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 spring, summer and fall terms of 2019. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the West European, Transatlantic, or European Union Studies Certificate Program. Students in the Related Concentration in European and Eurasian Studies are also eligible to apply. These awards are in the form of tuition credits, which means that only students enrolled in "Pitt in..." programs, that generate a Pitt tuition bill, are eligible to apply. The application must be accompanied by a copy of your transcript and a statement of purpose, and is due on Friday, March 1, 2019.

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, Transatlantic, or European Union Studies Certificate Program student in the amount of $1,000 on a competitive basis. Students in the Related Concentration in European and Eurasian Studies program are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be studying German and have at least a 3.0 QPA. The application must be accompanied by a copy of your transcript and a statement of purpose, and is due on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Harris N. Miller and Deborah A. Kahn Study Abroad in Europe Award
This award supports undergraduate students participating in study abroad (both Pitt and non-Pitt programs), internships and directed research in Europe.  Though preference will be given to students enrolled in the ESC’s academic programs, as well as students who have not studied abroad previously, all undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Every year five scholarships of approximately $1,000.00 each are awarded. The application must be accompanied by a copy of your transcript and a statement of purpose, and is due on Friday, March 1, 2019.

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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