Pittsburgh Promise

The Pittsburgh Promise at Robert Morris University

What is the Pittsburgh Promise?

The Pittsburgh Promise is a scholarship program for graduates of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Eligible students receive up to $5,000 each year for postsecondary education. Scholarship funds can be applied to tuition, fees, room, board, and books. For more information, visit the Pittsburgh Promise web site.

Your RMU Experience

RMU is a proud member of the Pittsburgh Promise Preferred College Partners Program. We provide full-time students receiving the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship with an additional award of $5,000 per year, called the RMU Pittsburgh Public Schools Scholarship. Like the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship, RMU’s additional award is renewable for four years.

All Promise Scholars at RMU are assigned a dedicated success coach in the Center for Student Success and Personal Development. The Center for Student Success and Personal Development provides academic support, career coaching, one-on-one personal guidance, and undergraduate leadership opportunities to help students be engaged in campus life, succeed in their studies, and graduate on time.

The Pittsburgh Promise scholarship goes far at RMU, whose tuition is 10 percent less than the average among private universities in Pennsylvania. Like all RMU students, Pittsburgh Promise scholars may also qualify for state and federal financial aid. What's more, the RMU Pittsburgh Public Schools Scholarship can be applied toward a fifth year for eligible students enrolled in one of RMU's accelerated 4 + 1 degree programs, in which students earn a bachelor's and master's degree in only five years. 

Additional RMU freshman scholarships include:

RMU Merit Scholarships Fall 2023-Spring 2024

  • 4.0+ GPA - $20,000
  • 3.5-3.99 GPA - $18,000
  • 3.25-3.49 GPA - $15,000
  • 2.9-3.24 GPA - $13,000
  • 2.5-2.89 GPA - $10,000
  • < 2.5 GPA - $7,000

For more information about the Pittsburgh Promise at RMU, contact Molly Rosado at rosado@rmu.edu or 412-397-5931.

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