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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. 

Applications for the Merit Scholarship is now closed.

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 2017 - Congratulations!

Awarded $3000 from the UPMC Endowed Scholarship

Sara Munera Orozco - MS-RST
Rachel Fryatt - CSD-MA/AUD
Kristen Polaski - PT-DPT
Rebecca Torres - REHSCI-BS
Gina Nerone -REHSCI-BS
Robert Devich -EM-BS

Awarded $2500 from the Anne Pascasio Scholarship

Subhana Chaudhri - CRMHC-MS
Elise Pure - MOT
Ryan Nierstedt - EM-BS

Awarded $1500 from the SHRS Alumni Endowed Scholarship

Haohang Yan - MS-HIS
Erica Watson - CSD-MA/SLP
Sean Crandell - AT-BS
Jacqueline Choffo - CDN-BS
Jennifer Gates - CSD-BA

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. 

Applications for the Sell Student Award are now closed.

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 Receipent for 2017: Alexandra Shelley an Undergrad CSD student was awarded $1500 !! Congratulations!

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.

You may apply year round, see the link below for more information.

SHRS Research Development Fund 

Emerging Leaders Scholarship 

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!

Spring term 2017 Scholarships applications are now open!

Click here for the Eligibility Requirements

Click here to apply: SHRS Application link

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.