The Pittsburgh Promise is committed to completing a $250 million fundraising campaign to assure that at least the graduating class of 2028 (children who entered Kindergarten in the fall of 2015) will receive a Promise scholarship throughout their four years of post-secondary education. In order to ensure the longevity of The Pittsburgh Promise, changes to the scholarship structure will be made, starting with the class of 2017. Scholarship eligibly and new award details are outlined below. For additional information on these changes, reference our press release and Promise fact sheet.
Am I Eligible?
The Pittsburgh Promise is available to all graduates of the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the schools that are chartered by PPS. To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
City Residency and PPS Enrollment Requirements
The maximum award for graduates of the Class of 2012-2016 is 10,000 per year or $40,000 total. The maximum award for graduates of the Class of 2017 and beyond is $7,500 per year or $30,000 total. Scholarships are awarded on a sliding scale that awards longevity in the Pittsburgh Public School District. An individual student's award is pro-rated for the grade from which continuous, uninterrupted city residency and Pittsburgh Public School enrollment began.