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October 25, 2018

La Roche to Award #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship to International Students

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25, 2018 – Just days ahead of International Education Month, La Roche University has announced that it is one of 57 colleges and universities nationwide that has joined the #YouAreWelcomeHere national scholarship program, and the only institution in the Pittsburgh region to do so.

La Roche will offer two annual, renewable scholarships that will cover a minimum of 50 percent of recipients’ tuition, beginning in the fall 2019. These scholarships are offered in partnership with the #YouAreWelcomeHere social media campaign that encourages international students to study in the United States.  

“As we prepare to celebrate International Education Month in November, this scholarship program exemplifies our commitment to support and welcome international scholars from all cultures and continents to La Roche,” Assistant Director of Global Engagement Emily Markham, said. “These scholarships support incoming international students who are committed to furthering the #YouAreWelcomeHere message through intercultural exchange at La Roche and beyond.”  

La Roche will award two $15,000 renewable scholarships each year, covering more than half of the tuition costs.   

In addition to the participating colleges and universities, the campaign has earned support from key international education organizations, including NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the Institute of International Education (IIE).  

“The #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship meets an essential challenge in the effort to support international students, foster intercultural understanding, and develop future leaders,” said Allan E. Goodman, president of the IIE. “As a higher education community, it is our responsibility to support such great efforts and welcome international students to colleges and universities across the United States.”  

For more information about the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship at La Roche visit For questions regarding international undergraduate admission, please contact or 412-536-1279. 

About La Roche University: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,400 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.