Grove City College and The Pittsburgh Promise have teamed up again to help students from Pittsburgh’s public schools earn a degree from one of the region’s top private liberal arts colleges.
Under the Preferred College Partners Program, up to five Pittsburgh Promise Scholars will receive annual $2,000 Trustee Enrichment Scholarships to attend Grove City College and be eligible for a host of support services while enrolled. The College became a Preferred Partner school in 2017.
The Pittsburgh Promise is a scholarship program for graduates of Pittsburgh Public Schools that is designed to promote post-secondary enrollment, help relieve the financial burden of college-going and support Promise Scholars through to attainment of a credential.
Grove City College is a highly-ranked, private national liberal arts and sciences college that equips students to pursue their callings in an academically excellent and Christ-centered learning and living experience and become leaders of the highest proficiency, purpose and principles ready to advance the common good.
Together they are working to ensure that urban youth have access to a quality education and the opportunity that it can provide. Grove City College is uniquely positioned to deliver on the promise that a college education is the key to greater success in life and committed to the success of every student. Grove City College’s high retention and graduation rates indicate that students who commit to the College stay in school and successfully complete their degrees. An aggressive Career Services Office, an extensive alumni network and longstanding partnerships with businesses, industries and other institutions help 96 percent of graduates secure jobs or graduate school placement within six months of earning their degrees and earn higher than average starting and mid-career salaries over their lifetimes.
Beginning with the Class of 2018, Pittsburgh Promise students are eligible for up to $5,000 per year for four years of post-secondary education. Promise scholarships are used to augment other grants, scholarships and financial aid that a student is eligible for up to the cost of tuition, fees, room and board and books. To be eligible, students must: be enrolled in Pittsburgh Public Schools or one of its charters and a resident of Pittsburgh, continuously, since at least the beginning of 9th grade; and graduate with a minimum cumulative, unweighted grade point average of 2.50 and an attendance record of 90 percent or above.