The Frontline Workers Scholarship

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Free tuition for an Outlier course of your choice

The University of Pittsburgh and Outlier created The Frontline Workers Scholarship to support frontline workers in their academic journey. Scholarship recipients will be eligible to take an Outlier course of their choice, good for up to two years. The University of Pittsburgh will grant three credits to those who successfully complete the course.

About the Scholarship

The Outlier team has been working tirelessly to make world-class education more equitable and more accessible, and change the way people define excellent education. 

If you're a frontline worker, you’re eligible to receive a full college course for free. Outlier.org currently offers Calculus I, Psychology, and our newly announced Astronomy and Statistics courses. Please note we will be launching additional courses in the next two years. Scholarship recipients will have until September 1st, 2022 to enroll.

This scholarship is available for the first 1,000 eligible applicants. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST August 1st, 2020.

Enrollment for the fall 2020 cohort starting on September 8th, 2020 is limited to the first 250 scholarship recipients that sign up. There will be many opportunities to enroll in additional cohorts thereafter.

Eligibility requirement

Frontline workers:

  • Healthcare workers
  • Protective service workers (police and EMTs)
  • Cashiers in grocery and general merchandise stores
  • Production and food processing workers
  • Janitors and maintenance workers
  • Agricultural workers
  • Truck drivers

Credit transfer

Not sure how to approve your credits or where to start? Check out our Transfer Credit Tool Kit for each step you would need to complete when approving and transferring your credits (checklist included).

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Freqently asked questions

  • Outlier (from the co-founder of MasterClass) has developed high-quality, university-level courses, taught online by some of the most celebrated educators in their respective fields. Our courses employ engaging content and cutting-edge educational technology to create an immersive, student-friendly learning experience. Outlier is reimagining higher education as a resource that is accessible, equitable, and affordable for everyone.

  • Outlier (from the co-founder of MasterClass) has developed high-quality, university-level courses, taught online by some of the most celebrated educators in their respective fields. Our courses employ engaging content and cutting-edge educational technology to create an immersive, student-friendly learning experience. Outlier is reimagining higher education as a resource that is accessible, equitable, and affordable for everyone.

  • Outlier (from the co-founder of MasterClass) has developed high-quality, university-level courses, taught online by some of the most celebrated educators in their respective fields. Our courses employ engaging content and cutting-edge educational technology to create an immersive, student-friendly learning experience. Outlier is reimagining higher education as a resource that is accessible, equitable, and affordable for everyone.

  • Outlier (from the co-founder of MasterClass) has developed high-quality, university-level courses, taught online by some of the most celebrated educators in their respective fields. Our courses employ engaging content and cutting-edge educational technology to create an immersive, student-friendly learning experience. Outlier is reimagining higher education as a resource that is accessible, equitable, and affordable for everyone.