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SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

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A $40,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP IS ALREADY YOURS!

The Pittsburgh Promise scholarship is a big idea and a real commitment: if you live in the city and attend Pittsburgh Public schools from 9th grade on, up to a $40,000 Promise scholarship will be waiting for you at graduation. The Promise is not like most scholarships. You don't have to be a straight-A student or a star athlete to be eligible for The Pittsburgh Promise. The Promise scholarship is not need-based. 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. If you can dream of a promising future and are willing to work hard to get there, the scholarship will be waiting for you.


To receive the scholarship, The Promise requires that you:
  • Live in the City of Pittsburgh, continuously, without interruption, for at least the
    four years of high school.
  • Attend Pittsburgh Public Schools, continuously, without interruption, from at least the beginning of 9th grade, and through to graduation.
  • Graduate with a cumulative, un-weighted GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Maintain an attendance record of 90%.
  • Use your scholarship at an accredited college, university, or trade and technical school in Pennsylvania.
  • File the FAFSA (FAFSA.gov) and state grant form (PHEAA.org) by April 30th each year for the financial aid year that begins the following fall.