Since 2010, nearly 1,000 New Haven Public School graduates have qualified for the New Haven Promise program. Promise scholars reflect the student body in New Haven’s schools, with large populations of students of color, first-generation students and those from households with incomes of less than $60,000.

On Tuesday, December 1st UConn announced an additional financial commitment for New Haven Promise students. Students who enroll in UConn through the New Haven Promise program will soon receive $5,000 in extra scholarship money each year on top of the awarded Promise benefit to assist in remaining costs- uncovered tuition, room and board, fees, books and other related education expenses while at UConn.

Superintendent of Schools Garth Harries called the Commitment “not only a wonderful opportunity, but also a wonderful challenge” to supply the state’s flagship school with more New Haven student leaders.
UConn President Susan Herbst said “The groundwork for this partnership was laid by the remarkable successes of New Haven students at UConn”. “None of this would be possible without the track record they established, so they really deserve the lion’s share of our gratitude.”
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