Scholarships for graduate school

Want to continue your education after Pitt? Your Pitt Honors ambition can earn you a full ride to some of the world's most prestigious universities and programs. 

Pitt Honors Scholar-Mentors can help you craft a competitive application for awards like these: 


Top graduate study scholarships

Rhodes Scholarship

★ University endorsement required.  Study at Oxford University in England with the world's most celebrated scholarship. Graduating seniors and recent graduates younger than 24 can apply for post-baccalaureate study. US citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Truman Scholarship

★ University endorsement required. Up to $30,000 for graduate study for juniors who demonstrate promising academic potential, outstanding leadership, and a commitment to the public sector. 

Beinecke Scholarship

★ University endorsement required.  $30,000 for graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences for juniors. Candidates must demonstrate financial need and exceptional academic promise. 

Fulbright Scholarship

★ University endorsement required. Research, study, or teach English abroad in 160+ countires. For seniors, graduate students and alumni. US citizenship is required. 

Schwarzman Scholarship

★ University endorsement required.  Do you want to be a global leader in your field? Develop your leadership skills with a 1-year master's degree focused on Public Policy, International Relations, or Economics and Business at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. U.S. citizenship is NOT required.

For international graduate study

Churchill (Winston) Foundation Scholarship

★ University endorsement required.  England, STEM masters programs at the University of Cambridge. Based on outstanding academic achievement, proven talent in research, capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge, and array of talents and activities outside of academic pursuits. Learn more »

Marshall Scholarship

★ University endorsement required.  United Kingdom, post-baccalaureate study. For future leaders who will strengthen the relationship between the Britain and America. Graduating seniors and recent graduates can apply up to three years after receiving their first undergraduate degree. US citizenship is required. Learn more »

Mitchell (George J.) Scholarship

★ University endorsement required.  Ireland or Northern Ireland, post-baccalaureate study. Must be under the age of 30 with a record of leadership and a commitment to public service. US citizenship is required. Learn more »

DAAD Scholarships

★ University endorsement required.  Germany, graduate study or research. Not all fields require German language proficiency. U.S. citizenship is NOT required. Learn more »

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

England, graduate study at Cambridge University. Applicants must show evidence of commitment to improving the lives of others. Learn more »

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation

United Kingdom, master's programs at Queens University in select fields related to politics, conflict transformation, or human rights. Learn more »

Saltire Scholarships

Scotland, master's programs in science, technology, creative industries, healthcare and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy. Scholarships are available to citizens of  Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan, and USA. Learn more »

American Scandinavian Foundation

Multiple scandinavian countries, study or research. For students, scholars, professionals, and artists to travel to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden. Learn more »


Other graduate study scholarships

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

★ University endorsement required.  For graduate study at Stanford. Awards are granted based on independence of thought, purposeful leadership, and a civic mindset. Learn more »

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

3 years of graduate study for to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required. Learn more »

Rotary Global Grants

For graduate-level coursework or research  for 1-4 years in one of Rotary's areas of focus. Learn more »

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Academic and professional preparation for outstanding students interested in entering the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Learn more »

Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

2 years of graduate school for students pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Students with financial need or from minority groups historically underrepresented in international development encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is required. Learn more »

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program and Summer Enrichment Program

For graduate programs in international affairs for students committed to a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Learn more »

Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Covers 1/2 university tuition plus a $20,000/year grant for any US graduate study in the United States. Open to non US citizens. Learn more »