The event will be held in Manchester at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium and will include a NH Fisher Cats baseball game. For details, click on these documents. All eligible high school seniors are invited. Talk to your school counselor to attend.
Parents and family members are also welcome. Parents and family members should purchase advance tickets with code "scholar" at www.NHfishercats.com.
NH Scholars Partners with CTE Centers In an effort to align our expectations with business and industry, the New Hampshire Scholars Board of Directors has approved specific courses in CTE (Career & Technical Education). Read the full press release here.
NH Coalition for Business & Education Endorses NH Scholars Initiative NHCBE supports the request by NH Scholars to the NH Department of Education for financial support. Click here for the press release.
Breakfast of Champions On December 2, 2013, we hosted our Breakfast of Champions at Southern NH University. Schools and business leaders attended and learned more about the importance of business/education partnerships and celebrated the accomplishments of our schools and partners. We recognized several schools and businesses for their great work. http://www.nhcuc.org/breakfast-of-champions-celebrating-school-business-partnershiips/
NH Scholars on WGIR Radio Check out the podcast broadcast on 610 AM. Jennifer Wells interviews Scott Power regarding the success of the project. Click on the icon to listen to the podcast. And click here to read the article in the Union Leader Sunday News called "Scholarly Rewards".
Did You Know? The 3,600 seniors in last year's class of NH Scholars graduated with an average GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. This while taking the most challenging courses at their high school.
NH Scholars Hits 71 High Schools The New Hampshire Scholars Initiative builds the capacity of school districts to enhance personalized learning, individualized progress and encourages students to take more rigorous course work. This happens through various strategies, but most specifically by strengthening school/community partnerships. All students will graduate better prepared for college and career by exceeding high school graduation requirements and understanding the growing importance to attain high level skills.
The State Scholars Initiative continues to build momentum in the state. What started as six pilot school districts in 2007, has grown to seventy-one (71). Farmington (SAU 61), Milford (SAU 40), Colebrook Academy (SAU 7), and Keene (SAU 29) School Districts become the most recent high schools to join. We have added 65 districts since 2009, with more schools joining this spring. Click for press release
Many Colleges Offering Incentives 87% of all graduating New Hampshire Scholars seniors immediately enrolled in postsecondary education. Only 52% however, attended college in-state. While this matches the state average, many colleges and universities would like to recognize NH Scholars students for challenging themselves by providing application fee waivers. We encourage students to use these fee waivers responsibly, thus researching the college to ensure proper fit. As always, students should be applying to colleges that are a good fit - not solely because it's free. Click here for flyer.
Colleges Offer Merit Aid to New Hampshire Scholars As evidence of higher education's commitment to the NH Scholars program, several NHCUC-member institutions will award merit-based aid to verified graduates of the New Hampshire Scholars Program who are accepted and enroll full-time. Students should contact admission and financial aid offices at colleges they have applied to for details. * UNH Manchester: $1,000 merit-based grant (click for app) * New England College: $12,000 merit-based grant * Community College campuses: $500 merit-based grant (guidance should contact CCSNH admission offices for availability)
The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) is proud to partner with the New Hampshire Forum on the Future (NHFOF) and the New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC) to administer the New Hampshire Scholars Program. This Program encourages students to take a rigorous curriculum to prepare them for a future that will demand strong and flexible thinking skills - whether they decide to start their careers after they graduate or continue their education beyond high school. For those who are thinking about going to college, solid preparation is essential.
Keeping it Real
Bureau of Labor Statistics projections show that
80% of the top 50 fastest-growing jobs will require education beyond high
school and that 40% of all new jobs will require at least an associate's
Get involved in your community! Join with New Hampshire scholars and bring the Initiative to your school district. Opportunities for parents, educators, and businesses.
Pictures from various NH Scholars events are now available
Become a fan of NH Scholars on Facebook
WMUR-TV 9 News NH Scholars Honored at May 23, 2012 Statehouse Ceremony NH Scholars Highlights Click for a quick recap of our success!
NH Scholars Timeline Check out potential activities for your school. Outreach Programs for 2013 Reinforce the State Scholars message with these programs. The NH Journal of Education Check out the article in the spring edition highlighting the momentum of New Hampshire Scholars. Tough Choices or Tough Times Check out the new report on the skills of the American workforce. Click MORE for the PDF version.
Why Physics? Many people ask why physics is part of the State Scholars Core Course of Study: is it really that important to postgraduate success in college, work, and life?
Local Resources New Hampshire aims to work collaboratively providing students and families with valuable college access and career readiness tools.