Welcome to Southern New Hampshire University's High School Partnership Program Web site. We hope to provide you with all of the information that you will need about the program.
The Partnership Program started with the collaboration of New Hampshire College and Manchester Memorial High School in 1993. They began to formulate a plan of action to assist and prepare high school students for college. It seemed there were many students who had great potential to succeed in college but needed step-by-step support to make their dream come true.
The college was awarded a $75,000 grant from the Nellie Mae Fund for Education to make that plan a reality. Since that time the Partnership initiative has added Manchester High School West, Manchester High School Central, Goffstown High School, Nashua High School North and Nashua High School South. Then in 2000, New Hampshire College became Southern New Hampshire University and continues to see this initiative as one of our strongest commitments to our community.
The Partnership Program has been quite successful with 83 percent of the students involved in the program enrolling in college, university, or training programs after graduation. These same students have logged over 15,771 hours of community service since the program began in 1993!
On successful completion of the three year program, Southern New Hampshire University is committed to facilitating the college application process by providing financial aid counseling and academic counseling. For those high school graduates applying to Southern New Hampshire University, financial aid opportunities and scholarships will be available, allowing a student, regardless of ability to pay, access to a college education.