There are many places to find scholarship funding outside of UNH. Because of the vast number of resources out there, you will need to prioritize your efforts. After you have determined what funding is available to you through UNH, find out what external funding may be available to you.
Scholarship Resources Through Your Hometown/Personal Network
Get ready to knock on some doors and make phone calls. Many towns, counties, local businesses and civic/community organizations have funding available for residents. Check with your Chamber of Commerce, former high school, and town librarian to help you identify those local resources that offer scholarships to students in your home town area.
Speak with your parents and other relatives. Ask what type of funding may be available through work, labor unions, credit unions, and civic/religious/fraternal organizations to which they belong, e.g., labor unions provide scholarships annually. Contact your own current and past employers and any clubs or organizations to which you belong.
If you currently hold a local scholarship that was originally awarded for one year, ask the funding source if it may be continued. Inform the funding source how the scholarship was instrumental in your success, provide evidence of your success -- grades, activities, etc., -- and document your on going need to continue the scholarship. If the funding source is unable to continue the scholarship, ask the funding source personnel if they know of other funding sources who may assist you.
Out of State Students
Scholarship Resources Through Private Scholarships and Other Resources
- US Bank Take it to the Bank Scholarship Sweepstakes ($1000). Online entry form.
- SunTrust Bank Scholarship Sweepstakes ($1000). Online entry form, drawing every two weeks.
- Frame My Future Scholarship Contest ($1000) -- requires "original creation" that demonstrates what you want to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. Deadline: March 6.
- Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship ($1000) -- requires a short essay. Deadline: December 31, and July 31..
- James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund (over $10,000 in cash awards) -- requires essay. For more information, rules, deadlines and to receive a scholarship application send an email to: email@example.com -- put the word "Scholarship" in the subject line.
- Forclosure.com scholarships (up to $5000) -- requires essay. Next Deadline: December 1.
- Scholarship America manages various scholarships available to college students.
- CollegeScholarships.Org sponsors several scholarships of its own, provides a scholarship search engine, and you can browse for scholarships by category such as "Subject" (field of study), "State," "Minority," etc. Also has awarded unique scholarships related to tweeting, blogging and web design. Requires no login or registration.