The Undergraduate Subcommittee of PEIC has identified several scholarships that are specific to underrepresented students. Please note that while these scholarships are not offered by the psychology department, they may be helpful in funding a student's undergraduate education at Pitt.
Post-baccalaureate and Graduate Students
Hot Metal Bridge Program
A two-semester post-baccalaureate fellowship for underrepresented students that bridges the gap beteween undergraduate education and graduate training. The comprehensive program prepares students to apply and attend doctoral programs in psychology or related disciplines.
Meet our current fellows here.
Find out more about how to apply to the Hot Metal Bridge Program here.
DEI and Anti-Racism Mentorship, Learning, and Research Enhancement Grants
Funding is available to:
- Strengthen the support for department members from underrepresented or disadvantaged groups by providing expanded access to mentors
- Support growth in DEI and anti-racist knowledge by providing expanded access to learning opportunities
- Enhance the design, execution, and/or dissemination of research that is culturally competent, inclusive, and equitable.
Any member of the department can submit a request for up to $1,000 in funding that falls within one or more of these categories. Examples of appropriate requests include:
- Funds to compensate an external colleague for service on a student milestone committee, review of a grant or fellowship proposal, consultation on a research project, delivery of training, consultation with an alumnus about future career pathways
- Funds to pay for registration costs for a diversity-focused conference, diversity or anti-racist training, or statistical/methods workshops on qualitative and demographically sensitive analysis
- Funds to compensate community members for participation in focus groups, or community leaders for their consultation
- Funds to pay for advertising or other costs to diversify participant recruitment.
Graduate students from underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds are eligible for fellowships from the Dietrich School. The department nominates candidates for fellowships on the basis of information provided by applicants to our training programs.