Grants and Scholarships

Determining how to pay for school is like fitting together a jigsaw puzzle. There are large pieces and there are small pieces. Regardless of size, all are important to the complete financial aid picture.

State and federal grants and loans are the big pieces, the ones that build the foundation of many families’ financial aid packages.
Over and above government-funded financial aid, PTI can offer some families institutional grants and scholarships to reduce outstanding balances. Factors as diverse as need, family relationships, military experience, and geography determine a student’s institutional grant eligibility.

Following is a brief overview of PTI’s institutional grants and scholarships. The best way to know if one or more of these apply to you is to work with your admissions coordinator and financial planner to explore all of your options.

If you think you qualify for any of these PTI institutional grants, talk to your admissions coordinator who can review eligibility requirements and scholarship details.

In addition to government grants and loans, and PTI institutional grants, many community-based organizations and clubs offer scholarships to students for their postsecondary education. The best way to uncover these is to ask.

Ask your guidance counselor, members of your school board and town council, your mayor, the HR department of family members’ employers, your high school coach and Google. The information can be uncovered for free. Be wary of any company or individual offering to find this information for you for a fee.

PTI Alumni Grant
PTI Alumni Family Member Grant
PTI Art and Design Scholarships
PTI Certificate Program Grant
PTI Cyber School Student Scholarship
PTI Distressed Industry Grant
PTI Design and Drafting Scholarship
PTI Early Admissions Grant/ Scholarship
PTI Family Grant
PTI High School Club or Organization Grants & Scholarships
PTI Honors in Technology Scholarship
PTI Inspiration Scholarship
PTI JROTC Scholarship
PTI Late PHEAA Application Grant
PTI Out-of-State Resident Grant
PTI Sibling Grant
PTI TAA/TRA Grant
PTI Tuition Assistance Grant - TAG
PTI Visions and Voices Scholarship



 

 

PTI Alumni Grant
PTI associate degree graduates returning for a second certificate or degree program can receive a 30% partial tuition grant.

PTI Alumni Family Member Grant
Family members of PTI graduates can receive a partial tuition grant up to a maximum of $250 per quarter. Eligibility is extended to the children, spouse, grandchildren, and siblings of PTI alumni.

PTI Art and Design Scholarship
High school seniors can enter PTI’s Art and Design competition for the opportunity to win one or more scholarships based on PTI faculty evaluations. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 - $7,000. Students can enter one, two or three of the following scholarship categories.

  • Computer Graphics
  • Drafting/CAD
  • Fine Art/2D
  • Fine Art/3D
  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia/Video
  • Multimedia/Web
  • Photography

PTI Certificate Program Grant
Students who are not PELL eligible and enrolled in PTI certificate programs can receive a grant based on a Pennsylvania state grant formula determination.

PTI Cyber School Student Scholarship
High school seniors enrolled full-time at a state approved cyber school are eligible to apply for a renewable partial tuition scholarship of $6000 per calendar year.

PTI Distressed Industry Grant
Distressed workers eligible for CareerLink funding can receive a PTI grant up to a maximum of $4,000 for an associate degree and $2,000 for a certificate based on certificate or degree enrollment.

PTI Design and Drafting Scholarship
High school faculty are invited to select students to enter the PTI Design and Drafting Competition. High school teachers from different regions will bring their best students to meet at PTI for a design/drafting challenge. It's a fun, interactive and rewarding educational experience. Plus, students can win a scholarship to be awarded the day of the event!
Students participating in PTI’s Drafting and Design Competition may receive a scholarship valued up to $7,000. Awards are determined by judges’ evaluations of the work.

PTI Early Admissions Grant/Scholarship
2014 High School graduates who apply and pay their Tuition Deposit by the November 15, 2013 deadline will receive a $500 early admissions grant and become eligible to participate in the early admissions scholarship competition where those students can receive an additional $3,000 early admissions scholarship.

PTI Family Grant
Family members of PTI employees can receive an award covering the cost of tuition after grants.

PTI High School Club or Organization Grants & Scholarship
Active members of identified high school clubs and organizations can receive a renewable partial tuition grant up to $6,000 per calendar year recognizing their involvement. In recent years, grants have been offered to members of these organizations: Future Business Leaders of America, Distributive Education Clubs of America, SkillsUSA, Technology Students Association, Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition, Future Farmers of America, Health Occupations Students of America, Family, Community and Career Leaders of America, Business Professionals of America, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, JROTC Member of High School Student Government and others.
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PTI Honors in Technology Scholarship
Applicants who are 2014 high school graduates or a graduate of one of the previous five graduating classes (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, or 2009), enrolled in Computer Programming, Electronics Engineering Technology, Information Technology, Smart Building Technology or Computer Aided Drafting, and scheduled to start classes July 2014, October 2014 or January 2015 are eligible to receive an Honors in Technology Scholarship. Scholarship awards are based on the student's documented high school cumulative grade point average (CGPA):

• $3,500 is awarded to applicants with a HS CGPA of 3.50 or higher;
• $2,100 is awarded to applicants with a HS CGPA between 3.00 and 3.49.


PTI JROTC Scholarship
Active members of their high school Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard JROTC organization can receive a renewable partial tuition up to $6,000 per calendar year toward any PTI asssociate degree program.

PTI Late PHEAA Application Grant
PTI students who missed the state grant deadline can receive a grant equal to 50% of their state grant award for eligible quarters.

PTI Out-of-State Resident Grant
Out-of-state students enrolled in associate degree programs can receive a grant up to a maximum of $3,000 per academic year based on PHEAA eligibility determination.

PTI Tuition Assistance Grant
PTI students who demonstrate financial need can receive a grant of up to a maximum of $8,000.

PTI Sibling Grant
PTI students from the same immediate family attending concurrently can receive a grant for each term attended simultaneously valued at $400 per student per quarter.

PTI TAA/TRA Grant
PTI students sponsored by TAA/TRA can receive a grant to cover costs remaining after grants and after TAA funding.

PTI Visions and Voices Scholarship
Students participating in PTI's annual Visions and Voices High School Student Show may receive scholarships valued at up to $12,000. Awards are determined by the judges' evaluations of the work, the peoples' choice voting, and the judges' evaluations of the work of participants who apply for scholarships. You can receive this for multiple years up to $20,000 total.