The Promise Scholarship

The New Haven Promise scholarship is an annual award that is based upon tuition, federal grants and terms of residency and enrollment. The award can be used 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.

New Haven Promise hosts workshops for students and parents. For details and registration, please click here.