What We Do

NEED's vision is to unlock the power of education by helping youth meet their highest potential and enhance their quality of life, thereby strengthening the Pittsburgh regional economy

Pittsburgh 365 Magazine

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Photos from the Million Man March 2015



Services For Students

As a college access program designed to unlock the power of education from the barriers that young underserved students face on their path to higher education, NEED offers the following:


Changes to FAFSA

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UPMC Internships Availible

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Partner with NEED

Are you a corporation, nonprofit organization, or NEED alumnus? NEED provides numerous partnership methods, including our individual scholarships, adopt-a-student programs, and more...

Susan B. McGee, Sabika Jewelry Consultant is partnering with NEED to support The Calvin A. Hornsby Scholarship Fund

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Donate to the Spartan Spirit Scholarship Fund

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Adopt-a-Student (pdf)

Mission Statement

NEED provides career and college access services which empower youth from the Pittsburgh region to aspire to, learn about, prepare for, and complete higher education.

Since our founding in 1963, NEED has supported over 23,000 deserving young people by providing nearly $25.7 million in Scholarships.

Nation’s First HBCU Offers Free Tuition, Tutoring to Low-Income Students 

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Fantasy Sports Daily is offering two ongoing scholarships per year, valued at $1,000 USD each.

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