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Granite Edvance Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by Granite Edvance

Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 50
Deadline : May 31, 2024

A total of $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded to new and returning NH undergraduate students.

Scholarships will be awarded in five categories in the following amounts:

  • $5,000 (for awardees enrolled in a four-year degree program)
  • $2,500 (for awardees enrolled in a two-year degree program), and
  • $1,000 (for awardees enrolled in a certificate/trade program).

New this year: A scholarship opportunity for first-year students and students enrolled in Title IV-eligible certificate/trade programs!

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for a Granite Edvance Scholarship, you must meet all of these criteria:

  • Be a NH resident attending a certificate program, two-year, or four-year college or university in New Hampshire or out of state. All institutions must be Title IV eligible.
  • Be enrolled at least half time pursuing a certificate, associate’s, or bachelor’s degree in fall 2024
  • Demonstrate financial need*
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher when you apply

Please note: Prior Granite Edvance (formerly NHHEAF) Scholarship recipients are welcome to reapply.

*Financial need will be demonstrated by Student Aid Index from the FAFSA or, if unavailable, household income and size.

Available Scholarships

First-Year and/or Certificate Program Students (starting classes in fall 2024): Please submit an essay explaining why continuing your education is important to you.

First-year and certificate program students will also be required to submit a letter of recommendation from a non-family member (letters used for college applications are acceptable).

Returning College Students:

You may apply for multiple scholarships but will only be eligible to receive ONE.

  1. The Community Service Scholarship: Submit an essay showing your commitment to community service through extracurricular activities, employment, volunteer work, etc.
  2. The Academic Excellence Scholarship: Submit an essay describing your academic accomplishments. GPA will be considered strongly for this scholarship.
  3. The Leadership Scholarship: Submit an essay showing your leadership abilities, and/or your commitment to developing leadership skills through your academic program, extracurricular activities, employment, volunteer work, etc.
  4. The Opportunity Scholarship: This scholarship is for first-generation college students. Submit an essay demonstrating how you have created opportunity for yourself, and what a college education means to you.

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