UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 07-11-02
SECTION: Staff Educational Benefits
SUBJECT: Effect of Separation on Eligibility for Staff Scholarship Benefits
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 1994 (Published December 22, 1995)
This policy establishes the eligibility for Employee/Spouse/Dependent scholarships
upon the separation, disability, retirement, or death of the employee. The terms of the
scholarships are the same as those listed in Policy 07-11-01, Employee/Spouse/
Dependent Scholarships for Staff.
Employees who are on approved long-term disability or who are retired, are entitled to
the same scholarship benefits as current employees if employed and enrolled at the
time of disability or retirement, or if not enrolled at the time of disability or retirement
were employed at the University for at least five years immediately prior to disability or
Scholarship eligibility continues as is available for the spouses of current employees
who are currently enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh at the time of disability,
retirement, or death of the employee.
If the spouse is not enrolled at the University at that time, the spouse is eligible to use
the scholarship benefits as are available for the spouses of current employees if the
employee worked at the University in a regular full-time position for at least five years
immediately prior to the disability, retirement, or death.
Spouses of deceased staff members retain the scholarship benefits only until they
Proof of marriage must be furnished when applying for the scholarship.
The University requires documentation to verify dependency status.
Dependent Children Attending the University of Pittsburgh
Scholarship eligibility continues as is available for dependent children of current employees
who are currently enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh at the time of their parent's (the
employee's) disability, retirement, or death.
Scholarship eligibility for dependent children who are not enrolled in a program of study at
the University of Pittsburgh requires that the parent (employee) must have been employed
at the University on a regular full-time basis at the time of disability, retirement, or death
for a period of no less than five years.
Dependent Children Attending Other Institutions
Dependent children of disabled, retired, or deceased eligible staff may continue to receive
tuition scholarships as are available for current employees to attend any accredited college
or university if they are already enrolled at the time of their parent's disability, retirement, or
If not enrolled at that time, they are eligible to receive the scholarship only if the employee
worked at the University in a regular full-time position for at least 10 years immediately
prior to the disability, retirement, or death.
The University has a scholarship program for dependent children of regular full-time staff
hired prior to September 1, 1989, who receive an annual salary of at least $17,500.
Employees hired on or after September 1, 1989 must receive an annual salary of at least
$40,000 to receive dependent tuition scholarships to colleges or universities other than
the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, the employee must have been hired by 9/1/94, or
have accepted in writing an offer of employment by 9/1/94.
Falk School Scholarships
Scholarship eligibility continues as available for current employees for dependent children
including employment service requirements.
The terms of the scholarship are the same as those listed for dependent children attending
the University of Pittsburgh.
The amount of the scholarship is a percentage of the total tuition.
General Terms and Conditions
Employees who are on leave of absence without pay are not eligible for scholarship
Scholarship benefits for staff members who are involuntarily separated (e.g., other than
personal resignation or dismissal for disciplinary reasons) are retained for both the term
in which the employee receives the final paycheck and the following term.
Tuition benefits issued for a particular term remain in force for the entire term if the
employee remains employed in an eligible status through the second calendar month of
the term. If a change to an ineligible status occurs prior to the end of the second calendar
month of the term, the full benefit will be cancelled and the employee becomes
responsible for the required tuition. If the employee, spouse, or dependent child is also no
longer attending classes, the applicable student resignation procedures must be followed.
See Procedure 09-05-08, Termination of Registration.
Policy 07-11-01, Employee/Spouse/Dependent Scholarships for Staff
Procedure 07-11-01, Employee/Spouse/Dependent Scholarships
Policy 07-06-08, Domestic Partner Benefits
Procedure 07-06-08, Domestic Partner Benefits
Procedure 09-05-08, Termination of Registration