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

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. View the online application.

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 Associate Dean Leigh Patel at leigh.patel@pitt.edu 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 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 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/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.