Albertus Magnus College Increases Commitment to Promise Scholars

Albertus Magnus College is extending its commitment to New Haven Promise Scholars, becoming the first Connecticut independent college to do so via scholarship assistance inclusive of room and board assistance. Promise Scholars who enroll at Albertus Magnus College, beginning with the fall 2018 semester, will now be eligible to receive up to $20,000 annually, or $80,000 for four years. In addition to New Haven Promise’s own award of up to $2,500 annually, potential paid internships, and any other annual scholarship or financial assistance for which Promise Scholars may qualify, those who attend Albertus now will receive from the College up to $15,000 annually toward tuition and up to $5,000 annually toward room and board costs.

“Albertus Magnus College has been partnering with New Haven Promise Scholars since the program’s first year in 2011. Promise Scholars who have attended Albertus Magnus have contributed to the vibrancy and diversity of our campus community. Many of our best students come from New Haven, and deepening our partnership with New Haven Promise will help make possible for more of our city’s students the excellent, personalized, values and liberal arts-based education offered at Albertus,” said Albertus President Marc M. Camille, Ed.D.

“We are thrilled to partner with Albertus Magnus College because we believe that its personalized education defined by small class sizes, a liberal arts curriculum and an energetic student body is a perfect fit for many of our students,” said New Haven Promise President Patricia Melton. “We feel that this will be a mutually beneficial partnership.”

Twenty-one Promise Scholars presently are enrolled at Albertus. Seven other Scholars have earned degrees from the college, including 2017 New Haven Promise Legacy Award Winner Jorgieliz Casanova.

Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925 by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is a Catholic College in the Dominican Tradition. It has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 11 master’s programs, including the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling in the state of Connecticut.

New Haven Promise — an innovative, incentive-based scholarship and support program — was created to promote college education as an aspiration for all New Haven public school students; assist graduating students to pursue education after high school; develop career pathways back to the Elm City; and enhance the growth, stability, and economic development of the City of New Haven. Established in 2010, New Haven Promise — supported by Yale University, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Yale-New Haven Health — has provided funding for more than 1,300 students totaling more than $9 million.

Students from the Class of 2018 who have applied for the New Haven Promise and are interested in this scholarship should contact the Promise office at (203) 776-6473.

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