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Three more schools become Pittsburgh Promise Preferred College Partners


Last updated 9/5/2018 at 8:38pm

As the new academic year commences for students in the region’s colleges and universities, Clarion University, Edinboro University, and Juniata College have joined 21 other institutions of higher education in becoming Pittsburgh Promise Preferred College Partners to help eligible students with additional financial and academic support and services.

Preferred College Partners will provide grants for room and board to Promise-eligible students who are accepted to the institution. The schools will also provide targeted transition and academic support services to ensure student retention and success. The partnership is intended to further help Promise Scholars with additional financial and academic support services through stronger relationships between The Pittsburgh Promise and post-secondary institutions.

These additions bring to 24 the total count of academic partners who will extend program benefits to the graduating class of 2019, including: Allegheny College, Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Clarion University, Duquesne University, Edinboro University, Geneva College, Grove City College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Juniata College, La Roche College, Penn State (select campuses), Pittsburgh Technical College, Point Park University, Robert Morris University, Saint Vincent College, Seton Hill University, Shippensburg University, Slippery Rock University, Susquehanna University, Thiel College, Washington & Jefferson College, and Westminster College

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 $120 million in scholarships to send over 8,000 urban youth to a post-secondary institution. More than 2,400 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. For more information visit


Reader Comments(1)

Lisa writes:

Wow. The Promise is now cut in half from giving out funds to second chance students, aka the kids who never cared and still don't care, I know 3 of them going nowhere. Now there's this secret my University never spoke a word about and has 0 information about it anywhere? Amazing.


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