Matching Pitt Club and Affinity Council Scholarships

 

Pitt Clubs - The Pitt Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA), awards a three-to-one match to any student receiving a scholarship from one of the participating Alumni Association’s regionally-based Pitt Club Endowment Funds.

Affinity Groups - The African American Alumni Council, the Alumnae Council, and the Pitt Band Alumni Council provide scholarships to full time students who meet the criteria as outlined by each of these groups. Please review below.

Frequently asked questions. 
(Answers appear at the bottom of this page)

 

How does the Pitt Matching Scholarship Program Work?

 

Why is Endowing a
Scholarship so Important?

 

How can I Give to an Endowed Scholarship?

Scholarship

Terms

Amount

Who Should Apply

Pitt Club Scholarship

The Pitt Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA), awards a three-to-one match to any incoming freshman student receiving a scholarship award from one of the Alumni Association's regionally-based clubs. 

Awards vary.

The incoming students that meet scholarship eligibility criteria as designated by the OAFA will automatically be sent applications from the club/council for these awards.
Click here for a listing of Pitt Club scholarships.

African American Alumni Council (AAAC)
Scholarship

The Pitt Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA), awards a three-to-one match to any incoming freshman student receiving a scholarship award from the AAAC. 
Note: The award is matched in years 2, 3, and 4.

Awards vary. Students that meet scholarship eligibility criteria as designated by the OAFA will automatically be sent applications from the AAAC for these awards.
Alumnae Council Scholarship

The Pitt Alumni Association awards a two-to-one match to a female sophomore student who is the recipient of a scholarship award from the Pitt Alumnae Council.  
Note: The award is matched in years 3 and 4.

$2,000 Award.

Female students that meet scholarship eligibility criteria will receive a scholarship application via their pitt.edu e-mail address in the spring semester of their freshman year. 

The top 150 full-time, scholarship-eligible female students can apply, with rank based on GPA, in December of their first year. 

Please e-mail Laraine Hlatky for more information.

Pitt Band Alumni Council Scholarship

The Pitt Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA), awards a three-to-one match to a Pitt band member.
Note: The award is matched in years 3 and 4.

$1,000 Award. Pitt band members who are full-time students and meet scholarship eligibility criteria as designated by the OAFA will automatically be sent applications from the council for these awards.
Frequently Asked Questions:

 

How does the Pitt Matching Endowed Scholarship Program Work?

First, the local Pitt club/council awards a scholarship from their Endowed Scholarship Fund for the selected student in their freshman year. Then, through the Matching Scholarship Program, the PAA and the OAFA, in a special partnership, match the original award (up to $2,000) in subsequent years. 

If the local Pitt club/council provides two awards, the match will not exceed the $2,000 cap for each club/council. For example, if the club initially provides two awards of $1,500, the match in subsequent years will be $1,000 per award.

The student must be enrolled full time and maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to receive the match. The PAA and OAFA will match up to $2,000 per year for the student that the local Pitt Club selected. Therefore, a $2,000 scholarship awarded by a Club from its endowment turns into an $8,000 award over the four years the Club’s scholarship student is at Pitt.

Why is Endowing a Scholarship So 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.

We ask you to consider… A Multi-Year Chancellor’s Circle Leadership Annual Fund Gift, if you are in a position to make a gift of $5,000, ($1,000 for 5 years). Also, remember if you work for a 1:1 matching gift company, your gift may be worth $10,000 over 5 years if you apply for the matching company funds. 

Gifts at any level are greatly appreciated by the University, the area Pitt Club, and the student scholars that the Club’s endowment supports. 

How do I give to the Pitt Club Endowed Scholarship Fund?

You can easily make a gift online by simply clicking Give To where you can support these funds with an online contribution. Be sure to specify where your donation should be directed.

If you prefer to mail in a donation by check, please make checks payable to The University of Pittsburgh and indicate on the memo line of your check where your gift should be placed. For example:  memo: The (Name of fund)

Please send your check to the following address:

Pitt Alumni Association
Attention: Scholarships
Alumni Center, Suite 140
4227 Fifth Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

We can assist you in learning how to support your Club’s scholarship by setting up automatic monthly withdrawals from your checking account at your local bank.

For more information please contact:

Jeff Gleim
Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations Executive Director, Pitt Alumni Association
E-mail: Jeff.Gleim@ia.pitt.edu
Phone: (412) 624-8256