Allegheny College is proud to be part of an inaugural group of 19 Pennsylvania colleges and universities establishing the Preferred College Partners initiative with The Pittsburgh Promise, a nonprofit organization working to advance academic success.
Allegheny and other Preferred College Partners will provide grants for room, board, or books to eligible, accepted students, beginning with the Class of 2018. The schools will also provide transition and academic support services aimed at student retention and success.
“In today’s economy, it is nearly impossible for young people to compete without some specialized post-secondary education,” Pittsburgh Promise Executive Director Saleem Ghubril said. “Because financial and social barriers prevent many students from pursuing and completing their education and training, the Preferred College Partners initiative will work to help The Promise and post- secondary institutions to remove such barriers and fortify the foundations that all students need to succeed. We know that targeted support services are essential to student success, especially among
low-income and first generation college students.”