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OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


GLOBAL ENGINEERING PREPAREDNESS SCHOLARSHIP (GEPS) PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering and its Office of Diversity (EOD) have established the Global Engineering Preparedness Scholarship program (GEPS). GEPS helps to support the recruitment, retention and graduation of low-income students from underrepresented minorities and majority populations. GEPS also prepares students for the global marketplace by offering international opportunities that students would not normally be able to participate without additional supporting funds. Read more about the GEPS program.


ROBERT O. AGBEDE STUDENT AWARD

The purpose of the student award shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to three outstanding undergraduate students in the Swanson School of Engineering who have demonstrated a financial need (eligible for assistance under the guidelines of Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). The student award is designed to support and encourage students with significant need coming from an underprivileged and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  Consideration for the student award shall be given to all undergraduate students in the Swanson School of Engineering who have achieved or manifest promise of outstanding academic success. 

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOLARSHIPS

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Funding for graduate education is available through many sources, including scholarships and fellowships. The Engineering Office of Diversity (EOD) is committed to helping graduate applicants find appropriate funding.


K. LEROY IRVIS FELLOWSHIP


The K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship Program is designed to address the critical need to recruit and retain graduate and professional students who contribute to the diversity of the Swanson School of Engineering, and to ultimately enhance presence of such students in the professorate. The award is named for distinguished Pitt alumni K. Leroy Irvis. In 1977, Mr. Irvis became the first African American in the history of any of the 50 state governments to hold the position of Speaker of the House. Irvis Fellowships are awarded to incoming students through the School's academic departments. Fellowships are awarded on the strength of the student's graduate application. In order to integrate students into the research dimension of the professorate, first year Irvis fellows are assigned to work one-on-one with faculty mentors who guide them in specialized research. In their second and third years of residence, fellows are supported by their departments and obtain valuable classroom teaching experience in addition to continued exposure to the research environment. 


GRADUATE DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS

Graduate diversity fellowships are awarded to graduate students who contribute to the diversity of the school for structured skill-building activities and continued research involvement during the academic year.

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS AND TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS 

Teaching assistantships (TA) and teaching fellowships (TF) are awarded to exceptionally well-prepared students in return for assistance in laboratories, recitation sections, and other teaching duties. Students who receive a full TA or TF position will also receive a full tuition scholarship. Partial TA or TF positions typically include a partial scholarship. 


TRAINEESHIPS

Traineeships are awarded to students for training in selected areas. There may be restrictions on the courses that may be taken. 


GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS

Graduate research assistantships (GRA) are awarded to students for assistance with research programs. Scholarships are included with the GRA award. For more information about graduate school funding, please contact Terri Kennelly-Cook via eodadmin@pitt.edu.