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Scholarships and Funding


DICE FEllowship

The DICE Office at Heinz College offers a DICE fellowship for an applicant who is committing to working on advancing equity, inclusion, and social justice. The DICE fellow receives a 50% to 100% tuition scholarship for the duration of their master's program at Heinz College. In addition to the scholarship, the DICE fellow will earn a $6,000 annual stipend for their work as an intern with Heinz College's DICE office during the fall and spring semesters (typically 10-15 hours per week).

Dean's Diversity Fellowship

Multiple scholarships ranging from one-half tuition to full tuition and a $6,000 per year assistantship to students who exemplify a strong commitment to the improvement of race-related issues in the United States

Fellowships in Economic Diversity

Up to two fellowships awarded annually at the time of enrollment. Awards include a full tuition scholarship and $1,000 in conference or workshop support. The fellows also intern with a Pittsburgh-based organization with an economic development mission.

Pittsburgh Regional Leaders Scholarships

A limited number of Regional Leaders Scholarships to incoming full- and part-time students who have a demonstrated a commitment to the Pittsburgh community. 

Stephen M. Laudable Community Fellowship

Up to three awarded per year to receive $1,500 per semester during their second year of classes for work done to promote awareness of policy issues related to the Heinz College community. The awards are limited to MSPPM students who choose a career that contributes to the economy and environment of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods.

Tribal Affairs Fellowship

Multiple scholarships ranging from one-half tuition to full tuition and a $6,000 per year research assistantship to students committed to promoting the advancement of the American Indian population and tribal affairs

Women in Transportation Fellowships

A full-tuition scholarship and a $6,000 per year research assistantship with Traffic21 is awarded each year to an incoming students who is entering either the MSPPM or MISM degree program that support the advancement of women in transportation. 

David Lingren Fellowship for Social Innovation

Awarded annually to one incoming MSPPM student who demonstrates an interest and a commitment to social entrepreneurship and innovation. The fellowship includes a 100% tuition scholarship, and a paid academic year (part-time) position with the Institute for Social Innovation

For more information about scholarships and fellowships, please reach out to David Eber

Heinz College also partners with many organizations to provide financial support to these organizations’ members. See the full list of strategic partnerships here.