The Pittsburgh Foundation

"The Grappler" Bob Burmeister Wrestling Scholarship Fund The purpose of "The Grappler" Bob Burmeister Wrestling Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarship support for a Penn Trafford senior who participates in wrestling. The applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above. The applicant must also show unquestionable leadership and determination inside the confines of the wrestling room. The family would like the applicant to consider wrestling on the collegiate level at least one semester.

Average Award $1,000

Deadline: 3/31/2018


  • Attend Penn Trafford High School as a graduating senior.
  • Reside in Westmoreland County.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Plan to attend an accredited vocational or technical trade school OR 2-or 4-year college or university.
  • Be a scholar wrestler.
  • Preference will be given to a student who is considering wrestling at the collegiate level for at least one semester.

How to Apply

  • Complete the essay section of the application.


  • Gigi Hetrick, Penn Trafford High School hetrickg [at]