Hartford Promise was founded to address the extremely low percentage of Hartford Public High School students going to and graduating from college (23% in 2015). This lack of higher education success contributes to seemingly intractable problems of poverty, poor health and family instability. Our Integrated College Success Model, based on sound research on college success for low-income first-generation minority students, is the most clear and direct way of addressing and reversing these chronic problems.
THE PROMISE OF A BETTER HARTFORD
$9 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS
1000+ SCHOLARS AWARDED
90+ COLLEGES ATTENDED
HARTFORD PROMISE SCHOLARS ARE DIVERSE
STUDENTS OF COLOR
LOW INCOME STUDENTS
FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS
HARTFORD PROMISE SCHOLARS ARE TALENTED
75% of Promise Scholars graduate from college Above national average: Pell-eligible 47% / first generation low-income 48%
87% of Hartford Promise Scholars have persisted in college Persistence is the percentage of students who return to college for their second year
50% of our Promise Scholars have a college GPA greater than 3.0 24% of Promise Scholars have a college GPA of 3.5 or higher
PROMISE SCHOLARS ARE COMMITTED TO HARTFORD
100% graduated from Hartford Public Schools
75% choose Connecticut colleges
Most Promise Scholars desire to live and work in Hartford. Promise Scholars consistently give back to their community.
PROMISE SCHOLARS ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS - YET THEY STILL FACE CHALLENGES
Proven problem solvers, critical thinkers & team builders, Scholars have already successfully navigated numerous situational & financial challenges. But some Scholars remain at risk due to various factors:
OUR INTEGRATED COLLEGE SUCCESS MODEL
Hartford Promise's Integrated College Success Model provides Scholars with the financial resources, support services, and key relationships that lead to college success and economic mobility.
"Reaching Forward" into our colleges and "Reaching Back" into Hartford Public Schools, our comprehensive model includes mentoring, peer-to-peer support networks, “navigating college” resources, and internships/work opportunities.
We take down financial barriers that limit a student's choices and give Scholars the resources they need to get their degrees and more. It's an investment in a promising workforce for Hartford's future.
Thank you for supporting talented, deserving Hartford Promise Scholars.