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School and Department Financial Aid

More than $1 million dollars in financial support is available to students in the School of Education annually. Most of the school's financial support programs and scholarships are targeted for teacher education, graduate, and minority student aid.

Teaching Assistants / Teaching Fellows / Graduate Student Assistants / Graduate Student Researcher - There are a limited number of these available to primarily doctoral students. Financial assistance is available to graduate students through graduate student assistantships. Assistantships require some service to the school and provide a stipend and tuition remission. Apply through your department by contacting your academic advisor.



Scholarships and Fellowships


Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant -­ This $5,000 scholarship grant is used to aid doctoral students researching topics relating to aging and lifelong and/or later-life learning. The recipient of the award will be determined by a committee of professors, practitioners, and other leaders in the field of lifelong learning. The application can be completed online at http://www.elderhostel.org/grants/

GEMS Scholarship
-­ Two $20,000 merit-based scholarships, presented by the School of Education, for students entering the MAT or Mosaic programs in the areas of Mathematics or Science Teacher Education. View the scholarship flyer, or contact Norma Ann Yocco (nmy9@pitt.edu or 412-648-1828) for additional information.

K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship - Provides up to three years of financial support and academic guidance to outstanding doctoral students who add diversity to the School of Education. To obtain an application, please contact lluce@pitt.edu. Applications are accepted during the year through February 15th. Awards are announced approximately March 15 for the following school year.  

Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education (PBCOHE) Scholarship - This $1,000 scholarship is awarded one graduate African American student in the Commonwealth at its 28th Annual Conference at the Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh.  Information and deadlines for the 2012 award will be available in the fall on the PBCOHE web site.

Pittsburgh Young Professionals Scholarship Fund - This scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students in the University of Pittsburgh. The scholarship provides career-minded individuals the opportunity to develop professionally, civically, and socially within the Pittsburgh region. Applications will be accepted until April 15. Applications are submitted directly to the Pittsburgh Foundation. The Pittsburgh Young Professionals Scholarship Fund Committee will select the scholarship winner. Awards will be presented in June. Applications available on The Pittsburgh Foundation website.

Sabina Hilger Walsh and Harold Rex Walsh Scholarship Fund - This award provides assistance to sophomore students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of teaching and whose primary residence is in Beaver of Allegheny County, PA. Applications will be accepted until April 15 and are submitted directly to the Pittsburgh Foundation. An Advisory Committee will select the recipient and will be approved by the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation. The award will be presented in June.  Applications available onThe Pittsburgh Foundation website

Weimann Family Teaching Scholarship - This fund was created to provide educational assistance to graduates of Pittsburgh Public School pursuing a graduate degree in the field of education. All new students who will begin an Instructional I Certificate Program or a Master of Arts in Teaching program in the summer/fall are invited to apply. Apply through the Admissions and Enrollment Services, 5500 WWPH. Applications will be accepted until April 15. Awards will be announced approximately May 1 for the following school year.  Applications available onThe Pittsburgh Foundation website.

Jack Wilson Fund - This award provides financial assistance for innovative, international opportunities that foster an appreciation of and better understanding among different cultures. Priority will be given to ideas that promote peace and community development.  An Advisory Committee will select the recipient and will be approved by the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation.  More information available on The Pittsburgh Foundation website.

Student/Faculty Research Grants - Grants up to $1,500 are available to support student research. Information can be found here.

Student Travel Grants - Grants are available to assist students traveling for research or professional reasons. Apply through the Dean's Office, 5600 WWPH, CGSE, and GPSA.