The University of Pittsburgh is proud to partner with Pittsburgh Public Schools on initiatives to expand access to higher education in the city of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Public Scholars

All valedictorians and salutatorians in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system are guaranteed admission to one of our five Pitt campuses. These students, known as Pittsburgh Public Scholars, will be offered scholarships (a minimum of $2,000 annually) for up to four years of study. We are also committed to meeting the full financial need of any Pell Grant eligible Pittsburgh Public Scholars.

Eligible students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply to the University of Pittsburgh for freshman admission by December 15.

Eligible Schools

  • Taylor Allderdice High School
  • Brashear High School
  • CAPA 6-12
  • Carrick High School
  • Milliones 6-12 University Preparatory School
  • Barack Obama Academy of International Studies 6-12
  • Perry High School
  • Science and Technology Academy
  • Westinghouse Academy 6-12

Pittsburgh Admissions Collaboration

The Pittsburgh Admissions Collaboration provides a pathway for Pittsburgh Public Schools students to the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and the University of Pittsburgh. The program goal is to help students successfully earn a college degree. This year we are only working with Milliones University Prep and Westinghouse Academy and the program will eventually include all nine Pittsburgh Public Schools.