UConn Gives 2022: Children with Incarcerated Parents Scholarship

1 in 14 children in the United States have experienced the incarceration of a parent whom they have lived with. The Connecticut Children with Incarcerated Parents (CIP) Initiative seeks to gain an understanding of children impacted by parental incarceration and their service-needs through research, evaluation, and outreach activities. The mission for the CIP Initiative is to improve the quality of supports for children with incarcerated parents by using the various data and knowledge it gains to inform public policy and practice.

The incarceration of a parent or caregiver can impact a child’s mental health, social behaviors, and lowers the odds of a child overall educational attainment. Children with incarcerated parents can face challenges in their everyday life – from financial hardship of a parent losing income while incarcerated to the emotional trauma of a disrupted family life. The Connecticut Children with Incarcerated Parents Initiative offers scholarships for UCONN students that have, or have had, a close family member incarcerated.

Your gift will support UConn students who have experienced the incarceration of a loved one. With your help we can ease the burden of college tuition costs for even more students!

Make Your UConn Gives Gift


Quotes from Scholarship Recipients 

“The Children with Incarcerated Parents Scholarship has allowed me to focus less on funding my education and more on academics and community engagement.”
 
“The CIP Scholarship has made me feel accepted as a student … and motivated to represent the school to the best of my abilities.”
 
“The CIP Scholarship … has helped me to focus on my education and goals for the future. My parents and I don’t have to worry as much about finances and paying for a full year of classes.”
 
“I hope one day I will be able to pay this forward by helping other students achieve their goal just as you have helped me.”
Posted by Kish, Lian in IMRP