New Hampshire Scholarships and Grants

New Hampshire’s commitment to higher education is evidenced by the variety of scholarships that are available to residents of New Hampshire who want to pursue a college education.

Some New Hampshire scholarships are given out by professional and civic organizations, but many are awarded by small family and other private foundations.

Civic Organizations

American Legion New Hampshire Scholarships

The New Hampshire chapter of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary has a number of scholarships that are awarded each year to deserving students who want to pursue higher education.

Christa McAuliffe Field of Education Scholarship

The American Legion awards this scholarship of $1,000 to a graduating high school senior planning a career in education.

Recipient must have been a New Hampshire resident for at least three years prior to being awarded this scholarship.

Department of New Hampshire Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship awarded by the New Hampshire American Legion is for students planning to attend a four-year college or university and who have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average.

John A. High Child Welfare Scholarship

This is a $1,000 award given by the New Hampshire American Legion to the son of a deceased veteran. The student must be a high school senior who demonstrates financial need.

Raymond K. Conley Memorial Scholarship

Awarded by the New Hampshire American Legion, this $500 scholarship is for a graduating high school senior planning a career in physical or mental rehabilitation. The student must have been a resident of New Hampshire for at least three years prior to receiving the scholarship.

World War I Veterans Memorial Scholarship

William H. Jutras American Legion Post #43 awards this scholarship to a deserving student who is a resident of New Hampshire. The scholarship amount varies.

Vocational Education Scholarship

The New Hampshire American Legion awards this $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to attend a two-year college to earn an associates degree. The recipient must also be a resident of New Hampshire.

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships

The New Hampshire American Legion Auxiliary awards the following scholarships to residents of New Hampshire. http://nhlegion.org/Legion%20Scholarships/Index%20Page.htm

Adrienne Alix Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is for individuals re-entering the workforce, upgrading skills, displaced from the workforce or recently honorably discharged from the military. The scholarship must be used to update skills used in the workforce. The recipient must be a resident of New Hampshire for at least three years and be affiliated with the American Legion Auxiliary in New Hampshire.

Elsie Brown Scholarship

This $150 scholarship is awarded to a resident of New Hampshire or affiliated with the New Hampshire American Legion Auxiliary and is the child or grandchild of a deceased veteran.

Grace S. High Scholarship

Eligible girls include those whose parent has been a member of the New Hampshire American Legion Auxiliary for three years or who are daughters of a deceased veteran, a graduating senior in high school, in need of financial aid and have been New Hampshire residents for at least three years. Students must be pursuing at least two years at a college or university. Two awards of $300 each are given.

Marion Bagley Scholarship

This is a $1,000 award presented by the New Hampshire American Legion Auxiliary to a graduating high school senior who is pursuing a college education. Recipients must be residents of New Hampshire for at least three years and be affiliated with the New Hampshire American Legion Auxiliary.

Past Presidents Parley Scholarship

Two scholarships are awarded to residents of New Hampshire for at least three years and/or affiliated with the New Hampshire American Legion Auxiliary. A $400 award is made to a student training to be a registered nurse; a $300 award is made to a student training to be a licensed practical nurse.

Historical Societies

Nashua Historical Society

The Nashua Historical Society awards a scholarship to a high school senior residing in Nashua, New Hampshire and who is attending college to study history. Nashua Historical Society 5 Abbott Street, Nashua, NH 03064.

Professional Associations

These professional associations offer scholarships to the children, grandchildren or legal dependent of the association member. If a professional association you are affiliated with is not listed, be sure to inquire with them about possible scholarships.

American Council of Engineering Companies of NH (ACEC of NH)

ACEC of New Hampshire awards a maximum of two $2,000 scholarships each year to children of employees of member firms who live in New Hampshire and are who high school graduates or current college students pursuing full-time study in the field of geology, engineering or land surveying.

American Federation of Teachers – NH Honey Cascio Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who is a resident of New Hampshire and whose parent is a current member of the American Federation of Teachers – New Hampshire.

Believe and Achieve Scholarship

Cumberland Farms awards the child of an employee who lives within 30 miles of a Cumberland Farms retail store, is a graduating high school senior and resident of New Hampshire with this $1,000 scholarship.

DownEast Energy Scholarship

This $1000 is open to graduating seniors who are children of current Downeast Energy employees. This is a renewable scholarship.

John B. Andrews Scholarship Program

Ten scholarships of $750 each are awarded to graduating high school seniors who are children of New Hampshire municipal, school district, county, village and other governmental officials.

NH Dietetic Association Judith Duffy Clark and Helen Evangeline Gilson Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student working towards a degree in nutrition. For more information contact Kate Bashline at nhdaff@gmail.com.

NH Farm Bureau

The New Hampshire County Farm Bureau sponsors annual scholarships for graduating seniors who reside in each of the nine counties in New Hampshire. Preference is given to students planning to study an agriculture-related field.

New Hampshire Land Surveyors Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in college who is pursuing surveying as a career and who is the child, grandchild or dependent of an NHLSA member that has been a member for at least three years. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors or current college undergraduate students in engineering are eligible to receive this $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be New Hampshire residents. Preference is given to students planning to attend a college or university in New Hampshire. Awards are made based on financial need, academic merit and community involvement.

Plan New Hampshire Fellowships

Plan New Hampshire awards $2500 to college sophomores, juniors or seniors and $5000 to current graduate-level students studying architecture, mechanical engineering interior design or studio arts. Applicants must be New Hampshire residents who have a high grade point average and who are most likely to make a positive contribution to the field in New England.

Plan New Hampshire Scholarship Program

An award up to $2,000 is given to undergraduate students from New Hampshire who are studying engineering, environmental science, land planning or other related program. Applicants must have a high grade point average and who have shown overall excellence in their major field of study.

Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire Scholarship

Three scholarships of $400 each are awarded to high school seniors who have been New Hampshire residents during their junior and senior years of high school. Students should be planning a career in fire emergency services.

Professional Sports Clubs

New Hampshire Fisher Cats Foundation Scholarship

The Fisher Cats award scholarships to 10 New Hampshire students each year. The $2,500 awards given are based on the following criteria: academic and athletic achievement and citizenship.

Red Sox Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is open to graduating seniors from the following New Hampshire high schools: Concord, Dover, Keene, Londonderry, Manchester Central, Merrimack Valley, Pinkerton Academy, Portsmouth, Salem and Spaulding. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic excellence and involvement in community service. Contact the high school guidance counselor for more information.

Private Foundations

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation oversees 350 scholarship funds, including some included below. The site can be found here.

Abbie Sargent Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors who are residents of New Hampshire. In addition to the residency requirement, students must demonstrate financial need and superior academic achievement. Preference is given to students who plan to study agriculture or an agriculture-related field. Contact Melanie Phelps at 603-224-1934 for details. Download  the application online.

Doris L. Benz Trust Scholarship

This scholarship is for a graduate of Interlakes High School who is a resident of Sandwich, New Hampshire and who is pursuing an undergraduate degree. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need. The amount awarded is based on the recipient’s situation.

Festival of Trees Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship for students from New Hampshire who are attending a college or university in that state and who are pursuing a career in natural resources or horticulture. Preference is given to applicants from the Sea Coast region. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 grade point average and some work experience related to career goals. Festival of Trees Scholarship Fund, PO Box 5381, Portsmouth, NH 03802-538.

Frank and Olive Gilman Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for students graduating from Lebanon High School, Rivendell Academy, Mascoma Valley Regional High School and Woodsville High School. Applicants must be planning to attend any post-secondary school, including vocational or community college. Students who demonstrate financial need are given preference. The maximum award is $5,000.

Greater Manchester Black Scholarship Found.

This scholarship is open to all New Hampshire graduating high school students of any race, religion or creed.

J. Wilfred Anctil Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors or college undergraduates who are residents of Nashua and its abutting towns and school districts. The award varies from year to year. It is renewable for four years.

Mary Felicia Falzarano Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded to a resident of Bradford, Croydon, Goshen, Lempster, Newbury, New London, Newport, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Warner, or Wilmot. Although all types of post-secondary education can be awarded, preference is given to applicants enrolling in a vocational or technical school and who demonstrates financial need. The amount awarded varies, but is usually between $250 and $1,500.

Miss New Hampshire Scholarship

The 2008 Miss New Hampshire winner was awarded $81,000 in scholarships; this amount varies from year to year. For more information visit MissNH.Com.

Nashua High School South Booster Club Scholarship

This is a $500 scholarship awarded to senior varsity athletes, cheerleaders or team managers who have contributed in a positive way. Selection is via an impartial drawing.

New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Growers Association Bruce Clement Post Secondary Education Scholarship.

This $1,000 scholarship is open to any New Hampshire resident who has completed at least one year of college and is studying a field that will benefit sheep. Affiliation in a local agricultural organization with sheep is also required.

Skrungloo Farm, Inc. Student Scholarship

Established in 1986, the Skrungloo Farm Scholarship awards a scholarship to residents of New Hampshire who show financial need and academic merit. Priority is given to residents of the following areas in order of preference: Sandwich, Center Harbor, Moultonboro, Carroll County, Belknap County, all New Hampshire. For more information contact the Bianco Professional Association at 603-225-7170.

In addition to the New Hampshire scholarships listed above, many colleges and universities offer their own set of scholarships. To find out if there are particular scholarships offered by your intended post-secondary school, contact the financial aid office at that school.

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  1. Michael A. Taylor wrote:

    We would like to apply for educational scholarships.
    Michael Taylor, Nashua South H. S.

    Keith Taylor
    USAF (Retired)
    781-789-1117

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