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The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences offers the following scholarship opportunities for current students. Students should keep in mind that discipline specific scholarships may also be available; please see your departments for additional opportunities or the SHRS Financial Information page.

Merit Scholarships 

The merit scholarships comprise three awards administered under a common application process. The purpose of these scholarships is to acknowledge and aid students who demonstrate high-level scholastic achievement and financial need. Multiple scholarships are awarded per year, pending available funds; all scholarships provide the same level of support. 

Click here for Information on Eligibilty and Criteria (Updated 9/19/2017)

Click here for the Application: Merit Scholarship Application for 2017-2018

Deadline to apply is Friday, November 3rd!

The SHRS Faculty Executive Committee will choose the award recipient(s) in mid-January and the award will be applied to the student’s spring tuition bill.

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The Dr. Timothy C. and Mrs. Cynthia B. Sell Student Award, promoting diversity and inclusion. 

Donors Dr. Timothy Sell and Mrs. Cynthia Sell have established an endowed fund to promote diversity and inclusion within the SHRS student body.  The SHRS Faculty Executive Committee will choose the award recipient(s) in mid-January and the award will be applied to the student’s spring tuition bill.  Awards will be presented annually pending receipt of qualifying applications. 

Click here for Information on Eligibility and Criteria

Click here for the Application:  Sell Student Award Application

Deadline to apply is Friday, November 3rd!

The SHRS Faculty Executive Committee will choose the award recipient(s) in mid-January and the award will be applied to the student’s spring tuition bill.

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SHRS Research Development Fund

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences has a small Research Development Fund. The primary purpose of the fund is to encourage research activity and defray the expenses of such research by members of the SHRS academic community while they are associated with SHRS. The fund attempts to provide seed money for research projects among faculty and as a form of financial assistance for development of researchers among students.  Since funds are very limited applicants should be aware that grant awards are a maximum of $1,000.00.  More infomation on eligibility, and applying can be found on the link below.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Click here for more information on Eligibility and Guidelines

Click here for the SHRS Development Fund ​Application

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SHRS Doctoral Student Award

Doctoral Student Award - SHRS recently developed the SHRS Doctoral Student Award to provide funding to PhD students who have passed written comprehensive examination to support their research projects that are related to their dissertation research. Students can apply for up to $7500.00.  There will be 2 application/review periods per year, early October and end of March. More infomation on eligibility, and applying can be found on the link below.

Applications may be submitted when the Request for Application is announced.

Click here for more information on Eligibility and Guidelines

Emerging Leaders Scholarship - (For Undergraduate Students Only)

Emerging Leaders provides undergraduate Pitt students with a fun and exciting method to discover and develop your personal capacity to lead effectively during college and beyond. The foundation of the program is one of self-discovery as the basis for leadership, which is consistent with advanced leadership theory. Emerging Leaders introduces and reinforces five key principles of leadership: Valuing Others, Integrity, Self-Knowledge, Accountability, and Change.

If you are chosen for the scholarship, SHRS will cover the $20 registration fee!

Fall term 2017 Scholarships applications are now closed.  Spring Applications will open up in November.

Click here for the Eligibility Requirements

Check out the Emerging Leaders website for more details on the program.

Please contact Kellie Beach at kbeach@pitt.edu if you have any questions.

Award recipients for Fall 2017 term
CDN-BS degree
Kyle Grabowski, Alli Mahonski
CSD-BA degree
Adrienne Berue, Lacey Cecilia, Jordan Meyer, Diana Shraybman 
EM-BS degree
Alanna Kennedy
REHSCI-BS degree
Lucy Liu, Megan Powell, Madeline Wells