Hartford Promise

  • State: Connecticut
  • Coverage: Hartford
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2/4 - year
  • Funding: last dollar
  • Year(s): 2016
  • Funding Source: private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: more than four semesters

School(s): Nationwide

Former Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools, Dr. Christina Kishimoto announced the Hartford Promise in the Spring of 2012. The Hartford Promise is a comprehensive college access program which provides college advising and preparation for grades 6-12 students in Hartford Public Schools.

Scholarships are merit-based, and designed to helps students with development supports and academic development throughout college to pave the way for successful attainment of a college degree. The Hartford Promise aims to increase student achievement, create a college-going culture, and expand ongoing school reform efforts to close the achievement gap and provide excellent schools choices for all students. In addition, the Hartford Promise contributes to the economic development of Hartford and the region by ensuring a prepared future workforce and attracting residents to the city.

Program Links

  • Address:
    750 Main Street, Suite 1108-1
  • Hartford, CT 06103
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (860) 956-5310

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