GSPIA-Based Funding

The following school-based awards can be divided into two categories. The first group are Admissions awards and they are awarded at the point of admission and do not require an application (exception: Carolyn Ban Fellowship). Recipients of these awards can expect to be notified by mid-May. The second grouping of awards  is made available to current students throughout the year at which time qualified students may apply to receive funding.  The specifics regarding eligibility and application procedures for the General Scholarships will be provided at the time when the funds become available.

Admissions Awards

Alumni Fellowship: GSPIA's most prestigious merit-based fellowship, which provides full tuition, stipend, health insurance and other related fees for two years.

Carolyn Ban Fellowship: Provides financial support for students who display outstanding academic and financial need. Essay required.

Coca Cola Fellowship: Provides partial tuition for US minority students studying international affairs or international development.

Michael Flack Award: Provides support for students interested in international affairs and international development.

Adam W. Herbert Award: Provides support to students in the MPA or Doctoral degree program and who demonstrate an interest in urban affairs or the improvement of American cities.  Preference given to students who, through their different backgrounds and life experiences, have enhanced the number, quality, and diversity of the student body at GSPIA. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from a historically black college or university, who are economically disadvantaged, socially disadvantaged, or who demonstrate having overcome a barrier to success in higher education.

Aaron Hollen Award: Provides support to students in the MPIA program with preference given to students who show an interest in international security or transnational organized crime, or to a student who is involved in music at the University of Pittsburgh, and who show financial need. 

Korean Alumni Award: Provides support to students based upon academic achievement and financial need.

Margaret McMillion Award: Provides support to students based upon academic achievement and financial need.

Nigerian Alumni Award: Provides support to students based upon academic achievement and financial need.

General Roscoe and Mildred Robinson Award: Provides general tuition support. 

Roseman Memorial Award: Provides general tuition support.

John McAllister/Scotland School for Veterans Children Award: Provides support to students who are (i) graduates of SSVC or who are directly related to graduates or former employees of the SSVC; or (ii) who are honorably discharged veterans or active duty service persons, or have a direct relationship to an honorably discharged veteran or active duty service person.

Donald C. and Alice B. Stone Award: Provides general tuition support.

Carl Ware Fellowship: Provides support for students from underrepresented populations who have overcome social adversity.

Wolfson Fellowship: Provides support for MPA students with an interest in public personnel and labor relations.

Graduate Student Assistantships: Includes full or partial tuition, stipend, health insurance, and other related fees. Requires 10-20 hours of work per week.

K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship: A merit-based, University-funded award with preference given to underrepresented US students studying either public or international affairs. Includes full tuition, stipend, health insurance, and other related fees.

Tuition Scholarships: Awards are made on the basis of academic merit and include full and partial tuition fellowships.

Urban Affairs Fellowship: A merit-based, University-funded award with preference given to US underrepresented students focusing on urban affairs. Includes full tuition, stipend, health insurance, and other related fees.

Awards for current students in support of professional development, internships, and research

Sam and Carol Adcock Student Resource Award: Provides support for internships, with preference given to students whose internships are located in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Carolyn Ban Fellowship Award: Provides financial support for students who display outstanding academic and financial need. Essay required.

Joseph I. and Maryann B. Coffee Award:
Provides general support for students.

Christine Altenburger Award:  Provides support for outstanding students who exemplify the qualities of high ethical standards and a deep interest in public administration.

de Zafra Atwell Leadership Fellow Awards:
Provides support for a variety of activities (such as internships and independent study projects) and other opportunities that promote the development of leadership skills among women.

Donald Goldstein Fellowship:  Provides support for students in the MPIA degree program who have a GPA of 3.5 or better and who give evidence, in a written essay, of community/volunteer involvement indicating strong commitment to public service and  leadership potential.

GSPIA Internship Resource Award: Provides support for internship expenses.

Lawrence Cabot Howard Doctoral Research Award:
Provides support to doctoral students who have passed the comprehensive examination and had his/her dissertation proposal approved and who exhibit high scholarly qualities and a commitment to a just society.

Elizabeth Rossman Award: Provides support to students who are enrolled in internships, with preference given to students whose internships are located in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Alex Weilenmann Dissertation Research Award: Provides support for dissertation research by PhD candidates.

Ridgway Fellowship: Provides full or partial tuition and stipends for MPIA students majoring in Security and Intelligence Studies.

Student Employment: Research, clerical, and administrative positions involving 10-20 hours of works per week. The pay rate ranges from $9.00 to $10.00 per hour.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Office of Student Services
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Posvar Hall
Telephone: (412) 648-7640
Email: gspia@pitt.edu

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260