Are you searching for scholarships in New Hampshire to help cover the costs of pursuing post-secondary education at one of the 12 public or 14 private universities within the state’s borders?

Despite the fact that New Hampshire is best known among winter sports enthusiasts for having some of the largest ski mountains on the East Coast, New Hampshire has nearly as many educational scholarship opportunities as granite quarries. Whether you are born and raised or are considering becoming a “Granite Stater,” the following are 25 of the most popular and most generous scholarships available in New Hampshire.

1. Abbie Sargent Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 15th

For residents of Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, and Sullivan counties, the Abbie Sargent Memorial Scholarship is granted for up to $2,000 by the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation to provide financial support for students enrolling in a higher learning institution in the state. Qualified candidates must be graduates of an approved public or private high school, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and be pursuing a degree in an agriculture related study.

Contact

Abbie Sargent Memorial Scholarship
295 Sheep Davis Rd.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 224-1934
[email protected]

2. Allen W. Plumb Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: November 2nd

In recognition of his work in the fields of forestry and land surveying, the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Foundation offers the Allen W. Plumb Memorial Scholarship to second, third, or fourth year students who are currently enrolled in an accredited two or four-year forestry program within New Hampshire. Eligible applicants must show serious interest, capability, potential, and accomplishment in making the profession of land surveying their career.

Contact

Allen W. Plumb Memorial Scholarship
70 Kimball Pond Rd.
P.O. Box 689
Raymond, NH 03077
(603) 895-4822
[email protected]

3. Bonnie Newman Endowed Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 1st

Sponsored by the Community College System of New Hampshire, the Bonnie Newman Endowed Scholarship Fund was created in honor of the former Interim Chancellor who devoted her career to providing broad access to educational and economic opportunity across all regions of the state. Each year, the fund provides seven scholarships for full-time students at community colleges in New Hampshire who have demonstrated leadership potential through academic achievement, public service, and career aspirations.

Contact

Bonnie Newman Endowed Scholarship Fund
26 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-3500
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

4. Clauder Competition Playwriting Prize Scholarship

Deadline: August 31st

As New England’s most prestigious playwriting award, the Clauder Competition Playwriting Prize Scholarship awards up to $2,500 annually to playwrights who live or attend school in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont and create an outstanding original work. In order to be considered, plays must be full-length with a running time between one and three hours, not be primarily for younger audiences, and not have received a professional production or publication.

Contact

Clauder Competition Playwriting Prize Scholarship
25A Forest Avenue
P.O. Box 1458
Portland, ME 04104
(207) 774-0465
[email protected]

5. Dunkin’ Donuts New Hampshire Scholarships

Deadline: April 15th

In collaboration with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise provides 10 annual scholarships for $2,500 each to graduating high school seniors throughout New Hampshire who are enrolling full-time at any post-secondary U.S. institution to pursue a degree related to the business, hospitality, or food service industries. Recipients will be evaluated based on academic merit with a GPA of at least 3.25, financial need, and involvement in volunteer or community service.

Contact

Dunkin’ Donuts New Hampshire Scholarships
37 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-6641 ext. 1224
[email protected]

6. Erika Tardif Scholarship Fund for Science and Math

Deadline: April 4th

To provide financial support to New Hampshire undergraduate and graduate students in science and mathematics, Plan NH offers the Erika Tardif Scholarship Fund for Science and Math for up to $3,000. Qualified candidates must be enrolled in an accredited program, have completed at least one semester of college-level studies, exhibit academic excellence in chosen field, and reflect the greatest potential for a future career that will positively influence some aspect of the built environment in New England.

Contact

Erika Tardif Scholarship Fund for Science and Math
56 Middle St. 2nd Floor
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 452-7526
[email protected]

7. Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Scholarship

Deadline: May 2nd

Established by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Scholarship program is designed to provide 10 scholarships for $2,500 annually to graduating high school seniors in New Hampshire who are planning to enroll in a four-year degree program in the coming fall. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee on the basis of academic achievement, athletic performance, financial need, and good citizenship.

Contact

Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Scholarship
37 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-6641 ext. 1224
[email protected]

8. Frank and Olive Gilman Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 15th

In honor of an ambitious entrepreneur and his wife who have served as advocates for higher education throughout their lives, the Frank and Olive Gilman Foundation Scholarship is awarded for $5,000 annually by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to students graduating from Lebanon High School, Rivendell Academy, Mascoma Valley Regional High School, or Woodsville High School. Preference will be given to students whose family’s financial situation might otherwise prevent them from attending an accredited post-secondary institution.

Contact

Frank and Olive Gilman Foundation Scholarship
37 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-6641
[email protected]

9. Granite State Student Broadcaster Scholarship

Deadline: March 28th

Annually, the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters (NHAB) presents the Granite State Student Broadcaster Scholarship for $2,500 to permanent residents of New Hampshire who are currently enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning and are actively pursuing a degree related to radio and television broadcasting. Selection will take into account financial need, academic merit, community service, extra-curricular activities, and work experience.

Contact

Granite State Student Broadcaster Scholarship
707 Chestnut St.
Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 627-9600
[email protected]

10. Harry Gregg Foundation Educational Grant

Deadline: June 5th

Sponsored by Crotched Mountain to provide support and services to individuals who need financial assistance to afford post-secondary education, the Harry Gregg Foundation Educational Grant provides up to $1,200 to low and moderate-income New Hampshire students with physical, emotional, or intellectual disabilities. Along with the application, candidates must submit an official transcript, proof of enrollment, verification of disability, and an original essay discussing ways they have overcome their disability.

Contact

Harry Gregg Foundation Educational Grant
One Verney Drive
Greenfield, NH 03047
(603) 547-3311 ext. 1490
[email protected]

11. John A. High Child Welfare Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

Administered by the American Legion Department of New Hampshire, the John A. High Child Welfare Scholarship provides $2,000 annually to a young male whose father or mother has been a member of the American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for at least three years. For consideration, applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from their clergyman, compose an original 300-word article, and provide proof of acceptance at any accredited higher learning institution in New Hampshire.

Contact

John A. High Child Welfare Scholarship
121 South Fruit St.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 856-8951
[email protected]

12. Kocher Technology Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 1st

Created by the New Hampshire High Tech Council, the Kocher Technology Scholarship Program will award annual $2,000 scholarships to New Hampshire students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a high demand science, technology, engineering, or math-related (STEM) field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition, recipients at the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, or Granite State College are eligible to receive an extra $2,000 for a total of $4,000.

Contact

Kocher Technology Scholarship Program
36 Lowell St. 2nd Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 935-8951
[email protected]

13. Mary Eileen Dixey Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: October 31st

Exclusively for New Hampshire residents, the Mary Eileen Dixey Endowed Scholarship is provided annually for $1,000 by the New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association to occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students enrolled in an accredited educational program within the state. Qualified applicants must be pursuing their first degree in occupational therapy, have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement, and have completed at least one full year of degree coursework.

Contact

Mary Eileen Dixey Endowed Scholarship
P.O. Box 4232
Concord, NH 03302
(603) 225-9290
[email protected]

14. Mary Felicia Falzarano Scholarship

Deadline: April 15th

Established by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Mary Felicia Falzarano Scholarship distributes up to $1,500 to graduating high school seniors from Bradford, Croydon, Goshen, Lempster, Newbury, New London, Newport, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Warner, or Wilmot who will be pursuing post-secondary education. The highest priority will be given to students who are attending an accredited vocational or technical school in New Hampshire and have few economic resources to afford college education.

Contact

Mary Felicia Falzarano Scholarship
37 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-6641
[email protected]

15. Medallion Fund Scholarship

Deadline: Ongoing

Sponsored by the New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association (NHADA), the Medallion Fund Scholarship grants up to $2,000 to legal New Hampshire residents who are planning to attend their first or second year at one of the five community colleges in the state that offer an automotive technology, collision repair, or mobile equipment technology program. Qualified candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher, be 20 years old or over, submit a letter of recommendation, and have a clean driving record.

Contact

Medallion Fund Scholarship
507 South St.
P.O. Box 2337
Concord, NH 03302
(603) 225-4895
[email protected]

16. NAWIC Granite State Chapter Scholarships

Deadline: April 1st

With the mission of providing educational assistance to students majoring in a construction-related field of engineering, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, or general construction, the Granite State Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) grants annual scholarships for up to $2,000. Eligible candidates must be New Hampshire residents, be entering their junior or senior year in a four-year institution, have a GPA of 2.0 or better, and submit a personal essay on career goals in construction.

Contact

NAWIC Granite State Chapter Scholarships
4 Loudon Ridge Rd.
Loudon, NH 03307
(603) 224-1892
[email protected]

17. New Hampshire Food Industries Education Scholarships

Deadline: April 1st

Each year, the New Hampshire Grocers Association (NHGA) offers over 55 New Hampshire Food Industries Education Scholarships for $1,000 apiece to U.S. college students who are employed or are a dependent child of a full-time employee at one of the NHGA retailer or supplier member facilities. In evaluating the applicants, the committee considers academic performance, test scores, extra-curricular activities, student employment experience, financial need, and letters of recommendation.

Contact

New Hampshire Food Industries Education Scholarships
110 Stark St.
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 669-9333
[email protected]

18. New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships

Deadline: November 15th

The New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants (NHSCPA) offers annual scholarship for up to $3,500 to New Hampshire undergraduates who are entering their senior year at an accredited four-year institution and graduates pursuing a master’s degree with a major in accounting or business. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens, be enrolled full-time in an accredited degree program, have taken at least three courses in upper-level accounting, and demonstrate strong academic achievement.

Contact

New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships
1750 Elm St. Suite 403
Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 622-1999
[email protected]

19. New Hampshire Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans

Deadline: September 1st

Administered by the State of New Hampshire Department of Education, the New Hampshire Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans covers the full tuition and academic fee expenses for students currently enrolled at a state-supported public institution. All New Hampshire students whose parent(s) were killed in action as the result of a service-related disability while serving in the United States Armed Forces in a combat situation are encouraged to apply.

Contact

New Hampshire Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans
101 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-0289
[email protected]

20. NHACEP Nursing Scholarship Program

Deadline: June 1st

Sponsored by the New Hampshire Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (NHACEP), this Nursing Scholarship Program provides two annual awards for $500 each to New Hampshire residents who are currently enrolled in a fully accredited nursing degree program in the state on a full-time or part-time basis. Along with the completed application, candidates are required to attach two letters of recommendation, an official sealed transcript, and at least two letters of recommendation certifying active class participation.

Contact

NHACEP Nursing Scholarship Program
7 North State St.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 224-7083
[email protected]

21. Paul and Ann Harvey Scholarship Fund for Manchester

Deadline: April 4th

For students living in the greater Manchester area, Plan NH grants the Paul and Ann Harvey Scholarship Fund for Manchester to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution with a major in architecture, engineering, and/or other construction-related fields of study. Qualified candidates must exhibit academic excellence in their chosen field and reflect the greatest potential for a future career that will positively influence some aspect of the built environment in New England.

Contact

Paul and Ann Harvey Scholarship Fund for Manchester
56 Middle St. 2nd Floor
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 452-7526
[email protected]

22. Rosalie Norris NHLA Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Annually, the New Hampshire Library Association (NHLA) presents the Rosalie Norris Scholarship for $1,000 to deserving legal residents who are currently employed by a New Hampshire library and are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in library or library information science from an ALA-accredited institution in the United States. Applicants must submit at least three reference letters, a current resume, and a personal statement describing educational and professional goals related to library science.

Contact

Rosalie Norris NHLA Scholarship
14 Main St.
Amherst, NH 03031
(603) 673-2288
[email protected]

23. Russell Stearns Scholarship for Civil Engineers

Deadline: April 18th

Administered by the New Hampshire Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (NHASCHE), the Russell Stearns Scholarship for Civil Engineers provides $1,000 to aid New Hampshire residents in their pursuit of an undergraduate degree in engineering. For consideration, applicants are required to attach a personal statement on employment experience and extra-curricular involvement, two letters of recommendation from civil engineering faculty members, and proof of enrollment status.

Contact

Russell Stearns Scholarship for Civil Engineers
P.O. Box 4953
Manchester, NH 03108
(800) 548-2723
[email protected]

24. Seacoast Scholars Program

Deadline: April 15th

Each year, the Seacoast Scholars Program provides over $100,000 in scholarship assistance to students from Barrington, Brentwood, Danville, Dover, Durham, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Farmington, Fremont, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, Lee, Madbury, Milton, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, Newton, North Hampton, Northwood, Nottingham, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Rochester, Rollinsford, Rye, Sandown, Seabrook, Somersworth, South Hampton, Strafford, or Stratham who will be enrolling in post-secondary education full-time. Selection is based on academic achievement, involvement in school or community activities, leadership experience, and financial need.

Contact

Seacoast Scholars Program
37 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-6641
[email protected]

25. Thomas E. Desjardins Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Varies

Established by the New England Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (NEITE), the Thomas E. Desjardins Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate and graduate student who is pursuing an accredited civil engineering degree at a four-year institution within Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island. Eligible candidates must demonstrate high moral character, high academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and a strong commitment to transportation engineering.

Contact

Thomas E. Desjardins Memorial Scholarship
53 Regional Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-2978
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

In order to cover the costs of rising tuition costs in New Hampshire and beyond, it is becoming increasingly important for students to depend on various sources of funding to avoid overwhelming amounts of loan debt upon graduation. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you further investigate these 25 great scholarships in New Hampshire to help pay your educational expenses and achieve all of your academic goals.