Officials at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Wednesday announced they have inked an agreement to offer a special scholarship beginning in fall 2019 to recipients of the Pittsburgh Promise who enroll in the northwestern Pennsylvania school.
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 status, which provides Pittsburgh students with additional aid of $2,500 per year for on-campus housing.
The housing award, good for a maximum of four-years, is contingent upon a student’s satisfactory academic progress. The award will be coupled with the Pittsburgh Promise that awards graduates of the Pittsburgh Public Schools scholarships of up to $5,000 a year.
Both awards are in addition to any other financial aid for which a student may qualify.
“We believe the Pittsburgh Promise will open the doors for more students to attend Edinboro University. It’s our goal to help create these new opportunities while easing some of the financial burdens of college costs,” said Dr. William Edmonds, Edinboro’s vice president for enrollment management.