Apply for a Scholarship

Each year the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation distributes more than $5 million in grant aid and loans. These financial awards defray academic costs and help students reach their educational goals.
 
A variety of support is offered through our scholarship and loan programs. We administer more than 350 separate funds — established by individuals, families, organizations, and businesses — to provide scholarships for education beyond high school. Our funding priorities include:

  • Closing the gap for those with financial need.
  • Enabling access for low-income and minority students to higher education.
  • Encouraging skill and knowledge acquisition that can be shared with your community.
  • Recognizing good work.

Qualified students who meet the individual eligibility criteria for the programs listed below may apply. Most scholarships are targeted to New Hampshire residents, though a few are open to Vermont and Maine students who live in border towns. 

Before you get started 

1. Read this privacy notice before applying to any of our scholarship programs.

2. To apply online, create a Student Aid account
Click here to create/access your STUDENT AID account. Do NOT create a My NHCF account (this access if for other users).

3. Have questions about how to apply online? 
Download our How to Apply Guide 
(PDF) for step-by-step instructions.

4. Have questions about our scholarship programs?
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Online Application Scholarship Programs
The programs listed below use an online application. You need only fill out this application ONCE and you will automatically be considered for ALL programs sharing the online application. Please do not apply online more than once. 

Career Aid for Technical Students
Traditional students (ages 17-23) who have completed high school or a GED and want to attend a two-year or short-term training program.

Deadline: June 16, 2014.  Application available February 1st.
Learn more and apply >>

George N. Cate Scholarship Fund Program
For residents of Strafford, N.H. attending a two- or four-year college or university.
Deadline: April 15, application available February 1.
Apply>>

Citizens Bank Scholarships now available at the Foundation
If you are applying to the Additon Scholarship, Waldo & Alice Ayer Scholarship, Bartlett Scholarship, Berry Nursing Scholarship,  Elwin Cilley Scholarship, Phyllis Hazen Scholarship, Henry C. Lord Scholarship, Lapenta Medical Scholarship, or Wagner-Hosser Scholarship, please apply to our Statewide Student Aid Program.
Deadline: April 15, application available February 1.
Learn more and apply >>

Dunkin' Donuts Scholarship Program
High school seniors who plan to attend a technical school or a two- or four-year college.
Deadline: April 15, application available February 1.
Learn more and apply >>

Mary Felicia Falzarano Scholarship

Traditional students (ages 17-23) who live in Bradford, Croydon, Goshen, Lempster, New London, Newbury, Newport, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Warner, or Wilmot and who plan to attend a technical school or a two- or four-year college.
Deadline: April 15, application available February 1.
Learn more and apply >>

Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Scholarship
High school seniors who demonstrate outstanding academic performance, athletic achievement, and civic involvement and plan to attend a four-year college.
Deadline: May 2, application available February 1.
Learn more and apply >>

Walter M. and Eleanor D. Furlow Scholarship
Enfield residents of any age who are pursuing education beyond high school.
Deadline: April 15, application available February 1.
Learn more and apply >> 

Frank and Olive Gilman Foundation Scholarship
Any student graduating from Lebanon High School, Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Rivendell Academy, or Woodsville High School who plans to attend a technical school or a two- or four-year college.
Deadline: April 15, application available February 1.
Learn more and apply >> 

Monsignor Philip Kenney Scholarship

Hispanic and ethnic minority students of an age who plan to attend a technical school or a two- or four-year college.
Deadline:  April 15, application available February 1.
Learn more and apply >>  

Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship

Students graduating from Kennett High School in Conway who plan to attend a technical school or a two- or four-year college.
Deadline: April 15, application available February 1.
Learn more and apply>>  

New Hampshire High Tech Council - Kocher Technology Scholarships
Dependents of employees of High Tech Council member companies, enrolled in New Hampshire schools and studying in STEM fields.
Deadline: May 2,  application available February 1.
Learn more and apply>>

Winthrop and Bernice Perry Scholarship

Students of any age who live in Wilton, Lyndeborough or Milford and plan to attend a two- or four-year college.
Deadline:  March 1, application available February 1.
Learn more and apply >>  

Seacoast Scholars Program

High school students who live in one of 37 New Hampshire towns or one of six Maine towns in the Piscataqua Region and plan to attend college full-time.
Deadline: April 15, application available February 1.
Learn more and apply >>  

Statewide Student Aid Program

Traditional students (ages 17-23) enrolling in a four-year degree program.  Graduate students seeking funding should also use this application.
Deadline: April 15th, application available February 1st.
Learn more and apply >>  

STEM Scholars Program
New Hampshire students studying in any STEM field. Students may be enrolling in certificate, two-year, four-year or graduate programs.
Deadline: April 15, application available February 1.
Learn more and apply>>

Carl T. Witherell Technical Honor Loan 

Recent graduates of Lebanon, N.H., or Hartford, Vt., high schools who are pursuing vocational or technical studies.
Deadline:  June 16, application available February 1.
Learn more and apply >>


PDF Applications
The scholarship applications listed below are in PDF format. 

Adult Student Aid Program
Independent students, typically age 24 and older, looking to upgrade skills or qualify for an undergraduate degree program. Deadline: May 15, August 15 or December 15
Learn more and apply >>

Doris L. Benz Trust Scholarship
Sandwich residents who graduated from Interlakes High School and are enrolling in an undergraduate program.
Deadline:  May 2, 2014 
Learn more and apply >> 

Festival of Trees Scholarship
Students at one of New Hampshire’s colleges or universities who are pursuing studies in Natural Resources or Horticulture.
Deadline: Monday, April 7, 2014
Learn more and apply >>

The Medallion Fund Scholarship Program

Students of any age who are pursuing vocational or technical studies.
Rolling deadline.
Learn more and apply >> 

Nottingham Women's Club Scholarship
Nottingham residents who plan to attend a technical school or a two- or four-year college.
Deadline:  Friday, May 16
Learn more and apply >>


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