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March 22, 2023

Pittwire: 4 Pitt students were named 2023 Critical Language Scholars

Among this year's Pitt winners is Hiba Siddiqui, a junior in the Frederick Honors College and Dietrich School majoring in psychology, who will study Urdu in India.

Professor Michael Meyer (left) and Dean Nicola Foote (right) at 2023 Faculty Honors Convocation.
March 17, 2023

FHC Electus Faculty Fellow earns 2023 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Michael Meyer was honored with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at this year’s Faculty Honors Convocation by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in recognition of his dedication to his students and his craft.

Vidya Surti
March 6, 2023

Frederick Honors College student Vidya Surti elected to Allegheny Regional Asset District citizen advisory board

As a member of the board, Surti, a third-year FHC student majoring in English and anthropology in Pitt’s Kenneth P Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, will comment on policies and procedures in RAD’s operations and grantmaking process.

Selam Mekbeb-Gillett (left) and Ron Idoko (right) show poster boards featuring their accomplishments at A Night of Celebration: Honoring Local Heroes of Black Resistance
February 20, 2023

Pittwire: Meet 6 local heroes of Black resistance

FHC's Associate Director for Honors Education in Social Innovation, Ron Idoko, and FHC undergraduate and Dean's Award recipient, Selam Mekbeb-Gillett, to be honored as local champions for equality, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives.

Wide view of Pittsburgh campus with Cathedral of Learning.
February 10, 2023

Pittwire: Pitt named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students for 2022-23

FHC’s Office of National Scholarships leads the way in preparing Pitt students and alumni for their applications to study, teach English, and conduct research internationally as part of the Fulbright program.

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February 8, 2023

Two Frederick Honors College students receive funding for Year of Emotional Well-Being projects

FHC students Michelle Khattri and Marrissa Muchnock received funding for their respective projects, the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh Youth Arts Program and Stay Ready Medical Education.

Students walking outside of Cathedral of Learning.
February 6, 2023

Emergency and Travel Funds Available

The Frederick Honors College offers financial aid through the Dean's Emergency Fund and the Frederick Honors College Travel Fund.

Lamp post with Pitt emblem banner.
January 30, 2023

6 Frederick Honors College students named Humanities Center undergraduate research fellows

Harmony Arungwa, Meghana Dodda, Matthew Hickey, Anna Kirwin, Alex-Jaden Peart, and Vidya Surti are members of the 2023-24 class.

Student reading poetry book.
January 20, 2023

FHC student Edha Gupta led a group now being honored by the King Center

When Pennsylvania’s Central York School District rescinded a diversity resource list, effectively keeping around 300 books from being taught in classrooms, the Panther Anti-Racist Union sprang into action. Led by Edha Gupta, now an undergraduate student in the David C. Frederick Honors College, the group’s actions and protests resulted in the school district reversing its decision.

Frederick Honors College student Vidya Surti
January 13, 2023

Frederick Honors College student Vidya Surti appointed to the board of directors of Radiant Hall

Vidya Surti, a third-year student FHC student, said she is passionate about disability inclusion, community impact and nonprofit leadership — values that align with the goals and mission of Radiant Hall.

Alex Firestine
December 1, 2022

Meet Pitt’s first Mitchell Scholar

The prestigious scholarship will support Frederick Honors College student Alex Firestine as he earns a master’s degree at the University of Galway.

Students grab food at a carbon-tracked buffet for the 2022 Sustainability Supper hosted by the ScholarCHEF scholar community.
October 24, 2022

Chancellor’s Scholars host dinner focused on sustainability

How often do you think about food sustainability? For the Chancellor’s Scholars who are involved with Scholar, Community, Honors, Ecosystems, Food (ScholarCHEF), this is a regular topic of conversation, concern and empowerment.

David Frederick and Sophie Lynn
October 19, 2022

Pitt Magazine: Honor Role

Alumnus David Frederick’s multimillion-dollar gift will benefit students and connect Pitt to the University of Oxford.

Grid of four headshots featuring Voyager Scholarship recipients from top left to bottom right: Yali Beit-Arie, Braydan Issermoyer, Kiera Ledermann and Sydney Wilhelmy.
October 18, 2022

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Four Pitt students among 100 winners of new Obama Foundation scholarship

Three Frederick Honors College students have received the new Obama Foundation Voyager Scholarship, making Pitt among the schools with the most students to receive the highly-selective scholarship.