Richard T Hartman and Michael Orosz Scholarships

The Richard T. Hartman scholarship was established in 1987, in honor of Richard T. Hartman, a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Dr. Hartman served as Chair of the Department 1971-1972 and as the Director of the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (PLE) from 1973 to 1987.

The Orosz Scholarship is named for a beloved staff member (Mike O.) in the Department of Biological Sciences. Mike was the Facilities Director of the Clapp-Langley-Crawford building complex. In this role, he had a special commitment to the improvement of PLE, where he also went to relax and fish. Because his parents worked at Pitt his tuition was covered. However, Mike also worked the whole time he was an undergraduate to help his parents pay for his school. After his untimely passing, his family ran an annual golf event to raise the initial funding for the scholarship. 

Multiple awards are made to cover or reduce room and board costs for students attending PLE courses. The selection committee considers GPA, major, career goals, and financial need. Students may use the application at the link below to apply for both scholarships.