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 disctinguished 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.
Application-based Honors awards:
This Honors scholarship the University of Pittsburgh's highest award for incoming students. Applications are by invitation only.
The David C. Frederick Scholarships 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.
Students do not apply directly for these awards; Pitt Honors selects recipients.
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.
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 HEAL 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.
Provides financial support for independent, interdisciplinary research projects in the BE Research Fellowship program that cut across traditional academic boundaries.