Pitt Honors annual awards

Pitt Honors alumni and students network during our awards ceremony.


Every year, Pitt Honors recognizes the students who champion our values with a variety of awards and honors. At our annual awards ceremony in April, we bring together distinguished alumni and University leaders to celebrate these outstanding students and their achievements. 

All Honors awards include a financial stipend; amounts vary. 

All awards

Frederick Scholarship applications are open until March 1, 2020. Applications for 2019-20 Pitt Honors awards have closed. They will re-open in fall 2020. 

Chancellor's Scholars

This Honors scholarship the University of Pittsburgh's highest award for incoming students. It covers tuition, living expenses, and a book stipend. 
Applications are by invitation only.

David C. Frederick Scholarship

The David C. Frederick Scholarship awards $10,000 to high-achieving sophomores who work a job to pay for their education, so they can reduce their hours to focus on academic pursuits. 
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Frederick Public Service Internship Awards

The David C. Frederick Public Service Intership Awards support students during unpaid summer internships at nonprofit organization or government agencies across the United States. Applications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

Stewart Achievement Award

The G. Alec Stewart Student Achievement Award recognizes students who embody Pitt Honors' core values of academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and commitment to social good. It honors the College's beloved founding Dean, "Doc" Stewart, whose vision of excellence and inclusion still guides our philosophies. Applications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

Dean's Awards

These accolades, which are accompanied by cash awards, recognize outstanding achievement in one or more of Pitt Honors' core values: academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, and social consciousness. Applications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

Berner International Corporation Award

This endowment provides tuition assistance or research support for students whose work or research demonstrates unusual creativity, imagination and toleranceApplications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

Mary Ellen Callahan Undergraduate Student Research Fund

This fund supports educational expenses and/or stipends for students completing projects in the Social Sciences and HumanitiesApplications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

Elliot and Lois Finkel Award for Student Research

This endowment supports Pitt Honors student independent research projects in humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. Applications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

James V. Kunkel, MD, Pre-Med Translational Research Scholarship

This award provides financial support to undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in medicine, and want to participate in the Health Science Research FellowshipAwardees are selected from Honors Fellows. 

Laura LaFave & Peter Hallet Award

This endowment supports educational expenses for students studying mathematics or the natural sciences. Applications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

Charles Lesser Scholarship

The Charles A. Lesser Scholarship provides support to an undergraduate arts and science student at Pitt Honors. Applications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

Dilva Lombardi Undergraduate Scholarship

This endowment supports an undergraduate scholar based on merit and need, with special consideration given to candidates who share the particular interest in art and culture that characterized Dilva Lombardi. Applications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

Richard A. Lombardi Award

This endowment enables 5th year undergraduate engineering students to pursue a 2nd degree in a non-engineering discipline. Recipients demonstrate a breadth of academic interest. Applications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

Molinari Family Endowed Scholarship

This annual award provides tuition support or support for a Pitt Honors student's educational experience “beyond the classroom,”  like study abroad, an internship, or a special research project. Applications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

James J. Valentini Endowed Student Resource Award

This endowment funds support for educational expenses for students studying chemistry or physicsApplications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

Joseph P. Wiegand Family Scholarship

Tuition support for Pitt Honors students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year, with special preference for engineering or music majorsApplications for 2019-20 are now closed. 

Tina and David Bellet Brackenridge Research Fellowship Award

Provides financial support for independent, interdisciplinary research projects in the Brackenridge Research Fellowship program that cut across traditional academic boundaries. Awardees are selected from Honors Fellows.

The Ed McCord Experiential Learning Fund

Provides support for undergraduates to engage in field study or research, with preference given to students participating in the Honors College Wyoming Field Studies Program at the Allen L. Cook Spring Creek Preserve. Applications for 2019-20 are now closed.