Fairfield University Offers Free Tuition to Low-Income Graduates of Predominantly Minority Bridgeport High Schools

Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, announced a new scholarship plan for low-income students from inner-city high schools in the nearby city of Bridgeport. Any student from a family with an income below $50,000 who graduates from one of the city’s seven high schools and is admitted to the university will receive a full-tuition scholarship. Blacks and Hispanics make up a large percentage of the student body at the public high schools in the city of Bridgeport.

At the present time, blacks make up only 2 percent of the 4,000 undergraduate students at the Jesuit university.