Pitt Honors annual awards

Pitt Honors alumni and students network during our awards ceremony.


Every year, Pitt Honors recognizes the students who champion our values with a variety of awards and honors. At our annual awards ceremony in April, we bring together distinguished alumni and University leaders to celebrate these outstanding students and their achievements. 

Incoming freshmen: apply for awards through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Our own Pitt Honors awards are listed below. If you'd like to compete for major national scholarships, our Scholarship Mentors can help. 

Chancellor's Scholars

This Honors scholarship the University of Pittsburgh's highest award for incoming students. It covers tuition, living expenses, and a book stipend. Applications are by invitation only.

David C. Frederick Scholarship

The David C. Frederick Scholarship awards $10,000 to high-achieving students who work a job to pay for their education, so they can reduce their hours to focus on academic pursuits. 

Frederick Public Service Internship Awards

The David C. Frederick Public Service Intership Awards support students during unpaid summer internships at nonprofit organization or government agencies across the United States. 

Stewart Achievement Award

The G. Alec Stewart Student Achievement Award recognizes students who embody Pitt Honors' core values of academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and commitment to social good. It honors the College's beloved founding Dean, "Doc" Stewart, whose vision of excellence and inclusion still guides our philosophies. 

Dean's Awards

These accolades, which are accompanied by cash awards, recognize outstanding achievement in one or more of Pitt Honors' core values: academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, and social consciousness.

Berner International Corporation Award

This endowment provides tuition assistance or research support for students whose work or research demonstrates unusual creativity, imagination and tolerance.

Mary Ellen Callahan Undergraduate Student Research Fund

This fund supports educational expenses and/or stipends for students completing projects in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Elliot and Lois Finkel Award for Student Research

This endowment supports Pitt Honors student independent research projects in humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences.

James V. Kunkel, MD, Pre-Med Translational Research Scholarship

This award provides financial support to undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in medicine, and want to participate in the Health Science Research Fellowship.

Laura LaFave & Peter Hallet Award

This endowment supports educational expenses for students studying mathematics or the natural sciences.

Charles Lesser Scholarship

The Charles A. Lesser Scholarship provides support to an undergraduate arts and science student at Pitt Honors.

Dilva Lombardi Undergraduate Scholarship

This endowment supports an undergraduate scholar based on merit and need, with special consideration given to candidates who share the particular interest in art and culture that characterized Dilva Lombardi.

Richard A. Lombardi Award

This endowment enables 5th year undergraduate engineering students to pursue a 2nd degree in a non-engineering discipline. Recipients demonstrate a breadth of academic interest.

Molinari Family Endowed Scholarship

This annual award provides tuition support or support for a Pitt Honors student's educational experience “beyond the classroom,”  like study abroad, an internship, or a special research project.

James J. Valentini Endowed Student Resource Award

This endowment funds support for educational expenses for students studying chemistry or physics.

Joseph P. Wiegand Family Scholarship

Tuition support for Pitt Honors students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year, with special preference for engineering or music majors.

Bellet Award

Provides financial support for independent, interdisciplinary research projects in the Brackenridge Research Fellowship program that cut across traditional academic boundaries.