Who is eligible to apply?
Students who live in New Hampshire or select communities in bordering states (see list below) and are enrolling in or attending a post-secondary or college program at an accredited institution.
Vermont: Essex County, Rivendell Academy, and Hartford
Maine: Kittery, York, Elliot, Berwick, North Berwick
Other States: Graduate medical students (MD or DO only) in MA or CT
Do students need to be a graduating high school senior to be eligible?
No, students do not need to be a graduating high school senior to be eligible. Students can apply at any time during their college or post-secondary educational program.
Who is considered a resident of New Hampshire?
The Foundation generally considers a student a resident of New Hampshire if one or more of the following statements applies to them:
- Permanent address is in New Hampshire
- FAFSA is filed with a New Hampshire address
- Eligible for New Hampshire in-state tuition
- Valid driver’s license issued by New Hampshire
- Car is registered in New Hampshire
If you have specific residency questions, please contact Student Aid at email@example.com.
Are New Hampshire students attending out-of-state or international schools eligible to apply?
Yes, as long they are considered residents of New Hampshire.
Is citizenship considered when making decisions on scholarship awards?
Only a small number of our scholarship funds take citizenship status into account. All students, regardless of citizenship status, are encouraged to apply and be considered for funding.
Is consideration given to students who have other members of their household enrolled in a college program?
Yes. While the FAFSA no longer considers the number of college students in a household as part of the financial need evaluation, the Foundation will continue to factor this into our decision-making process. All applicants will be asked how many college students are in their household.
How competitive is the scholarship program and what is the average award size?
The scholarship program is competitive, so not all applicants receive funding. Approximately one in five bachelor’s candidates receive an award. Independent bachelor’s candidates, associate degree candidates, and non-degree candidates have an award rate of one in two.
The size of awards varies and depends on the cost of the program that the student is pursuing. Awards range in size from $250 to $5,000 and the average award is $3,500.