‘Hartford Promise’ Scholarship Fund Gets $4.1 Million In Donations

January 25, 2013

By VANESSA DE LA TORRRE, The Hartford Courant5:30 p.m. EST, January 23, 2013

HARTFORD — —

The Hartford Promise college scholarship program is on track after receiving $4.1 million from six donors, including $2 million from the Travelers Foundation, school officials said this week.

Starting in 2016, Hartford high school seniors graduating from the public school system can be awarded up to $20,000 over four years to help pay for college.

Administrators said that at least $12 million will be needed to support the program through the Class of 2023, based on projections that roughly 180 to 210 city graduates would qualify for the scholarships each year. Several area leaders and corporate executives have pledged to raise the rest of the money.

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