Announcing the James W.C. Pennington Scholarship Funded by Yale University

Yale has created a new scholarship to support New Haven public school students who choose to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The participating colleges are: Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T, and Spelman College. More colleges will be added at a later date.

The Pennington scholarship is named after the first Black student to attend Yale. Reverend Pennington pursued education for himself and others throughout a life lived with extraordinary courage.

New Haven Promise has been selected to manage the Pennington Scholarship and organize the selection of the Pennington Scholars through a committee process.

FAQs for the Pennington Scholarship
New Haven residents - high school seniors, APPLY HERE by December 23.

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