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Top 46 New Hampshire Scholarships in February 2024

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Updated: February 29th, 2024

The state rock of New Hampshire is granite, but these scholarship opportunities are golden! Students who are residents or are attending school in New Hampshire have a variety of options for funding their education. Continue reading to learn more about the top New Hampshire scholarships!

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Granite Edvance Scholarships

Offered by Granite Edvance

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by Granite Edvance

Are you a returning undergraduate student (non-freshman) and New Hampshire resident who is enrolled in college at least half-time? Further, do you have a minimum…Show More

Are you a returning undergraduate student (non-freshman) and New Hampshire resident who is enrolled in college at least half-time? Further, do you have a minimum…Show More

Are you a returning undergraduate student (non-freshman) and New Hampshire resident who is enrolled in college at least half-time? Further, do you have a minimum 2.5 GPA? If so, the Granite Edvance Scholarships may be a great opportunity for you! There are four types of Granite Edvance Scholarships available: The Granite Edvance Community Service Scholarship, The Granite Edvance Academic Excellence Scholarship, The Granite Edvance Leadership Scholarship, and The Granite Edvance Opportunity Scholarship for first-generation college students. To apply, interested students must submit an essay answering one of the types of scholarships' respective prompts. If you're a New Hampshire resident enrolled in an undergraduate program more than half-time, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Get Started

$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

ACONE Pilot Training Scholarships

Offered by Aero Club of New England

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $4,500
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Aero Club of New England

Are you at least 16 years old, reside in New England, and intend to pursue a professional aviation career? If so, consider applying for the…Show More

Are you at least 16 years old, reside in New England, and intend to pursue a professional aviation career? If so, consider applying for the…Show More

Are you at least 16 years old, reside in New England, and intend to pursue a professional aviation career? If so, consider applying for the ACONE Pilot Training Scholarships! The scholarships are open to New England residents aged 16+ with at least 100 hours of flight time who plan to pursue a professional aviation career. Applicants should also hold a current Airman Certificate and Medical Certificate.  The scholarships are offered by the Aero Club of New England (ACONE). They provide aviation safety seminars, scholarships for flight training, and flight training itself with those passionate about flight. ACONE’s 15 scholarships offer students advanced, instrument, and primary training to provide support and encourage their careers within aviation. Recipients earn up to $4,500 to fund their flight training program. If you are passionate about an aviation career and reside in New England, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $4,500
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

ACONE Aircraft Maintenance Scholarships

Offered by Aero Club of New England

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Aero Club of New England

The ACONE Aircraft Maintenance Scholarships annually award between $1,000 and $5,000 to post-secondary students who intend to pursue a career in aviation maintenance and will…Show More

The ACONE Aircraft Maintenance Scholarships annually award between $1,000 and $5,000 to post-secondary students who intend to pursue a career in aviation maintenance and will…Show More

The ACONE Aircraft Maintenance Scholarships annually award between $1,000 and $5,000 to post-secondary students who intend to pursue a career in aviation maintenance and will start training at an FAA FAR Part 147-compliant school in New England. Applicants must also be at least 16 years old, be a resident of a New England state in the U.S., and demonstrate financial need. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

ACONE Aviation Management Scholarships

Offered by Aero Club of New England

1 award worth $3,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Aero Club of New England

The ACONE Aviation Management Scholarships annually awards $3,000 to students pursuing a career in aviation maintenance who are at least 16 years old and a…Show More

The ACONE Aviation Management Scholarships annually awards $3,000 to students pursuing a career in aviation maintenance who are at least 16 years old and a…Show More

The ACONE Aviation Management Scholarships annually awards $3,000 to students pursuing a career in aviation maintenance who are at least 16 years old and a resident of a New England state in the U.S. Applicants will be judged based on their financial need, ability to meet the planned aviation goals as shown by recommendations and academic records, and aviation activities (flying, model building, science projects, aviation employment, and the like) as described in the personal letter and recommendations. If you're from New England and have a passion for aviation maintenance, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $3,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

American Legion Department of Vermont Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Department of Vermont

Multiple awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by American Legion Department of Vermont

The American Legion Department of Vermont Scholarship is open to Vermont secondary school students and those in Interstate school districts serving Vermont students. Applicants must…Show More

The American Legion Department of Vermont Scholarship is open to Vermont secondary school students and those in Interstate school districts serving Vermont students. Applicants must…Show More

The American Legion Department of Vermont Scholarship is open to Vermont secondary school students and those in Interstate school districts serving Vermont students. Applicants must have legal resident parents in Vermont and be US residents. To apply, submit the application along with a high school transcript and two letters of recommendation from staff members who know your achievements and activities. Don't miss out on this opportunity!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

George E. Watters Memorial Scholarship

Offered by New England Water Works Association

1 award worth up to $5,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by New England Water Works Association

The George E. Watters Memorial Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to a student enrolled in a civil engineering program at a 4-year college or university.…Show More

The George E. Watters Memorial Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to a student enrolled in a civil engineering program at a 4-year college or university.…Show More

The George E. Watters Memorial Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to a student enrolled in a civil engineering program at a 4-year college or university. To be eligible, applicants must be attending or have been accepted into an appropriate college/university program at the undergraduate or graduate level and be from or attending school in New England. If you're a current or incoming post-secondary student who is from or will be attending an institution in New England, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth up to $5,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Francis X. Crowley Scholarship

Offered by New England Water Works Association

1 award worth $3,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by New England Water Works Association

The Francis X. Crowley Scholarship annually awards $3,000 to a student enrolled in a civil or environmental engineering program or a business management program at…Show More

The Francis X. Crowley Scholarship annually awards $3,000 to a student enrolled in a civil or environmental engineering program or a business management program at…Show More

The Francis X. Crowley Scholarship annually awards $3,000 to a student enrolled in a civil or environmental engineering program or a business management program at a 4-year college or university. To be eligible, applicants must be attending or have been accepted into an appropriate college/university program at the undergraduate or graduate level and be from or attending school in New England. If you’re a current or incoming post-secondary student who is from or will be attending an institution in New England, and you have a passion for civil/environmental engineering or business management, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $3,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Foundation for Seacoast Health Scholarships

Offered by Foundation for Seacoast Health

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Foundation for Seacoast Health

The Foundation for Seacoast Health Scholarships is looking for residents of select communities in New Hampshire and Maine who are pursuing a health-related field of…Show More

The Foundation for Seacoast Health Scholarships is looking for residents of select communities in New Hampshire and Maine who are pursuing a health-related field of…Show More

The Foundation for Seacoast Health Scholarships is looking for residents of select communities in New Hampshire and Maine who are pursuing a health-related field of study as undergraduate or graduate students. Eligible counties include Portsmouth, North Hampton, Greenland, Rye, Newington and New Castle, New Hampshire; or, Kittery, Eliot, and York, Maine. Academic achievement, job experience, community service, and dedication to the field will all be considered, as well as financial need and the likelihood of returning to the region to practice. Apply to further your education and make a difference in your community!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Mary Cafolla Wallace Nursing Scholarship Program

Offered by The Philanthropic Initiative

Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
Deadline May 6, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by The Philanthropic Initiative

Are you an adult (ages 24 - 55) planning to pursue a second career in nursing and obtain either an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)…Show More

Are you an adult (ages 24 - 55) planning to pursue a second career in nursing and obtain either an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)…Show More

Are you an adult (ages 24 - 55) planning to pursue a second career in nursing and obtain either an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in New England? If so, consider applying for the Mary Cafolla Wallace Nursing Scholarship Program! Each year, the program awards up to $20,000 each to multiple applicants who will be pursuing a nursing degree in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont in the upcoming Fall. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
Deadline May 6, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Higher Education Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans

Offered by N.H. Department of Education, Division of Higher Education - Higher Education Commission

Multiple awards worth $2,500
Deadline Sep 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by N.H. Department of Education, Division of Higher Education - Higher Education Commission

The Higher Education Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans is a program that offers financial assistance to children of New Hampshire service members who lost their…Show More

The Higher Education Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans is a program that offers financial assistance to children of New Hampshire service members who lost their…Show More

The Higher Education Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans is a program that offers financial assistance to children of New Hampshire service members who lost their lives while on active duty or due to service-connected disabilities. The scholarship covers expenses such as room, board, books, and supplies at New Hampshire public colleges and universities. It's a great opportunity for deserving students to pursue higher education without worrying about the financial burden. If you fit the eligibility criteria and are looking for help funding your education, we encourage you to apply.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,500
Deadline Sep 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

League of NH Craftsmen Craft Education Scholarship

Offered by League of New Hampshire Craftsmen

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by League of New Hampshire Craftsmen

Are you a professional craftsperson living in New Hampshire or within ten miles of its border wanting to pursue an educational activity to learn more…Show More

Are you a professional craftsperson living in New Hampshire or within ten miles of its border wanting to pursue an educational activity to learn more…Show More

Are you a professional craftsperson living in New Hampshire or within ten miles of its border wanting to pursue an educational activity to learn more or improve your skill in your chosen craft? If so, consider applying for the League of NH Craftsmen Craft Education Scholarship! On a rolling basis, the scholarship awards applicants the cost of their chosen educational activity to help support local craftspeople and enhance their skills and creativity. The scholarship committee is interested in supporting intensive educational activities that present creative approaches to learning such as workshops, courses, seminars, or other activities. If you're a New Hampshire or otherwise local (to NH) craftsperson wanting to pursue further education in your craft, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Four-year or Bachelor’s Degree Program

Offered by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Multiple awards worth $250 - $7,500
Deadline Varies
Grade Level College Students

Offered by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Are you pursuing a four-year degree program at a college or university in New Hampshire? If so, you may be eligible for some of the…Show More

Are you pursuing a four-year degree program at a college or university in New Hampshire? If so, you may be eligible for some of the…Show More

Are you pursuing a four-year degree program at a college or university in New Hampshire? If so, you may be eligible for some of the many scholarships offered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's Four-year or Bachelor’s Degree Program! There are a variety of scholarships available, offering between $250 and $7,500 each to winning applicants. To find out more about each scholarship’s specific requirements, we recommend checking out their individual profiles on the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation website. Upon completing the General Application, students will be considered for each of the scholarships they may be eligible for. Bear in mind that applicants under and over the age of 24 have different deadlines to apply for this program - so we recommend checking your deadline on the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation site before applying. With that said, if you are enrolled in a four-year or bachelor's degee program in New Hampshire, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $250 - $7,500
Deadline Varies
Grade Level College Students
Get Started
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How to win New Hampshire scholarships

New Hampshire is a small New England state with a huge number of attributes! In order to win New Hampshire scholarships, you should consider highlighting these unique features in your scholarship application while simultaneously connecting to your own special interests and passions.

For example, perhaps you enjoy skiing on Loon Mountain, which has led you to be interested in studying environmental science. Or maybe hiking in the beautiful fall weather has led you down a path towards becoming a park ranger. Whatever your personal interests, connect it back to your life as a New Hampshirite (or hopeful future New Hampshirite!) This will help you stand out in the scholarship application pool as well as show how meaningful New Hampshire is in your higher education journey!

Writing resources for writing New Hampshire scholarship essays

Many New Hampshire scholarships may have you write an essay about yourself. These scholarship essays can vary in length from 250 words up to 500 words. Therefore, make a point to read over our Scholarships360 ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships to ensure you are well prepared to not only reply to these New Hampshire scholarships but also win them! Additionally, check out our guides on how to start a scholarship essay and how to end a scholarship essay to ensure your New Hampshire scholarship application is flawless. 

New Hampshire student debt snapshot

According to the Department of Education, in total, New Hampshire residents owe $6.5 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $34,085 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 59.3% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Make sure that you apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for!

Keep on reading to learn more about merit scholarships from colleges in New Hampshire as well as top scholarships in New Hampshire! 

Merit scholarships at New Hampshire colleges and universities

University of New Hampshire

  • Eligibility: UNH first year students who have a 3.1+ GPA and demonstrate high academic achievement in the classroom 
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $12,000
  • Deadline: Admission to the University of New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen who have strong academic achievement and a strong high school GPA
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Admission to the Southern New Hampshire University

Keene State College

  • Eligibility: First year students who have a 2.0+ GPA 
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $7,500
  • Deadline: Admission to Keene State College

Saint Anselm College

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen who display exemplary academic credentials 
  • Amount: $16,000 up to $30,000
  • Deadline: Admission to Saint Anselm College

Plymouth State University

  • Eligibility: First year students who have a 2.24+ GPA 
  • Amount: $2,000 up to $11,000
  • Deadline: Admission to Plymouth State University

Colby-Sawyer College

  • Eligibility: First year students who submit their application are automatically considered 
  • Amount: Up to $8,000
  • Deadline: Admission to Colby-Sawyer

Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity 

In-state tuition allows residents of a state to receive cheaper tuition for a college or university in their state. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

Here are a few well-known New Hampshire universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

University of New Hampshire

  • In-state tuition: $15,520
  • Out-of-state tuition: $35,290

Keene State College

  • In-state tuition: $11,754
  • Out-of-state tuition: $23,230

Plymouth State University

  • In-state tuition: $14,558
  • Out-of-state tuition: $25,498

How do you get in-state tuition? 

Being a New Hampshire resident can significantly reduce the cost of tuition for New Hampshire colleges and universities. In order to become a New Hampshire resident for tuition purposes, you will need to physically reside in New Hampshire for no less than 12 continuous months prior to the term for which in-state status is desired. Additionally, you must be residing in New Hampshire for some purpose other than attending the University, such as obtaining employment in New Hampshire. In addition, you will need to prove that you want to remain in the state of New Hampshire by obtaining physical proof, such as a New Hampshire driver’s license or registering your vehicle in New Hampshire. It is important to note that each New Hampshire university of college may have different requirements for residency so double check with your intended institution on their rules! 

Does New Hampshire offer tuition reciprocity? 

Yes, New Hampshire is part of the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) Tuition Break program. This agreement provides tuition reciprocity savings to residents in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, and of course, New Hampshire. Eligibility for this program varies by state and institution, so be sure to double check with your intended institution.

New Hampshire scholarship spotlight

League of NH Craftsmen Gerry Williams Memorial Scholarship

  • Eligibility: New Hampshire residents who participate in educational activities that present creative approaches to learning such as workshops, courses, seminars or other activities
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Open year round

New Hampshire Governor’s Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: New Hampshire high school graduates who enroll full-time and continuously attend a participating postsecondary institution within New Hampshire. Any full-time, Pell Grant-eligible student who earns the New Hampshire Scholar designation and meets the residency and academic requirements may be eligible
  • Amount: New Hampshire scholars: $2,000 per year; Non-New Hampshire scholars: $1,000 per year
  • Deadline: April 15

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Four-year or Bachelor’s Degree Program

  • Eligibility: New Hampshire students with financial need pursuing a 4-year degree and other non-academic factors such as community service, school activities and work experience
  • Amount: $250 up to $7,500
  • Deadline: Mid-April

New Hampshire Society for Professional Engineers Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: New Hampshire high school seniors or college undergraduates who are or will be enrolled in an ABET-EAC accredited engineering program
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: End of April

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Two-year or Associate Degree Program

  • Eligibility: Applicants should demonstrate reasonable achievement and a commitment to their chosen field of study. Preference is given to students who have previously received funding and successfully completed prior educational work or for students entering high-demand professions, including but not limited to STEM fields
  • Amount: $100 up to $3,500
  • Deadline: December 15

Plan NH Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Recognizes and honors outstanding students from New Hampshire who are studying a field that supports the mission: to “foster excellence in planning, design and/or development of New Hampshire’s built environment.”
    This may include, but is not limited to: ​Architecture, Art / Fine Arts, Construction Management, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Planning
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Early April

Additional New Hampshire resources

New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation 

A useful college preparation and exploration website for New Hampshire residents! 

FAFSA guide

On October 1st of every year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens nationwide. New Hampshire students should complete the FAFSA to be eligible for federal student aid as well as some scholarships.

Frequently asked questions about New Hampshire scholarships

Does New Hampshire offer tuition-free community college?

Some New Hampshire community colleges will be tuition-free for eligible students. Through the CCSNH Promise Program, Pell-eligible students can attend college tuition-free.

Does the University of New Hampshire award full ride scholarships?

The University of New Hampshire offers a number of merit scholarships to eligible students that cover tuition for in-state residents. Some students are awarded a package that might cover the entire cost of attending based on financial need. 

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