Scholarships

Scholarships

Thousands of UNH students receive scholarships each year to help make their college education more affordable. You could be one of them. Use the list below to learn more about scholarships that may be available for you.

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*Criteria and amounts listed are for the 2015-2016 previous application cycle; amounts and criteria are subject to change

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

Undergraduate Admissions selects all first-year scholarship recipients

Awarded to:

First-Year Applicants

Amount:

NH Residents: $5,000 - $7,000; $10,000 (non-N.H. residents and international students)

How to apply:

No additional application necessary
All applicants to UNH are considered for the presidential scholarship at the time of application review. Presidential scholarships are awarded based on class rank, strong college preparatory curricula, consistent achievement and standardized test scores.

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Awarded to:

First-Year Applicants

Amount:

NH Residents: $1,500 - $4,000; $6,000 (non-N.H. residents and international students)

How to apply:

No additional application necessary
All applicants to UNH are considered for the dean’s scholarship at the time of application review. Dean’s scholarships are awarded based on class rank, strong college preparatory curricula, consistent achievement and standardized test scores.

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Awarded to:

First-Year Applicants

Amount:

NH Residents: $1,000 - $2,000; $4,000 (non-N.H. residents and international students)

How to apply:

No additional application necessary
All applicants to UNH are considered for the dean’s scholarship at the time of application review. Dean’s scholarships are awarded based on class rank, strong college preparatory curricula, consistent achievement and standardized test scores.

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Awarded to:

First-Year Applicants from New Hampshire

Amount:

$5,000 - $10,000

How to apply:

The Hamel Scholarship provides a yearly award to exceptional in-state students who apply by the early-action deadline. Applicants in the top 10 percent of their class who have demonstrated leadership skills and high standardized test scores are considered for the Hamel Scholarship.

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Awarded to:

First-Year Applicants to the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Amount:

Variable

How to apply:

Scholarship covers a portion of a student’s tuition, fees and room and board for four years of undergraduate education at UNH

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Awarded to:

First-Year Applicants to the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

Amount:

$5,000

How to apply:

No additional application necessary
All applicants to a major in the UNH Paul College are considered for this scholarship at the time of application review. Peter T. Paul scholarships are awarded based on class rank (top 15 percent), consistent achievement and standardized test scores.

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Awarded to:

First-year applicants who are student athletes

Amount:

Variable

How to apply:

Contact UNH Athletics for detailsThe director of athletics, in consultation with coaches, distributes financial assistance to student athletes.

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Awarded to:

First-year international student applicants

Amount:

Variable

How to apply:

No additional application necessary
All applicants to UNH are considered for the dean’s scholarship at the time of application review. Dean’s scholarships are awarded based on class rank, strong college preparatory curricula, consistent achievement and standardized test scores.

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Awarded to:

An incoming freshman who is a direct descendant of a relative who is/was an alumnus/a of UNH and who has served or continues to serve UNH

Amount:

$3,000/year (provided recipient maintains GPA of at least 3.2 and in good standing); based on need

How to apply:

Submit application

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Awarded to:

A first-year full-time student on the UNH Manchester campus who participated on a FIRST Robotics Competition team during high school

Amount:

$5,000, renewable for four years

How to apply:

UNH Manchester application for admission, plus FIRST application, letter of recommendation from a FIRST mentor or coach, and an essay describing your FIRST experience. This is awarded on merit. The recipient must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and a GPA of at least 3.0 for renewal.

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Awarded to:

A student whose families have resided in New Hampshire for at least three generations

Amount:

Variable

How to apply:

Self-nominate or be nominated by faculty or staff member

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Awarded to:

Students who enroll in the UNH Army ROTC program

Amount:

Paid tuition and fees; grant funds toward room and board; annual book benefit of $1,200; monthly tax-free stipend

How to apply:

Contact the UNH Army ROTC office.
Winners are chosen based on academic success, SAT/ACT results, teacher evaluations, extracurricular activities, leadership potential, a physical aptitude exam and a personal interview

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Awarded to:

Students who enroll in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve

Amount:

Paid tuition and fees; monthly drill pay; monthly cadet stipend

How to apply:

Find forms on the UNH Army ROTC website

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Awarded to:

Students who enroll in the UNH Air Force ROTC program

Amount:

Tuition and most lab fees; textbook allowance; monthly cash stipend

How to apply:

Apply on the U.S. Air Force ROTC website

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Awarded to:

Incoming students transferring to the Durham or Manchester campus from an associate degree program

Amount:

$3,000 annually (renewable for up to six semesters)

How to apply:

No additional application necessary
This scholarship is awarded to accepted full-time students who are enrolled in an associate degree program and have 24 transferable college credits* and a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA.

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Awarded to:

Incoming students transferring to the Durham or Manchester campus who have completed an associate degree program

Amount:

$5,000 annually (renewable for up to six semesters)

How to apply:

No additional application necessary
This scholarship is awarded to accepted full-time students who have completed an associate degree with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA.

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Awarded to:

Incoming students transferring to the Durham or Manchester campus from a bachelor’s degree program

Amount:

$3,000 annually (renewable for up to six semesters)

How to apply:

No additional application necessary
This scholarship is awarded to accepted full-time students who are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and have 24 transferable college credits* and a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA.

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Awarded to:

Incoming students transferring to the Durham or Manchester campus from a bachelor’s degree program

Amount:

$5,000 annually (renewable for up to six semesters)

How to apply:

No additional application necessary
This scholarship is awarded to accepted full-time students who are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and have 24 transferable college credits* and a 3.8 or higher cumulative GPA.

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Awarded to:

New Hampshire community college students enrolling full-time at UNH Manchester

Amount:

$1,000 (transfer scholarship) $1,500 (tuition grant) (Awarded annually for two years)

How to apply:

No additional application necessary

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Awarded to:

A transfer student who is enrolling full-time at UNH Manchester and who participated on a FIRST Robotics Competition team during high school

Amount:

$5,000, renewable for four years

How to apply:

UNH Manchester application for admission, plus FIRST application, letter of recommendation from a FIRST mentor or coach, and an essay describing your FIRST experience. This scholarship is awarded on merit. The recipient must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and a GPA of at least 3.0 for renewal.

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FELLOWSHIPS

Once enrolled at UNH you’ll have exclusive access to the Office of National Fellowships, which will help you apply for and obtain Fulbright fellowships, Gilman International Scholarships and many other funding opportunities.

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OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to:

Students who enroll in the Army National Guard

Amount:

Paid tuition and fees; monthly drill pay; monthly cadet stipend

How to apply:

Find forms on the UNH Army ROTC website

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