• Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Pharmacy
Accolades & Honors

2 Pitt students earned Voyager Scholarships

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Two Pitt students have been named among the second cohort of recipients of the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service, also known as the Voyager Scholarship.

Erin Lancaster and Anjolaoluwa Oludayo are both juniors in the David C. Frederick Honors College, and their wins solidify Pitt’s status as a top producer of Voyager Scholars among public universities for the second year running.

Lancaster is majoring in psychology with minors in Korean and linguistics in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Her Voyager project will focus on increasing accessibility to mental health resources for young people in underrepresented communities.

Oludayo is enrolled in the School of Pharmacy and pursuing a minor in Spanish language. Her Voyager project will focus on finding solutions to livestock pollution in local water sources.

The Voyager Scholarship, founded by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, offers up to $50,000 in financial aid over two years for students who are entering their junior year of college so that they can participate in meaningful travel experiences and gain a network of leaders and mentors who support their work toward social change.