David C. Frederick Scholarship

$12,500 tuition support for high-achieving sophomores

Get funding to cover tuition, so you can dedicate time to your academic pursuits instead of work. 

If you are a high-achieving student working to pay for your education, this scholarship enables you to reduce your hours so you can take advantage of academic opportunities like additional coursework, research, study abroad, or community projects.

Apply as a sophomore for tuition support your junior year. Awards can also be renewed for your senior year.


  • Current sophomore (defined as students who have at least 4 semesters remaining at Pitt) who has completed at least 2 full semesters at Pitt's Oakland campus (with a minimum of 12 credits each semester), and who will be enrolled as a full-time student during the following academic year. Accepting the scholarship does not preclude Pitt-approved study or research abroad credits during the following academic year (off-site paid internships and co-ops are excluded). AP/IB credits and college in high school credits do not count toward the definition of sophomore status for this award.
  • U.S. citizen, or have permanent resident or refugee status. International, non-degree seeking, and visiting students are not eligible.
  • A minimum cumulative 3.500 GPA at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Received no merit scholarship support from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid upon admission to the University.
  • Employed at a part-time or full-time job in order to pay tuition, room, and/or board.

Application Deadline:

March 31, 2022

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Contact Lauren DelSignore (LND16@pitt.edu).

About David C. Frederick

David Frederick is a 1983 alumnus of the University Honors College. He went on to earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree at Oxford University in 1987 as a prestigious Rhodes Scholar. He is now a prominent appellate attorney in Washington, D.C.