Academic Scholarships

Scholarships are awards provided by the University or outside organizations that do not need to be repaid. They are typically based on outstanding academic achievement, leadership qualities, and scholarly contributions to the University community. With the exception of a few prestigious awards, incoming first-year students who apply to Pitt by December 15 are automatically considered for University of Pittsburgh academic scholarships.


Incoming first-year students are considered for University of Pittsburgh academic scholarships. Transfer and continuing students are encouraged to seek potential scholarship funding through the University’s scholarship database, PittFund$Me.

Scholarship Opportunities

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University Scholarships
Chancellor's Scholarship
International Freshmen Scholarships
Tuition Exchange
Transfer Scholarships
PA Resident Scholarships

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Nordenberg Scholars Program
Stamps Scholarship

Outside Scholarships

In addition to University of Pittsburgh academic scholarships, you may be eligible for non-University of Pittsburgh scholarships. For non-University of Pittsburgh scholarship opportunities, check out these websites:

PLEASE NOTE: If you receive scholarship funds that are not awarded by the University of Pittsburgh, be sure to report these funds to our office by completing the Information Update Form for your campus.

Please instruct the organization awarding your scholarship to include your full name and seven-digit student ID number on the scholarship check, and mail it to:

  • University of Pittsburgh
    Student Payment Center
    139 University Place
    G-9 Thackeray Hall
    Pittsburgh PA  15260

Learn more about the process for 529 and College Savings Plan payments.