For young people to create a better future, they need a world-class education. We support the Pittsburgh Promise, a scholarship program that unites companies, schools, foundations and individuals to create a culture of success as students move into higher education. Pittsburgh is home to the American Eagle Outfitters corporate campus, and we're committed to strengthening our community through this excellent program. For a student to participate in The Promise, the requirements are simple: attend one of the Pittsburgh Public Schools; hold a 2.5 GPA and maintain a 90% attendance rate. Upon graduation, each qualifying student can receive up to $40,000 to attend an undergraduate, trade or technical program in the state of Pennsylvania.
American Eagle Outfitters has recently pledged $1M to expand this inspiring scholarship program. The Promise creates a culture that reinforces the belief that regardless of background, all students should have the tools they need to continue their studies and succeed in college. We know that by focusing on young adults and the dreams that make them unique, The Promise is ultimately helping to prepare the next generation to be hardworking, creative and high-achieving. Our hope is that the city of Pittsburgh will continue to grow and thrive through this promise of increased access to higher education for its young residents.
"I am deeply grateful for American Eagle Outfitters' incredible investment in The Pittsburgh Promise's work. They are helping to fuel educational reform and enabling thousands of young people to realize their dreams of a college education. This will not only improve the quality of life in the region, but will also develop a highly qualified workforce that will meet the needs of local employers now and in the future."- Saleem Ghubril, Executive Director,The Pittsburgh Promise