There are three steps to receiving your Promise scholarship.
Step One: The NHP Student Pledge
The Student Pledge form must be filled out to enroll in the program. This serves two purposes. One, it creates a contract between you, your parents, and us. Two, it gives us the permission we need to share and receive information about you with your school and us. This also lets us the ability to determine your eligibility for the scholarship.
You can download the pledge form or get one from your high school guidance counselor.
The form must be returned to your counselor before November 30, preferably of your freshman year. You only need to fill it out once, but if your contact information changes let us know by filling out another.
Step Two: The NHP Application
The Promise Application form must be filled out before March 31 of your senior year and you can complete it online.
Once the school year has finished, Promise will review all your grades, attendance, behavior, and community service hours to ensure your eligibility. You’ll receive a letter from Promise in the mail indicating your status.
For students who qualify, the letter will include a Scholarship Acceptance form.
For students who don’t qualify, the letter will explain the steps you can take to appeal the decision if you feel you’ve been wrongly denied. For instance, if you had a family emergency, a medical situation, or other extenuating circumstance you may still be eligible if you let us know.
Step Three: Scholarship Acceptance
Once you receive word saying you’re qualified, we need you to complete the Acceptance Form you received with your letter and mail it back to us. This also serves as a signed document that lets us work with your college or university so we can ensure your money is correctly delivered to your college!
Send it to:
New Haven Promise
28 Lincoln Way
New Haven, CT 06510