The David C. Frederick Scholarship provides $10,000 in tuition support to three full-time undergraduate students. Students apply as sophomores and the support is for the junior year with the possibility of extension into the senior year. This scholarship was created specifically for high-achieving students (3.500 cumulative GPA or above) who currently work at a part-time or full-time job in order to pay for their education. It is intended to allow students to significantly reduce the number of hours worked during the academic year so that they may devote more time to other academic pursuits, such as additional courses, research opportunities, study abroad, or community engagement.
The minimum eligibility requirements include:
- Current sophomore students (defined as students who have at least four semesters remaining at Pitt), who have completed at least two full semesters at Pitt's Oakland campus (with a minimum of 12 credits each semester), and who will be enrolled as a full-time student during the following academic year. Accepting the scholarship does not preclude Pitt-approved study or research abroad credits during the following academic year (off-site paid internships and co-ops are excluded). Please note that AP/IB credits and college in high school credits do not count toward the definition of sophomore status for this award.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident or refugee status. International, non-degree seeking, and visiting students are not eligible.
- A minimum cumulative 3.500 GPA at the University of Pittsburgh.
- Received no merit scholarship support from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid upon admission to the University.
- Employed at a part-time or full-time job in order to pay tuition, room, and/or board.
Please keep in mind the following:
The addition of a scholarship may affect the overall terms of a student’s financial aid package. Please contact the Financial Aid Office in advance of applying to determine any impact this award may have on your aid package.
Students who want to be considered for the David C. Frederick Scholarship must complete an application online (follow the "APPLY HERE" link below) which includes the following items:
- Biographical information
- Responses to three question prompts
- A current transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable)
- A current resume
- One recommendation letter
IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure that the recommendation letter is received before the deadline, please begin a draft of the application and click "save as draft." Then, a request will be sent by the system to the person writing the letter for you, allowing that person the maximum amount of time to complete the recommendation letter.
Application materials must be submitted online by 12:59 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018.
The scholarship selection committee will review applications to determine those individuals who will be contacted for an in-person interview with members of the section committee.
If you have any questions about the David C. Frederick Scholarship, contact David Hornyak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016-18 David C. Frederick Scholars
Applied Developmental Psychology
Applied Developmental Psychology
Biological Sciences and History & Philosophy of Science
2017-19 David C. Frederick Scholars
About David C. Frederick
David Frederick earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983 and identifies as an alumnus of the University Honors College. Frederick went on to earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree at Oxford University in 1987 as a Rhodes Scholar. He is now a prominent appellate attorney in Washington, D.C.