Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Click here for breaking news about New Haven Promise: in-state tuition scholarships for qualified City students
New Haven Promise announced at press conference this morning by William Ginsberg, President and CEO of Greater New Haven Community Foundation; Reginald Mayo, Superintendent of New Haven schools; Richard Levin, President of Yale University; and New Haven Mayor John DeStefano.
The scholarship will cover tuition (for up to four years) for any New Haven resident that graduates from a New Haven public school (including public charter schools), who goes to a Connecticut in-state public 2- or 4-year college or university. New Haven Promise is currently available for the graduating classes of 2011-2015.
The New Haven Promise will create opportunities for individuals who attend New Haven public schools and their current and future families. Studies [of other cities that have adopted this model] have shown that there is a strong correlation between overall academic achievement and a community’s economic vitality and quality of life.
Read more here.
Posted by Carol at 10:21 AM