Other National Scholarships

The following awards do not require Pitt endorsement. Students interested in pursuing these opportunities are encouraged to seek the advice and guidance of Pitt National Scholarship advisors, but they must communicate their intent to apply as far in advance of the award deadlines as possible.  

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Amgen Scholars US Program

An Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions.

Borg (Anita) Google Scholarship

Women studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field and maintaining an excellent academic record.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Awards

Funds study and research in Germany in a variety of disciplines for both undergraduate and graduate students. German proficiency may be required in certain fields (see the full range of eligibility requirements on the website).

DAAD RISE: Research Internship in Science and Engineering - There is a December 16, 2016 Pitt-internal deadline for this award. Apply here. Contact Dr. Kristine LalleyDirector, International Engineering Initiatives, for assistance with this award. 

RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. No German language skills required  (see the full range of eligibility requirements on the website).Because this award is very competitive, we suggest you begin the application process early. 

DOE Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program offers summer internships to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students in the fields of engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; business; policy; program management; mathematics; statistics; safety and health; accounting and finance; law; communications; and other related areas. U.S. citizenship required.

Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes

Scholarship for immersive language study abroad in one of thirteen (beginning, intermediate and advanced level) languages such as Arabic, Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu. U.S. citizenship required.

Ertegun (Mica and Ahmet) Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities

Funds graduate studies in the humanities at Oxford in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, cultures, and generations.

Foundation For Global Scholars Scholarship

Scholars study abroad and gain international understanding and perspective without regard to financial ability.  See website for staggered deadlines and program eligibility requirements.  

Fulbright US-UK Summer Institute

UK academic and cultural summer program for US undergraduates, with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete. US Citizenship is required. Deadline: mid-March.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Graduate study at Cambridge University in all fields. Applicants must show evidence of commitment to improving the lives of others. Read the Pitt Campus Guidelines herePitt Campus Deadline: August 15, 2015. 

Gilman (Benjamin A.) International Scholarship

Funding for study abroad for students receiving a Federal Pell Grant. Priority is given to students applying to study in regions outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Deadlines vary.

Glamour's Top 10 College Women Competition

Female college juniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership experience, and involvement in campus and community affairs. US citizenship is not required.

Hertz Foundation Applied Science Foundation

Provides unique financial and graduate fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences.

Humanity In Action

For sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates in all fields of study interested an intensive five weeks in Europe in a program  focused on human rights and minority issues. US citizenship is not required. HIA Information Session with Ryan Gayman, November 2014.

Huntington (Samuel) Public Service Award

$10,000 stipend for graduating seniors to pursue one year of meaningful public service anywhere in the world, before student proceeds onto graduate school or a career of public service.

The James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund offers undergraduate college scholarships through their essay contest.  Rhio O’Connor believed strongly in the importance of educating current and future leaders about the value of “thinking outside the box” when it came to the cause of cancer and its rational treatment. Students are asked to submit an essay about alternative therapies in cancer treatment. Please read previous essays from University of Pittsburgh students:

- Rebecca Clements' (Class of 2016, Molecular Biology and Religious Studies majors and Chemistry minor) ESSAY, the May 2015 submission

- Leanna Travis' (Class of 2017, Neuroscience Major, Chemistry Minor, and Women's Studies Certificate) ESSAY, the January 2016 submission

Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust

$14,000 for undergraduate students in any discipline (special consideration will be given to applicants in the humanities) entering their senior year.

Madison (James) Graduate Fellowships

$24,000 to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

Graduate study in one of the 15 NDSEG supported disciplines in any U.S. institution. NDSEG Fellows do not incur any military or other service obligation.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Oxford Cambridge Scholars Program

Graduate students in biomedical research and/or pursuing an MD/PHD study in an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program at either Oxford or Cambridge culminating in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

Program provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required. Please see "Change in Eligibility to the NSF GRFP, Mar 2016."  Susan Finger, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, CMU presents a 90-minute information session on the NSF GRFP application, April 5, 2016. 

-NSF GRFP 2017 Information Session Presentation
-NSF GRFP Eligibility
-NSF GRFP Requirements
-NSF GRFP Checklist
-NSF GRFP Essay Prompts
-NSF GRFP Recommendation Examples

Pearson Prize for Higher Education

Merit-based scholarship recognizing students committed to community service.

Pickering (Thomas R.)  Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Fellowship provides academic and professional preparation for outstanding students interested in entering the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.

Princeton In Asia

Recent college graduates obtain year-long jobs with educational institutions, businesses, media organizations, and NGOs throughout Asia.

Princetion In Latin America

Public sector young professionals and post graduates seeking full-year fellowships in development work with non-profits throughout Latin America.

Princeton In Africa

Year-long fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent for young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement.

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program

Juniors or rising seniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and preparation for professional roles in public service.

Rangel (Charles B.) International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program and Summer Enrichment Program

Funding for graduate programs in international affairs for students committed to a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Open to undergraduates with outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.

Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants for Development

Scholarships to fund graduate-level coursework, research or its equivalent, for a term of one to four academic years.

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program

Scholarship covers full tuition and living expenses for academically excellent students pursuing degrees in disciplines of particular interest to the Department of Defense, with subsequent job placement in civilian laboratories upon graduation. There is also a SMART Fellowship for graduate study.

Scoville Jr. (Herbert) Peace Fellowship

Six to nine month fellowship provides the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Open to non US citizens.

Soros (Paul and Daisy) Fellowship for New Americans

Award covers 1/2 university tuition plus a $20,000/year grant for any US graduate study in the United States. Open to non US citizens. Deadline: early November.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

$10,000 and $5,000 grants are awarded to students pursuing health care-related fields.

USA Today's All-USA College Academic First Team

$2500 award to undergraduate academic all-stars as part of the All-USA College Academic Team.

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

Funds undergraduate or graduate study or research in biomedical engineering or bioengineering fields in diverse regions of the world.

Wiesel (Elie) Prize in Ethics

Undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors studying in the US receive $5000, $2500, $1500, or $500 prizes for exceptional essays that question and analyze the urgent ethical issues that confront students.

Yengching Scholars

Funds an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies at Peking University in Beijing for young people who show promise to lead and innovate in their fields.