Promise Ambassadors are a cohort of senior interns from each Pittsburgh Public High School who promote The Promise scholarship and post-secondary enrollment among their peers and in their communities. Ambassadors serve as “go-to” experts on The Promise scholarship and lead their classmates through the scholarship application process.
The program offers an excellent opportunity to develop important communication, organization, and leadership skills. Ambassadors receive training to acquire mentoring, communication, and public speaking skills, as well as financial aid and college planning knowledge. Ambassadors are required to complete a minimum of 10 hours of talking to students and families in school and at community events per month.
Becoming a Promise Ambassador lets PPS students earn a paycheck while learning about and preparing for postsecondary education. But it’s also a rewarding experience that offers a chance to give back by helping fellow students fulfill their promise.
The Promise Ambassador application begins in the spring of the previous school year. Interested students must submit an application, including an essay, and be available to attend all scheduled summer training sessions. Applicants must meet scholarship residency and enrollment requirements. The number of Ambassadors hired at each school varies depending on senior class size.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to the Ambassadors or guidance counselors at your school for more information.