Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Twenty scholarships are awarded annually.

Students must:

  • be a US citizen or US national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree
  • plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences
  • have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his/her undergraduate years
  • have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his/her undergraduate career

$4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school; an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school

Application Deadline
Nominations are made by the college or university. Students should contact their campus liaison [University Honors College] for more information. Nominations are due mid-February.

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Fulbright (Germany)

The German-American Fulbright Program implements Senator J. William Fulbright’s visionary concept: The promotion of mutual understanding between our two countries through academic and bicultural exchange. The defining characteristic of the program is student exchange. The core program is complemented by academic year programs for professors, teachers, teaching assistants, and journalists; summer internship programs for students; and seminars for experts in university administration and German and American Studies.

Students can apply for programs including study and research at a German university, teaching assistantships at a German high school, and a summer session at Humboldt-Universität.

Applicants should consult the Fulbright Program Advisor at their institution. See the University Honors College website for further information.

National Scholarships that Require Pitt Endorsement

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

See the UHC website for more information about the following scholarships (the hyperlinks below link to each foundation’s official website):

University Honors College Scholarship Program (University of Pittsburgh)

The UHC provides tuition support to approximately 40 outstanding undergraduate students each year. This scholarship should be of special interest to students whose excellent work was not predicted by high school performance, to transfer students, and to students who applied too late to be considered for a scholarship upon matriculation.

Eligibility Requirements
Students must:

  • be junior, senior or fifth-year students who have completed at least two full semesters at Pitt’s Oakland campus
  • have a minimum overall GPA of 3.50
  • have no previous record of receiving merit scholarship support from Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • demonstrate UHC participation and involvement
  • be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • be enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Pittsburgh during the term for which the UHC scholarship is awarded

See website for additional eligibility requirements.


Application Deadline

Additional Information

David C. Frederick Public Service Award (University of Pittsburgh)

This award was established to support University of Pittsburgh students while they pursue unpaid public service internships during the summer. The summer internships may be with a nonprofit organization or government agency located anywhere in the United States. Priority is given to high-achieving students with an interest in leadership and community service who possess a strong desire to promote the common good.

Eligibility Requirements
Students must:

  • have an overall GPA of 3.50 or above
  • be a Pitt undergraduate student during the time of the internship (the award is not available to students who graduate in April)
  • be applying or have applied for an unpaid summer internship with a nonprofit or government organization


Application Deadline
Early March

Additional Information

G. Alec Stewart Student Achievement Award (University of Pittsburgh)

This award recognizes University of Pittsburgh students in their junior year who are judged to best symbolize the values of the UHC and of the University generally. Candidates for this award are expected to have benefitted in some direct way by their participation in one or more of the great variety of UHC activities, such as taking honors courses, living in an honors residence hall or otherwise contributing to the honors community, receiving honors advising, participating in the Brackenridge Research Program or in one of the UHC reading groups, or pursuing the Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) degree. Four students are selected annually for this award.

Eligibility Requirements
See website.


Application Deadline

Additional Information

University Honors College (UHC) Funding Opportunities (University of Pittsburgh)

Opportunities for undergraduate students are available during the academic year and summer in a variety of contexts: abroad, working in a laboratory (both at the University of Pittsburgh and at another institution), or analyzing texts. Research projects ranging from the applied sciences to the fine arts can find a place through the Honors College.

The UHC also advises undergraduates, seniors and alumni who are interested in pursuing national and international awards.

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