New Haven Promise scholars are allowed to defer (put on hold) their scholarship award up to two semesters.
This means that Scholars pursuing a two-year degree can receive their scholarship for four semesters up to three years after high school graduation. Scholars pursuing a four year degree can receive their scholarship for eight semesters up to five years after their high school graduation date.
Scholars needing to put their scholarship on hold must fill out this Scholarship Deferment Request. Scholars whose deferment requests are granted will be able to place their scholarship on hold for up to two semesters, but are required to stay in touch with New Haven Promise to alert our staff of any changes in their enrollment status in college.