'Hartford Promise' Awards Scholarships to 113 From Class of 2017

The next students to benefit from the Hartford Promise scholarship fund are 113 city high school seniors from the Class of 2017, each of whom will get up to $20,000 to help pay for college.

The scholarship winners, all Hartford residents, come from 18 schools in the city school system, said Richard Sugarman, president of the philanthropy-funded program. A ceremony to recognize the students is planned for Wednesday afternoon at city hall.

The inaugural Promise class last year consisted of 144 Hartford scholars who went off to 37 colleges, from UConn to Eastern Connecticut State University to Yale. Among those students, roughly 130 are still enrolled in their college after...