Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarships

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce two important scholarship opportunities for psychology majors who will be juniors or seniors next year.

The Dr. John Knox Hall, Jr. Scholarship

The Dr. John Knox Hall, Jr. Scholarship of the Pittsburgh Foundation was created in memory of Dr. Hall, a psychology faculty member. It is expected that three awards will be made for next year. Each award, of over $4,000, will benefit a junior or senior majoring in psychology who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:

  • Junior or senior status by fall 2018;
  • Overall QPA of 3.5 or higher as of the end of the fall term of 2017;
  • Plans for a career in psychology.

View the Dr. John Knox Hall, Jr Scholarship application »

The Rose and Zachary Caplan Scholarship Fund

The Rose and Zachary Caplan Scholarship Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation was created to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students majoring in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. It is expected that four awards of over $4,000 each will be made for next year.

Applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:

  • Junior or senior status by fall 2018;
  • Overall QPA of 3.0 or higher as of the end of the fall term of 2017;
  • Demonstration of financial need;
  • Evidence of community service/volunteer work.

View the Rose and Zachary Caplan Scholarship application »

Application Requirements

These are excellent scholarship opportunities and students who meet the criteria are strongly encouraged to apply. Note that these scholarships have different application requirements. You may apply for both if you meet the requirements, but you must submit separate applications with the required attachments. See the application forms for details.

Applications are available in the advising office and on-line.

Applications are due in the main office of the Psychology Department, 3137 Sennott Square, no later than APRIL 20, 2018.   Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Winners will be selected by a faculty committee headed by the department chair. Winners will be notified by the Pittsburgh Foundation during the summer term.  Please do not contact the Advising Office or the Psychology Department regarding the status of your application.

Previous Winners

Dr. John Knox Hall, Jr. Scholarship — 2017-18 

Danielle Apple
Claire Chu
Aashna Waiwood
Peter Zheng

Rose and Zachary Caplan Scholarship — 2017-18

Hannah Ayers
Anna Swink
Alexander Tran
Jeffrey Unterberger

Dr. John Knox Hall, Jr. Scholarship — 2016-17

Miranda Bridgwater
Morgan Lindenmuth
Goda Tarcijonas

Rose and Zachary Caplan Scholarship — 2016-17

Inseong Lee
Mary Mehlburger
Alexander Pang
Danielle Turk

Dr. John Knox Hall, Jr. Scholarship — 2015-16

Rachel Kosciusko
Andrew Krane
Mehrgol Tiv

Rose and Zachary Caplan Scholarship — 2015-16

Brandi Ashley
Miranda Bridgwater
Paige McLaughlin
Alexa Connors

Dr. John Knox Hall, Jr. Scholarship — 2014-15

Maria Alessi
Rebecca Bosetti
Kendra Guinness
Sara Winter

Rose and Zachary Caplan Scholarship — 2014-15

Alexa Connors
Elizabeth Mortenson
Katherine Willie
Erika Wise

DeVito-Lipner Family Student Fund (undergraduate research award) — 2014-15

Eva Dice
Pietra Bruni
Eliana Munro
Elizabeth Mortenson
Elizabeth Yoder