Scholarships and Grants

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View Options for Financial Support

We make more than $1 million in financial support available to students in the Pitt School of Education annually. Most of our financial support is targeted for teacher education, graduate programs, and financial aid for minority students.

Please browse this page for information about student scholarships and grants. 

Teaching Assistance

Financial support is available for a limited number of teaching assistants, teaching fellows, graduate student assistants (GSAs), and graduate student research. Priority is given to doctoral students. The support that is awarded requires service to the school and provides a stipend and tuition remission. You may apply by contacting your academic advisor. View the current graduate stipend rates.

Scholarships and Fellowships


Equity and Justice Scholars - Provides up to three years of financial support and academic guidance to outstanding full-time doctoral students who attend to equity and justice at the school. The nomination deadline is January 15. Awards are announced approximately February 15 for the following school year. Contact the Pitt Education Office of the Dean for more information.

Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education (PBCOHE) Scholarship - This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to one graduate African American student in the Commonwealth at its 28th Annual Conference at the Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh. View scholarship information on the PBCOHE website.

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 on The Pittsburgh Foundation website

Weimann Family Teaching Scholarship - This fund is based on the following criteria: (1) The student must attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Education as an undergraduate student; (2) Must pursue a degree or studies in education; (3) Must demonstrate financial need; and (4) Preference will be given to graduates of the City of Pittsburgh public schools.  Applications available on The 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 Research Grants - Grants up to $1,500 are available through the Council of Graduate Students in Education (CGSE) to support student research. Apply through the CGSE website by clicking here.

Student Travel Grants - Grants are available through the Council of Graduate Students in Education (CGSE) to assist students traveling for research or professional reasons. Apply through the CGSE website by clicking here.