The School of Computing and Information is pleased to offer the following scholarships, awards, fellowships, & assistantships to SCI undergraduate and graduate students. These awards, which are funded through the generosity of alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations, are offered to SCI students who demonstrate academic accomplishments and leadership skills.

Please review the financial assistance page for your program of study to learn more about eligibility, limitations, and deadlines for application. Additional questions should be sent to Wesley Lipschultz, Director of Student Services.

External Funding

Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships: The purpose of the Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships is to enable Pitt undergraduate and graduate students to have an in-depth immersion in another culture for at least five weeks. It is important that applicants choose a program that will maximize their contact with the populace abroad and be accepted by the University for credit.

Office of Research funding sources: The University of Pittsburgh Office of Research have identified a variety of funding sources for students in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Awards

  • Anthony Debons Scholarship:The Anthony Debons Scholarship award is presented annually to an undergraduate student for outstanding contributions to the BSIS program. Dr. Debons was a professor in SIS’ Information Science & Technology Program and a leader in the information science field for more than forty years. Awardees are selected by an undergraduate faculty committee.
  • Barbara E. King Scholarship Award:The Barbara E. King Scholarship Award supports outstanding undergraduate students. Preference is given to students who will improve the diversity of the SCI undergraduate population. Awardees are nominated by an undergraduate faculty committee.
  • Eli Lilly IT Award:The Eli Lily IT Scholarship provides a book award to outstanding undergraduate sophomore and junior students. Awardees are selected by undergraduate faculty committee.
  • George R. Morgan Legacy Fund:The George R. Morgan Legacy Fund supports undergraduate students working full-time jobs. Awardees are selected by an undergraduate faculty committee.
  • Ida M. Flynn Memorial Award:The Ida M. Flynn Memorial Award is given to students in recognition of excellence and outstanding contributions to the BSIS Program. Awardees are selected by an undergraduate faculty committee.
  • Jennifer and Eric Spiegel Book Endowment Fund:The Jennifer and Eric Spiegel Book Endowment Fund supports a full-time student in the BSIS Program. Students in INFSCI 1044 are invited to submit a 500-1000 word essay about technology and communications. Awardees must have a 3.00 or higher GPA and are selected by Jennifer and Eric Spiegel.

Scholarships

  • Eli Lilly IT Scholarship:Eli Lily IT Scholarship provides support to outstanding undergraduate junior and senior students. Awardees are nominated by an undergraduate faculty committee.
  • PPG Industries Student Awards Program:Thanks to the annual generosity of PPG Industries, two $5,000 scholarships will support undergraduate students who improve the diversity of the School of Computing and Information student population. Candidates must:
    • Be entering SCI their junior year; and
    • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above; and
    • Be eligible to work in the United States as a Permanent Resident of U.S. Citizen; and
    • Possess strong communication skills, be self-motivated, and have a desire to learn new technologies and act as part of a team; and
    • Be aware that the PPG IT program will review eligible student scholarship recipients that are looking for a summer internship the summer before their senior year.
    • Candidate will be nominated by faculty committee, and funds will be disbursed prior to the start of each fall term.

University Honors College

The University Honors College advises undergraduates, seniors, and alumni who are interested in pursuing national and international awards. These opportunities both recognize past accomplishments and give students enriching educational experiences beyond the classroom. The UHC provides guidance and support on scholarship, fellowship, and grant competitions.

  • The David C. Frederick Scholarship provides $10,000 in tuition support to three full-time undergraduate students.
  • The University Honors College (UHC) Scholarship Program provides $2,000 in tuition support to approximately forty outstanding undergraduate students each year.
  • National Scholarship Advising is available to all Pitt undergraduates and alumni. As a first step towards National Scholarship advising, attend a general information session held on Mondays at 12 PM and Tuesdays at 12 PM in the Cathedral of Learning, room 1229. All opportunities require a great deal of preparation, so START EARLY.
  • Honors College Research Opportunities