Support the Early College Programs Fund

Why Support UConn ECE?

UConn Early College Experience is committed to providing access to and preparation for post-secondary education programs through its ability to offer University of Connecticut courses to high school students. With over 10,000 students now participating, gifts are needed to support scholarships and academic events, and to purchase needed classroom supplies.

Established in 1955, this self-funded program is one of the nation's longest running concurrent enrollment programs. UConn ECE is nationally accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), and is the 2013 recipient of the University of Connecticut's Provost Award for Public Engagement. The benefits of UConn Early College Experience are shared by both students and the university. Some of these benefits include:

◦Students who participate in UConn ECE courses are better prepared for the academic rigor of college.

◦Students gain the confidence that is required for the next stage of their educational journey.

◦UConn ECE serves over 10,000 students state-wide, including many in urban communities.

◦More than thirty percent of each new UConn freshman class is admitted with UConn ECE credits, providing seat availability for other students.

◦With over 10,000 students now participating, gifts are needed to fund student scholarships, academic events and to purchase needed classroom supplies.

Pay It Forward!

A gift of any size can make a big difference to our students. For example:

◦Gifts of $100 will allow a motivated student to start their college career while still in high school.

◦5 gifts of $200 will provide laboratory supplies for ECE classes to underfunded high schools.

◦A gift of $500 will fund a fun and challenging academic event such as the French Immersion Day and Quiz Bowl, or a Global Institute.

◦5 gifts of $1,000 will support student scholarships for a large high school.

◦5 gifts of $5,000 will provide financial support to students from an entire school district.

Questions? Please email us or call the Office of Annual Giving at (860) 486-1173

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