Staff Council Endowed Book Fund Award

Established in 2001 and made possible through the generous donations of our University staff members, these awards are used toward the purchase of books or supplies for qualified undergraduate students enrolled at any of the University of Pittsburgh campuses and whose parent or guardian is a dedicated staff member. Awards are granted each academic year and presented at the Chancellor’s Staff Recognition Ceremony. In 2019, Staff Council was proud to offer $500 scholarships to two outstanding students. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a non-freshman enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh
  • in good standing with at least a 2.0 grade point average
  • have a parent/guardian who is a regular full-time or regular part-time staff member at the University of Pittsburgh

The following requirements should be completed before uploading each document into the electronic Staff Council Book Fund Application:

Statement of Interest (750 words maximum) on why you have applied for the scholarship that includes:

  • Work experience
  • Volunteerism / Community Activities
  • University Involvement / Student Activities
  • Career Aspirations

Submit your application

Important Dates:

CLOSED for 2021!

Instructions for completing the transcript enrollment verification process are provided by the Office of the University Registrar.  It is your responsibility to ensure submission of application with all required materials prior to the deadline as incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Have additional questions? Contact the Staff Council Office at 412-624-4236 or at for more information.  We look forward to honoring the children of University of Pittsburgh staff!


Congratulations to the 2021 Winners! David Puccio and Olivia Shea!

Olivia Shea 

“I am studying to be a respiratory therapist at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. I’m very grateful to be here, and I’m thankful to have been chosen for this award. I’m blessed that my mom works for the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center so my brother and I can afford to go to school.”                 


David Puccio

“I’m so thankful to receive this award to assist me in paying for undergraduate student loans and medical school applications. Pitt has done so much for me over the past four years, and I’m forever proud to be a Panther.”


The UTIMES spotlights Staff Council Book Fund Winners!