The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences can offer the following scholarship opportunities. Students should keep in mind that discipline specific scholarships may also be available; please see your departments for more opportunities.
SHRS Research Development Fund
The School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences has a small Research Development Fund. The primary purpose of the fund is to encourage research activity and defray expenses of such research by the 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.
SHRS full or part time faculty members with clinical, research, visiting, or adjunct appointments, SHRS full or part time graduate students, and SHRS full time staff members are eligible to apply as principle investigators. Undergraduate students may apply as investigator together with a faculty advisor as principal investigator for independent study or research projects. Graduate students must submit a letter of approval from their thesis committee chair or project director.
To apply, please download the SHRS Research Development Fund application:. doc |.pdf and guidelines:. doc |.pdf
Bruce Baker Education Travel Fund
Academic and professional conferences and workshops are an excellent complement to health and rehabilitation science education here at SHRS. Junior faculty and students are eligible to apply for the Bruce Baker Education Travel Fund. Applications should be submitted three months prior to travel.
To apply, please download the Bruce Baker Travel Fund application: .doc|.pdf
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. The merit scholarships are as follows:
Anne Pascasio Scholarship
The Anne Pascasio Endowment Fund was established in 1982 in honor of Anne Pascasio, the Founding Dean of the School of Health Related Professions, today known as the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
UPMC Endowed Scholarship
The UPMC Endowed Scholarship was established in 2006 from generous support provided by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Alumni Endowed Scholarship
The Alumni Scholarship derives from the generous donations of alumni of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
All full-time SHRS students are eligible to apply for a merit scholarship, whether enrolled in one of the undergraduate or graduate programs. Although supported under three endowments, an applicant is eligible for only one scholarship per year and only one scholarship, respectively, during their enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student.
This scholarship will be available ~October 2013
Emerging Leaders Scholarship
We realize at SHRS that leadership skills are not always learned in a classroom and through coursework alone. Therefore, we have committed to financially support ten (10) students each fall and spring terms to participate in the Emerging Leaders program at the University of Pittsburgh. Through this ten week program you will develop leadership skills in areas of diversity, conflict management, power and influence, and learn how to work as an effective team as well as a leader.
Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at full admission status. Students must be in good standing at the time of application. Students must have a minimum of a 2.500 or greater cumulative GPA. Students must submit a one page essay describing what they expect to gain from participation in the Emerging Leaders program and how this will help them personally and professionally in their career.
Completed application and essay must be submitted to Mindy L. Columbus, MS, MPH, Director of Student Services, Registrar, Room 4024 Forbes Tower by January 18, 2013. Applicants will be judged based on the eligibility requirements listed above and the personal essay.
To apply, please download the Emerging Leaders application: .doc