Distinct services for those who served with distinction.
Why Pitt is Right for You
We facilitate the transition of veterans from military to University life, support their ongoing academic success, and assist veterans, guardsmen, reservists, spouses, and dependents in receiving their military education benefits.
- Pre-college planning.
- Small class size: Over half of the undergraduate classes at Pitt enroll fewer than 30 students; 94 percent have fewer than 100.
- Individual attention: Student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1.
- More than 50 years of experience serving nontraditional students.
- Nearly 400 undergraduate and graduate programs to choose from.
- A wide range of support services.
Summer Scholarship Available for Veterans
The Bill and Emily Kuzma Military Service Fund was founded to provide financial support to veterans, active duty military, guardsmen, and reservists. The Kuzma Military Service Fund will be awarding 2 scholarships for the summer 2014 term. These scholarships cover the tuition and fee costs for one 3 or 4 credit course at the University. This scholarship provides financial assistance to military affiliated students for courses not otherwise covered by their educational benefits OR if the student does not want to use their educational benefits over the summer. Must be a veteran, active duty military, a guardsman, or reservist. Must enroll in and complete the summer course (failure to enroll or dropping the course will result in funds being rescinded). Scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with GI Bill benefits. No judicial holds on account. Dowload the application here and submit to Ryan Ahl at email@example.com by April 18, 2014.
Upcoming Special Events
Special Panel Discussion: Arms and the University
Monday, March 24, 4-5:30 p.m.
WPU Lower Lounge
Does a military presence on a university campus, such as ROTC, enhance the civic and liberal education of non-military students? Are universities responsible for ensuring that military perspectives are represented on campus, despite the historically contentious relationships between universities and the military? Join the College of General Studies and sponsors from across the University for a thought-provoking lecture and panel discussion featuring authors of Arms and the University Donald Downs of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ilia Murtazashvili of the University of Pittsburgh. Read more.
10th Annual Pat's Run
Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.
Three Rivers Heritage Trail, ALCO Parking Lot, 16th and Smallman, Strip District
The University of Pittsburgh Office of Veterans Services and the Pitt Vets invite you to join us for a 4.2 mile run/walk/hike to support educational scholarships for veterans and their spouses. Pat's Run is the signature fundraising event of the Pat Tillman Foundation, a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarshop support to veterans, active service members, and their spouses. The Tillman Military Scholars program aids all veterans, specifically the ever-growing population of veterans of Post-9/11 conflicts. Join us in supporting this great cause. Registration is $40. Register here.
CGS Open House
Thursday, March 20, 3-6 p.m.
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success
Fourth floor, Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
RSVP appreciated, but not required.*
CGS: We're what's next.
- Our majors and certificates can help you complete your degree, get the promotion you want, or prepare you for graduate school.
- Discuss internships and employment opportunities, as well as the comprehensive career services available to CGS students with our own Career Consultant.
- Learn about financial aid and scholarships.
- We provide on-the-spot transfer credit evaluation. Just bring your transcripts.
- Find out about the McCarl Center's academic success programs, including free math tutoring, the peer mentoring program, and more.
Apply to CGS at the Open House and we'll waive the $45 application fee!
Join the Pitt Vets
The Office of Veterans Services is proud to support its veteran and military affiliated student body. We seekto create and foster an active, engaged, and tight-knitcommunity of veterans oncampus. The University of Pittsburgh has its own chapter ofthe Student Veterans of America, the Pitt Vets. They provide an opportunity to connect with other veteran students and continue the camraderie you enjoyed while serving your country. You can find out more at the Office of Veterans Services and by checking out the Pitt Vets Web site here.
The Veteran's Legal Practicum
founded in the Pitt Law school, is here to provide pro-bon no-cost legal assistance to the veterans of Western Pennsylvania. This new initiative is designed to help veterans dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, connect existing programs designed to assist veterans, and refer veterans to other attorneys for legal issues that the clinic cannot address. If you are a veteran and need legal assistance, you can reach the Veterans Legal Practicum at 412-648-1285
Wounded Warrior And Veterans Education Assistance Fund
The Office of Veterans Services seeks to support all its veteran and military affiliated students. YOU CAN HELP. Please consider donating to the Wounded Warrior Education Assistance Fund. Find out more about the fund.