PITTSBURGH (August 13, 2019) ... Earning a graduate degree can be a worthwhile investment in a career. People with a master’s degree make, on average, $17,000 more per year than those with only an undergraduate degree. But the cost of earning an advanced degree can be prohibitive for some, making graduate school financially unattainable. There is currently little, or no
financial support or scholarships offered for terminal MS degrees, where the norm is a focus on providing full support for PhD studies and no funding stream for prospective MS degree students.To help overcome that barrier, a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation will provide 30 high-achieving, low-income
students who demonstrate financial need with two-year scholarships to pursue Master of Science (MS) degrees at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering.
Maggie Pavlick, Senior Communications Writer, 8/13/2019
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