For 2015

  • 55 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Recipients for the 2015-16 academic year
  • 73% of 2015 recipients attend four-year institutions
    • 33% attend Connecticut public state universities
    • 40% attend private institutions
  • 3 graduate school scholarship recipients program instituted this year
    • University of Connecticut Medical School
    • New York University to pursue a degree in Higher Education Administration (to work with first generation college students)
    • Fordham University to pursue a degree in social work, clinical concentration

One of the most innovative aspects of the scholarship program is its relationship to what’s become a larger project, the overall educational model of the NHA. The model broadly includes four overlapping and related spheres:

  • Engagement—NHA free Learning Centers and early childhood programs promote education and provide support to younger children and families in line with Connecticut’s Two-Generational Model and Framework in Poverty Reduction (Learn more–https://www.cga.ct.gov/coc/PDFs/two-gen/2015-02-03_report_FINAL.pdf)
  • Encouragement—support and reinforcement towards regular school attendance, grade improvement, and higher education goals
  • Opportunity—the scholarship program provides funding for post-secondary education
  • Outreach—the NHA encourages scholarship recipients to visit the Learning Centers and to encourage and help up-and-coming students, acting as ambassadors, role models, and mentors for the community-at-large and younger students