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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, you and all of your siblings can receive it. The scholarship is our commitment to you because we are truly inspired to think of all that you will achieve. But the scholarship is also our contract with you, by accepting it you pledge to dream big and work hard. 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 for at least all four years of high school
  • Attend Pittsburgh Public Schools for at least all four years of high school
  • Graduate with an average, un-weighted high school GPA of 2.5
  • Maintain an attendance record of 90%.
  • Use your scholarship at an accredited college, university, or trade and technical school in Pennsylvania