Funding Opportunities

Thank you for visiting our website. If you are interested in assisting UNH and the Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity with creating a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body and with creating a more inclusive and welcoming campus community, you’ve landed on the right page.  

Because of generous support by donors like you, UNH continues to be able to increase access and retention opportunities for students, support DEI research and education, engage in community outreach, and prepare members of our community to function successfully in a diverse and global market.  

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Initiatives Fund

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  • Supports campus wide DEI initiatives outlined by the President’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Initiatives, including, but not limited to DEI education, training, and research.
  • Supports faculty and staff professional development, hiring initiatives, and other campus wide DEI efforts
  • Assists faculty in developing curricula specific to the needs of first-generation college students; and building inclusive curricula with representations of diverse cultures and traditions.
  • Assists staff in developing inclusive programming highlighting the history and culture of people from underrepresented groups.
  • Assists staff in developing professional development training opportunities on social justice education.

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Wanda Mitchell Diversity Recruitment & Retention Fund

Wanda Mitchell

Wanda S. Mitchell served as Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence at UNH, where she provided leadership for developing and sustaining programs, policies and initiatives to recruit, retain, review, and advance faculty at the University. Wanda was the first Chief Diversity Officer at UNH and led and supported efforts to create a welcoming academic environment for faculty, staff, and students of diverse backgrounds and experiences, and directed the University’s faculty mentoring and professional development program.

The purpose of the fund is to support recruitment and retention efforts by the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity in conjunction with the Office of Enrollment Services to build and maintain an inclusive community for diverse students, who, by their backgrounds and life experiences will advance the university's goal of enhancing the educational experience through enrollment of a diverse student body.

  • Provide book scholarships for low or lower income students
  • Provide tuition assistance and scholarships for students whose identities contribute to building a diverse learning and educational environment
  • Assist with efforts to recruit and retain students whose identities contribute to a diverse campus community

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Wanda Mitchell Book Fund

NOTE:  A limited amount of funding is available for books.  Please complete your application in early September (for Fall Semester) for consideration by the Book Fund Committee.

Please review the book scholarship fund guidelines and requirements before completing the application

Wanda Mitchell Book Scholarship Application

Bill Kidder Fund

Kidder Funding

The purpose of the Kidder Fund is to sponsor and encourage educational efforts that will enhance understanding of and advance opportunities for those whose sexual orientation and/or gender identity differs from the majority in our culture, to foster AIDS awareness, and to demonstrate the constructive contributions this important segment of our society is making. Kidder Fund Grants are available to support programs, research, events and projects that fulfill the purpose of the Kidder Fund.

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Kidder Fund Application (students, staff, faculty, groups)

Request for Funding Application


Bill Kidder LGBTQ+ Awards

Do you know a person or organization that promotes empowerment and inclusion?

Kidder Fund Awards

  • $1,500 scholarship to students
  • $1,000 professional development funding for staff and faculty
  • Pink Triangle Certificates for Groups/organization.

The awards seek to honor those who, through their scholarship, leadership, or outstanding efforts, foster greater understanding of sexual orientation and gender expression at the University of New Hampshire.

William "Bill" Kidder Class of '67 and '72G, devoted most of his adult life to UNH.  After earning a BA in political science and an MS in history at UNH, he spent his professional career serving as associate dean of student affairs.

For more details about the awards and nomination period

Note: previous Kidder Award individual awards and Pink Triangle group award winners are not eligible for nominations. Use the link below for a list of these individuals/groups.

Previous Award Winners