Scholarship Winners Announced In partnership with www.iamcollegebound.org twenty NH Scholars high school seniors have been awarded $500 each.
Congratulations to the winners! Celeste Banfill (Prospect Mountain), DaShawna Bourgault (Nashua South), Brianna Bowen (Gilford), Eva Childers (John Stark), Michael Courtney (Bedford), Alyssa Foisy (Stevens), Courtney Fuller (Merrimack), Brad Greenland (Merrimack), Christopher Jeffery (Alvirne), Keith LaFlamme (Berlin), Paige Laliberte (Gilford), Christian Mitchell (Londonderry), Brainne Moore (Manchester Central), Emily Richardson (Nashua North), Victoria Rosseling (Academy of Science & Design), Cam Rogers (Nashua South), Kristen Talatinian (Lisbon), Jordyn Tierney (Woodsville), Doaa Ibrahim Zaghloul (Manchester Memorial), and Audrey Zecha (Bow).
Save the Date: May 22, 2013 NH Scholars Day at the Statehouse to recognize all seniors graduating as NH Scholars will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Click on links for details. Agenda Permission FormRSVP Card
Breakfast of Champions: Celebrating School Business Partnerships In an effort to encourage new businesses and schools to get involved, NH Scholars and the Business and Industry Association of NH convened business leaders and K-12 professionals on November 7, 2012 at Southern New Hampshire University.
Several schools and businesses were recognized with the NH Scholars Champion Award. View pictures from the event on flickr. Award winners are: * Inter-Lakes High School * Winnisquam Regional High School * RE/MAX Bayside * Northeast Delta Dental * The Timberland Company
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 3,065 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 64 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 sixty-four (64). Goffstown (SAU 19), Hinsdale (SAU 92), Dover (SAU 11), John Stark (SAU 24), Timberlane (SAU 55), Concord (SAU 8) and Hopkinton (SAU 66) School Districts become the most recent high schools to join. We have added 58 districts since 2009, with more schools joining this winter. Click for press release
Many Colleges Offering Incentives In 2010, 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 NHCUC Application Fee Waiver Process_2012_2013.pdf 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.
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WMUR-TV 9 News NH Scholars Honored at May 23, 2012 Statehouse Ceremony NH Scholars Timeline Check out potential activities for your school. Outreach Programs for 2012 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?
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