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Award Opportunities

Department Awards

The following department awards will be open to application through the PittFund$ME portal, generally in the fall term. Students will be notified via their Pitt email when awards are open for application.

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award (also known as the Professional Promise Award)  This award is granted to senior AIChE members that have excellent academic records and also have an internship, co-op, and/or research experience that will make them successful in their career after graduation. Consider this as a "most likely to succeed" type of award rather than one based strictly on performance in school.  The winner of the AIChE Professional Promise Award must commit to attending the AIChE Local Section Student Night in March/April (even if they have already graduated).  If the student will not make this commitment, they cannot accept the award.
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  • Paul F. Fulton Memorial Scholarship  This award is granted to a student in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in memory of Dr. Fulton, who was a professor and head of the Petroleum Engineering Department.  
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  • Edward B. Stuart and Geraldine J. Stuart Memorial Scholarship  This award is granted to a student in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in honor of Dr. Stuart, who was a former head of the Chemical Engineering Department and Dean of the School of Engineering.
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  • Margaret A. Thomas Award  This award is granted to a student in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in memory of Margaret Thomas, a chemical engineering student who died suddenly in an auto accident after graduation.
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  • Shio-Ming Chiang Scholarship  This award is granted to a student in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in honor of Shio-Ming Chiang, Professor Emeritus Dr. Shiao-Hung Chiang’s mother, who greatly influenced his academic career.     
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  • Lubrizol Foundation Scholarship  This award is granted to outstanding students in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. 

PittFund$Me

Current students and new incoming students who have committed to Pitt have access to Pitt’s searchable scholarship database, PittFund$Me. Log into my.pitt.edu and click on the PittFund$Me link to access the tool. Respond to questions in PittFund$Me to discover what you are eligible to apply for and unlock your scholarship matches!

Research Awards


Poster Competition at the OXE Departmental Research Day

All undergraduate researchers are invited to participate in the undergraduate poster competition at the annual OXE Departmental Research Day. Research projects associated with CHE/PETE 1097 classes, internships, and co-op assignments are welcome. Awards will be given to top presenters. (NOTE:  Students who have completed one or more CHE 1097 or PETE 1097 research courses are required to present a poster on their work at least one time prior to graduation to receive credit for CHE 1097 or PETE 1097. This department event is strongly recommended for that purpose.)