Our mission is to increase college aspirations, reduce financial barriers and inspire every student in Waterbury toward Post-secondary education and completion
The Waterbury Promise Scholarship helps eliminate financial barriers, strengthens the college going culture in Waterbury Public Schools, and provides essential support to ensure college success.
Beginning with the class of 2025 Promise Scholars will receive up to $20,000 in financial support to attend any Connecticut based college or university as a last dollar scholarship after all other financial aid has been applied. Scholars graduating before 2025 will receive the following scholarship awards:
Class of 2022: Awarded $1,250 per student per year of college.
Class of 2023: Awarded $2,500 per student per year of college.
Class of 2024: Awarded $3,750 per student per year of college.
Class of 2025 and beyond: Awarded $5,000 per student per year of college
Our high school staff partners with our students to strengthen the college-going culture and become an incentive to our Waterbury students and families.