University’s Greatest Need
Gifts made to the area of greatest need are unrestricted and support current-use funds that are able to be applied immediately to address the university’s most pressing needs.
Gifts to scholarships allow UNH to maintain its unflagging commitment to keeping New Hampshire’s flagship university affordable for qualified students who wish to attend.
The Fund for NH Students
Gifts to the Fund for NH Students allow UNH to ease financial burdens and provide an immediate and profound impact on the lives of students from our home state.
Gifts to the Granite Guarantee Fund will ensure that UNH can remove the financial barriers to higher education for even more students and New Hampshire families.
Student Emergency Assistance Fund
Gifts to the Student Emergency Assistance Fund allow the Office of Student Life to provide support to students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to temporary or unexpected financial hardships.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Gifts to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion support initiatives centered on creating a more diverse student body, faculty and staff and achieving an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, especially people of color.
UNH is proud of its high-performing student-athletes, who each semester accomplish amazing things on our playing fields and in our classrooms and laboratories. Gifts to the Wildcat Fund ensure that more than 500 student-athletes competing on 20 NCAA Division teams can boldly continue this tradition of excellence.
College of Engineering & Physical Science
Gifts to CEPS help attract bright, talented students, faculty and staff; engage students at the highest levels of thought and practice; and send graduates into the world with the expertise, confidence and empathy they’ll need to transform it.
College of Health & Human Services
Uniting academic theory with clinical practice, CHHS prepares young men and women for health-related careers. Gifts to CHHS help educate individuals who are well versed in their fields, adept at mastering new technologies and eager to help others become their healthiest selves.
College of Liberal Arts
COLA students gain critical exposure to the major authors, historians, philosophers, artists, musicians and linguists of the past and present under the mentorship of our gifted faculty. Your support allows COLA to continue to meet the educational needs of each student through the development of interests and skills, which, combined with the individual’s potential, make possible a richer, more useful life.
College of Life Sciences & Agriculture
COLSA provides students, faculty and staff opportunities to pursue traditional and interdisciplinary educations as they seek to understand biological systems, manage and conserve natural resources, improve agricultural profitability and sustainability, enhance health and nutrition and foster economic development. Your gift to COLSA supports the circle of life.
Paul College of Business & Economics
Who will accurately assess and guide the ever-shifting local, national and global economies of today and tomorrow? Thanks to our forward-thinking, research-based educational model and commitment to outreach, our graduates will — but only with the support of our Wildcat family.
UNH Manchester brings together top-notch programs, faculty talent and experiential focus to build a culture that inspires success. Your gift helps support the college’s ability to offer flexibility to fit students’ lives, personalization to tailor their degrees to their future goals and access to research, internships and learning opportunities locally or abroad.
UNH Law is among the top 100 American Bar Association-accredited law schools and one of U.S. News and World Report’s top 10 for intellectual property law. UNH Law offers small classes, outstanding faculty, experiential learning and generous financial support. Gifts ensure UNH Law remains at the forefront of legal education.
The Graduate School
In an era when obtaining an advanced degree is often a career requirement, the Graduate School strives to remain in tune with the needs and expectations of employers and students alike. Your support helps develop programs and curricula that prepare the innovators of tomorrow to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.
School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering
Gifts to SMSOE help provide opportunities for students to address today’s highly complex ocean and coastal challenges through integrated graduate education, research and engagement. As such, it serves as an interdisciplinary nexus for marine science and ocean engineering teaching and research across UNH.
Carsey School of Public Policy
The Carsey School is nationally recognized for its research, policy education and engagement. The school takes on this century’s pressing issues, striving for innovative, responsive and equitable solutions. Gifts to the school serve as a bridge between long-term goals and more immediate, pressing needs.
The library is a campus nexus that provides students, faculty, staff and state residents with the tools to support the exploration of myriad subjects. Gifts to the Library Innovation Fund support the most pressing needs of Dimond and her sister science libraries, including acquisition of important texts, documents and software, and the digitization of existing materials.
Part of UNH’s mission as a land-grant university is to help improve the lives of New Hampshire residents and strengthen the state’s resources and economy. This is where the Extension’s statewide innovative educational programming and volunteerism come in. Your gift supports these efforts — and helps the Granite State thrive.
4-H Foundation of New Hampshire
Think we are just homemade jam and prize-winning sheep? Think again. Through the 4-H program, children and adolescents acquire knowledge, learn how to collaborate and develop the self-confidence they need to navigate adulthood. Gifts to the 4-H Foundation help transform kids’ lives in these and other important ways.
We know that physical and emotional well-being directly impact all other areas of students’ lives. That's why we offer a comprehensive array of fun, health-promoting, co-curricular activities through Campus Recreation. Gifts to this crucial area support initiatives like the ongoing expansion of UNH’s Hamel Recreation Center.
Child Study & Development Center
Through the CSDC, UNH students interested in such disciplines as family studies, education and psychology can observe, document and contribute to innovative early childhood care and education. The NAEYC-accredited CSDC is a proving ground for best practices. Gifts to the CSDC help provide UNH students with opportunities to learn with and from young children.
The Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center
The ECenter is independent of any one college on campus and helps provide programs and projects to expand the university’s innovative and entrepreneurial culture. Gifts support such efforts as startups, the makerspace and prototypes. The Wildcatalysts Network is a group of UNH alumni and friends who support the ECenter through mentoring and financial resources.
Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research
The HCUR gives students the opportunity to explore their research, scholarly and creative interests outside the classroom. Students investigate questions and ideas in laboratories, museums, archives and field sites in the U.S. and around the globe. Gifts help fund and administer these experiences, opening worlds of possibility for our students.
The Honors Program attracts exceptional students with a challenging, stimulating curriculum and an academically motivated peer community. Gifts help support small, intensive courses and extracurricular programs that foster connections among students, professors and the community while sustaining academic excellence at UNH.
Institute on Disability
The IOD was established in 1987 to improve knowledge, policies and practices affecting the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Gifts support this advocacy work as well as key education, research and service initiatives, helping the IOD create a more accessible, equitable society for all.
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Gifts to the Institute help fund opportunities for students and researchers to work alongside distinguished faculty on projects to explore and study the most important and inaccessible places on our planet, in our solar system, and in our universe. From the seafloor to the stars, we're studying truly fascinating subjects and making an impact worldwide.
More than ever, today’s world demands cultural fluency and empathy. UNH is committed to achieving both. Gifts to this critical area provide scholarship support for international students along with funding for study, research and internships abroad, the interdisciplinary International Affairs dual major and campus events and initiatives.
Memorial Union Building & Student Activities
Taking part in campus activities helps students hone their skills, build connections and even give back to their communities. A gift to the Memorial Union Building supports the university’s 200-plus student-run clubs and organizations, as well as leadership training and other programming.
Northeast Passage, the service branch of the Recreation Management and Policy Department, seeks to create a barrier-free world for people with disabilities, with an emphasis on accessible health promotion and recreation. Gifts help UNH provide a better quality of life — including greater independence and more choices — for individuals living with disabling conditions.
Shoals Marine Laboratory
Gifts to SML provide much needed financial assistance to SML students, allow expansion of academic programs, attract top faculty members, and help SML maintain a sustainable community on Appledore Island. No matter the amount, your support contributes to student scholarships, research internships, faculty support, island operations, and capital projects.
UNH is one of the country’s most innovative and effective higher education institutions addressing sustainability. Your gift helps the Sustainability Institute integrate a holistic view of sustainability into UNH curricula, operations, research and engagement and create a wiser, healthier world.
Swipe it Forward
A program for UNH students challenged by food insecurity to request meal swipes for use at all three dining halls or as a Meal to Go or Meal Exchange.
This fund is available to UNH students who are challenged with homelessness and can be used to pay for housing at UNH during Thanksgiving, spring break and January Term.
The Washington Center
For 40 years, UNH has affiliated with TWC to offer students from all majors internships and seminars in Washington, D.C. Your gift helps support these opportunities at government agencies, major corporations, nonprofit organizations, think tanks, advocacy groups, law firms and more.
The InterOperability Laboratory tests networking and data communications products. Since 1988, the laboratory has fostered multi-vendor interoperability while preparing students for careers in the industry. The laboratory has grown steadily into one of the industry's premier independent proving grounds for new technologies.