When it came time for college, Harrison knew that his family would need help with the bills. Foundation donors who have established scholarship funds stepped up. Read more.

When it came time for college, Harrison knew that his family would need help with the bills. Foundation donors who have established scholarship funds stepped up. Read more.

Apply for a scholarship

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is the largest provider of publicly available scholarships in New Hampshire, awarding more than $5 million to 1,500 promising students each year.

Because people cared

The 383 scholarship funds at the Foundation were created by generous donors who wanted to help the next generation of New Hampshire students reach their full potential.

Promise + need = scholarship

We are committed to finding and funding the most promising students with the greatest financial need. Scholarships are awarded to students for professional certificate programs, licensure, two- and four-year undergraduate degrees and graduate school.

Our students


Brandon Bisson is studying to keep his community safe

Young firefighter wants to help those close to home

A promising future

Foundation scholarships help Paige Libbey prepare for a STEM career in New Hampshire

An American dream comes true

Ayi D'Almeida started high school as a resettled refugee who spoke little English. Foundation donors helped him afford college. He graduated with honors.

Explore scholarship opportunities

Please see below for types of programs covered, and apply using ScholarshipSource, our single, online application. Students are matched automatically with all scholarship opportunities for which they qualify. Many awards are renewable for each year that a student is in school.

The online application will be available beginning Wednesday, February 1, 2017. 

  • Certificate, license or other industry-recognized credential

    Deadline: Rolling

    For students of any age who are pursuing short-term vocational or technical studies in fields such as automotive technology, plumbing, heating, construction, advanced manufacturing, computer repair, licensed nursing assistant, etc.

    Selection criteria
    The selection committee gives preference to the following:

    • Applicants whose fields are in the traditional manufacturing trade sector such as plumbing, electrical, construction, machining, etc.
    • Applicants who have a clear vision for how their education will help them achieve or improve their employment and career goals.
    • Applicants who have had little or no other educational or training opportunities.
    • Applicants who have made a commitment to their educational program both financially and otherwise.

    Apply Now

    Students applying for a Medallion Fund Scholarship will use a PDF application and not apply through Scholarship Source.

    Students should print out and complete the application and mail it to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation at 37 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, ATTN: Student Aid. 

     

  • Two-year or associate degree program

    Deadlines

    For students under the age of 23 who have completed high school or earned a GED and plan to attend a two-year or other short-term training program the deadline is Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm Eastern.

    For students over the age of 23; or for students who are younger than 23 and married, have a child, have served in the military or are emancipated, there are three deadlines: Monday, May 15, 2017; Tuesday, August 15, 2017; Friday, December 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm Eastern.

    There is a deadline exception for students who wish to be considered for the Withrop L. & Bernice Perry Scholarship which funds students in Wilton, Lyndeborough or Milford. This deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017.

    Selection criteria
    Academic excellence is not a factor in selecting candidates for awards; however, we do expect students to 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 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields: computer science, advanced manufacturing, clinical health care, engineering, engineering technology, graphic design (CAD), etc. 

    Determining financial need
    Candidates are required to submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is the result of filling out the Free Federal Form (FAFSA), which determines what a particular family can reasonably afford for education or the expected family contribution. In addition, finalists will be asked to supply a copy of the financial aid package offered by the institution to be attended.

    Award decisions
    Awards will range from $100 to $3,500 depending on financial need.

    Apply now

     

  • Four-year or bachelor's degree program

    Deadlines
    For students under the age of 23 enrolling in a four-year degree program, the deadline is Friday, April 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm Eastern.

    For students over the age of 23; or for students who are younger than 23 and married, have a child, have served in the military or are emancipated, there are three deadlines: Monday, May 15, 2017; Tuesday, August 15, 2017; Friday, December 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm Eastern.

    There is a deadline exception for students who wish to be considered for the Withrop L. & Bernice Perry Scholarship which funds students in Wilton, Lyndeborough or Milford. This deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017.

    Selection criteria
    Students are selected to receive awards based on financial need, academic merit and other non-academic factors such as community service, school activities and work experience. Highest priority is given to students with the fewest financial resources.

    Determining financial need
    Candidates are required to submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is the result of filling out the Free Federal Form (FAFSA), which determines what a particular family can reasonably afford for education or theexpected family contribution. In addition, finalists will be asked to supply a copy of the financial aid package offered by the institution to be attended.

    Award availability
    This is a competitive program. Typically, one award is made for every five applications received. Each year, approximately $3 million is disbursed with each award ranging from $250 to $7,500. The average award is $4,600.

    Apply now

     

  • Master's, Ph.D. or other advanced degree program

    Deadline
    For students of any age enrolling in a master’s, Ph.D. or other advanced degree programs, including MD, DD or JD, the deadline is Friday, April 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm Eastern.

    Selection criteria
    Students are selected to receive awards based on financial need, academic merit and other non-academic factors such as community service, school activities and work experience. Highest priority is given to students with the fewest financial resources.

    Determining financial need
    Candidates are required to submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is the result of filling out the Free Federal Form (FAFSA), which determines what a particular family can reasonably afford for education or the expected family contribution. In addition, finalists will be asked to supply a copy of the financial aid package offered by the institution to be attended.

    Award availability
    The Foundation funds very few students pursuing graduate studies. Our priority is to fund undergraduate education, so this program is very competitive. We do, however, have  funding for students who plan to enroll in medical school.

    Apply now

     

  • Renew your scholarship award

    Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Many of our scholarships are renewable for each year that a student is in school. If you received a letter notifying you that your scholarship award is renewable please complete this form by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

    Apply for a renewal award

Before you get started

Step 1

Prepare your application materials.

You will need to have the following on hand to apply:

  1. The last 4 digits of your social security number
  2. Prepared answers for one or more essay questions
  3. An electronic copy of your confirmation page of your FAFSA report to upload
  4. The names and emails of people who will submit a letter of recommendation
  5. An electronic copy of the most recent cumulative transcript to upload (unofficial is okay)

Step 2

Log in or create a new profile on ScholarshipSource.

Simply go to ScholarshipSource and sign in or click on “First time users create an account” to create an account.

Step 3

Complete and submit the online application.

It should take you about an hour to complete the online application. Once you start the application, you can save your work and come back to it later. Please submit your completed application by the due dates listed above.

Step 4

Notification of scholarship award.

You will be notified by email and/or mail if you have been awarded a scholarship within 8 weeks of the scholarship submission deadline.

Step 5

Write a note of thanks.

We encourage you to write a letter thanking the donor for your scholarship. Please send your thank-you note to the Foundation and we’ll make sure that it is forwarded along to the donor.

 

We're here to help

  • Judy Burrows
  • Director of Student Aid
Hillary-Miskoe
  • Hilary Miskoe
  • Student Aid Manager
  • Jessica Kierstead
  • Senior Community Impact Associate