The Pittsburgh Promise and Messiah partner to provide scholarships to Pittsburgh students

Messiah University announces it is now a Preferred College Partner of the Pittsburgh Promise

Messiah University recently announced its partnership with The Pittsburgh Promise, a collaborative, innovative program that provides scholarships to graduates from Pittsburgh Public Schools. Messiah University is privileged to support The Pittsburgh Promise in its mission to "promote high educational aspirations among urban youth, fund scholarships for post-secondary access, and fuel a prepared and diverse regional workforce." 

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Messiah is named a Preferred College Partner, which means the University provides additional financial aid and robust support services for Promise Scholars who meet Messiah’s standard admissions requirements. This includes:

  • Providing full-time enrolled Promise Scholars who live on campus with a $5,000 award per year for up to four years. This award is calculated outside of the Promise Scholarship and is in addition to any other aid for which the student may be eligible and will be stacked with any additional institutional aid up to the full cost of attendance.
  • Offering a wide range of services to empower students with the resources and care they need to succeed during their university experience and beyond. This includes services like academic advising, peer mentoring programs, career preparation services, health services and more.
  • Tuition discounts for Pittsburgh Promise alumni who are accepted into several online graduate degree graduate-level certificate programs at Messiah University.

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“As we live out our mission of educating students toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation, I am excited that a Messiah education is now more accessible to students from Pittsburgh through this unique program,” said Dr. Rob Pepper, Messiah University’s executive director and assistant to the president for innovation and university partnerships.

You can learn more about Messiah’s partnership with The Pittsburgh Promise by visiting

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 $170 million in scholarships to send more than 11,400 urban youth to a post-secondary institution. Over 3,980 Promise Scholars have graduated, and many are now working, and giving back, in the Pittsburgh region. Promise Alumni have added value to the region's workforce at over 650 companies. The Pittsburgh Promise is committed to raising the required resources to fund students through the high school graduating class of 2028. Pittsburgh has the largest Promise program in the United States. For more information visit

About Messiah University

Founded in 1909 and located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Messiah University is a nationally ranked, private Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences that enrolls nearly 3,300 undergraduate, adult degree program and graduate students.