The University of Pittsburgh School of Education is committed to equity and justice in education. We maintain the Equity and Justice Scholars Program to provide mentorship, resources, and leadership to doctoral-level graduate students in the School of Education.
- Each Equity and Justice Scholar is awarded a financial package to offset the financial burdens of being a doctoral student
- The program provides a fully funded, pre-doctoral fellowship with the following support for three years:
- Full tuition for the fall and spring terms
- Health insurance
- Interested applicants to our PhD program may choose to apply to this program during the admissions process on or before the December 1 deadline
Upon being selected as an Equity and Justice Scholar, students are assigned an advisor and are expected to work on a research project and gain experience in teaching and in service. Service might include participating in or taking on leadership roles in the Council for Graduate Students in Education or taking on leadership within the school on committees that attend to equity and justice.
In their first year, Equity and Justice Scholars are expected to contribute the following: initiating research or research-related activities, establishing a strong academic record, setting an agenda for study and professional growth, contributing to the equity and justice community, and preparing for advisor-directed teaching or supervisory experiences.
In their second and third years, Equity and Justice Scholars are expected to teach or assist senior faculty with teaching or supervisory activities, as well as address their planned research activities.
- The online application for a doctoral program includes a field that can be selected to express your interest in participating
- In February, the admissions committee will provide applicants with additional information regarding the essay
If interested in joining the Equity and Justice Scholars Program or nominating an applicant for a fellowship, contact the Pitt Education Office of the Dean for more information.