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The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs began in 1926. As committees completed their rooms, they turned their attention to creating study abroad scholarships. The Nationality Rooms have awarded scholarships for summer study abroad annually since 1948. The purpose of the awards is to enable University of Pittsburgh students to have an in-depth immersion in another culture for at least five weeks. It is important that applicants choose a program that will maximize their contact with the populace abroad and be accepted by the University for credit.

It is the farsightedness and generosity of the Nationality Rooms committees and their friends which have raised more than $3.5 million to provide these important intercultural exchange opportunities.


1. Online Application. Complete and submit online application at PittFund$Me through the The application will include personal and academic information, proposed budget, and two essays.

2. Two Letters of Recommendation. One must be from a University faculty member, while the other may be another faculty member or other individual (e.g., supervisor, University staff). These may be completed and submitted through the online application.

3. Transcripts

4. Nationality Rooms Academic Credit Signature Form. Obtain approval for the proposed study from the Study Abroad Office. Undergraduates must attach a copy of the program description that gives the dates the course(s) will be taught. Proposed study abroad programs and internships must receive credit.

5. Other Scholarships Notice. Complete and submit through online application.



· U.S. citizen or permanent resident

· A current full-time student on a University of Pittsburgh campus for the fall and spring terms prior to study abroad

· Proposed study abroad must relate to career goals

· Foreign language skills if required by the scholarship applying for

· Preference for five weeks in one country or region for academic travel

· Students may apply for two scholarships, but can only win one

· Previous awardees are not eligible, but previous applicants who did not win may apply again

· Have a GPA of at least 3.0

· Must have at least 60 credits by the end of the spring semester of the current academic year (sophomore or junior), AP credits not included

· Propose a career-related, credit-worthy study abroad program or internship

· For independent research proposal, must speak with the Scholarship Administrator

· All proposed undertakings must receive credits


· Application open: mid-February.

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· Application Deadline: March 15- May 1, 2021