University of New Haven Commits To Promise Scholars


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unh-announcement-storyThe University of New Haven and New Haven Promise, a first-of-its-kind program in Connecticut that provides college scholarship support to Greater New Haven students, have announced a new partnership that will enable even more students to have the opportunity to pursue a college degree.

Since New Haven Promise was started nearly a decade ago, the University of New Haven has enrolled 88 New Haven Promise Scholars, which is more than any other private college or university in Connecticut.

Under the new agreement, Greater New Haven students who earn the New Haven Promise scholarship and enroll at the University of New Haven in the fall following their high school graduation will receive a minimum of $25,000 of institutional aid per year, as long as they meet the Promise’s ongoing academic standards for eligibility. Those students will also receive the offer of an on-campus paid work-study job during the academic year.

“There is nothing more meaningful and impactful than investing in the limitless potential of deserving students,” said University President Dr. Stephen H. Kaplan. “We have long known how critical it is for students to have access to higher education to enable them to develop the skills they need to excel as leaders in the careers of the future. We are proud to partner with New Haven Promise to ensure that talented local students will have the opportunity to earn a college degree and build a foundation for successful careers and rewarding lives.”

In 2018, the University awarded an honorary degree to New Haven Promise President Patricia Melton in recognition of her dedication to increasing educational access for future generations of students.

“Patricia is a visionary leader and an inspirational advocate,” said President Kaplan. “Her unwavering commitment to ensuring deserving students have access to the financial support they need to pursue their dreams of earning a college degree is inspirational.”

“We are overjoyed with this new partnership and the commitment it shows to our students in New Haven,” said Melton. “The University of New Haven has joined Albertus Magnus College and Quinnipiac University — and, of course, our primary funder Yale University — to strength our city through opportunity and private education.”

Students from the high school class of 2020 who have already applied to New Haven Promise can log back into their account (under Continue Your Application) and indicate their interest in this opportunity. The deadline for finalized applications is Jan. 10, 2020.


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