Honors Awards

Every year, the Frederick Honors College recognizes the admitted students who champion our values with a variety of signature awards and programs with funding. All Honors awards include a financial stipend; amounts vary. Peruse options below and then contact Diane Bova at diane.bova@pitt.edu to inquire about the application process.

Signature Awards

David C. Frederick Scholarship

The David C. Frederick Scholarship awards $12,500 to high-achieving sophomores who work full- or part-time to pay for their education so they can reduce their work hours to focus on academic pursuits.

Stewart Achievement Award

The G. Alec Stewart Student Achievement Award recognizes students who embody the Frederick Honors College's core values of academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and commitment to social good. It honors the College's beloved founding Dean, "Doc" Stewart, whose vision of excellence and inclusion still guides our philosophies. 

FHC Programs with Funding

David C. Frederick Public Service Internship Awards

The David C. Frederick Public Service Internship Awards support students during unpaid summer internships at nonprofit organization or government agencies across the United States.

William J. Keefe Congressional Fellowship

Earn a prestigious internship placement in the U.S. Senate, with up to $5,000 to help you cover living expenses.

FHC Awards for Admitted Students

Apply for the following named awards through Pittfund$me; you will be matched directly to opportunities for which you are a match.

Berner International Corporation Award

This endowment provides tuition assistance or research support for students whose work or research demonstrates unusual creativity, imagination and tolerance.

Jason Choi Memorial Fund for Student Resource

Awarded to support education related expenses with a preference for a student majoring in Mechanical Engineering and a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School.

Ann and Leon Money Award

The Fund shall be used to provide support for undergraduate student(s) enrolled in the David C. Frederick Honors College for intercultural learning experiences abroad. Preference shall be given to student(s) pursuing opportunities in developing or emerging countries.

Elliott and Lois Finkel Award for Student Research

This endowment supports Frederick Honors College student independent research projects in humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences.

Laura LaFave & Peter Hallett Award

This endowment supports educational expenses for students studying mathematics or the natural sciences.

Martinson Elevate Awards

Provides funding for students studying abroad. Recipients will complete a curated outside the classroom curriculum module.

Charles Lesser Scholarship

The Charles A. Lesser Scholarship provides support to an undergraduate arts and sciences student at the Frederick Honors College.

Dilva Lombardi Undergraduate Scholarship

This endowment supports an undergraduate scholar based on merit and need, with special consideration given to candidates who share the particular interest in art and culture that characterized Dilva Lombardi.

Richard A. Lombardi Award

This endowment enables 5th year undergraduate engineering students to pursue a second degree in a non-engineering discipline. Recipients demonstrate a breadth of academic interest.

Molinari Family Endowed Scholarship

This annual award provides tuition support or support for a Frederick Honors College student's educational experience “beyond the classroom,” like study abroad, an internship, or a special research project.

James J. Valentini Endowed Student Resource Award

This endowment funds support for educational expenses for students studying chemistry or physics.

Joseph P. Wiegand Family Scholarship

Tuition support for Frederick Honors College students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year, with special preference for engineering or music majors.

The Ed McCord Experiential Learning Fund

Provides support for undergraduates to engage in field study or research, with preference given to students participating in the Frederick Honors College Wyoming Field Studies Program at the Allen L. Cook Spring Creek Preserve.

Helen Lubit Hurwitz (A&S '40) Endowed Memorial Fund

To provide support for student research projects in the Frederick Honors College being conducted by students.

Sbragia Wyoming Field Studies Fund

To provide annual support for undergraduate Frederick Honors College students participating in the Wyoming Field Studies Courses.

Corwin Endowed Memorial Fund

Provides support for undergrad Frederick Honors College students to engage in field study or research. Preference to students participating in Yellowstone Field Study Program.

Joseph G. Jurcic Endowed Scholarship

The Joseph G. Jurcic Endowed Scholarship provides tuition support or other educational expenses for undergraduate students who are eligible to enroll in Frederick Honors College courses. Award shall be made to the most qualified student with preference towards interest Math, Philosophy, Medicine or Music.