New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 500

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is the largest provider of publicly available scholarships in New Hampshire, awarding more than $8 million to nearly 1,800 students each year.

A resource for New Hampshire students
The scholarship funds at the Foundation were created by generous donors who wanted to help New Hampshire students reach their full potential. Scholarships are awarded to students for certificates, licensing programs, apprenticeships, two- and four-year degree programs and graduate school.


The Foundation uses a single, online application for all scholarship awards. Students are matched automatically with all scholarship opportunities for which they qualify. Foundation scholarships may be used toward:

Certificate, license or other industry-recognized credential

Deadline: Open enrollment through December 15, 2023, 5:00 pm Eastern

For students of any age who are pursuing short-term vocational or technical studies in fields such as automotive technology, plumbing, heating, construction, advanced manufacturing, computer repair, licensed nursing assistant, etc.

Selection criteria

The selection committee gives preference to the following:

  • Applicants whose fields are in the traditional manufacturing trade sector such as plumbing, electrical, construction, machining, etc.
  • Applicants who have a clear vision for how their education will help them achieve or improve their employment and career goals.
  • Applicants who have had little or no other educational or training opportunities.
  • Applicants who have made a commitment to their educational program both financially and otherwise.

Citizenship is not taken into consideration when making awarding decisions.

Medallion Fund Scholarship

Students applying for a Medallion Fund Scholarship should apply online through Scholarship Source.

Award decisions

Applicants will be notified of the results within six weeks after submission.

Two-year or associate degree program

Deadline: Open enrollment through December 15, 2023, 5:00 pm Eastern

If you are attending one of New Hampshire’s Community Colleges, you should also apply for scholarship aid through the Community College System’s award portal.

Selection criteria

Academic excellence is not a factor in selecting candidates for awards; however, we do expect students to demonstrate reasonable achievement and a commitment to their chosen field of study.

Preference is given to students who have previously received funding and successfully completed prior educational work or for students entering high-demand professions, including but not limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields: computer science, advanced manufacturing, clinical health care, engineering, engineering technology, graphic design (CAD), etc.

Citizenship is not taken into consideration when making awarding decisions.

Determining financial need

Candidates are required to submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is the result of filling out the Free Federal Form (FAFSA), which determines what a particular family can reasonably afford for education or the expected family contribution. In addition, finalists will be asked to supply a copy of the financial aid package offered by the institution to be attended.

Award decisions

Awards will range from $100 to $3,500 depending on financial need. Applicants will be notified of the results within six weeks after submission.

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