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Thinking about graduate school? The Pitt2Pitt Scholarship can help you get there.

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Are you a graduating senior or a Pitt alum thinking of pursuing an advanced degree or certificate program? The Pitt2Pitt program could be your ticket to the University’s 84 post-graduate programs.

Launched in 2020, Pitt2Pitt provides financial incentive — up to $7,500 — and support to students and alumni seeking to continue their education. Since its inception, the scholarship has expanded its academic partnerships to a wide range of degrees and certificate programs, including Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Health Administration

“After spending one or two months on the job hunt after graduation, I got some offers that weren’t exactly what I was looking for,” said Jake Matthews, a 2022 Pitt2Pitt Scholarship recipient who is now a graduate student in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. “I’m undertaking a Master of Science in Quantitative Economics for a leg up into the industry at the level that I want to.”

In addition to using his graduate studies to deepen his knowledge in his field, Matthews also pointed out other advantages of staying at Pitt for his master’s degree.

“Earning a one-year degree requires intense study, and moving to a new place is distracting,” he said, adding, “I like that I could just focus on school.”


— Nichole Faina, photography by Nick Conti. This story has been updated.