Panthers Forward

The Pitt Day of Giving logo—a Cathedral of Learning in blue with the words "Day of Giving: 2.23.21" superimposed
More than 11,100 donors from all 50 states gave to scholarships, research, academic programs, student organizations, athletics and other University vital initiatives. See who won challenge funds and the Color Your Cathy contest.
Elise Silva and her daughter Miriam embracing on a bench
The Student Emergency Assistance Fund has helped dozens of students weather the pandemic. Find out how your support—or your artistic skills—can help on Feb. 23.
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A cohort of 150 students from the Class of 2021 will each receive up to $5,000 in student loan relief upon graduation. The students were introduced at a virtual kickoff celebration last week.
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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.
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.
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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.
Headshot of Patrick Gallagher
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.