National Scholarships That Require Pitt Endorsement

The following awards have campus-specific deadlines that typically range from two to four months before the foudnation deadline. Note that these campus deadlines are not always listed on the foundation's official website. It is mandatory that students meet the campus deadlines and participate in the campus process to compete for these awards. Please contact the UHC National Scholarship Program Manager, Shannon Mischler, if you plan on applying for one of these awards. 

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Beinecke Scholarship

Scholarship for juniors in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Scholars are awarded $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Candidates must demonstrate financial need and exceptional academic promise. Applicants must be United States citizens or United States nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  Please thoroughly read the Pitt Campus Guidelines for Beinecke Scholarship here. Pitt Campus Deadline December 15.

Boren Awards for International Study

Awards up to $20,000/year for summer, semester, and year-long immersive study abroad with a focus on  languages critical to US national security. Requires a one-year federal government service commitment after graduation. US citizenship is required.  Please thoroughly read the Pitt Campus Guidelines for Boren Scholarship (undergraduates) here. Pitt Campus Deadline: December 1. Graduate students interested in the Boren Awards should contact Jessica Sun in the Study Abroad Office Boren Awards information session with Hannah Grossblatt, November 2015.

Churchill (Winston) Foundation Scholarship

Funding for one year of graduate study/research in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge, including living expenses and travel allowances. Interested applicants must contact the UHC Scholarships Office by the spring prior to applying. 

Read the Pitt Campus Guidelines here. Pitt Campus Deadline: September 15. 

Cooke (Jack Kent)  Foundation Graduate Arts Award

$50,000/year up to three years of graduate study for students and recent graduates with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need. Pitt Campus Deadline: mid-October.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Research/study grants or English teaching grants for seniors, graduate students and alumni to promote mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange. US citizenship is required.  Interested applicants should contact the UHC Scholarships Office the spring before applying.  Undergraduate Pitt campus deadline is early September. Please thoroughly read the Pitt Campus Guidelines for Fulbright US Student Program here.  Graduate students interested in the Fulbright should contact Jessica Sun in the Study Abroad Office

Goldwater (Barry M.) Scholarship

$7500 awarded to sophomores and juniors who demonstrate excellent research potential in the STEM fields. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  Please thoroughly read the Goldwater Application Guidelines here. Pitt Campus Deadline: early-December.  

Marshall Scholarship

Funds postbaccalaureate study in a variety of disciplines in the United Kingdom. Graduating seniors and recent graduates can apply up to three years after receiving their first undergraduate degree. US citizenship is required. Read the Pitt Campus Guidelines herePitt Campus Deadline: August 15. 

Mitchell (George J.) Scholarship

Funds postbaccalaureate study in a variety of disciplines in Ireland or Northern Ireland.  Candidates under the age of 30 with a record of leadership and a commitment to public service can apply.  US citizenship is required. Read the Pitt Campus Guidelines herePitt Campus Deadline: August 15. 

Rhodes Scholarship

Funds postbaccalaureate study in a variety of disciplines at Oxford.  Graduating seniors and recent graduates under the age of 24 can apply.  US citizenship is required.  Read the Pitt Campus Guidelines here. Pitt Campus Deadline: August 15.

Schwarzman Scholars 

Prepares future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program gives the best and brightest students from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully funded one-year Master's Degree in Public Policy, International Relations, or Economics and Business at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Deadline to declare your intent to apply is May 15, 2016. Campus deadline for application is August 15, 2016. Thoroughly read the 2017 campus guidelines here.

Truman (Harry S.) Scholarship

Juniors who demonstrate promising academic potential, outstanding leadership, and a commitment to the public sector receive up to $30,000 for 2-3 years of graduate study. US citizens and U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible to apply.  Please thoroughly read the Truman Application Guidelines here. Pitt Campus Deadline: early-December. 

Udall Scholarship

$5000 to sophomores and juniors are eligible from a variety of fields who have demonstrated a commitment to environmental issues through a combination of coursework, research, internships, jobs, or extracurricular activities. Native American or Alaskan native students are also eligible for fields related to tribal health care or tribal policy. Please thoroughly read through the Udall Application Guidelines here. Pitt Campus Deadline: early-February.