Undergraduate Funding

This grant provides a tuition award to Pitt undergraduate students to study Japanese during the summer at an approved program of study in the US or Japan. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be Pitt students studying Japanese at an approved program of study in the United States or Japan during the summer
  • This award cannot be applied to SEALS Japan courses at the University of Pittsbugh. (Other financial aid opportunities are available for that program.)
  • Preference will be given to applicants who will have completed at least one year of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period

Complete application here. Applications must include:

  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests, and plans for use of the award
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant provides tuition awards to Pitt undergraduates who will study in Japan for one sememster (fall or spring) or a year (fall and spring). Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Friday, March 27, 2020
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be Pitt undergraduate students who have demonstrated a strong record in Japan studies
  • Applicant must study in Japan for one semester or one year
  • Preference is given to applicants who will have completed at least two years of language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period.

    Complete application here. Applications must include:

    • Official transcripts
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests, and plans for use of the award
    Contact:
    Emily Rook-Koepsel
    rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
    This provides a $4,000 award to a Pitt undergraduate student who has compiled a strong record in Japanese language (at least two years of study) and in area studies courses on Japan.. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
    Deadline:
    Friday, February 14, 2020
    Eligibility:

    Applicant must be:

    • Pitt undergraduate student
    • Strong record in Japanese language (2+ years of study) and area studies on Japan
    • Award can only be used at the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus during the academic year while the student is in residence at the Oakland campus.

    Complete application here. Applications must include:

    • Official transcripts
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests, and plans for use of the award
    Contact:
    Emily Rook-Koepsel
    rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
    This grant funds summer Chinese language study for an undergraduate or graduate student. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
    Deadline:
    Thursday, February 18, 2021
    Eligibility:

    Applicant must have completed at least two years of Chinese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period

    Complete application here. Applications must include:

    • Official transcripts from each undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate program attended
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests, and plans for use of the award

    Graduate applicants must also submit an upt-to-date CV.

    Contact:
    Emily Rook-Koepsel
    rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371