Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & Definitions

Who is Eligible for the Scholarship?

    • Every year, the Pittsburg Fifty Plus Club offers three (3) scholarships of $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors who are entering a 4-year college or university, a 2-year junior college/community college or a vocational school.
    • Two (2) scholarships are intended for deserving students at Pittsburg High School (Pittsburg, CA) and one scholarship is intended for a deserving student who is a Direct Descendant (i.e., a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild) of an Eligible Fifty Plus Club Member.

How Do Students Qualify?

    • To qualify for a scholarship, a student must meet ALL of the following criteria (please refer to Definitions Section for clarification of terms):
    • Graduating High School Senior during the Application Year
    • Currently attending high school
      • Enrolled in Pittsburg High School, OR
      • Direct Descendant, enrolled in any high school in the United States
    • Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 during Grades 9-12
    • Demonstrated promise of continued academic achievement.
    • Document a need for scholarship assistance.

When is the Due Date?

How Are Students Selected?

    • Students are selected by the Scholarship Committee based on educational achievements, community involvement, leadership skills, financial need and the ability to successfully follow the explicit instructions in this application.

How are Scholarship Funds Distributed?

    • The funds are distributed in two (2) $500 payments, for a total award of $1,000.
    • The first payment will be sent to the institution upon proof of current full-time enrollment (a class schedule) for the Fall Semester.
    • The second payment will be sent to the institution upon proof of successful completion of the first semester (C average or a GPA of 2.0 or higher) and full-time enrollment in the second semester.


    • Active: Participates or volunteers in at least one or more Club activity each year.
    • Application Year: Academic Year during which scholarship application is made.
    • Direct Descendant: Child, grandchild or great-grandchild of an Eligible Club Member.
    • Eligible Club Member: Fifty Plus Club member is in good standing and active for the minimum number of years as outlined in the Constitution and By-Laws, Article VII, Section 8, Educational Scholarship Committee.
    • Good Standing: Membership Dues paid in full. No disciplinary actions.
    • Graduating High School Senior: Attends high school in the United States, in the final year of high school and will graduate during the Application Year

Pittsburg Fifty Plus Club Corporation is 501(c)3 non-profit organization, EIN 94-2410900. PO Box 1871, Pittsburg, CA 94565

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software