Scholarships

Senior Scholarship Information for 2016-17
 (Updated 2/23/17)

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Scholarship information is listed below in order of their application deadline.  Click on the name of the scholarship to apply or for additional information.  If you would like a paper copy of any of these scholarship applications, please ask Ms. Katis in GUIDANCE.


Skrungloo Farm : Student Aid Program, based on need                                                          DEADLINE:  March 1, 2017
Who should apply?  New Hampshire students who are enrolling at an accredited post-secondary institution are eligible to apply. Students may be enrolling in a vocational school, technical school, a 2 or 4 year college or university. The school may be in-state or out-of-state. However, students must be enrolling on a half-time (6+ credits) or full-time basis, not part-time. Graduate students are also eligible to apply.  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 and to vocational/ technical students, and who reside in the following geographic areas, listed in order of priority: Sandwich, Center Harbor, Moultonboro, Carroll County, Belknap County, and then the entire State of New Hampshire. Awards are made through a blind process, where financial need and merit are considered without knowledge of a student’s identity. Due to the blind process, please do not write your name on each of the pages and do not include photos.

Journalism Education Foundation of NE Scholarship$1,000                                             DEADLINE:  March 3, 2017
Must be a resident of New England; Must be a senior in high school planning to attend college the following year or an undergraduate college student studying journalism or a related field; Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above; Must demonstrate a serious interest in a career in journalism by sending the following materials: 1) Cover letter, transcript, resume or biography, letter of recommendation, AND A body of published work in a school news publication, general circulation newspaper, or a similar publication AND/OR A body of work prepared for a journalism class.
 
The Hood® Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship: $5,000  (18 student athletes)                       DEADLINE:  March 6, 2017
>  Applicant To be eligible, high school seniors must have displayed a high degree of sportsmanship while participating in a varsity high school sport. These students also must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and performed volunteer work in the community. Students will be asked to write an essay explaining how they display sportsmanship and integrity on and off the field. Each student who meets the standards in the official rules and completes the essay will be featured on an online voting site. The ten students from each New England state who receive the most votes will be interviewed by a select panel of judges. The panel of judges will then select three students from each of the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) as the scholarship winners. Winners will be honored at a banquet and entered into the Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship Hall of Fame. Applicants must enter by 3 p.m. EST on March 6, 2017. Voting begins at 9 a.m. EDT on March 27, 2017, and ends at 3 p.m. EDT on April 10, 2017.

NH Water Pollution Control Association Scholarship: $1,000                                                    DEADLINE:  March 10, 2017
>  Applicants must be a resident of the state of N.H.; Be a graduating high school senior; Preference will be given to NHWPCA members and families; Complete a standard application form & submit to the NHWPCA Scholarship Committee; Include a letter of reference, preferably from an individual in the environmental field; Apply to a post secondary school with an intended major in Water Pollution Control, Environmental Science, Engineering, or Chemistry.  Priority will be given to vocational students who are preparing for a field directly related to the water environment.

NH Association of Septage Haulers Memorial Scholarship$500                                               DEADLINE:  March 20, 2017
Open to any high school student applying to college (2yr or 4yr, college or trade school), any current part time or full time college student; Must meet one of the following criteria: a) Any immediate family member, defined as spouse, (step)child, (step)grandchild, or parent, of a NHASH member in good standing may apply for the scholarship for any secondary education OR b)  Any immediate family member of an industry related business or organization which meets the criteria for membership as a NHASH Associate member for any industry related secondary education   OR c)  Any member of the general public pursuing a degree in any Environmental Science field.
   
JULIA T. PINGREE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP:  $500                                                                      DEADLINE:  March 27, 2017
Applicants pursuing further education in a business related program; a graduating high school senior; has or will have completed four or more of the following courses from among the following:   Computer, Accounting or Bookkeeping, Marketing, Office Practices and Procedures, Business Law, Business Communications, Introduction to Business, Desktop Publishing, Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Financial Services  

Ed Wentzell Child Nutrition Scholarship:   $Varies                                                                           DEADLINE:  March 31, 2017
>  Applicant must be pursuing a career in food service and/or a member active in school food service.  Click the link to print application, or come to the Guidance office for a copy.            

N.H. Land Surveyors Foundation Scholarship:  $1,500                                                                    DEADLINE:  April 21, 2017
> Student must be a senior in high school as of December 31 of the award year; Must be a U.S. Citizen; Must be a resident of New Hampshire and be a New Hampshire Electric Co-op member; Must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an accredited undergraduate educational or training institution (in state or out of state); Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an educational institution as defined by the Internal Revenue Code (bachelor’s, associate’s or certificate program) at the time of application.

USM Applicants: Mountains to the Sea Scholarship$9,000 renewable up to 4 years                    DEADLINE:  April 1, 2017   
>  Applicants must admission criteria and be residents of New Hampshire or Vermont; students must apply for financial aid and attend full-time in order to receive this scholarship; priority application deadline for the scholarship is April 1st; students from VT. and N.H. can only receive one non-need-based scholarship from USM.

>  Applicants must provide an explanation of artistic experience and education; supply ten current slides or photos of  their work;  if no body of work is available,  send a one-page narrative describing your interest in the school and the impact the school will have on your craft-related goals; provide a  photocopy of Proof of Residence; provide materials describing the class and its significance and all related costs.

Granite State Designers & Installers Association Scholarships (2)$500                                                    DEADLINE:  April 7, 2017
>  There are two scholarships up for grabs in this link.  For the criteria on each one, please click the link.  Copies of the application and schoalrshpi criteria are available in the Guidance office.  

The Robert Woodman Scholarship:    $500 (2)                                                                                                    DEADLINE:  April 7, 2017
>The student must be attending school for civil or environmental engineering or environmental science and be a senior in High School. This scholarship will be given to a student that can demonstrate financial hardship, leadership, and community involvement.

NH Housing Authorities Corporation Memorial Grants$Varies                                                   (Postmark) DEADLINE:  April 7, 2017
Grants are available to current recipients of housing assistance from a New Hampshire housing authority.  Eligible applicants include High school students seeking assistance for post-secondary education goals, non-traditional students (adults) returning to school and one-year renewals for current scholarship recipients. Click on the link for more information regarding this scholarship.

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship:  $3,000-$18,000              DEADLINE:  April 3, 2017 (First 300 Applications will  be considered).  
For criteria and other details regarding this scholarship, please visit the website.  

N.H.G.M.C. Scholarship: $1,000                                                                                                                     DEADLINE: April 14, 2017
>  The winning 2017 candidate shall be a graduating New Hampshire high school senior (academic year 2016-2017) and a New Hampshire resident, with plans to major in the Performing Arts as a full-time student.

NH Charitable Foundation Scholarships: $ over $5,000,000 in scholarships!                                         DEADLINE: April 14, 2017
>ScholarshipSource is the Foundation’s single on-line application form that automatically matches students to scholarship opportunities for which applicants 
qualify. This means that students going on to 4-year college, 2-year college or even certificate programs should apply.  This means that students going on to 4-year college, 2-year college or even certificate programs should apply.  Students will need an electronic copy of their high school transcript (it does NOT need to be official); an electronic copy of the FAFSA result with the family EFC and valid email addresses for at least 2 individuals willing to write a recommendation (one of which should NOT be a school official 

Center for the Arts Scholarship- DANBURY RESIDENTS ONLY: $TBD                                       DEADLINE: April 15, 2017
> Applicants must reside in one of the 12 towns in the Lake Sunapee Region: Andover, Bradford, Danbury, Grantham, New London, Newbury, Newport, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Warner, or Wilmot; Be enrolled in public or private school, or home schooled in grades 7-12; Submit a completed application for a scholarship to help pay for arts-based classes or workshops or any other need related to their particular talent. {See scholarship application};  Seniors must give name of college and letter of acceptance. Seniors must also indicate their area of artistic interest; All students must agree to an interview to be conducted by the Center for the Arts scholarship committee members;  Agree to share with the community a demonstration of his or her work that is related to the scholarship.

Franklin Savings Bank Scholarship:  $Varies                                                                                DEADLINE: April 15, 2017
> For criteria and other details regarding this scholarship, please click on the scholarship title.  

Annie Forts UP Scholarship:  $Varies                                                                                          DEADLINE: April 15, 2017
> Applicants must be pursuing studies in Special Education.  Criteria employed in the selection of scholarship winners are academic achievement, financial need, community involvement and evidence of a strong interest in the field of Special Education as a career.

UNH APPLICANTS: THE HAMEL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: $Varies                                             DEADLINE:  On Website
>  Apply for an undergraduate major at UNH:  The scholarship provides substantial financial support in the form of a yearly scholarship plus special opportunities for academic and co-curricular engagement. The Admissions Office will determine the amount of each award, which is a supplement to any merit or need-based financial aid awards.

NHEC Foundation Scholarship  $1,500                                                                                         DEADLINE:  April 21, 2017
Student must be a senior in high school as of December 31 of the award year.  Student must be a U.S. Citizen.  Student must be a resident of New Hampshire and be a New Hampshire Electric Co-op member.  Student must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an accredited undergraduate educational or training institution (in state or out of state).  Student must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an educational institution as defined by the Internal Revenue Code (bachelor’s, associate’s or certificate program) at the time of application.  Deadline for applications is typically April of each year.  Please refer to our application guidelines in the download section at right of this page for this year’s deadline.

Lakes Region Board of Realtors Scholarship: $1,500                                                                 DEADLINE:  April 21, 2017
>  Applicant must be a senior intending on pursuing secondary education.  Completed applications should be returned to the GUIDANCE OFFICE.       

NPG 2017 Essay Scholarship Contest: $1,000-$2,000                                                                DEADLINE:  April 21, 2017
Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident;  Must be a senior in high school or a college freshman, sophomore, or junior enrolled in an official undergraduate program of study for the fall 2017 semester; Must be 14 years old or older; Must be currently enrolled in or attending an accredited school within the United States or operated overseas by the U.S. government, for the fall 2017 semester; Must sign and date the Application Form. (A parent or guardian signature is also required for all applicants under 18).

Fisher Cats Scholarship:  $2,500 (10)                                                                                                            DEADLINE:  April 30, 2017
Candidates for the Fisher Cats Scholarship must be residents of New Hampshire or Massachusetts who are graduating from high school in 2017. Candidates must be planning to enroll in a four-year degree program or planning to attend a local community college or technical school in the fall.

Jospeh T. Gnerre Memorial Music Scholarship$Varies                                                                               DEADLINE:  May 1, 2017
>  Applicant must be a high school senior in the Lakes Region who will be entering college with a major or minor the field of Music.

Sarah Dow MacGregor Scholarship: $Varies                                                                               DEADLINE:  May 1, 2017
For criteria and other details regarding this scholarship, please click on the scholarship title. 

Edna F. Powers Memorial Scholarship$Varies                                                                        DEADLINE:  May 15, 2017
>Applicants must  be a current member of the Senior class of NRHS and in good academic standing; Be seeking post-secondary education in an accredited two or four year program; Have spent a minimum of three full years enrolled in Danbury Elementary School; Other areas of consideration will include demonstration of financial need as well as community service.

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship: $1,000                                                                     DEADLINE:  June 1, 2017
> Scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing a fashion related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Fashion related fields include, but are not limited to, the following programs: Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Management, Fashion Retailing 

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship :  $1,000                                                               DEADLINE:  June 1, 2017
Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who intends to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college; Has a demonstrable record of academic success; Has a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career.

OMBAR Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship:$1,000                                                            DEADLINE:  June 1, 2017
Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who intends to pursue a business related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college; Has a demonstrable record of academic success; Has a passion and drive for a business career

Good luck!