DeLuca encourages high school seniors to apply for PA House scholarship

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18 – State Rep. Tony DeLuca is informing high school seniors and their families seeking financial assistance for college that they can now apply for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship Program.

“I want to make sure students and their families are aware of this prestigious program, which could help with some of the rising costs associated with pursuing higher education,” DeLuca said. “I encourage students in my district to apply.”

Each year the program, which is privately funded, awards a four-year scholarship to two students preparing for post-secondary education. Each award consists of the value of one semester of tuition at the State System of High Education for each of four years.

The scholarship program is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents and plan to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school as a full-time student. Other eligibility factors taken into consideration include a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average, commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need.

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities administers the scholarship program. The application is available through the foundation’s website at:

The deadline to apply is March 1.