R.K. Mellon Foundation gives $9 million to Promise fund

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The Richard King Mellon Foundation this morning announced it will give the Pittsburgh Promise college scholarship program $9 million over three years.

With the first $3 million installment of that gift, the Promise's fund-raising total for the school year is about $11.5 million. In all, the program must raise $15 million by June 30 to leverage the first $10 million of a $90 million challenge grant from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

The Promise awards scholarships to graduates of the Pittsburgh Public Schools and city charter schools.


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