Pitt Alumni Association Scholarships
The Pitt Alumni Association scholarship program gives alumni a meaningful way to support students who strive to join their ranks as proud Pitt graduates.
In 1993, the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund was established with a $100,000 gift from the Hilda M. Willis Foundation. Pitt alumni continue to make generous contributions to the fund.
Each year, three awards are made from the fund. The Hilda M. Willis Freshman Legacy Scholarship and the Andrew J. Kuzneski Jr. Alumni Recognition Scholarship (formerly the Alumni Recognition Scholarship) are awarded to incoming legacy freshmen whose parents or grandparents are Pitt alumni, and the PAA Graduate Scholars award is made to a graduate student who earned an undergraduate degree at Pitt.
Many of our geographically-based alumni clubs have established scholarships or student resource funds that provide financial support to Pitt students from their regions. The clubs fund the entire scholarship in the first year, and in subsequent years the Pitt Alumni Association and the University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid match the original award up to $2,000.
Affinity councils are alumni groups who have a common bond in their relationship with the University. Several councils have established scholarships for students with whom they have a shared interest. The councils fund the entire scholarship in the first year, and in subsequent years the Pitt Alumni Association and the University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid match the award up to $2,000.
Generous friends and alumni, many of whom have been actively involved with the Alumni Association, have established a named scholarship fund, and several alumni scholarship funds have been named in honor or memory of a devoted Pitt alum.