Scholarships are one of the best ways to help fund college. Why? Because they offer you free money that you don’t have to borrow or pay back! What’s the catch? You have to find and apply for the scholarships that you qualify for, and sometimes they’re competitive. But the payoff can be well worth the time and effort.

About $7.4 billion in scholarship money is available to U.S. students each year. That’s a whopping number! Granite Edvance is offering over $500,000 in scholarships for New Hampshire residents attending school in-state or out-of-state. The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation offers scholarships to over 1,600 New Hampshire students each year. You can also apply to a huge range of national scholarships. Just remember to report all scholarships to your school! Private scholarships may affect your eligibility for need-based financial aid.

Granite Edvance is all about helping you find and fund your next chapter. We’ve collected some scholarship options to help you get started – read on to learn more.

The 2024 Granite Edvance Scholarship is now open!

Granite Edvance is proud to offer $500,000 in scholarships this year — our largest award yet!

  • Scholarships will be awarded in amounts of $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000 to new and returning NH undergraduates in four-year, two-year, and certficate trade programs.
  • Applicants must be NH residents, enrolled at least half-time pursuing a certficate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree in fall 2024.
  • The application is open through May 31, 2024. Winners will be announced in July.
Learn more about our scholarships

Past Granite Edvance Scholarship Recipients

Learn more about the stories of the 2023 Granite Edvance Scholarship Winners.

Scholarships for NH Students

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) awards over $8 million in scholarships to NH students each year. Many of these scholarships require you to live in New Hampshire, or even in a specific NH region. This narrows the competition and increases your chances of winning.

You don’t have to go to college in New Hampshire to receive a scholarship, but you do have to be a New Hampshire resident to apply. Each year about 1 in 5 applicants receives a scholarship. NHCF provides scholarships to both four-year degree students and two-year or trade students. Check out the NHCF website for more details and application deadlines.

National Scholarships

Look outside New Hampshire to find millions more in scholarships. These scholarships are available to students from all over the country, which lowers your chances of winning. But there’s no limit on how many scholarships you can apply for. So shoot for the stars!

National Scholarship Search Sites

Here are a few scholarship websites that feature nationally available scholarships:

  • – free scholarship matching service that offers a database of over $3 billion in national scholarships.
  • – national scholarship search engine that can help you find scholarships and other aid from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.
  • – database of over 3.5 million national scholarships that provides nearly $19 billion to help students pay for college. Download their app to track scholarships!
  • – website that lets you complete one application and matches you to scholarships.
  • – website that provides a select number of high-quality, reputable scholarship opportunities.
  • – website that provides scholarships for Latinx students and students of different documentation status.
  • – website that provides scholarship opportunities for international students.

Wondering how far your scholarship money will stretch?

Try our College Financing Tool to estimate your total price tag.

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