Equity in Experience Scholarship

Equity in Experience Scholarship
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up to $5,000 in support for students who demonstrate financial need



experiences, leading to post-graduation success



student interest, involvement and leadership in sustainability

What is the Equity in Experience Scholarship?

The goal of the Equity in Experience Scholarship is to provide UNH students who demonstrate financial need with support to engage in high impact educational experiences facilitated through the Changemaker Collaborative.

These experiences currently include: 

students walking in Boston

Semester in the City (Boston)

students talking at farmers market

Sustainability Fellowship (National)

student and mentor

Semester  for Impact (New Hampshire)

The Equity in Experience Scholarship provides up to $5,000 to select students who need additional funding to take advantage of the Changemaker Collaborative’s high-quality internships or fellowships and is supported by the generous contributions of alumni donors.

APPLy for the Equity in Experience Scholarship

What's the importance of equity within high impact educational experiences?
Research has shown that certain activities make a big difference in student success post-graduation. Kuh’s (2008) work on the critical importance of engaged learning, also known as High Impact Practices, has shaped the undergraduate university experience. However, a 2013 report released by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) illuminated an educational disparity in many students’ access to the full college experience. The report found that underserved/underrepresented students had a lower participation rate in High Impact Practices in comparison to students who did not identify as underserved/underrepresented. The goal of this scholarship is to help close that gap.

Important Dates


  • November 1: Spring semester internships/fellowships   
  • May 1: Summer internships/fellowships
  • June 1: Fall semester internships/fellowships


  • November 15: Spring semester internships/fellowships
  • May 15: Summer internships/fellowships
  • June 15: Fall semester internships/fellowships

APPLy for the Scholarship


  • To be considered for the Equity in Experience Scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need.
  • Admitted students of all backgrounds, life experiences, and viewpoints whose presence will contribute to a diverse student body at UNH will be considered. 
    • A diverse student body that enhances the UNH educational experience will include students of varied race, age, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and veteran status.

Students from all majors who are in good standing with their college and UNH are encouraged to apply.

  • Complete the application by the deadline.
    • Prepare a personal statement to include in application, reflecting on the following (up to 500 words):
      • Discuss how you meet the scholarship criteria.
      • Discuss  why this internship or fellowship is important for your career goals? 
      • Discuss how these funds will enable you to pursue the internship or fellowship you desire? (Provide specific detail stating how the money will be used and why these funds will support your pursuit of this internship or fellowship.)
  • If you are selected for the Equity in Experience Scholarship, you will engage in a personal interview with a member of the Equity in Experience Scholarship Committee.
  • The Equity in Experience Scholarship Committee reserves the responsibility to not award any scholarships if there are not candidates who meet the qualifications outlined for this scholarship.