Panthers Forward

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Samantha Cortes (EDUC ’20) says the Panthers Forward program helped make her feel more connected during her final, untraditional year at Pitt. Seniors can apply for the program, which offers networking, mentoring and up to $5,000 toward federal student loans, through Sept. 20.
Sarah Elizabeth Steward and Jordan Fields
The Emma W. Locke Award winner is Sarah Steward and the Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year Award winner is Jordan Fields.
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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.
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The Pitt Success Pell Match Program will leverage the power of the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Grant program by matching these federal funds, dollar for dollar, up to the cost of attendance for eligible students across all five of Pitt’s campuses.
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The program, launched this year by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, aims to reduce federal student loan debt and, in turn, help new graduates gain greater economic stability.
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An initiative of Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, the program will accommodate up to 150 seniors graduating in spring 2019. Those accepted will receive up to $5,000 toward their eligible student loan balance upon graduation.