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New program to offer New Haven public school grads free college tuition
By Jenna Johnson - Taken from The Washington Post , Novenber 10,2010
New Haven is home to Yale University -- an Ivy League school that has a $16.3 billion endowment and five alum who went on to become U.S. presidents. The university is the city's top employer, top taxpayer and top tourist attraction.
The Connecticut town also is home to a struggling public school system that is undergoing a reform campaign, in part, because of its 27.4 percent drop out rate.
Tuesday the city and Yale announced New Haven Promise, a program that will provide graduates of the city's public high schools free tuition to any public college or university in the state. To qualify, students must have a 3.0 GPA, 90 percent attendance rate, positive discipline record and complete 40 hours of community service.
Yale is mostly funding the program, which is expected to cost about $4.5 million each year, The New York Times reports. Last year about 200 of the city's 1,000 graduates would have qualified.
The university has committed to funding the program for its first four years and, after that, it will renew its commitment on an annual basis if the program proves to be effective, the Yale Daily News reported.
The program is not the first of its kind in the country, reports the New Haven Register. In 2005, The Kalamazoo Promise launched and a group of anonymous donors began to pick up the tab for public school graduates to attend state-funded universities or community colleges. In 2007, a similar program started in Pittsburgh.
The Article below is just a sample of the unique opportunities that may be available to you.
Students and parents are advised to begin their search for funding here, to avoid or reduce the debt that comes along with loans.
addition to the individual scholarships that are offered by nearly every college and university, there are national scholarship
programs such as The National Merit® Scholarship Program which is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.
include scholarships offered by the Rotary and Elks clubs, the National Honor Society, the National Association of Secondary School
Principals, and the AMVETS National Service Foundation.
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