The Promise Scholarship

The New Haven Promise scholarship is an annual award that covers full tuition for up to four years for any New Haven resident who graduates from a New Haven public school; who attends a Connecticut in-state public 2- or 4-year college or university; and who meets the following residency, civic behavior, and academic performance criteria:

Be a New Haven resident and attend New Haven Public Schools or approved public charter school in the City of New Haven;

Civic Behavior

  • Have a positive disciplinary record;
  • Complete 40 hours of community service;
  • Meet 90% attendance or better during high school (grades 9-12 no more than 72 absences);

Academic Performance

  • Receive a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or better upon graduation from New Haven public schools; and
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA during the years s/he is enrolled in post-secondary education to college.

The Promise Scholarship is funded by Yale University.