Dick Thornburgh Forum Disability Service Award

The Dick Thornburgh Forum Disability Service Award

The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy is proud to announce The Dick Thornburgh Forum Disability Service Award. This award is available each year to a University of Pittsburgh student from any campus whose service has made a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities.

The Dick Thornburgh Forum allocates $5000 to the award each year.  Candidates may be nominated by a University of Pittsburgh faculty member or staff member or they may apply themselves. The applicant may or may not have a disability.  The winner is selected by a review committee of University of Pittsburgh administrators.

This award will be presented on the occasion of the Thornburgh Family Lecture in Disability Law and Policy on October 15, 2019.  Dick and Ginny Thornburgh endowed this lecture series with the proceeds of the $50,000 Henry B. Betts Award presented to them in 2003. 

Funding for the series has been aided additionally with grants and other support from the Office of the Chancellor, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the School of Law, and the University Honors College.

The impact of the Thornburghs' leadership in securing disability rights and protections is well known. The Dick Thornburgh Forum Disability Service Award honors a Pitt student whose service to people with disabilities is exemplary.

The deadline to submit an application is: Monday, October 7, 2019. 

Access the application using this link.