Available Scholarships

SNHU offers several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, to help you meet the cost of a university education. This year we're increasing our aid so that students with high school GPAs of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships. Most of our degree-seeking students receive some form of financial assistance.

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Merit Scholarships

New students applying to the undergraduate day program are automatically considered for merit-based, renewable grants and scholarships. No separate application process is required for the scholarships below.

Academic/Go-Getter Scholarship
The Academic and Go-Getter Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate day students based on their academic record in high school or college. Students selected for an Academic or Go-Getter Scholarship will be notified at the time of admission and may receive additional types of financial assistance based on financial need. New students applying to the undergraduate day program are automatically considered for merit-based, renewable scholarships. Individual scholarships amounts vary and are renewable each year based on students maintaining cumulative grade point average (CGPA) that meets scholarship requirements. Failure to maintain the required GPA for the awarded scholarship will result in the permanent loss of scholarship funds.

Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship is offered to new full-time undergraduate day students that have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in a strong college preparatory or advanced curriculum. New students applying to the undergraduate day program are automatically considered for merit-based, renewable scholarships. The Presidential Scholarship is renewable based on the maintenance of a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Failure to maintain the required GPA will result in the permanent loss of scholarship funds.

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship
An unlimited number of $2,000 scholarships for both full-time undergraduate day resident students and commuters are awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members who have a completed associate degree from a two-year program and a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. Students must apply by May 15 for fall admission and November 15 for spring admission to guarantee eligibility. A 3.0 cumulative grade point average of all college work is required for the scholarship to be renewed. Failure to maintain the required GPA will result in the permanent loss of scholarship funds. This scholarship will be combined with other non-Phi Theta Kappa scholarships and any academic awards that a student may receive from SNHU.

Honors Program Scholarship
SNHU awards a $2,000 Scholarship to students accepted into the University Honors Program or 3-Year Honors Program in Business Administration. Renewal of the scholarship is yearly contingent upon continued participation in the program. Failure to maintain the required GPA will result in the permanent loss of scholarship funds

Future Business Leaders of America Scholarship (FBLA)
SNHU awards Future Business Leaders of America Scholarships of $1,000 each year to students who participate in FBLA in their high schools. Recognition of participation must be acknowledged in both the student application and the teacher or guidance recommendation in order to receive the award.

DECA Scholarship
SNHU awards DECA Scholarships of $1,000 each year to students who participate in DECA in their high school. Recognition of participation must be acknowledged in both the student application and the teacher or guidance recommendation in order to receive the award.

Skills USA Scholarship
SNHU awards a $1,000 Skills USA Scholarship to any new student who places first, second or third in a Skills USA state or national culinary arts competition at any time during high school. The award is renewable for each year of attendance at the university. Official notification of the award must be submitted to the Office of Admission. Notifications received after March 15 does not guarantee the scholarship for the following year

Other Scholarship Programs

Alumni Family Scholarship
The Alumni Family Scholarship, in the amount of $1000 per year, is awarded to dependent children of alumni, including graduates of any associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree program at SNHU. The student must be enrolling in the full-time undergraduate day program. This scholarship is awarded during the admission review process.

Athletic Scholarship Program
Athletic scholarships are available to outstanding athletes in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, women's softball, men's baseball, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's cross-country. Scholarship amounts vary. Information regarding these scholarships can be obtained by contacting the appropriate coach in the Southern New Hampshire University Athletic Department or by calling 603.645.9604.

Resident Assistant Scholarship Program
The Resident Assistant Scholarship Program awards work scholarships to students who are chosen for positions as resident assistants in the dorms, apartments and townhouses on the university campus. The program is limited to full-time upper-class students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. Applications are handled by the Office of Residence Life.

Women's Faculty Scholarship
The Southern New Hampshire University Women's Faculty Scholarship was created in 1990 by the university’s women faculty. This scholarship acknowledges and supports students who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to human and environmental rights, economic justice, gender equity and/or community service.  Each year SNHU Women's Faculty Scholarships will be awarded to those applicants who best represent those values.  Any full-time returning student, undergraduate or graduate, may apply regardless of race, gender or nationality.  Prior scholarship applicants and recipients may re-apply.  Recipients are selected based upon academic record, past and continued commitment to human rights, and financial need.  The size of awards varies with the number of selected recipients in a given year and with the scholarship merits of each candidate. Contact Professor Pamela B. Cohen (p.cohen@snhu.edu) for information.


 

Descriptions of current scholarship funds may be found below grouped by major or school. 

 

Business

Dr. Marty J. Bradley 3Year Business Honors Scholarship: This scholarship was created in memory of Marty J. Bradley, a former SNHU professor and the 3Year Business  Honors Programs first Director. This scholarship will be awarded to full-time students entering their second or third year in the 3Year Business Honors program who are making  significant contributions to the program and also demonstrate financial need.

Henry W. Bloch Scholarship Fund:
This fund was established as a gift to the university by H & R Block founder and Southern New Hampshire University honorary degree recipient, Henry W. Bloch. This scholarship is awarded to full time undergraduate students who are enrolled in their junior or senior year at Southern New Hampshire University, are academically qualified students in a business major and have demonstrated financial need. Priority is given to students who are highly involved in college life and activities. 

Economic/Finance Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship supports students enrolled in the Economics/Finance or related programs.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Finlay Family Scholarship: Established by Southern New Hampshire University alumnus, Robert J. Finlay, this scholarship supports New Hampshire residents enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate School of Business major. Preference will be given to full-time students who display an entrepreneurial spirit and can show financial need.

George Teloian Scholarship: George Teloian, professor emeritus of accounting, has made provisions for an endowment fund in his name. Scholarships are awarded to juniors or seniors majoring in accounting. Awards are based on academic achievement in the accounting major, overall record, excellence in involvement in university life and activities and financial need.

Hassa Jadvani Memorial Scholarship: supports students enrolled in the Graduate School of Business. Preference will be given to Sikh or Hindu students of Indian descent enrolled in the International business or Finance curriculum using standard need and academic criteria. In a year when there are no deserving needy students majoring in the indicated subject areas, the awards may be presented to other students enrolled in the Graduate School of Business. 

Tony Lambert Scholarship Fund: The Tony Lambert Memorial Fund was established by the Lambert family to support retailing and management majors. Awarded to juniors based on need and academic criteria.

Dr. Jacqueline Mara Scholarship: Established by former Dean and Trustee emeritus, Dr. Jacqueline Mara, this scholarship supports full-time day graduate students of U.S. citizenship with preference given to those enrolled in traditional business disciplines; based on academic merit and need.

School of Business Faculty Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the School of Business Faculty and is intended for full time undergraduate or graduate business major students on the Manchester campus.  Undergraduate students must have completed eight courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Graduate students must have completed two academic terms and two courses with a minimum GPA of 3.5.  The objective of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students who are projected to have a positive influence in their communities and on the School of Business after graduation.

School of Business Scholarship Fund: The Southern New Hampshire University Alumni Association and the School of Business have raised money to support this scholarship program. It provides scholarships to School of Business undergraduate and graduate students based on need and academic criteria.

Community Economic Development

CED Fund: This fund was established by an anonymous donor to supports School of Community Economic Development through scholarships, faculty exchanges, partial endowment of a chair and other scholastic program needs as determined by the dean of the program in consultation with the staff and faculty of the CED program.

Morton E. Goulder Fund for Community Economic Development:  Established by long-time supporter, Morton E. Goulder, this fund supports scholarships for CED graduate students and provides capital resources to support new CED ventures. Funds are distributed on an annual basis.

Jane’s Trust Scholarship Fund:  supports scholarships for community development practitioners from New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and Florida who are enrolled in in CED academic programs.

Stephen F. Knapp Scholarship Fund:  This fund helps defray tuition costs for full-or part-time graduate students in CED programs dedicated to promoting equality, opportunity, and inclusion for people of disabilities. The purpose of the fund is to create resources for students who want to learn how to expand or build economic opportunities for people with disabilities using the principles of universal access. Special consideration will be given to students who demonstrate a sustained and practical interest in promoting progressive policies and practices resulting in an increased employment rate of people with disabilities in their home communities, as well as those who are involved in cutting-edge thinking related to the economics of employment in communities of people with disabilities. Funds are distributed on an annual basis. 

Lauri Demayo Scholarship Fund: Established in memory of Lauri Demayo to make resources available to incoming students with disabilities entering CED trainings and academic programs who wish to promote inclusive community economic development. The fund provides scholarships to students enrolled in CED graduate program. Funds are distributed on an annual basis.)Michael Swack Scholarship: This fund supports educational scholarships for students of CED  programs based on documented financial need and merit. Preference is given to New Hampshire residents.

Matthew Stuart Van Kleeck Memorial Scholarship: This memorial fund was established by parents Kenneth and Jeanne Van Kleek. This fund provides scholarship funds to students attending the Graduate School of Business. Preference is given to students enrolled in the Community Economic Development program. Funds are distributed on an annual basis. The typical award(s) is in multiples of $1,000 and only in extraordinary circumstances would the award be less than $1,000.

Computer Sciences

Frank & Eleanor Barnes Alumni Scholarship: Established in 1979 in honor of Frank and Eleanor Barnes, former Southern New Hampshire University information technology professors, this scholarship is available to assist students majoring in information technology or accounting/information systems and is based on need and academic criteria. 

Scott Caswell Memorial Scholarship:  After his death in 1987, this fund was created by friends of Scott Caswell to benefit juniors or seniors who are enrolled in computer-related majors. Recipients must be residents of New Hampshire and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. 

William Trueheart Scholarship: Established in honor of former SNHU professor, William Trueheart.  This scholarship fund is offered to support information technology majors with financial need. Preference is given to juniors or seniors with a GPA of 3.3 or better. 

Ronald L. Woodward Memorial Scholarship: The Ronald L. Woodward Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of a former Southern New Hampshire University student and Rochester, N.Y. native by the Southern New Hampshire University Alumni Association. Students whose homes are located in Upstate New York shall be given first priority. Preference will be given to students majoring in accounting, accounting/information systems, information technology and business administration, based on need.

Continuing Education


The Continuing Education Scholarship:  This Scholarship is offered specifically to matriculated SNHU Continuing Education students or SNHU Online students. To be eligible students must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA, be solely responsible for his/her tuition (employer tuition assistance recipients are not eligible), be currently enrolled and have taken a minimum of fifteen (15) credits at SNHU. 

Elaine I. Routhier Costigan & Ronald J. Costigan Scholarship: This scholarship fund will be offered in the future to support continuing education students, based on financial need.

Wayne Dozier Memorial Fund: Established in memory of former seacoast center student, Wayne Dozier. This fund provides scholarships to undergraduate SNHU Seacoast students with a minimum of 15 credits at SNHU and a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

Dr. Jeannette A. Ritzenthaler Scholarship: The estate of Dr. Jeanette Ritzenthaler made provisions for an endowed scholarship to be awarded to a student from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.  Students should be enrolled in the Continuing Education or Online undergraduate program. The student must be in his/her junior year (or with junior level credits) pursuing a bachelors degree, have financial need, be maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and provide evidence of leadership through involvement in school and community activities. 

Martha Van Hyland Scholarship: This fund was created in memory of Southern New Hampshire University alumna, Martha Van Hyland to support Belknap County residents matriculated in the university's Continuing Education or Online bachelor's degree program. Students must maintain 3.0 GPA or higher and show financial need. 

Deborah Farese Memorial Transfer Scholarship: Established in memory of Deborah Farese to assist women from the state of New Hampshire who are seeking to transfer a minimum of three credits from another institution to the College of Online and Continuing Education at SNHU toward an associate’s or a bachelor's degree.

COCE Military Support Scholarship: This scholarship will support students who are either veterans or are actively serving in a branch of the United States Military. 

Culinary/Hospitality

Hector Boiardi Scholarship: This fund was established in memory of Hector Boiardi to provide scholarships to students with financial need who have shown a real interest in culinary studies.

Culinary Scholarship Fund: SNHU contributes gratuity proceeds from the student run Quill Restaurant to fund endowed scholarship awards. Scholarships are awarded to students majoring in Culinary Arts who show financial need.
 
Ernest Iamundo/Labatt USA Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Labatt USA in honor of longtime employee, Ernest Iamundo. It supports students studying in a Hospitality program with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and financial need. Preference is given to juniors and seniors in the food and beverage program, or with an interest in pursuing a career in the food and beverage industry. 

Timothy Russell Travel/Study Scholarship: supports students with funds to travel to and from their internship location.  Students must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA majoring in either Hospitality Administration, Hotel Management, Travel and Tourism, Restaurant Management, or the Culinary Arts, and must qualify for credit bearing internships outside of New England, either nationally or internationally. 

Education

Tammy Ashley Memorial Fund: Established in memory of former SNHU students and faculty member Tammy Ashley. This fund provides textbooks for students with a preference to business or education majors.

General

Athletics Scholarship Fund: This scholarship supports student-athletes who have sophomore, junior, or senior standing.  Students must possess the appropriate athletic skills and meet the current NCAA and institutional eligibility standards.

Dow Scholarship: this fund was established from the Franconia College Endowment to provide scholarships with preference first to students who reside in the towns of Franconia, Sugar Hill Easton, Bethlehem, Littleton or Lisbon and second to students who reside in Grafton and Coos Counties.  

Educational Continuum Scholarship: This fund was established by the Southern New Hampshire University Educational Continuum.  This scholarship is awarded to qualified students from Manchester and the surrounding area based on financial need and academic merit. 

Fisher Family Scholarship: The Fisher family established this scholarship fund to be awarded to students who have shown a commitment to the academic support services of the University. Awards are based on a student's commitment to the improvement of the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to successfully complete their collegiate education as demonstrated by the continuous improvement of their academic performance over several semesters. Priority is given to tutors and mentors who have made contributions to the academic support services at the University and/or to students who have made a commitment to improving their academic performance by using the University's academic support services.

Kappa Sigma Scholarship: This scholarship supports needy and deserving students at Southern New Hampshire University.

Michael DeBlasi Scholarship Fund: Established in honor of SNHU alumnus and long time employee, Michael DeBlasi.  This scholarship supports full-time undergraduate day students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and necessary financial need. 

Li Xu Scholarship Fund: This fund was established in memory of SNHU student Li Xu (a/k/a Oscar).  This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate the strong giving and sharing spirit of Li Xu by showing their commitment to the needs of new students.  Scholarship applicants should demonstrate their interest in helping new students understand the academic culture of the University and social culture of New Hampshire in an effort to assist them in adjusting to the University.  This scholarship is open to both International and U.S. students.

William S. Green Scholarship: This fund was established in honor of William S. Green, charter member of the Southern New Hampshire University Board of Trustees and Chancellor Emeritus. Scholarships from this fund are designated for juniors or seniors who have maintained cumulative grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher and have conducted themselves in a manner that has both served and brought credit to the university. Financial need is also a factor in determining recipients of this scholarship. 

John & Betty Miles Scholarship: The principal requirement for candidates to be eligible for the scholarships will be the inability to afford the total tuition after available financial aid. An additional requirement will be a history of a serious learning attitude and achievement (grades, projects, etc.).  Students eligible for scholarships will be U.S. citizens enrolled in the undergraduate school. Preference of consideration will be given to students who have graduated from a Christian High School or were active in a Christian Church as evidenced by a letter of recommendation from his/her minister of the church. In a year when there are no deserving needy students fitting these specific guidelines the awards may be presented to other U.S. students enrolled in the undergraduate program.

Edward Nassar Veterans Memorial Scholarship: In memory of Edward Nassar, a former student at Southern New Hampshire University, the Southern New Hampshire University Alumni Association has created a scholarship fund designed to provide assistance to deserving, needy Southern New Hampshire University students. Preference is given to veterans of the armed forces and/or their dependents. Candidates are required to submit a letter of consideration to the Financial Aid Office.  A GPA of 2.8 or higher is required, awarded based on financial need and academic standing.

Partnership Scholarship: This scholarship fund supports students enrolled in the university's High School Partnership Program. 

Polly Popek Memorial Fund: Established to honor Polly Popek for her many contributions during her years of service to the University.  The scholarship provides assistance with textbook purchases and is awarded to a student worker who has worked for the university for at least one semester, is a current worker, and a full time student. The student must be nominated by his/her supervisor.  Nominations are invited from staff in April and October.

Gertrude C. Shapiro Scholarship: Established as a gift to the university by former New Hampshire College President, Gertrude C. Shapiro, this scholarship assists women from the state of Maine as they pursue full-time undergraduate day studies at Southern New Hampshire University. It is based on financial need and academic criteria.

Tremblay/Eldridge Scholarship Fund: This scholarship fund supports students and student athletes enrolled in fulltime undergraduate or graduate programs.

Veterans Scholarship: This scholarship, founded by alumni who are veterans of the Vietnam War, supports current students who are veterans, the dependents of veterans, or actively serving in the military.  Awards are based on need and academic criteria.

Women Associates Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to female undergraduate students who are enrolled in their junior or senior year at Southern New Hampshire University and have demonstrated financial need. Awards are made on the basis of academic achievement and excellence in involvement in university life and activities.  

The Christine Zimmermann Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established in memory of a former Southern New Hampshire University employee, Christine Zimmermann.  This scholarship supports students who possess a disability as determined by the Office of Disability Services, be enrolled fulltime in the undergraduate program and have a GPA of 2.5 of higher.

Graduate School

Finlay Family Scholarship: Established by Southern New Hampshire University alumnus, Robert J. Finlay, this scholarship supports New Hampshire residents enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate School of Business major. Preference will be given to full-time students who display an entrepreneurial spirit and can show financial need.

Hassa Jadvani Memorial Scholarship: supports students enrolled in the Graduate School of Business. Preference will be given to Sikh or Hindu students of Indian descent enrolled in the International business or Finance curriculum using standard need and academic criteria. In a year when there are no deserving needy students majoring in the indicated subject areas, the awards may be presented to other students enrolled in the Graduate School of Business. 

Dr. Jacqueline Mara Scholarship: Established by former Dean and Trustee emeritus, Dr. Jacqueline Mara, this scholarship supports full-time day graduate students of U.S. citizenship with preference given to those enrolled in traditional business disciplines; based on academic merit and need. 

School of Business Scholarship Fund: The Southern New Hampshire University Alumni Association and the School of Business have raised money to support this scholarship program. It provides scholarships to School of Business undergraduate and graduate students based on need and academic criteria. 

Greek Organizations

Kappa Chi Scholarship: The Southern New Hampshire University Alumni Association and the Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority, Kappa Chi Chapter have raised money to support this scholarship program. Consideration is given to students who are members of the Kappa Chi Sorority. 

Kappa Delta Phi Scholarship: The Southern New Hampshire University Alumni Association and the Kappa Delta Phi National Fraternity have raised money to support a scholarship program. Consideration is given to students who are members of the Kappa Delta Phi National Fraternity and is based on financial need. 

Phi Delta Psi Scholarship: The Southern New Hampshire University Alumni Association and the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity have raised money to support a scholarship program. Consideration is given to students who are members of the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity and based on financial need. 

International

Charles and Barbara Bickford International Scholarship:  The scholarship shall be awarded to graduate or undergraduate internationals student(s) studying on the Manchester campus.  Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need in the following order: students from Vietnam or Cambodia, students from Southeast Asia or China, then lastly from other foreign countries. 

Biesek/Smith Scholarship: This fund was established in by John and Catherine-Ann (Smith) Day in memory of Catherine-Ann’s mother, Mildred K Smith and Helder Biesek, a former student of Catherine-Ann’s at the Institute for Language Education (ILE) who was killed in a tragic accident before completing his education. While still alive, Mildred K. Smith earnestly desired that this scholarship be established in Helder’s memory to enable future students at the ILE to continue their education at Southern New Hampshire University. The scholarship supports international students enrolled in the University's English as a Second Language program based on academic potential and financial need.

Hassa Jadvani Memorial Scholarship: supports students enrolled in the Graduate School of Business. Preference will be given to Sikh or Hindu students of Indian descent enrolled in the International business or Finance curriculum using standard need and academic criteria. In a year when there are no deserving needy students majoring in the indicated subject areas, the awards may be presented to other students enrolled in the Graduate School of Business.

Li Xu Scholarship Fund: This fund was established in memory of SNHU student Li Xu (a/k/a Oscar).  This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate the strong giving and sharing spirit of Li Xu by showing their commitment to the needs of new students.  Scholarship applicants should demonstrate their interest in helping new students understand the academic culture of the University and social culture of New Hampshire in an effort to assist them in adjusting to the University.  This scholarship is open to both International and U.S. students.

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Scholarship: Awards will be made to undergraduate students majoring in the programs traditionally identified as the Liberal Arts who have maintained a GPA of 3.3 or higher, using standard need and academic criteria.

John P. Fleming Memorial Scholarship Fund Named and Endowed Scholarships: Established in memory of John P. Fleming, a former SNHU faculty member, this scholarship supports undergraduate students majoring in the programs traditionally identified as the Liberal Arts.

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