Where to Give

The Pitt Fund helps to ensure that the University remains accessible and affordable to its students. 

The Pitt Fund supports a broad range of educational programs, including pioneering research in science, technology, and medicine.

The Pitt Fund provides University leadership with the flexibility to direct resources to the highest priority needs of students and faculty.


Students Leaving the Cathedral

Providing financial support to students whose ability and ambition exceed their financial means is the University of Pittsburgh’s top priority.

Scholarship Support for Students

The General Scholarship Fund is an ideal way for donors, who make gifts of any size, to help ensure the continued success of the University and its students. These funds enable Pitt to provide much-needed tuition assistance to the high-achievers, who elevate the University with their exceptional academic performance as students and with the remarkable contributions they make as alumni. MAKE A GIFT TO THE GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Endowed Scholarship Funds allow major gift donors to establish named scholarship funds that will exist in perpetuity and provide permanent support for students within a particular area or for a specific purpose. Minimum endowment levels guarantee that sufficient income will be available to fulfill the donor’s specific intentions. Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 412-624-5800 for more information about establishing an endowed scholarship fund.

Supporting and creating scholarships are among the most expedient ways to ensure that your gift directly impacts our students. But don’t take our word for it… HEAR FROM SOME SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

School-Based Support

Friends and alumni may also provide financial support to a particular school, university center, or regional campus. Our deans, directors, and regional campus presidents use these funds to assist students and faculty and support key programs. Choose a school, center, or other area to support from the column at right.

PittAdvantage Grants

PittAdvantage Grants provide undergraduate students who have completed the Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) financial assistance for a study abroad experience, an unpaid internship, or service learning project. This grant is designed to enhance our students’ college experience and directly links to the purpose of the OCC, which is to help students receive a well-rounded education and ultimately gain a competitive edge for the job marketplace or graduate or professional schools. READ MORE

Support Project Paw Print

Project Paw Print is a group of Pitt student volunteers who are spreading the word on campus about the importance of giving back to Pitt. They help run the Senior Class Gift project—a fundraising campaign that encourages graduating seniors and their friends and families to make contributions to the Senior Legacy Student Resource Fund that will provide financial support to future students by covering the cost of books, lab fees, travel, and other educational expenses. In November 2016, they sponsored Tag Day by posting giant, bright gold banners all over campus to show some of the most tangible ways donors have enriched the University.  READ MORE