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Governor's Scholarship Program

The Governor's Scholarship Program provides scholarships of up to $2,000 a year to eligible New Hampshire students toward the cost of a postsecondary educational or training program.

Chapter 346:436, Laws of 2019, repealed and reenacted RSA 4-C:31-34, transferring the administration and oversight of the Governor's Scholarship Program from the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives to the New Hampshire College Tuition Savings Plan Advisory Commission, effective July 1, 2019.


The Governor's Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible New Hampshire high school graduates or recent high school graduates who enroll full-time and continuously attend a participating postsecondary education institution of their choice within the state of New Hampshire. The scholarships shall be applied to the tuition, fees, and direct costs of an education at a participating institution.


Any first year, full-time, Pell Grant-eligible student who earns the New Hampshire Scholar designation and meets the residency and academic requirements may be eligible for a scholarship award of $2,000 per year for up to four years. All other eligible students will qualify for a scholarship award of $1,000 per year for up to four years.

Requirements of the Governor's Scholarship Program are described in RSA 195-H:3 and Administrative Rules Csp 400.  Contact the Financial Aid Office of the postsecondary education institution you are planning to attend to inquire about the Governor's Scholarship Program grant.

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