Access to higher education
|New Haven Promise has disbursed more than $6.2 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 students and their families in New Haven.
New Haven Promise is a transformative program that provides free tuition to Connecticut public colleges and universities for qualifying New Haven public school graduates. It is the Community Foundation’s largest programmatic funding initiative and represents our deep commitment to creating opportunity for the next generation.
New Haven Promise was founded in 2010 by The Community Foundation, Yale University and New Haven Public Schools with the goal of making higher education accessible to all New Haven students, regardless of family income.
In addition to receiving tuition, New Haven Promise scholars are connected to careers through paid internships with a network of partner organizations.
The Community Foundation is also home to hundreds of independent scholarship funds for students throughout the region.