Scholarship Resources

Funding opportunities for 2 and 4 year degrees, certificate programs, and training in the trades

NH 4-H Scholarships    

The following scholarships are administered by NH 4-H. Applications are usually accepted at your county office, but double check the scholarship guidelines to be sure. 


Charles W. Buck Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship is given to a second, third or fourth year undergraduate student in agricultural studies, including pre-veterinary. 

Amount: $1000    Deadline:  April 


UNH 4-H Scholarship

Elligible candidates are students enrolled in UNH beginning in the fall 2019 semester. Students must have been a NH 4-H program participant at least one year. Award provided each year of UNH enrollment.  

Amount: $500 per year of NH 4-H participation, up to $5,000 per year    Deadline:  Part of UNH application


Have you heard about the Granite Guarantee? You may be eligible for four years of tuition-free undergraduate education.

          - You’re a New Hampshire resident
          - You’re entering your first year of college OR immediately transferring as a CCSNH graduate
          - You’re eligible for a Pell Grantral Pell Grant


Additional Scholarship Opportunities 

The due dates listed here are just to give you an idea of when applications are due. For each scholarship you apply for, you must carefully follow the instructions. See their websites for specific information and instructions. 

Agriculture Future of America Scholarships

Deadline:  March 10, 2021           Amount: Varies

Awards vary from community partner to nationally available scholarships. All scholarships include a leader development award to attend the AFA Leaders Conference (November of scholarship year in Kansas City, Mo.), of which full attendance is required to receive the full academic scholarship.

American Legion Department of Vermont Department Scholarships

Deadline: April 1, 2021                 Amount of Award: $500 – $1,500 

Awards for high school seniors who attend a Vermont high school or similar school in an adjoining state whose parents are legal residents of Vermont, or reside in an adjoining state and attend a Vermont secondary school.

American Occupational Therapy Foundation

Over 50 scholarships are available from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation and state occupational therapy associations. Applicants complete only one online form to apply for all qualifying scholarships. 

American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: varies by fund               Multiple Scholarships available, amount of award will vary

Complete a single application to determine your eligibility for available scholarship funding. Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship offered. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need and Quarter Horse involvement, as well as an applicant’s outstanding leadership and communication skills.

ASABE Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2022            Amount of Award: $1,750 

A yearly scholarship grant of $1,750 will be given to one undergraduate student, who meets the following criteria: (1) Is a biological or agricultural engineering student; (2) Has completed at least one full-year as an undergraduate student; (3) Is not a graduating senior in the semester/term of application; (4) Is enrolled in an engineering curriculum that is accredited by ABET or CEAB; (5) Has an overall GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale); and (6) Can attest to the need for financial aid.

ASHRAE Regional Scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2021               Amount of award: $3,000 - $5,000 

Scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that has traditionally been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession at a school.  Additional criteria for each regional scholarship may apply.

Bring Back the Trades

Deadline: One award per month during academic year                  Amount: $1000   

Bring Back the Trades, Inc. is a New Hampshire nonprofit corporation which believes that trade school is a worthy option for students. Its primary mission is to equip students who are pursuing post-secondary education in the trades. 

Bryan A. Champion Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: September 10, 2021                  Amount of Award: $1,000 

The Bryan A. Champion Memorial Scholarship awards one $1,000 scholarship to a deserving horticultural student. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in landscape, horticulture or related discipline at a two or four-year institution. Students in vocational agriculture programs will also be considered. Must have a minimum grade point average overall of 2.25 based on a scale of 4.0, and a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a scale of 4.0 in their major.

CME Beef Industry Scholarship

2021-22 scholarships have been awarded. The 2022-23 application will open in October of 2021.

Ten $1500 scholarships will be awarded to students who intend to pursue a career in the beef industry, including areas such as agricultural education, communications, production, or research. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student enrolled at a two or four-year institution.

Delmar Cengage Learning-NAAE Upper Division Scholarships

Deadline: May 15, 2021                Amount of Award: $1,500

Each recipient will receive one $1500 scholarship to be used toward expenses associated with being a college or university student preparing to be an agricultural teacher. Scholarships will be awarded during the recipient’s student teaching semester.

Farm Credit East

Deadline: April 1, 2021 5:00 p.m.               Amount: $1500    

Open to any individual pursuing a full-time, post high school education (this includes colleges and technical schools) a clear intention for a career in agriculture, forestry or commercial fishing. Candidates for the scholarship must have a permanent home address within the area served by Farm Credit East and plan to attend post high school education in the upcoming fall semester. Applicants are eligible to win this scholarship only once.

Fisher Cats Scholar Athletes

Deadline: May 1, 2021                  Amount of Award: $2,500 

Candidates for the Fisher Cats Scholarship must be residents of New Hampshire or Massachusetts who are graduating from high school in 2020. 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. In 2020, ten (10) scholarships, each in the amount of $2,500, will be awarded to New Hampshire students. Two (2) scholarships, each in the amount of $2,500, will be awarded to Massachusetts students.

Foundation for Seacoast Health Scholarships

Deadline: May 1, 2021                  Amount of Award: $5,000 

In keeping with the mission of the organization to advance initiatives that impact and promote the health and well-being of Seacoast residents, candidates must be pursuing an undergraduate (not limited to high school seniors) or graduate degree in a health-related field of study. To be eligible for award consideration, applicants must be a current resident of one of the following communities (Portsmouth, North Hampton, Greenland, Rye, Newington and New Castle, New Hampshire; or, Kittery, Eliot, and York, Maine) for a minimum of two (2) years prior to the award year.

Graphic Communications Scholarship Fund of New England

Deadline: June 15, 2021               Amount of Award:  $1,350 – $2,500

Applicants must be residents of New England who have been admitted to, or are currently attending, an accredited two-year vocational or technical college or a four-year college or university that offers a degree program related to printing or graphic communications. Renewable for up to four years if student maintains 2.5 GPA.

The Hagan Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2021                   Amount of award varies

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship designed to help high-achieving students from small towns and rural areas graduate college debt-free.

Healthline Stronger Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 20, 2021                              Amount of Award: $7,000 

The Healthline and Prevention Institute Stronger Scholarship will award three $7,000 scholarships to a Black, a Hispanic/Latinx, and an Indigenous student reducing health inequities in their community.

Horticultural Research Institute Scholarships

Deadline: Check site for specific date                      Award varies for the seven scholarship opportunities

J. Fielding Reed Undergraduate Soil and Plant Sciences Scholarship

Deadline: March 24, 2021                           Amount of Award: $2,000 

Two scholarships of $2000 to honor an outstanding undergraduate senior pursuing a career in soil or plant sciences. Must have GPA of 3.0, or above, and nominations should contain a history of community and campus leadership activities, specifically in agriculture. For more information on nomination and eligibility criteria, visit web site https://www.agronomy.org/awards

Kildee Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2021                              Amount: $1000     

To be awarded to a Junior/Senior status college student working toward a Bachelor of Science in Dairy/Animal Science or has a major emphasis on dairy through another major. Only the Top 25 individuals in either the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest or the National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation Contest are eligible to apply during their junior or senior year of college. The winner will be recognized at the National Dairy Shrine Awards Banquet.

Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: April 1, 2021

Each application is screened on the basis of financial need, extra-curricular activities, scholastic rating, the student’s career goals, and plans for college. In general, award amounts are determined by the rating given by the screening committee, based on the need of the applicant and the quality of the application.

  • Graduates of Laconia High School, Gilford High School, or Belmont High School in New Hampshire
  • Legal residents of Laconia, Gilford, or Belmont, New Hampshire. Students in surrounding towns and schools may qualify for a specific donor preference or requirement

Manning & Zimmerman Distracted Driving Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2021                              Amount of Award: $1,000 

The Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC is pleased to award $1,000 scholarships to two New Hampshire high school students who plan to pursue any type of secondary education or vocational/technical school (in-state or out-of-state). The students who submit the best video or written essay on the topic of distracted driving will be selected as the recipients of a Manning & Zimmerman Distracted Driving Scholarship.

National Dairy Shrine/Dairy Marketing Inc. Milk Marketing Scholarships

Deadline: April 15, 2021               Amount of Award: $1,000 – $1,500 

One-time awards for undergraduate students pursuing careers in marketing of dairy products. Major areas can include: dairy science, animal science, agricultural economics, agricultural communications, agricultural education, general education, food and nutrition, home economics and journalism. For more information, visit web site http://www.dairyshrine.org.

National Garden Club (NGC) Scholarships

Deadline: February 1, 2022                         Amount of Award: $4,000

One-time award for full-time students majoring in fields of study related to horticulture and the environment, in plant sciences, agriculture and related or allied subjects. Applicants must have at least a 3.25 GPA.

National Protein & Food Distributors Association Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2021 (5:00 p.m.)                        Amount of Award: $4000   

Available to college junior's or senior's pursuing a Poultry or related Agricultural, Ag Business degree – Agricultural Business, Poultry Science, Food science, Animal Science, Pre Vet, Food Marketing, Ag. Econ., etc. (Unrelated degrees such as Dietetics, Hospitality, English, or Nursing will not be considered).

New England Regional Student Program-Tuition Break

Amount of award varies

Tuition discount for residents of six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont). Students pay reduced out-of-state tuition at public colleges or universities in other New England states when enrolling in eligible majors and programs.

New England Employee Benefits Council Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 1, 2021                 Amount of award: $1,000 – $5,000 

Renewable award designed to encourage undergraduate or graduate students to pursue a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in the employee benefits field. Must be a resident of/or studying in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut or Vermont. Must have demonstrated interest in the fields of employee benefits, human resources, business law.

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is the largest provider of publicly available scholarships in New Hampshire, awarding more than $6 million to more than 1,500 promising students each year.

  • Awards available for Certificate, license or other industry-recognized credentials; Two and Four year degree programs, and Advanced degree programs
  • Amount of award, submission deadline, and selection criteria vary based upon program.

New Hampshire Farm Bureau Scholarships   

Deadline: Varies               Amount: Various    

Most counties have a Farm Bureau Scholarship available. There are also several other scholarships listed on this page. 

New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Growers, The Bruce Clement Post-Secondary Education Scholarship

Deadline: January 1, 2022            Amount: Up to $1,000   

Open to any New Hampshire resident who has an affiliation with sheep through 4-H, FFA, Young Farmers, New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Growers' Association, or is majoring in a field that will benefit the sheep industry 

New Hampshire State Grange

Deadline: July 1, 2021                     

Applicants must have a minimum of one year Grange membership.

PixelPlex Bi-Annual Scholarship    

Deadline: June 5 and December 5 (bi-annually)                            Amount of Award: $2,000

PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship was established to help support students pursuing education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as economics and business. In order to apply for our bi-annual scholarship program, students must meet the following criteria and complete the steps described below. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident; enrolled (or accepted with plans to attend) in a college or university in the United States; field of study must be related to science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), economics, or business.

Plan New Hampshire Scholarship and Fellowship Program

Deadline: April 16, 2021 (5:00 p.m.)                        Amount of Award: $1,200 – $5,000

Plan NH, in partnership with the NH Charitable Foundation, offers scholarships and fellowships to students who call New Hampshire home and are studying a field related to planning, design and/or development of the built environment in an accredited school anywhere in the world. Applicants must have at least one semester of college or equivalent completed before application. Scholarships are available for students at colleges, universities and tech schools; fellowships are available for grad students of architecture. This is a competitive process for funding from several sources.

Reuben Trane Scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2021       Amount of Award: $5,000 – $10,000 

Three two-year $10,000 undergraduate engineering scholarships awarded $5,000 per year over two years. Scholarship was established in memory of The Trane Company founder, an engineer, inventor & business executive, whose manufacturing enterprise ranks today as one of the worldÂ’s largest in the HVAC&R industry. The program must at least meet one of the following criteria: the institution hosts an active ASHRAE Student Branch or; the program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org or; the institution is accredited by an equivalent agency outside the USA that is a signatory of the Washington Accord or; the institution has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with ABET.

The Race for Education Scholarships

Deadline: May 1, 2021                Amount of Award: Up to $5,000 (multiple awards available)

Available to any students from any background wishing to pursue a career in the equine or agriculture industry.

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 02, 2021                Amount of Award: $3,000-$17,000

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, four-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, their community, or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities The award is renewable for up to four undergraduate years provided a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is maintained and financial need does not change substantially.Awards will only be granted to applicants who are permanent residents of New England: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont; however, recipients may attend college anywhere in the United States.

UNITIL  
Deadline: April 2, 2021                 Amount of Award: $5,000

Six high school seniors from our service territories in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math will each receive $5,000 for the first year of undergraduate study. All applicants must reside (primary address) and attend a school located in one of the cities/towns in our Unitil service territories.  The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program with a declared major or concentration in science, technology, engineering, or math.  Please check to see current service territories: https://unitil.com/energy-for-residents/territory-map-0

Usrey Family Scholarship

Deadline: September 10, 2021                  Amount of Award: $1,000 

The Usrey Family Scholarship awards one $1,000 scholarship to a student enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate landscape horticulture program or related discipline at a two- or four-year institution. Students in vocational agriculture programs will also be considered. Must have a minimum grade point average overall of 2.25 based on a scale of 4.0, and a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a scale of 4.0 in their major. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to work within the industry (including nursery operation, landscape architecture/design/construction/maintenance, interiorscape, horticultural distribution, or retail garden center) following graduation.

William J. Adams, Jr. and Marijane E. Adams Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2022                           Amount of Award: $2,000 

A yearly scholarship will be given to one undergraduate student, with a special interest in agricultural machinery product design and development, who meets the following criteria: (1) Is a biological or agricultural engineering student; (2) Has completed at least one full-year as an undergraduate student; (3) Is not a graduating senior in the semester/term of application; (4) Is enrolled in an engineering curriculum that is accredited by ABET or CEAB; (5) Has an overall GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale); and (6) Can attest to the need for financial aid.

Yanmar/SAE Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2022                           Amount of Award: $1,000 

Eligible applicants will be U.S. residents entering their senior year of undergraduate engineering or enrolled in a graduate engineering or related science program. Applicants must be pursuing a course of study or research related to the conservation of energy in transportation, agriculture and construction, and power generation. Emphasis will be placed on research or study related to the internal combustion engine.