Scholarship Overview

  • Country: United States of America
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: University Of Pittsburgh
  • Funded by: University Of Pittsburgh
  • Tuition Type: Partial tuition
  • Degree Program: Fellowship
  • Scholarship Amount: a living stipend of $19,200 and $1,000 for program fees 
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: Depends on the school calendar

Scholarship Benefits

The Fellowship position, which spans one to two years, provides financial assistance that includes a living stipend of $19,200, disbursed in monthly installments, along with a $1,000 fund allocated for program participation and professional activities.


Candidates must satisfy the following requirements to apply:

  • Applicants should have received acceptance into a Master’s degree program for the upcoming academic year at one of the following schools: the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the School of Law, the School of Education, or the School of Nursing.
  • A completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required.
  • Proficiency in English is a must, with strong skills in speaking, reading, and writing.
  • The Fellowship tends to favor candidates who are in the early or middle stages of their professional journey.

The Fellowship is open to all citizens and is tailored for individuals focused on practice and policy work. It is not purposed for foundational academic research, academic sabbaticals, or research in the medical field.

How to apply

Candidates interested in the Heinz Fellows Program must specify their intention to apply for this opportunity when they are submitting their application for the Master’s program. After receiving their acceptance to the professional school, candidates should reach out to the respective school to express their interest in the Fellowship and to inquire about the application process.

Additional Information

When planning to apply for the Master’s program and the Heinz Fellows Program, please be mindful of the following key dates and actions:

Master’s Program Application Deadline: Verify the specific deadline for the school and academic year to which you are applying, as it varies by program and institution.

  • May: The selected recipient of the Fellowship will be notified.
  • August 1: The Fellowship year commences.
  • June 30: The Fellowship year concludes.

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