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Turning Students into Scholars... 

Crossroads scholars are promising, ambitious young people, most of whom live in economically distressed communities and low-performing public school districts. Scholars come from families who have demonstrated financial need. Approximately 70% of scholars are minorities.

Many will be first generation college students. Crossroads scholars often experience obstacles that may get in way of their continued success. Scholars come from various faith traditions, but all are unified by desire for a quality Catholic education. 

To date, over 500 students have graduated from Pittsburgh area Catholic schools with the assistance of the Crossroads Foundation. They go on to graduate from college at rates well above the national average.  They are lawyers, doctors and nurses, accountants, pharmacists and teachers who enrich our communities and serve as examples of the power of education to interrupt the cycle of poverty.