Scholarship, Stewardship Focus of New Pitt Chronicle Series

Issue Date: 
January 26, 2009

 To:  The Pitt Community

From:  Clyde B. Jones III, vice chancellor for health sciences development, and Albert J. Novak Jr., Pitt vice chancellor for institutional advancement.

Since the launch of Pitt’s Building Our Future Together campaign, Pitt’s generous supporters have created more than 437 new scholarships and fellowships for students. We would like the Pitt community to see firsthand the positive impact of that philanthropy.

With this issue, the Pitt Chronicle is beginning a series of articles that will highlight how both graduate and undergraduate students benefit from scholarships and fellowships that have been established through Pitt’s fundraising efforts. The many gifts Pitt has already received from alumni and friends during the capital campaign have enabled the University to attract, retain, and support literally thousands of talented students and have been crucial in establishing Pitt as a top-tier public university.

With today’s economic challenges, it is clear that the University will need to rely more than ever on private resources to meet the needs of its students, as Pitt continues to provide opportunities for promising young minds. We hope these stories will inspire others to participate in helping students reach their full potential by making a gift to the University.