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The Harrison Scholars

We must never lose focus on those that can benefit most from an education.” —Dorothy Schiro, University founder

The Harrison Scholars

Philanthropy occurs at all levels of giving--we all have the ability to affect change in a profound way. For those who are able to make a leadership level gift, the University of Hartford would like to introduce the Harrison Scholars.

The Harrison Scholars are the students at the University of Hartford who receive merit and need-based aid; they are named after President Walter Harrison for his commitment to making a world-class education available to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

“A point of pride at the University is that we are an accessible university for the widest number of people.  I’m very proud of the fact we have students from all strata of the economic spectrum. We’ve had that since day one.” —Walter Harrison

Those willing to contribute $1,000 or more to the Anchor Fund for the next two consecutive fiscal years* will receive special updates and communications about Harrison Scholars and their journeys.

Consider supporting the Harrison Scholars today! Call or email Jennifer Keyo, director of annual giving, at 860.768.2417 or

*Cumulative gifts throughout the fiscal year that reach $1,000 will be included. Fiscal Year 2016 is from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, and Fiscal Year 2017 is from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Want a sneak peek? Meet Harrison Scholar Amanda Lewis ’17

About Amanda: Amanda is a double major in business management and human communications studies. In addition to her academic studies, she is one half of the pop duo Turn Life Lunar. “Balancing academics, hobbies, a budding social life, and involvement in campus organizations is a challenge. The University of Hartford has prepared me for the real world in this respect. Of course there are going to be challenges in life, but here, you are taught how to handle it.”

Campus Organizations
: Secretary of the American Marketing Association, member and director of house management/archives of Delta Gamma Fraternity

Aspirations: “I want to be a part of something that improves people’s lives. My ambitions are to be successful in music, a business owner, and an investor. I want to inspire others to see that taking chances is a crucial part of success.”

Find out what happens next for Amanda by making your commitment today!