'Promise' Of Scholarships Within Reach For Hartford's Best Students

Sunday, October 25, 2015

HARTFORD, CT -- Starting with the Class of 2016, Hartford students who live in the city, have high attendance and a minimum B average could get up to $20,000 over four years to help pay for college. About $4 million has been raised for the Promise fund, including $2 million from Travelers, $1 million from Hartford Hospital, $500,000 from the nonprofit Say Yes to Education, $200,000 from Newman's Own Foundation and $100,000 each from the Robert and Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation and the Hampshire Foundation. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, composed of area colleges and universities, also have signed on as major partners.