The requirements for New Haven Promise include a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average, but those who have fallen just shy of the mark and have demonstrated commitment and improvement, still have an opportunity.
Passport to Promise, a competitive scholarship for 20 selected students each year, is for those who meet all the other Promise requirements, but have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0. It requires a bit more effort in the form of a letter of reference and a 350-word essay, but selected students will earn a $1,000 stipend as a freshman and the opportunity for a full Promise scholarship if they can meet Promise’s college requirements.
Scholarship winners will be selected based on:
How to apply
At the end of the New Haven Promise Scholarship application, there will be button to click if you are interested in completing the Passport to Promise application as well. There is a box for your 350-word essay which should describe your academic strengths and challenges. You should also tell us what you’ll do in college to make sure you maintain a C average (2.0 GPA) in college. Be specific!
You will also be asked some basic information about your recommender. You should request such a letter well in advance from the teacher, counselor or administrator who has particular insight to your background and commitment as a student. The letter of recommendation form closed Thursday, May 8. The letter of recommendation should tell us specifically about: