Foreign Language and Area Studies
Contingent upon US Department of Education funding, the Center for Russian and East European Studies offers academic year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. The undergraduate FLAS Fellowship is a prestigious award that provides recipients with $10,000 toward Pitt tuition in addition to a stipend of $5,000. Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive FLAS Fellowships. Currently, academic year FLAS-eligible languages include: Russian, Bosnian / Croatian / Serbian (BCS), Polish, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Fellowship competitions are held annually; applications for the following academic year are due in February.
FLAS awards are also available for summer language study through Pitt’s Summer Language Institute.
Study Abroad Scholarships
REES offers summer study abroad awards for Pitt undergraduates to support study in East/Central Europe or the countries of the former Soviet Union. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Students may combine REES awards with study-abroad funding from sources internal or external to the University. Preference will be given to applicants whose projects include language training along with the study program or internship abroad.
REES offers paid internship awards for undergraduates to support a non-credit internship in Russian and East European Studies. Students receiving these awards are required to work 130 hours per semester. Students are encouraged to meet with the REES advisor to apply for an appropriate internship placement. Please note that you may pursue an internship opportunity either at the University of Pittsburgh or in the community.
Project GO (Global Officers) Scholarships
The University of Pittsburgh is one of a select few US universities offering language and cultural training opportunities through Project GO: the ROTC Language and Culture Project. Summer intensive courses and academic year course offerings from Pitt provide ROTC students throughout the country with multiple opportunities to fit up to four years of Russian language training into their schedules. Scholarships provide 100% funding (tuition, travel, housing, meals etc.) for intensive 8-week summer Russian or Turkish language training in Pittsburgh and abroad.
Nationality Rooms Scholarships
The Nationality Rooms have awarded scholarships for summer study abroad annually since 1948. The purpose of the awards is to enable University of Pittsburgh students to have an in-depth immersion in another culture for at least five weeks. It is important that applicants choose a program that will maximize their contact with the populace abroad and be accepted by the University for credit.
Other Financial Assistance
Other scholarships, loans, and work-study programs for Pitt undergraduates are administered by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. For information about other possible assistance contact REESAdvising@pitt.edu.