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Suzanne M. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund The Suzanne M. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation was created by friends, colleagues, and loved ones to honor the memory of a talented young woman who cherished family and friends. She had a passion for life and a smile that will never be forgotten.

Average Award: $1,700
Award Type: Single Year. Previous recipients are encouraged to re-apply in consecutive years.
Application Period Opens: 1/17/2023
Application Period Closes: 3/30/2023


  • Attend an institution of higher education in Western Pennsylvania as an undergraduate rising junior/senior or a graduate level student.
  • Pursue a degree or studies in interior design or a related field such as an architectural design program.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Be a United States citizen.

How to Apply

  • 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 a non-relative.
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts.