Pitt | Swanson Engineering

INVESTING NOW recruitment, which focuses on eighth grade students, takes place in the spring of each academic year. However, older students can apply year round and be admitted to the program if space is available.


Information Sessions for INVESTING NOW 2020 are scheduled for the following dates. In order to register for one of the following sessions, click the date you plan to attend below:

- Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8 from 6:00 -7:30 PM
- Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Pittsburgh Sterrett 6-8 from 6:00 -7:30 PM
- Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the University of Pittsburgh, 157 Benedum Hall from 1:00 -2:30 PM

Contact 412-624-0224 with any questions or concerns.


    In order to be considered for participation, students must have:

    • An academic GPA of 2.75 or better
    • A math/science GPA of 3.0 or better
    • An interest in a STEM major/career and/or a high proficiency in math and science
    1. Obtain the following documents:
      • Copy of applicant's most recent PSSA scores (if applicable)
      • Copy of applicant's most recent report card
      • Both a completed "Teacher Recommendation Form" and a "Grade Release and Authorization Form
      • Submit a completed application packet along with all required additional information listed below via Qualtrics survey (Found here), or via mail/fax (for paper applications).
        • Online Investing Now Application
        • PLEASE NOTE: Paper applications can be accessed by printing out the provided Application PDF (Printable Application) or provided as needed by contacting our office.
        • Additionally, the Teacher Recommendation Form can be mailed or faxed to our office separately due to it being the recommending teacher's responsibility to fill it out. This form is still required to be turned into our office by the application submission deadline of Thursday, April 30, 2020.
    2. Continue to perform well in school.
      • After you have submitted your completed application packet, it is important that students continue to do well in school for the remainder of the school year. Students must maintain high achievement status in school or risk being removed from the program.


    You will be notified via email towards the end of May 2020 to inform you if you have been accepted, placed on the wait list or not accepted.  Students who are accepted must contact our office to confirm they accept the membership invitation to participate by the date indicated in the letter.