Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1963, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is a publicly assisted, four-year, liberal arts college in southwestern Pennsylvania. A regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, Pitt-Greensburg offers 24 baccalaureate degree programs, including new majors in Education and Spanish, as well as 19 minors.
- The UPG President’s Discretionary Fund
- Academic Programs at Pitt-Greensburg
- UPG Alumni Alumni Association
President’s Scholarship Fund
The endowment was established as part of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Capital Campaign. Each year, Pitt-Greensburg becomes the institution of choice for growing numbers of local students who have outstanding high school records. The President’s Scholarship is offered to the valedictorian or highest-ranking graduate who applies to Pitt-Greensburg from each of the six public and parochial school districts in Westmoreland County that were instrumental in Pitt-Greensburg’s founding in 1963.
Investment in the Future Student Scholarship Fund
This fund allows current year contributions to be applied to current scholarship needs. Donors who designate their contribution to this fund will immediately assist qualified students with a financial need.
Pitt-Greensburg Green Scholar Program
The Green Scholar program is designed to provide opportunities for Pitt-Greensburg’s best students to acquire research experience by working with faculty on scholarly projects in each of the three academic divisions. Green Scholars receive a stipend for their research work, and the program allows students to focus on their education rather than working at part-time jobs in fields unrelated to their academic majors. Students are nominated to be a “Green Scholar” to serve during their junior and senior years, by faculty, who benefit from the collaboration with a "junior" research partner.
A Message from the President
Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends,
A gift to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is an investment in our future. As an economist, I know the tremendous value and high rate of return we all receive when you give to Pitt-Greensburg. During this country’s recent economic difficulties, southwestern Pennsylvania has fared better than many other regions because we have invested in education. Our many great colleges and universities are leading the way in ensuring we continue to have a bright future.
To maintain this impact, we rely on your support. Gifts to Pitt-Greensburg have allowed us to provide our students with critical scholarship assistance as well as valuable research opportunities. Gifts from our many friends have enabled us to renovate our buildings and facilities and to update equipment in our classrooms and labs. Because of your support, we have grown and enhanced the educational opportunities on our campus.
We remain focused on ensuring our existing programs and facilities are the very best while adding new programs and degrees, such as our Chemistry, Education and Spanish degrees, to meet the present and future needs of our region. To keep pace with rapidly advancing technologies, we are constantly updating the skills we ask our graduates to master.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported us. Your gifts help us add valuable programming sooner and enhance learning more significantly, resulting in an even brighter future for us all. I can think of no better value for your dollar.
With warmest regards,
Sharon P. Smith, President
Director of Annual Programs
Office of Institutional Advancement
For information about gift options of $1,000 or more, please contact:
Director of University Relations and Institutional Advancement