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    Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship

    Offered by The Pittsburgh Promise

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Aug 21, 2023
    Multiple awards worth up to

    $5,000

    Grade level

    High School Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    May 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship is a “last dollar” scholarship, meaning The Promise pays for eligible expenses after all other grants and scholarships, such as Pell, PHEAA, FSEOG, and institutional grants have been deducted. Every student who starts on day one of 9th grade and meets eligibility criteria will be eligible to earn up to $5,000 per year ($20,000 maximum) to be used at any accredited college, university, trade, or technical school in Pennsylvania. Eligible students must have been enrolled in Pittsburgh Public Schools, or one of its charters, continuously, since 9th grade, and graduate from one of these schools in the next four years. If you’re a college-bound, Pittsburgh Public high school student, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About The Pittsburgh Promise

    The Pittsburgh Promise promotes high educational aspirations among urban youth, funds scholarships for post-secondary access, and fuels a prepared and diverse regional workforce. They envision a future where all Pittsburgh urban youth are equipped to reach post-secondary success, their public schools serve all children excellently, their city is flourishing in all its neighborhoods, and their workforce is widely diverse and highly skilled to advance a region that is good and just for all.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Students

    Minimum GPA

    2.5

    State

    Pennsylvania

    Application information

    Interested students must complete and submit the FAFSA and PA State Grant Form, in addition to the application materials below, in order to apply.

    Academic transcript

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    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Pittsburgh Promise at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship is renewable.

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