University of Pittsburgh - Diversity scholarships



Location (s):

  • United States of America
Greensburg, PA


All students from underrepresented groups who apply for admission by December 15 are automatically reviewed for Pitt diversity awards. These awards range from partial tuition to full scholarships.


  • Donald Henderson Scholarship: Swanson School of Engineering
  • Helen Faison Scholarship: Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Robert Lavelle Scholarship: College of Business Administration
  • Adena Davis Scholarship: School of Nursing

At a Glance

The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university, founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.

The following statistics include the Pittsburgh campus as well as Pitt's regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville.

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Criteria for scholarship consideration include grade point average, consistency of grades, strength of high school curriculum, SAT/ACT scores, class rank (if applicable).

Quality of short answer responses submitted as part of the admissions application and extracurricular activities are also considered.


Deadline: December 15, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:


  • Admitted freshmen from underrepresented groups are reviewed for academically competitive scholarships.
  • The Cathedral of Learning Achievement Scholarship ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 to $15,000. The Cathedral of Learning Prestige Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship.
  • In addition, Pitt also awards full scholarships that cover tuition, mandatory fees, and room/board. They also include a one-time $500 book award and a $2,000 scholarship to be used for undergraduate research or study abroad.
  • The full scholarships include named awards for incoming freshmen from underrepresented groups admitted to the following schools:
  • Awards can be used for four years/eight semesters, provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
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