2019 Essay submissions: CLOSED                                                                                                                 

Voices of Hartford Success (VOHS) is a collaborative project between the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education (HCHE) and the Hartford School District and several private individuals committed to and inspired by the youth of Hartford.

The VOHS is an essay contest designed to showcase the strength, persistence and resilience of Hartford youth as they strive to go to college and on to successful lives. The Hartford community faces its share of well-documented challenges. These ‘Voices' of Hartford Success celebrate triumph in the face of those challenges!

High school seniors from the Hartford School District are asked to submit their college and scholarship essays. These essays highlight the students' commitment and drive.

Our goal is to show that the youth of Hartford are resilient, goal-oriented, and successful even in the face of often serious obstacles. We want to share these success stories with a larger audience so that Hartford can rightly be recognized and celebrated as a city of striving youth, hope and success.