Special decal supports New Hampshire students

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
UNH students Jose Calvo of Goffstown, Christian Merheb of Derry, Andrea Plourde of Pembroke and Brennan Pouliot of Goffstown, along with Gnarlz, show off the new UNH license plate decal options on the steps of the State House in Concord

L to R: UNH students Jose Calvo of Goffstown, Christian Merheb of Derry, Andrea Plourde of Pembroke and Brennan Pouliot of Goffstown, along with Gnarlz, show off the new UNH license plate decal options on the steps of the State House in Concord

New UNH decal license plates now give New Hampshire drivers the chance to show their UNH pride and support scholarships dedicated to helping students from the Granite State.  Available online and at Homecoming and Family Weekend, the decals were approved by the Legislature this year, and the bill authorizing them was signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu at a State House ceremony on Monday.

“I think it’s an awesome opportunity, given that the money that we’re looking at is going to go directly to scholarships to help our students.”

“I think it’s an awesome opportunity, given that the money that we’re looking at is going to go directly to scholarships to help our students," Sununu said. "Ultimately, that helps us to increase our quality of life and gives us a more sustainable workforce here in New Hampshire.”

UNH launched the effort to introduce the plates about five years ago, following the lead of dozens of other states that have specialty plates to support public higher education.

“It’s great that these plates give people the opportunity to celebrate their commitment to UNH,” said Patrick Closson '95, president of the UNH Alumni Association board of directors. “UNH plays such a big role in the state, so it’s wonderful that we can give people the chance to show their support for our students and the university.”

Acquiring the decal is an easy, two-part process. First, visit unh.edu/licenseplate to make your tax-deductible gift of $55 or more to The Fund for New Hampshire Students and choose either the Wildcat mascot or UNH logo design. Then, visit any New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office location to obtain the plate to which you'll affix your decal. For more information, see the DMV’s decal plate page.

All gifts made as part of the license plate decal program are 100-percent tax-deductible, with 100 percent of the proceeds dedicated to supporting students through The Fund for New Hampshire students. 

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu poses with mascot Gnarlz at the unveiling of new UNH license plate decals Monday

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu poses with mascot Gnarlz at the unveiling of new UNH license-plate decals Monday. One-hundred percent of decal proceeds will fund scholarships for New Hampshire students.

 

Photographer: 
AJ Kierstead | UNH Law