Blue and Gold Dean's Scholarship
The Blue and Gold Dean's Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship. Students will be invited to apply for this full tuition scholarship based on their outstanding academic excellence. Admitted students who have exemplified academic distinction in their undergraduate studies, will be sent an email invitation to apply for this prestigious scholarship. The application deadline for this scholarship is February 15th. This Scholarship will be renewable for the second and third years of law school as long as a cumulative 2.8 GPA is maintained in your legal studies.
Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy Scholarship
In profound gratitude for his devoted service to the University of Pittsburgh and as an enduring tribute to his distinguished legal career, the University established the Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy Endowed Scholarship. The Cappy Scholar will be a Pennsylvania resident with high academic qualifications, who holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and intends to pursue a career in public interest. Admitted students who fit the Cappy Scholar qualifications will be invited to submit an application. The Cappy Scholarship will distribute a $15,000 scholarship annually towards your Pitt Law tuition. This scholarship will be renewable for the second and third years of law school as long as a cumulative 2.8 GPA is maintained at the law school. In addition, Cappy Scholars will have their Cappy Scholarship matched with the Dean's Scholarship creating a full tuition scholarship.
Derrick A. Bell Scholarship in Law and Social Justice
This scholarship, an initiative of the Derrick A Bell Fund for Excellence, will support student engagement in areas consistent with Professor Bell's legacy of advancing social justice, access to justice, and equality before the law. The Derrick A. Bell Scholarship will be awarded to one incoming student who meets certain criteria and qualifications, including: admission to Pitt Law by March 1; a record of high academic achievement; a demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and social justice; and evidence of overcoming disadvantage or adversity including, but not limited to, being the first in one’s family to pursue higher education or overcoming substantial socioeconomic disadvantage. The Bell Scholarship will distribute a $10,000 scholarship annually towards your Pitt Law tuition. This scholarship will be renewable for the second and third years of law school as long as the student maintains a cumulative 2.8 GPA in their legal studies. In addition, Bell Scholars will have their Dean's or Tuition Scholarship coupled with the Bell Award to create a full-tuition Scholarship.
The Dickie McCamey Diversity Scholarship
The Dickie McCamey Diversity Scholarship will provide tuition support for diverse second-year law students who demonstrate merit and the potential to thrive in legal practice. The scholarship recipient will receive $5,000 per semester and consideration for a paid clerk position between their first and second year of law school.
Donald I. Moritz Scholarship
The Donald I. Moritz Scholarship was established in 1995. Mr. Moriz earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1948 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Pittsburgh in 1951. He is retired President and CEO of the Equitable Resources, Inc. This scholarship was set up in his honor by Equitable Resourcs, Inc. to assist worthy law students with the cost of their legal education. Admitted students are automatically considered for this merit scholarship on the basis of past academic performance as documented in their admissions materials. This scholarship is renewable for the second and third years of law school as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of a 2.8 in their legal studies.
University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association Scholarship
The Law Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded annually to third year Pitt Law students. This Scholarship gives students the freedom to pursue career goals by helping to offset educational loans. The Law Alumni Association typically awards three scholarships annually. Consideration is given to grades, activities, interest and financial need. Pitt Law students in the spring of their second year are invited to apply by completing the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association (UPLAA) Scholarship application and submitting the required supporting materials by the March deadline. The Law Alumni Association will select a number of applicants for a required interview prior to the final awarding of the scholarship. Download the application here (PDF download). Please visit the Law Alumni Association website for more information.
Susan Yohe ( (JD '79) Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition Scholarship
Under Susan Yohe’s leadership, the Pittsburgh legal community has been educated on and unified to fulfill the PLDIC’s mission to increase the hiring, retention, and inclusion of legal professionals from diverse backgrounds. Throughout her legal career, Yohe has been dedicated to advancing new lawyers, particularly law students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. The Susan Yohe PLDIC Scholarship honors Susan’s commitment to these causes by supporting future generations of Pittsburgh law students. The Susan Yohe PLDIC Scholarship will be awarded to a Pitt Law student for their first year in the amount of $10,000 with committed support at the same or greater level in their second and third years of law school. The Yohe scholar will demonstrate a commitment to improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession. Admitted students will be invited to apply for the Susan Yohe PLDIC Scholarship.