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2017 Promise Scholars Announcement!

May 9, 2017

Click here to see the Hartford Public Schools Announcement! 113 Hartford Students from the Class of 2017 Earn Hartford Promise Scholarships Students from 18 Hartford Public High Schools will earn up to $20,000 college scholarships and distinction as Promise Scholars in 2017. Hartford Promise is excited to announce that 113 students from 18 Hartford Public … Continue reading 2017 Promise Scholars Announcement!

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Class of 2016 Celebrates Inaugural Promise Scholar Day!

August 15, 2016

Our first Promise Scholar Day kicked off with a bang! The Promise Scholar Community has begun. Students came to Trinity campus to learn about self-advocating and other important college skills. This involved engaging in group-based dialogue with college facilitators, participating in a panelist Q&A session, and even competing against each other in an Amazing Race … Continue reading Class of 2016 Celebrates Inaugural Promise Scholar Day!

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First Group of 144 Hartford Promise Scholars Announced

July 15, 2016

This is a very diverse and impressive group of young people and a transformative moment for Promise Scholars and their families. These students have endured and overcome enormous challenges. They deserve all of the praise and recognition that we can give them, and our support as they pursue their dreams. Read more here.

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University of St. Joseph Offers Free Housing to Promise Scholars

March 15, 2016

Hartford Promise and the University of Saint Joseph have established a partnership where USJ will provide free housing for four years for Hartford Promise Scholars who attend the University. We’re excited that this will afford many Promise Scholars the opportunity to live on campus and enjoy a full college experience. Read more here

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Attention Promise Scholars: UCONN will Provide Additional Scholarship Funds to Promise Scholars

January 15, 2016

We are excited to announce that through our networking and partnership with UCONN, they have offered to provide additional scholarship dollars for Promise Scholars! This means that in addition to your Promise Scholarship you will receive additional funds up to the amount of your Promise Scholarship if you attend UCONN! Read more here. Read the … Continue reading Attention Promise Scholars: UCONN will Provide Additional Scholarship Funds to Promise Scholars

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Give. All. You. Can – Help Hartford Promise Make the Dream Real

October 26, 2015

Hartford Promise makes front page of Hartford Courant.  Vanessa De La Torre writes, “The pledge is real, and after a flurry of fundraising and low-profile launch a few years ago, Hartford Promise advocates have begun to ramp up publicity, talking to schools counselors and families about a scholarship program they believe can change lives in … Continue reading Give. All. You. Can – Help Hartford Promise Make the Dream Real

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Announcing the Hartford Promise Scholarship Program!

June 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Richard Sugarman Named first Executive Director of Hartford Promise Hartford, CT (March 23, 2015) – The Hartford Consortium for Higher Education today announced the appointment of Richard Sugarman as the first Executive Director of Hartford Promise, a scholarship fund, college access and degree completion program. Beginning with the graduating class of 2016, … Continue reading Announcing the Hartford Promise Scholarship Program!