Undergraduate Student Scholarships and Fellowships

The ESC is committed to enhancing undergraduate education through the interdisciplinary study of Europe and the European Union. In addition to coursework, students are encouraged to pursue opportunities outside the classroom. Information about scholarships, fellowships, and internships during and after their undergraduate career is found below. For additional information, please arrange to meet with the Undergraduate Certificate Advisor and Assistant Director, Stephen Lund.

European Studies Center Study Abroad Scholarship
The European Studies Center has a number of scholarships available for students who plan on studying abroad in the summer and fall terms of 2016. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the West European or European Union Studies Certificate Program. While some preference is given to students enrolled in "Pitt in..." programs, students enrolled in any study abroad program in Europer are welcome to apply. This award also supports students pursuing internships and research abroad that is not contextualized by for-credit study abroad programs. The application must be accompanied by a copy of your transcript and a statement of purpose.

The Friedl E. Kessler Memorial Fellowship
To help defray the costs of studying abroad, the European Studies Center offers the Kessler Fellowship for study or research in Germany. The award is offered to a West European Studies or European Union Studies Certificate Program student in the amount of $1,000 on a competitive basis. To be eligible to apply, the student must be studying German and have at least a 3.0 QPA.

Included with the application must be a transcript, and a statement of purpose. The deadline to apply for support of study abroad in the summer and fall terms of 2016 is Monday, April 4th.

Harris Miller Integrated Field Trip Abroad Scholarship
An Integrated Field Trip Abroad (IFTA) is a 10 to 14 day long study abroad experience that occurs at the end of the spring term. An IFTA is linked to a specific spring term course, and provides the teacher and students the opportunity to go and study in person what they have been studying throughout the term. IFTAs are typically worth 3 credits and count towards graduation requirements.

Here are examples of IFTAs that we have sponsored in the past: 

  • CSD 1101 Introduction to Clinical processes in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology – followed by an IFTA to Dublin and Belfast, Ireland to examine assessment and health care delivery systems
  • HA&A 0030 Modern Architecture – followed by an IFTA to Vienna, Austria and Zagreb, Croatia to study the impact of new ideas on buildings and infrastructure

Student participating in any IFTA in 2016 may apply for a Harris Miller Integrated Field Trip Abroad Scholarship. Every year five scholarships of $1,000.00 each are awarded to help offset the expenses of studying abroad. The money is applied as a credit towards the tuition bill for the IFTA. The application provides information about this year's deadline to apply.

International Studies Fund
The International Studies Fund (ISF) is intended to help students at the University of Pittsburgh to conduct research on international issues or in international settings. "International" is defined as relating to another country or culture, comparative analysis covering more than one country or culture, studies of international relations or of transnationala ctivities, or studies which examine topics related to global issues.

ISF grants may not be used for tuition, language study, internships, or other non-research related expenses. Conference, workshop or symposium travel is not eligible for funding uner the ISF program. The application deadline is March 15.

Please note: Applications will be accepted by email only. Please download the fillable PDF application (you may type in your name instead of signing the application). Additional materials such as IRB clearance or airline ticket quotes should be included in the same email as the application and sent to isfapps@pitt.edu, with "Your Last Name, Your First Name - ISF 2018 in the subject line of your email. For more information visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/isf.

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