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

52 Annual NEED Scholarship Dinner

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Scholarship Contest From Edgar Snyder & Associates  

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KDKA Summer Internship

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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:


NEED Line By Line FAFSA Night at Imani April 8, 2015

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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 20,000 deserving young people by providing nearly $24.5 million in Scholarships.

Duquesne University - OMA Spirit of Diversity Dinner - March 27th

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NEED's Student of the Month!

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