Grove City College is working with The Pittsburgh Promise to help city public school graduates achieve a transformative higher education.
The Pittsburgh Promise is an innovative scholarship program that promotes high educational aspirations among urban youth, funds scholarships for post-secondary access, and fuels a prepared and diverse regional workforce. It provides up to $5,000 a year for graduates of Pittsburgh Public Schools who meet academic and attendance benchmarks.
Grove City College will provide up to five $2,000 Trustee Enrichment Scholarships to augment those grants for 2023 high school graduates who earn acceptance to the College. The scholarships are part of the College’s commitment to making a transformational education a reality for every student.
As a preferred Pittsburgh Promise partner since 2017, Grove City College also offers a host of support services to the scholarship students to ensure they do not just survive on campus but thrive. They include:
- Summer Launch, a month-long online program to address pre-arrival questions about financial aid, academics, registration, and housing, and Welcome Week, orientation, which exposes new students to academic programs and campus life.
- Academic advising to help students make decisions regarding their academic program and long-term career and life goals, and retention services to track, identify, and help students who are struggling academically, including free tutoring in most subject areas.
- Access to a top ranked Career Services Office, which works with each student to identify vocational interest, internship opportunities, and career possibilities.
- Academic support and student life programming for all students.
“Pittsburgh Promise Preferred College Partners provide a commitment of grants and academic/social supports to ensure the success of Promise scholars. We know that Promise scholars are exceptional assets to their post-secondary communities, and we are grateful for all efforts to retain and support them through their studies,” Dr. Shelley Scherer, associate executive director of The Pittsburgh Promise, said.
Making an excellent, Christ-centered education affordable is part of the mission of Grove City College, one of the least expensive private colleges in Pennsylvania with an annual tuition of $19,990. To maintain its independence, the private liberal arts and sciences college does not accept any federal funding, including student grants and loans. Most students receive some form of need- or merit-based aid from the College in addition to outside scholarships.
To date, The Pittsburgh Promise has invested more than $162 million in scholarships to send over 10,700 urban youth to a post-secondary institution. Promise Alumni have added value to the region’s workforce at over 650 companies.
For more information, visit gcc.edu/admissions.