University of Pittsburgh
Experiential Learning for Veterans in Assistive Technology and Engineering (ELeVATE)
Provides program designed to re-integrate veterans to college through a three-phased program.

Phase I: participants will complete a ten-week paid research experience, complete a team project, learn 21st century skills in workshops, and prepare to begin classes at a local college. During this time, program participants are offered housing and other family assistance. Participants are also paired with rehabilitation counselors for individual and group counseling sessions to ensure the adequate supports are in place for academic success.

Phase II: participants will continue to refine their academic interests and apply for a formal program at the University of Pittsburgh or an institution of their choice.

Phase III: participants will enroll in a university and prepare to graduate from the ELeVATE program. Participants stay linked to their cohort through study and other support groups. The program encourages past participants to stay linked to the program by serving as a mentor for new ELeVATE participants.
6425 Penn Avenue
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Eligibility: Applicants must have some experience in the military. If currently on active duty, provisions may be made to enable participation; the program will work with participants on a case by case basis.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (412) 624-3212
Email Address: rjw64@pitt.edu
Fee Amounts: Call for details.
Intake Procedure: Applicants must submit an application form through the intake website.

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Intake Requirements: After submitting an application form, students must submit a copy of their resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation.
Geographical Area: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, and York counties
Helpful Tips: Applications due 3/1
Summer program TBD
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University of Pittsburgh
Experiential Learning for Veterans in Assistive Technology and Engineering (ELeVATE)
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