Scholarships and Awards

The following scholarships are available through OVS. Donate to these scholarships.

Wounded Warrior and Veterans Educational Assistance Fund

In honor of the courage and sacrifice of Sergeant Jeremy W. Feldbusch (A&S ’01) and other U.S. military personnel, this fund awards scholarships to help veterans, particularly wounded veterans, and their dependents achieve their educational goals.

Scholarships provide financial support for educational expenses not covered by military and/or other governmental benefits, based upon the following order of priority: wounded veterans, dependents of fallen or wounded veterans, and veterans. 

Awards are made every year, typically in the fall. For the fall term, applications are normally accepted into August. Contact the Office of Veterans Services for more information. All application materials must be submitted to the office directly or emailed to veterans@pitt.edu.

Major General John Schoeppner and Dr. Martha Monagan-Hart Engineering Legacy Fund

The General John Schoeppner and Dr. Martha Monagan-Hart Engineering Legacy Fund was founded to provide support for educational expenses of undergraduate students who are veterans of the United States armed forces. It is focused on providing funding to veterans enrolled in the Swanson School of Engineering or pursuing such courses as are required for matriculation in the Swanson School.

This award can be used to cover the cost of educational expenses, such as books, lab fees, academic activities, research opportunities, and financial aid. Contact the Office of Veterans Services for more information. All application materials must be submitted to the office directly or emailed to veterans@pitt.edu.

Richard A. Cranney Sr. Veterans Business Educational Opportunity Fund

This scholarship is disbursed among a selected number of military-affiliated graduate and/or undergraduate students in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of Business Administration.

All materials must be submitted to the office directly or emailed to veterans@pitt.edu.

Bill and Emily Kuzma Military Service Fund Summer Scholarship

Open to undergraduate and graduate students who are active duty, veterans, guardsmen, and reservists. This scholarship covers tuition and fees for one 3 credit course during the summer term at Pitt.

The scholarship provides financial assistance for a course not covered by a student’s educational benefits, or if the student does not want to use his or her educational benefits during the summer.

Stephen Bersani Military Service Legacy Fund

The Stephen Bersani Military Service Fund was founded to offer support for educational expenses of veterans of the United States armed services, as well as active duty full time military, guardsmen and reservists, spouses and dependents. The Bersani fund is focused on providing financial assistance to students enrolled in the School of Computing and Information or pursuing such courses as are required for matriculation in the school. Students outside of this school are still eligible to apply, but preference will be given to applicants currently within the school.

This award is intended to provide unrestricted support to a military affiliated student at the University of Pittsburgh. Contact the Office of Veterans Services for more information. All application materials must be submitted to the office directly or emailed to veterans@pitt.edu.

Honors College Scholarship Opportunities

Veterans have specific advantages when applying for scholarships and fellowships outside of Pitt. The Honors College can help you figure out what scholarships to apply for, how to do it, and how to do it well!

Scholarships offered through the Katz Graduate School of Business

The Katz MBA program has scholarships available to active military and veteran students. Students who are admitted to the full-time MBA program are automatically considered for the Katz scholarships, such as the Gerald and Roberta Faigle Scholarship. Multiple awards are available each year.