All “NEW” Full Time students enrolled in Associate Degree who have never
attended P.I.T. in the past, are eligible to take the Accuplacer test “ONE”
time only to see if they qualify for the scholarship.
If the Accuplacer was taken in the past, those scores would be used to see if a
candidate is eligible for the scholarship. The Accuplacer must be taken at
P.I.T. in order to be eligible; the scores will be calculated and audited by
the College Board to determine Education
Candidates for the Education First Scholarship must achieve threshold
Accuplacer scores or greater on all
three dimensions of essential academic skills:
Score – 80 or greater
Reading Comprehension – 90 or greater
Sentence Structure – 90 or greater
New, full-time students who have achieved or surpassed scores required on all
three Accuplacer dimensions of essential academic skills will receive an Education
First Scholarship “up to” but not to exceed $1,000 for the first semester, only after PHEAA and PELL grants have
been awarded, in order to meet unfulfilled financial needs.
No student stipends or refunds will be released directly to students from funds
awarded through a Presidential Scholarship.