Messiah University is proud to be a Preferred College Partner of the Pittsburgh Promise
The Pittsburgh Promise is a collaborative, innovative program providing 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."
Messiah benefits for Pittsburgh Promise Scholars
As a Preferred College Partner of The Pittsburgh Promise, Messiah University provides the following additional financial aid and robust support services for Promise Scholars who meet Messiah’s standard admissions requirements:
For the 2024-25 Academic Year (benefiting the high school graduating Class of 2024):
- Messiah provides 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. Some exceptions could occur where adjustments to the recipient’s financial aid package may be required by federal or state regulation, or institutional policy.
- When you apply for admission, Messiah also provides numerous other opportunities for scholarships and grants. Learn more about financial aid opportunities at Messiah.
Messiah offers a wide range of services to empower students with the resources and care they need to succeed during their university experience and beyond:
- One-on-one academic advising—including the Explore U resources for students still exploring their choice of major
- SOAR Peer mentoring program
- First-year Experience—a network of helpful resources and relationship-building events for new students
- Academic Success Center—providing services such as include academic coaching, accommodation approval for students with disabilities (academic accessibility), academic peer tutoring, and supplemental instruction.
- Office of Student Success
- Multicultural Student Programs
- International Student Programs
- Center for Career and Professional Development
- Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services
Messiah offers a 20% tuition discount to Pittsburgh Promise alumni who are accepted into one of the following Messiah University online graduate degree (masters/doctorate) or graduate-level certificate programs:
- Business and Leadership
- Higher Education
The discount will be applied each term until the student graduates/completes the certificate as long as the student remains in good academic standing. The 20% tuition discount is not stackable with other Messiah University tuition discount programs.