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The Benefits of Being a NH Scholar


NH Scholars Day is Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The event will be held in Manchester at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium and will include a NH Fisher Cats baseball game. For details, click on these documents. All eligible high school seniors are invited. Talk to your school counselor to attend.

Parents and family members are also welcome. Parents and family members should purchase advance tickets with code "scholar" at

Save the Date Flyer
RSVP Form for Schools
Invitation for Schools
Permission Form Template for Schools

NH Scholars Partners with CTE Centers
In an effort to align our expectations with business and industry, the New Hampshire Scholars Board of Directors has approved specific courses in CTE (Career & Technical Education). Read the full press release here.

NH Coalition for Business & Education
Endorses NH Scholars Initiative
NHCBE supports the request by NH Scholars to the NH Department of Education for financial support. 
Click here
 for the press release.  

Breakfast of Champions
On December 2, 2013, we hosted our Breakfast of Champions at 
Southern NH University. Schools and business leaders attended and 
learned more about the importance of business/education 
partnerships and celebrated the accomplishments of our schools and 
partners. We recognized several schools and businesses for their 
great work.  

NH Scholars on WGIR Radio
Check out the podcast broadcast on 610 AM. Jennifer Wells interviews Scott Power regarding the success of the project. Click on the icon to listen to the podcast.
          And click here to read the article in the 
                        Union Leader Sunday News called "Scholarly Rewards".

Did You Know?
The 3,600 seniors in last year's class of NH Scholars graduated with an average GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. This while taking the most challenging courses at their high school.

NH Scholars Hits 71 High Schools
The New Hampshire Scholars Initiative builds the capacity of school districts to enhance personalized learning, individualized progress and encourages students to take more rigorous course work. This happens through various strategies, but most specifically by strengthening school/community partnerships. All students will graduate better prepared for college and career by exceeding high school graduation requirements and understanding the growing importance to attain high level skills.

The State Scholars Initiative continues to build momentum in the state. What started as six pilot school districts in 2007, has grown to
seventy-one (71). Farmington (SAU 61), Milford (SAU 40), Colebrook Academy (SAU 7), and Keene (SAU 29) School Districts become the
most recent high schools to join. We have added 65 districts since 2009, with more schools joining this spring.
Click for press release

To become a NH Scholar school, contact Scott Power

Many Colleges Offering Incentives
87% of all graduating New Hampshire Scholars seniors immediately enrolled in postsecondary education. Only 52% however, attended college in-state. While this matches the state average, many colleges and universities would like to recognize NH Scholars students for challenging themselves by providing application fee waivers. We encourage students to use these fee waivers responsibly, thus researching the college to ensure proper fit. As always, students should be applying to colleges that are a good fit - not solely because it's free. Click here for flyer.

Colleges Offer Merit Aid to New Hampshire Scholars
As evidence of higher education's commitment to the NH Scholars program, several NHCUC-member institutions will award merit-based aid to verified graduates of the New Hampshire Scholars Program who are accepted and enroll full-time. 
Students should contact admission and financial aid offices at 
colleges they have applied to for details.
* UNH Manchester: $1,000 merit-based grant (click for app)
* New England College: $12,000 merit-based grant
* Community College campuses: $500 merit-based grant 
(guidance should contact CCSNH admission offices for availability)  

The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) is proud to partner with the New Hampshire Forum on the Future (NHFOF) and the New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC) to administer the New Hampshire Scholars Program. This Program encourages students to take a rigorous curriculum to prepare them for a future that will demand strong and flexible thinking skills - whether they decide to start their careers after they graduate or continue their education beyond high school. For those who are thinking about going to college, solid preparation is essential.Read the letter

Keeping it Real

Bureau of Labor Statistics projections show that 80% of the top 50 fastest-growing jobs will require education beyond high school and that 40% of all new jobs will require at least an associate's degree.


Get involved in your community!  Join with New Hampshire scholars and bring the Initiative to your school district.  Opportunities for parents, educators, and businesses.





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NH Scholars events
are now available

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WMUR-TV 9 News
NH Scholars Honored
at May 23, 2012
Statehouse Ceremony

NH Scholars Highlights
Click for a quick recap of our success!

NH Scholars Timeline
Check out potential 
activities for your school.

Outreach Programs
for 2013
Reinforce the State
Scholars message
with these programs. 
The NH Journal
of Education
Check out the article
in the spring edition
highlighting the
momentum of New
Hampshire Scholars. 
Tough Choices or Tough Times
Check out the new report on the skills of the American workforce. Click MORE for the PDF version.

Why Physics?
Many people ask why physics is part of the State Scholars Core Course of Study: is it really that important to postgraduate success in college, work, and life?

Local Resources
New Hampshire aims to work collaboratively providing students and families with valuable college access and career readiness tools.
Learn all about the colleges and universities in NH
NH's Coalition for Business & Education
Find out how to transfer colleges in NH
Programs include Diversity Initiative, Job Fair, etc
Civic engagement on campus including VISTA programs
New Hampshire's largest scholarship provider
The NHHEAF Network Organizations
Center for College Planning
Project Mentor, 55% Initiative, Affordable College Effort, etc
Academic Counseling & College/Career Prep
Educational Talent Search


NH Coalition for Business & Education

Southern NH University

Northeast Delta Dental

NH Business & Industry Association (BIA)

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NH

Timken Company

New England College

Franklin Pierce University

Community College System of New Hampshire

University System of New Hampshire

White Mountains Community College

Kocher & Co.

New Hampshire High Technology Council

Lakes Region Community 
College (Project Running Start)

Citizens Bank

Laconia Savings Bank

Claremont Savings Bank

Community Services Council of New Hampshire

Caldwell Bankers - Laconia

Madeira USA

Upper Valley Business and Education Partnership

Franklin Savings Bank

Army National Guard

AutoServ of Tilton

Department of Transportation

Wal-Mart of Tilton

Granite State Human Resources Conference

New Hampshire HR
State Council

Merrimack Chamber of Commerce

Northway Bank

Hannaford - Tilton

Career Training Concepts

TD Banknorth

Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce

Plymouth State University

NHCUC Admission Director Committee


The NHHEAF Network

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