Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, co-founder of the Pittsburgh Promise and Promise board member, today issued the following statement regarding the doubling of the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship from $20,000 to $40,000 per student over a four-year higher education program.
“This is exciting news for Pittsburgh Public School students and their families,” Ravenstahl said. “So far, nearly 2,500 students have received the Promise, many of whom never even considered higher education due to the financial barrier. Next year, we will get to meet the first Pittsburgh Promise college graduates, and this innovative program will come full circle as local employers can hire from a newly trained LOCAL talent pool. I want to thank my colleagues who serve on the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship board,former Pittsburgh Public School Superintendent Mark Roosevelt, and Pittsburgh Public School Superintendent Dr. Linda Lane for all of the hard behind-the-scenes work that goes into ensuring that the Promise made to our young people is fulfilled.”
To read more on the Promise scholarship guidelines related to the potential $10,000 per year maximum scholarship, please view the linked release.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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