Students in the Class of 2019 from Pittsburgh’s Public Schools could qualify for substantial scholarship opportunities at Edinboro University, thanks to a new partnership with the Pittsburgh Promise.
A non-profit partnership designed to promote post-secondary enrollment for high school graduates, the Pittsburgh Promise and Edinboro recently agreed to a Preferred College Partner (PCP) status, which provides Pittsburgh students with additional aid of $2,500 per year for on-campus housing.
“We believe the Pittsburgh Promise will open the doors for more students to attend Edinboro University,” said Dr. William Edmonds, Edinboro’s vice president for enrollment management. “It’s our goal to help create these new opportunities while easing some of the financial burdens of college costs.”
Edinboro’s financial aid award, for a maximum four-year tenure, is contingent upon a student’s satisfactory academic progress. The $2,500 per-year award is calculated on top of the Pittsburgh Promise’s scholarship, which is up to $5,000 per academic year. These awards are in addition to any other aid for which the student may be eligible.
The initial round of Preferred College Partner scholarships will be available with the incoming first-year students in the fall of 2019. Students eligible for the Edinboro scholarship must also meet Pittsburgh Promise eligibility:
Students must also meet Edinboro University admissions requirements.
“Many academically talented students from the Pittsburgh area are enrolling here at Edinboro University,” said Diane Raybuck, director of admissions at Edinboro. “We are pleased to be able to expand our award-winning programs to a wider population of ambitious students.”
Additionally, Edinboro University offers academic and student support services to benefit recipients of the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship.
Edinboro offers first-year experience programming, peer-tutoring, academic workshops, academic success coordinators, living-learning communities, counseling and psychological services to all students at the university.
“The Pittsburgh Promise is an amazing opportunity that allowed me to choose a school that is right for me without having to worry about loans,” said Marigny Normann, a 2016 graduate of Edinboro who earned a degree in psychology. “Because of the Promise, I was able to choose the best path for me and for my future, without financial constraints.”
Allegheny County, the second-most populous in Pennsylvania, provides the third-highest total of Edinboro students from any county in the commonwealth. In May 2018, 57 students from Allegheny (which includes Pittsburgh) graduated from Edinboro – just behind Erie County (295) and Crawford County (67).
To learn more about admissions and financial aid at Edinboro – or for information about the Preferred College Partnership with Pittsburgh Promise – visit www.edinboro.edu/admissions.
With photo: Edinboro University graduate Marigny Normann (’16) was a Pittsburgh Promise recipient during her Edinboro tenure. Edinboro recently joined a Preferred College Partnership with the financial aid program.