University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hartford Promise Scholars Find Success In First Year Of College

Hartford Promise Scholars Find Success In First Year Of College

Achievement First Hartford High School graduate Sebastien Kerr did everything he was supposed to do to set himself up to go to college.

Kerr maintained at least a 3.0 grade-point average, participated in extracurricular activities and was a member of the school's basketball team. But the uncertainty of paying for college loomed as time went on.

That changed when Kerr received a Hartford Promise scholarship and off he went to UConn.

A year later, Kerr is back at UConn, one of the first cohort of Hartford Promise scholarship recipients who are taking the success of the program to the next level.

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