Meet the Scholars

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Meet the Scholar: Ashia Robinson

March 28, 2017

Ashia graduated from Achievement First Hartford High School and is now attending Tufts University. “Tufts has been amazing so far! The transition from high school has not been as bad as I thought it would be, but I’m pretty sure that’s because of the summer program I did and the support I receive from back … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Ashia Robinson

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Meet the Scholar: Belma Pehratovic

January 24, 2017

Belma graduated from Pathways Academy of Technology and Design and is currently a freshman at the University of Connecticut. “I am currently an MIS major at the University of Connecticut. Since being at the university, I have learned a lot about myself; not only as a student, but as an individual working towards a bright … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Belma Pehratovic

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Meet the Scholar: Tiffany Escribano

December 15, 2016

Tiffany graduated from Hartford Public High School Law & Government Academy and is a freshman at the University of Connecticut. “My name is Tiffany Escribano and the Hartford Promise has impacted me immensely. I have been able to go to my top choice college: UCONN. Not only has this scholarship helped me attend my first … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Tiffany Escribano

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Meet the Scholar: Elizabeth Rebeiro

December 15, 2016

Elizabeth graduated from Hartford Trinity Magnet Academy and is a freshman at Caldwell University in New Jersey. “I attended Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy and graduated this year. So far, college has been great, as I have met many wonderful people. I love my classes, my professors are helpful and understanding, and I am finally … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Elizabeth Rebeiro

Jonthony Rivera

Meet the Scholar: Jonthony Rivera

December 6, 2016

Jonthony graduated from Global Communications Academy and is now attending Manchester Community College. “College is going great. I have made a lot of new friends, all my professors are nice and I have really enjoyed communicating with them. I also have been getting good grades! I like all my classes. Now that I am in … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Jonthony Rivera

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Meet the Scholar: Kevin Matozo

December 6, 2016

Kevin graduated from Sports and Medical Sciences Academy and is currently a freshman at Manchester Community College. “The Hartford Promise has given me the opportunity to continue my goal of obtaining a higher education. I come from a humble and hard working family in which money plays a factor in pursuing my goal of becoming … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Kevin Matozo

Tamara Rodriguez

Meet the Scholar: Tamara Rodriguez

November 22, 2016

Tamara graduated from Global Communications Academy and is currently attending the University of Saint Joseph. “I have learned that college is not easy! However, it is not impossible with hard work. These last couple of weeks has been a struggle at times, but I continue to work hard.  I have built a great support system … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Tamara Rodriguez

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Meet the Scholar: Karina Rivera

November 22, 2016

Karina graduated from Bulkeley High School and is now attending Eastern Connecticut State University.  “I am currently majoring in Criminology, minoring in Psychology and working towards my certification as a Behavior Analyst. Hartford Promise has given me the opportunity of a lifetime to  have a full college experience by allowing me to live on campus. … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Karina Rivera

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Meet the Scholar: Leroy Collier

November 14, 2016

Leroy graduated from Classical Magnet School and is now attending the University of Connecticut.  “So far, my college experience has been a wonderful one! The UCONN community is very welcoming, and helpful. Anything that a student may need, the school has on campus. Storrs campus also has many different things to do on campus too. … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Leroy Collier

Amber Smith

Meet the Scholar: Amber Smith

November 1, 2016

Amber graduated from Bulkeley High School and now attends the University of Connecticut. “Going to college for the first time can be a pretty overwhelming experience. There are so many people from all over the world who have a completely different background than I do. It is nice that there are other Hartford Promise Scholars on … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Amber Smith

Sydney Brockman

Meet the Scholar: Sydney Brockman

November 1, 2016

Sydney graduated from Great Path Academy and is now attending Manchester Community College.  “Hartford promise has helped me financially because it gives me an opportunity to strive for my goal without having to worry about any huge expenses that I have to pay off.”

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Meet the Scholar: Laura De Sousa

October 25, 2016

Laura graduated from University of Science and Engineering and is now attending the University of Hartford. “College has been an amazing experience so far. The Hartford Promise Scholarship has allowed me to take the classes I that are important to me without worrying about the cost of the books or materials. I am currently taking … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Laura De Sousa

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Meet the Scholar: Anika Shields

October 25, 2016

Anika graduated from Achievement First Hartford High School and is now attending Wellesley University. “It is not easy to describe what my first few weeks at Wellesley have been like in only 3-5 sentences. I am constantly in awe that I get to surround myself with hard-working, accomplished, and generally, amazing people (students, faculty, and … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Anika Shields

Glorianne

Meet the Scholar: Glorianne Claudio

October 18, 2016

Glorianne graduated from Hartford Public High School, Law and Government Academy and is now attending the University of Connecticut. “I am extremely grateful that with the help of the Hartford Promise Scholarship, I was given the opportunity to attend one of the top 20 public universities in the United States. College is a new chapter … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Glorianne Claudio

Monique Bennett

Meet the Scholar: Monique Bennett

October 18, 2016

Monique graduated from the Nursing Academy at Hartford Public High School and is now attending the University of Connecticut. “I came to college with a new mindset and a positive attitude. My goal right now is to do my best, make everyone proud and to finish my first semester strong. I am absolutely thankful for … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Monique Bennett

LaToya Beckford

Meet the Scholar: Latoya Beckford

October 12, 2016

Latoya graduated from Hartford Public High School of Engineering and Green Technology and is now attending Eastern Connecticut State University. Being at Eastern Connecticut State University has been a great experience! Overall, my experience so far has been good. I have made new friends and joined clubs including the Martial Arts Club, Rugby and LEAP … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Latoya Beckford

Jesus Medina

Meet the Scholar: Jesus Medina

October 11, 2016

Jesus Medina graduated from Pathways to Technology and Design and is now attending the University of Connecticut. I am majoring in Management Information Systems at UCONN. My first few weeks of college has been a great mix of experiences including extreme environmental and cultural adjustments. Transitioning from a predominately minority high school, to an extremely … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Jesus Medina

Grace Graham

Meet the Scholar: Grace Graham

October 3, 2016

Grace graduated from Bulkeley High School and is now attending Trinity College. “The first few weeks at Trinity College have been exciting! I am getting to know people from all over the world with different backgrounds, and experiences. My first year seminar, InterArts, is a diverse group of young artists. The most important lesson that … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Grace Graham

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Meet the Scholar: Talia Clarke

October 3, 2016

Talia graduated from Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College and is now attending Southern Connecticut State University. “College is great so far! I enjoy meeting new people and joining new organizations such as the Caribbean Student Association, Black Student Union, and the Dance team. The Hartford Promise Scholarship has given me the opportunity to … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: Talia Clarke

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Meet the Scholar: TJ Noel-Sullivan

September 29, 2016

TJ graduated from Classical Magnet Academy and is now attending Yale University. Here is what TJ has to say… “The Hartford Promise has been incredibly beneficial for me. Not only has it lessened the financial burdens of college, but it has also provided a social foundation for me. Recently I was visiting another school, when … Continue reading Meet the Scholar: TJ Noel-Sullivan