Hope Starts Here Scholarship Application Process Started


January 24, 2019

For media inquiries, contact: Cathy Kuhn – 603.641.9441 x251

For general inquiries, contact: Jen Darois- 603.641.9441 x202


Scholarship Available for Students Who Have Experienced Homelessness

MANCHESTER, NH – The NH Coalition to End Homelessness (NHCEH) is now accepting applications for its 2019 Hope Starts Here Scholarship. The scholarship fund was established to award financial support to students currently living in New Hampshire who have experienced homelessness during their school career, have a desire to continue their education beyond high school, and have demonstrated academic achievement.  The scholarship can be used to help defray the costs of college or post-secondary vocational training programs.

The NHCEH anticipates awarding up to $2,000 in educational scholarships, thanks in part to the Bank of New Hampshire’s commitment to matching donations made to the scholarship fund. A committee representing educators, policy makers, homeless providers, businesses, and other community members will review the applications and make recommendations to the NHCEH Board of Directors, who will make the final selection and notify the recipient(s) of the award.

“Youth who experience homelessness must overcome significant challenges in their pursuit of post-secondary education.” said Dr. Cathy Kuhn, Director of NHCEH.  “The Hope Starts Here Scholarship is designed to help remove the barriers that may prevent young people from attending college or a career training program.”

To apply, students must complete the application and submit all required supplemental materials by May 1, 2019. The application and instructions can be downloaded from the following link: www.nhceh.org/scholarship.

If you’d like to donate to the scholarship fund, please visit, www.nhceh.org/donate-volunteer or contact the NHCEH at [email protected] or 603-641-9441 extension 251.

The NH Coalition to End Homelessness is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of eliminating the causes of homelessness through research, education and advocacy.  For more information about the NHCEH and the report, visit www.nhceh.org or call 603-641-9441.