fund The Dave Bragdon Scholarship Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation was created to celebrate the life tragically cut short at age 18 of a young man who brought joy to everyone whose life he touched with his humor, compassion, love and hugs. Scholarships are to help a deserving graduate feel the joy that Dave Bragdon (Mt. Lebanon class of 2001) received and spread to his family and friends, from reading, music, theater and the arts.

Average Award: Varies
Award Type: Single-Year Award
Application Period Opens: 1/17/2024
Application Period Closes: 3/15/2024


  • Attend Mt. Lebanon High School as a graduating senior.
  • 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.
  • Be a person who has been influenced by music, theater or the arts.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application by clicking the blue button above.
  • Complete the essay section of the application.
  • Submit your FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS). If you have not already received your FSS, you can do so by applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts.