GSPIA Funding

Find your GSPIA-funded opportunities.

We offer two types of GSPIA-funded awards. The first kind, admissions awards, are granted at the point of admission and do not require an application (with one exception, the Carolyn Ban Fellowship). The second type is granted to current students throughout the year; qualified students may apply according to each award’s deadline and eligibility requirements.

  • Tuition Scholarships: Awards are made on the basis of academic merit. Includes full or partial tuition.

    Alumni Fellowship: Our most prestigious merit-based fellowship. Provides full tuition, stipend, health insurance, and other related fees for two years.

    Carolyn Ban Fellowship: Provides financial support for students who display outstanding academic and financial need. Essay required.

    Coca-Cola Fellowship: Provides partial tuition for underrepresented students.

    Michael Flack Award: Provides support for students who are interested in international affairs and international development.

    Adam W. Herbert Award: Provides support to students in the MPA or doctoral degree program who demonstrate an interest in urban affairs or the improvement of American cities. Preference is given to students who, through their different backgrounds and life experiences, have enhanced the number, quality, and diversity of our student body. Preference is also given to students who have graduated from a historically black college or university, who are economically or socially disadvantaged, or who demonstrate having overcome a barrier to success in higher education.

    Aaron Hollen Award: Provides support to students in the MPIA program. Preference is given to students who show an interest in international security or transnational organized crime, or to students who are involved in music at the University of Pittsburgh, and who show financial need.  

    K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship: A merit-based, University-funded award. Preference is given to underrepresented U.S. students. Includes full tuition, stipend, health insurance, and other related fees.

    Korean Alumni Award: Provides support to students based on academic achievement and financial need.

    Margaret McMillion Award: Provides support to students based on academic achievement and financial need.

    Nigerian Alumni Award: Provides support to students based on academic achievement and financial need.

    General Roscoe and Mildred Robinson Award: Provides general tuition support.

    Roseman Memorial Award: Provides general tuition support.

    John McAllister/Scotland School for Veterans’ Children Award: Provides support to either (1) students who are graduates of SSVC or who are directly related to graduates or former employees of SSVC, or (2) students who are honorably discharged veterans or active-duty servicepersons, or who have a direct relationship to an honorably discharged veteran or active-duty serviceperson.

    Donald C. and Alice B. Stone Award: Provides general tuition support.

    Urban Fellowship: A merit-based, University-funded award. Preference is given to underrepresented U.S. students focusing on urban affairs. Includes full tuition, stipend, health insurance, and other related fees.

    Carl Ware Fellowship: Provides support for students from underrepresented populations who have overcome social adversity.

    Wolfson Fellowship: Provides support for MPA students with an interest in public personnel and labor relations.

  • Sam and Carol Adcock Student Resource Award: Provides support for internships. Preference is given to students whose internships are located in the greater Washington, D.C., area.

    Christine Altenburger Award: Provides support for outstanding students who exemplify the qualities of high ethical standards and an interest in public administration.

    Joseph I. and Maryann B. Coffey Award: Provides general support for students.

    de Zafra Atwell Leadership Fellow Awards: Provides support for a variety of activities (such as internships and independent study projects) and other opportunities that promote the development of leadership skills among women.

    Donald Goldstein Fellowship: Provides support for students in the MPIA degree program who have a GPA of 3.5 or better, and who give evidence, in a written essay, of community or volunteer involvement that indicates strong commitment to public service and leadership potential.

    GSPIA Internship Resource Award: Provides support for internship expenses.

    Lawrence Cabot Howard Doctoral Research Award: Provides support to doctoral students who have passed the comprehensive examination, who have had their dissertation proposals approved, and who exhibit high scholarly qualities and a commitment to a just society.

    Ridgway Fellowship: Provides full or partial tuition and stipends for MPIA students majoring in security and intelligence studies.

    Elizabeth Rossman Award: Provides support to students who are enrolled in internships. Preference is given to students whose internships are located in the greater Washington, D.C., area.

    Alex Weilenmann Dissertation Research Award: Provides support for dissertation research by PhD candidates.

    Student Employment: Research, clerical, and administrative positions involving 10 to 20 hours of work per week. The pay rate ranges from $9.00 to $10.00 per hour.

For more information:
Office of Student Services
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Posvar Hall
412-648-7640

gspia@pitt.edu