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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. 

Eligibility and Criteria. (Updated 8/31/2020) - Please read the information on Eligibility and Criteria, before applying. 

Starting September 9th until Nov 6th, you can apply for a SHRS Merit Scholarship through PittFund$me.  

  • You must be graduating in 2021 or later to apply. (Award is applied to Spring tuition bill)

Prepare before you apply:  You can write your essay in a word document and paste it into the application.

Essay composition -Your essay should be approximately 250 words describing a specific event, interaction or educational experience that you had as an SHRS Student and discuss how it has impacted your preparation as a future health professional. For example, it could be an experience from a class as an assignment or something that occurred in the local or global community that significantly influences you.

When you are ready to apply,  Click here for SHRS Scholarship Application Instructions and follow the instructions on how to apply through Pittfund$me.

Selection of Awardees:

Awardees will be selected by the SHRS Executive Committee. The amount of the awards will depend on available funds and the student's financial needs & essay composition. 

  • Last year we had 191 students apply!  We were able to give out 14 awards, ranging from $1800-$3700!
  • You only need to apply once and you will automatically be considered for all three awards. (Anne Pascasio, SHRS Alumni Endowed & UPMC Endowed Scholarships)
  • Applicants can only receive the scholarship once as an undergrad and once as a graduate student.

Awards will be announced in mid-January and be applied to your spring bill.

 


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. 

Eligibility and Criteria. (Updated 9.8.2020) Please read the information on Eligibility and Criteria, before applying. 

Starting September 9th until Nov 6th, you can apply for a Sell Student Award through PittFund$me.  

  • You must be graduating in 2021 or later to apply. (Award is applied to Spring tuition bill)

Prepare before you apply:  You can write your essay in a word document and paste it into the application.

Essay composition: Your essay should be approximately 250 words outlining your professional goals and service (beyond what is required by your academic program).

Your essay must include a response to the following 3 questions:

  1. How have you served as a role model for minority or underserved populations?
  2. What volunteer involvement did you provide and how did your efforts support minority/underserved initiatives?
  3. How have your experiences and contributions to minority and underserved people impacted you personally?

When you are ready to apply,  Click here for SHRS Scholarship Application Instructions and follow the instructions on how to apply through Pittfund$me.

Selection of Awardees:

Awardees will be selected by the SHRS Executive Committee. The amount of the awards will depend on available funds and the student's financial needs & essay composition. Awards will be announced in mid-January and be applied to your spring bill.

  • Last year we had 70 students apply!  We were able to give out 4 awards, for $1500 each!

Awards will be announced in mid-January and be applied to your spring bill.


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 information on eligibility, and applying can be found on the link below.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Eligibility and Guidelines (Updated 2/18/2019)

Click here for the SHRS Development Fund Application.


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.

Due Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019, midnight

Notice of Award: Monday, December 2, 2019

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

Eligibility and Guidelines.