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University of New Haven to Announce New Partnership with New Haven Promise
The University of New Haven, which has enrolled more New Haven Promise scholars than any other private college or university in Connecticut, has announced a new partnership with New Haven Promise that will help provide scholarship support to even more Greater New Haven students.
December 11, 2019
The University of New Haven and New Haven Promise, a first-of-its-kind program in Connecticut that provides college scholarship support to Greater New Haven students, have announced a new partnership that will enable even more students to have the opportunity to pursue a college degree.
University of New Haven president Steven H. Kaplan and New Haven Promise president Patricia Melton participated in a formal signing ceremony on Thursday, December 12, on the University's main campus. Lauren White '20, a 2016 graduate of Wilbur Cross High School and a New Haven Promise Scholar who will graduate from the University of New Haven in May with a bachelor’s degree in forensic science, spoke as part of the event.
"There is nothing more meaningful and impactful than investing in the limitless potential of deserving students." University of New Haven President Steven H. Kaplan.
Under the new agreement, Greater New Haven students who earn the New Haven Promise scholarship and enroll at the University of New Haven in the fall following their high school graduation will receive a minimum of $25,000 of institutional aid per year, as long as they meet the Promise’s ongoing academic standards for eligibility. Those students will also receive the offer of an on-campus paid work-study job during the academic year.
In addition, qualified Greater New Haven high school students will have the opportunity to take one free course per year at the University.
Since New Haven Promise was started nearly a decade ago, the University of New Haven has enrolled 88 New Haven Promise Scholars, which is more than any other private college or university in Connecticut.
"There is nothing more meaningful and impactful than investing in the limitless potential of deserving students," said President Kaplan. "We have long known how critical it is for students to have access to higher education to enable them to develop the skills they need to excel as leaders in the careers of the future. We are proud to partner with New Haven Promise to ensure that talented local students will have the opportunity to earn a college degree and build a foundation for successful careers and rewarding lives."
In 2018, the University awarded an honorary degree to Melton in recognition of her dedication to increasing educational access for future generations of students.
"Patricia is a visionary leader and an inspirational advocate," said President Kaplan. "Her unwavering commitment to ensuring deserving students have access to the financial support they need to pursue their dreams of earning a college degree is inspirational."