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Courant Foundation creates scholarship for community college graduates
Jun '08
The University of Connecticut Foundation announced that the Hartford Courant Foundation is revising an existing scholarship fund to help community college graduates complete bachelor's degrees at the University of Connecticut.

The new fund, called the Hartford Courant Foundation Fund for Community College Graduates at the University of Connecticut, will provide scholarships to students who have completed an associate's degree at one of the four community colleges in central Connecticut—Capital, Manchester, Tunxis or Middlesex — and been accepted at UConn through the Guaranteed Admissions Program.

The 10-year scholarship program will run through 2018 and is designed to enhance diversity at UConn. Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive funding for up to three years. The new scholarship is modeled after the Hartford Courant Foundation Scholars Program, a successful 22-year program that has awarded more than $73,000 in scholarships to 71 UConn students.

The Courant Foundation Scholars Program has helped dozens of Hartford-area young adults achieve their dream of completing a bachelor's degree at Connecticut's flagship university.

In addition to serving students, the scholarship will boost UConn's new Guaranteed Admissions Program, which was announced in late 2007. The program offers a pathway for students who maintain a B average at Connecticut's community colleges to earn guaranteed admission to UConn.

UConn is dedicated to maintaining an academically competitive and diverse student body while enhancing accessibility to higher education. Private giving plays a vital role in achieving those goals by helping recruit and retain top students, approximately 75 percent of whom receive some form of financial assistance. Scholarships not only fill a critical need for students from low-income households, but also help attract high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds.

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