Students

A person wearing a T-shirt that displays where they matched for residency
When a capstone celebration turned virtual this year, medical students pulled together to donate the money they had raised for the event to communities in need—and challenged faculty to do the same.
A family watches commencement online
In-person commencement ceremonies have been postponed, but Pitt will offer a unique celebration honoring the achievements of the Class of 2020 virtually on Sunday, April 26.
Two people sit at a desk with "Pitt" emblazoned on the front
Travel restrictions may have put the brakes on admitted student campus visits, but a team at Pitt admissions created an innovative way of bringing campus to students wherever they are.
Kayla Scoggin in front of a light green wall, in a black shirt.
Kayla Scoggin, a 21-year old urban studies major, will enter service with the Peace Corps in Uganda upon graduation this spring. Her internship through the Elsie Hillman Civic Forum helped prepare her for her new role.
Grace McHale in a gray shirt in front of stained glass.
The University of Pittsburgh once again is among the nation’s top institutions for producing Fulbright students, breaking its own record with 14 students—who are now alumni—earning the prestigious scholarships for international study, teaching and research projects.
Freitag in a light blue shirt and aqua tie
Thomas Freitag is the second winner from Pitt in the three years the scholarship has been offered. Freitag will study HIV prevention and treatment at the University of Cambridge next year.
Jariatu Stallone
Applying for scholarships can be intimidating, but Pitt-Bradford biology and pre-med student Jariatu Stallone found a perfect opportunity, thanks to her background with HIV/AIDS work in Sierra Leone and a tip from a resident advisor. The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship will support her future efforts to combat the disease.
Rachel Noah in front of a banner for the play "Wicked"
Pitt senior Rachel Noah created her own University experience on her way to a career in arts management during a dream summer internship: on Broadway with the producers of “Wicked.”
Brandon Thomas standing outside with a colorful background of the surroundings -- greenery, signs, buildings, flowers -- blurred in the background
Emergency room professionals often see patients with mental health issues. School of Social work senior Brandon Thomas has developed a training module to address stigma and bias among medical professionals toward these patients. His research is showing some promising early results.
Kathy Monangai portrait, standing in front of pharmacy building at Pitt
Kathy Monangai may not have wanted to become a pharmacist upon enrolling at the University of Pittsburgh, but since switching to Pitt’s School of Pharmacy, she has been carving a path of leadership excellence and was recently elected as the Student National Pharmaceutical Association’s national vice president. Monangai said she wants to help children in a pharmaceutical setting as a professional.