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, a 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.
The Pittsburgh Promise is diligently working to raise $250 million in order to be able to fund scholarships through the graduating class of 2028 (children who entered kindergarten in the fall of 2015). We are hopeful that we will reach the $250 million goal by 2020. We intend to keep raising funds after we reach the $250 million goal for classes beyond 2028.
To receive the scholarship, The Promise requires that you: