Pittsburgh Promise

  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Coverage: Pittsburgh
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2/4 - year
  • Funding: last dollar
  • Year(s): 2008
  • Funding Source: private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: more than four semesters

School(s): Any accredited college, university, or trade and technical school in Pennsylvania.

The Pittsburgh Promise scholarship is a big idea and a real commitment: if you live in the city and attend Pittsburgh Public Schools from day one of 9th grade on, a Promise scholarship will be waiting for you at graduation. The maximum award for graduates of the Class of 2018 and beyond is up to $5,000 per year or $20,000 total. Your family’s income does not factor into the decision. It is not a competitive process. If you meet the requirements, you receive the scholarship. Neither is it a limited process, as you and all of your siblings can receive it.

The above information was provided by our partners at Pittsburgh Promise.

Program Links

  • Address:
    1901 Centre Avenue, Suite 304
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (412) 281-7605

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