Available Fellowships

The purpose of the Dean’s Scholars is to help provide academic and financial foundations for exceptional students and to support equity within the School of Education. The scholars come from a wide variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and are selected on a departmental and program basis. Once awarded, the scholars receive three years of funding to support academic year tuition and living expenses.

After being awarded with the honor, each scholar is assigned to a mentor and is expected to work on a research project and gain experience in teaching and service, such as participating in school events, joining as an executive on the Council of Graduate Studies in Education (CGSE), or working on committees.

In 1994, the University of Pittsburgh established the K. Leroy Irvis Fellowships to enhance the academic excellence and diversity of the Pitt’s graduate student body and prepare doctoral students for academic and research careers. Each year, schools select distinguished doctoral applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement to participate in this prestigious program, which provides a non-duty bearing fellowship for the student’s first year of doctoral study as well academic guidance and cohort-based mentoring throughout the student’s doctoral studies.

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