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Pittsburgh Promise Partnership

Pittsburgh Promise Partnership

Messiah University is proud to be a Preferred College Partner of the Pittsburgh Promise

The Pittsburgh Promise logoThe 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:

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
  • Nursing
  • Music
  • Counseling
  • Higher Education
  • 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.

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Matt Reitnour

Director of Enrollment Partnerships