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What is it like to witness a dream come true? We wanted to capture that moment—the second a life changes. The moment a promising high school senior finds out she earned a full scholarship to UConn.

This is the story of Sarah Schatz, recipient of the prestigious Nutmeg Scholarship and a member of the class of 2020. UConn awards 15 Nutmeg Scholarships each year to outstanding students from Connecticut who demonstrate the academic prowess, commitment to public service, and character to become a leader in his or her chosen field.

"The Nutmeg Scholarship is so significant. UConn is such a great school," says Schatz, a National Merit Commended Scholar and Governor's Scholar from Columbia, Conn. "Knowing that I got the scholarship and that I'm staying in Connecticut was a huge relief for my family. We are all so happy and grateful to UConn."

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New Haven Promise Scholars and incoming Huskies Nicole Rivera Rodriguez '20 and Godwin Jean-Baptiste '20
New Haven Promise Scholars and incoming Huskies Nicole Rivera Rodriguez ’20 and Godwin Jean-Baptiste ’20 (Credit: UConn Foundation)

Announcing their names with a grand flourish usually reserved for big-time sports, announcers introduced 64 high school students who officially become UConn freshmen Monday with the help of the New Haven Promise Program and an additional $5,000 UConn scholarship. (more…)