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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 Eligibility and Criteria. (Updated 9/19/2018)

Applications are now closed and will reopen September 23rd and will be due on Nov. 1st.  

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.

Award Receipents for 2018 are:

UPMC Endowed Scholarship - $3500

  • Jenna Bubb
  • Allison Gage
  • Caitlin Gregory
  • Michaela Mackey
  • Brooke Pantano
  • Marina Wright

Anne Pascasio Scholarship - $2500

  • Nicole Rosenbaum
  • Eric Warning
  • Natalie Wise

SHRS Alumni Endowed Scholarship - $1800

  • Adrienne Berue
  • Benjamin Jackins
  • Kaitlin Kohut
  • Victoria Tiley
  • Azure Wilson

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. (Updated 9/18/2018)

Applications are now closed and will reopen September 23rd and will be due on Nov. 1st.  

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.

Award Recipients ($2000) for 2018 are: 

  • Victor Noble
  • Matthew Tarasovich

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.


McMurtry Family Undergraduate Research Award

SHRS welcomes undergraduate students who are interested in conducting meaningful research that addresses a social or disability problem in the health, assistive technology, and rehabilitation fields to apply for the McMurtry Family Undergraduate Research Award.