PITTSBURGH, April 10, 2019- Point Park University, a Preferred College Partner of The Pittsburgh Promise, is extending support of Promise scholarship recipients to graduate school offerings beginning with the Fall of 2019 semester.


Point Park University is offering scholarships equal to 30% of tuition per semester to Pittsburgh Promise Alumni who apply and enroll in one of its on-ground master’s programs, which provide practical, career-oriented education in its Downtown location with access to vibrant cultural centers and several Fortune 500 companies.


“Point Park has long been a supporter of The Pittsburgh Promise, and we’ve seen a steady increase in Promise scholars on campus in recent years,” said Trudy Williams, Vice President of Enrollment at Point Park. “We are, of course, happy to make it easier for these scholars to continue their higher education.”


The graduate school award is in addition to the school’s commitment to Promise Scholars who pursue undergraduate degrees at their institution. As a Preferred College Partner, Point Park has committed to providing grants for room and board to Promise-eligible undergraduate students who are accepted to the school and targeted transition and academic support services to ensure student retention and success. Point Park University joins Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University in providing graduate school scholarships.


“Point Park University has been a great partner from the very beginning. More than 430 Promise scholars have so far received a great education and found a good home after high school there. We want to see Promise Alumni pursue the careers of their dreams and thrive in the Pittsburgh region. Point Park’s graduate school offering will incentivize students to remain in Pittsburgh as they take the next step in their educational and professional journey,” said Pittsburgh Promise Executive Director Saleem Ghubril.


About Point Park University

Point Park University, immersed in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, focuses on student success through innovative experiential learning opportunities. Point Park enrolls more than 4,000 students in over 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs offered through its Conservatory of Performing Arts, Rowland School of Business, and schools of Arts and Sciences, Communication, and Education. The University’s alumni and students represent all 50 states and 34 countries around the world. Visit PointPark.edu 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. To date, The Promise has invested more than $130 million in scholarships to send more than 8,800 urban youth to a post-secondary institution. Over 3,000 Promise Scholars have graduated, and many are now working, and giving back, in the Pittsburgh region. Pittsburgh has the largest Promise program in the United States.


News Contact: Lauren Bachorski 412.973.6080, Lauren@pittburghpromise.org

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