Pittsburgh Promise Alumni Eligible for 30% Tuition Scholarship on Graduate Degrees
Duquesne has broadened its longstanding support of The Pittsburgh Promise by offering Promise alumni scholarships equal to a 30 percent tuition award for select graduate programs in business, education, liberal arts and natural and environmental sciences.
As a founding preferred college partner of The Pittsburgh Promise, Duquesne already provides housing awards to incoming Promise-eligible undergraduate students and offers targeted transition and academic support services to ensure student retention and success.
"The Pittsburgh Promise has had an incredibly positive impact in supporting Pittsburgh Public School students, and we're proud to be a founding preferred college partner," said Duquesne University President Ken Gormley. "As part of our mission and our strategic plan we continue to identify ways to support the region; and expanding our Pittsburgh Promise partnership to graduate programs is a wonderful way to do that."
Approximately 100 Duquesne undergraduates currently receive Pittsburgh Promise scholarships.
"This is a great extension of our partnership and we are pleased to now offer a special tuition award for Pittsburgh Promise alumni seeking master's degrees," said Associate Director of Graduate Admissions David Fortna, who worked to solidify the partnership.
Visit www.duq.edu/promise-alum for eligibility, program list and other details.
The Pittsburgh Promise
The Pittsburgh Promise promotes high educational aspirations among urban youth, funds scholarships for post-secondary access, and fuels a prepared and diverse regional workforce. To date, The Promise has invested more than $120 million in scholarships to send more than 8,400 urban youth to a post-secondary institution. Nearly 3,000 Promise Scholars have graduated, and many are now working, and giving back, in the Pittsburgh region. Pittsburgh has the largest Promise program in the United States. For more information visit www.pittsburghpromise.org.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.
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