Scholarships

The Pitt Alumni Association has awarded scholarships to students for over 20 years. Our stringent selection process ensures that the University can recruit and retain the best and brightest students, thereby enhancing the prestige of the University and every Pitt degree.
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Scholarships

Endowed Scholarship Giving

The University of Pittsburgh strives to recruit the best and the brightest students nationwide and to increase scholarship support for University of Pittsburgh students.  An endowed scholarship is the “gift that keeps on giving.”  Once the fund is in place, it continues to earn interest and pays the scholarship each year.  Therefore, the Pitt club does not have to keep raising the funds each year to pay the award.

An endowed scholarship can help the Pitt club attract their local prospective students to Pitt.  This local scholarship could be the deciding factor for the student whether or not he/she attends the University of Pittsburgh.

How it Works

The local Pitt club or council awards a scholarship from their Endowed Scholarship Fund for a selected student in their freshman year. Then, through the Matching Scholarship Program, the Pitt Alumni Association and the OAFA, in a special partnership, match the original award (up to $2,000) in subsequent years. The student must be enrolled full time and maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to receive the match.

Why It's Important

The University of Pittsburgh strives to recruit the best and the brightest students nationwide and to increase scholarship support for University of Pittsburgh students. An endowed scholarship is the “gift that keeps on giving.” Once the fund is in place, it continues to earn interest and pays the scholarship each year. Therefore, the Pitt club does not have to keep raising the funds each year to pay the award. An endowed scholarship can help the Pitt club attract their local prospective students to Pitt. This local scholarship could be the deciding factor for the student whether or not he/she attends the University of Pittsburgh.

How to Give

You can easily make a gift online by visiting the GIVE TO page. Follow the instructions on the first page and select Pitt Alumni Association Endowed Scholarships on the second page. You will note that you can select where you want your donation directed. If you prefer to mail in a donation, please make checks payable to The University of Pittsburgh and indicate on the memo line of your check where your gift should be placed. Please send your check to: Pitt Alumni Association Attention: Scholarship Alumni Center, Suite 140 4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260


For information about direct giving, contact:

1-800-258-7488