Granite Edvance Scholarship 2024 Terms and Conditions

No Purchase or Payment Necessary to Enter or to Win. Void Where Prohibited.

Scholarship Period

The Granite Edvance Scholarship (the “Scholarship”) begins at 3:00 P.M. on March 7, 2024 and ends at 11:59 P.M. EDT on May 31, 2024 (as determined by Sponsors’ computer system) (the “Scholarship Period”).


Open to legal residents of United States who, as of the end of the date of the Scholarship Period:

  • Will be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student during the 2024-2025 school year (a “College Student”) at a qualifying Title IV eligible career/trade school, college or university (“Eligible Institution”) as identified on the US Department of Education’s 2024–25 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools;
  • Have a New Hampshire residence, or College Students will be deemed to reside in the State of New Hampshire for eligibility purposes if they either:
    • graduated from a New Hampshire high school, or
    • can otherwise demonstrate New Hampshire residency to the satisfaction of Sponsor (i.e. valid driver’s license or any State or Federally issued document);
  • Attained a Grade-point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 at the time of application.

*Applicants who are under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian read and agree to these Terms and Conditions in order to accept the scholarship if selected as an Awardee.

To Enter

A completed Application Form, including Essay Submission, must be submitted online, at for each scholarship sought. Essay Submissions must conform to the topical and length specifications on the Application Form, and must be the authentic and original work of the submitter.


The Granite Edvance Scholarship (the “Scholarship”) is sponsored by Granite Edvance Corporation, 3 Barrell Court, Concord, NH 03301 (the “Sponsor”), This scholarship contest and the associated prizes are provided by “the Sponsor”, Granite Edvance Corporation f/k/a New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation (NHHELCO, d/b/a The NHHEAF Network).


Awardees will be awarded a one-time grant or grants (“the scholarship”). The Sponsor will award a maximum of $500,000 in scholarship amounts of $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000 depending on the type of program the awardee is enrolled in. Each scholarship award will be sent from the Sponsor to the awardee address provided with the application. The check will be jointly endorsed with the awardee’s name and the school being attended. This will occur upon verification of each awardee’s enrollment and include instructions for the funds to be applied to the awardee’s student account. If the funds exceed the awardee’s outstanding balance, the remaining funds must be refunded to the awardee directly in the form of a check from the college. This scholarship must be applied to i) required tuition and fees of the educational institution or (ii) fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for awardee’s courses at the institution. The Sponsor may ask for proof of the expenses covered by this scholarship to ensure the funds were applied to educational expenses. If the awardee does not attend an Eligible Institution in the fall 2024 semester, the funds must be returned to the Sponsor. The awardee is liable for any potential tax liabilities/obligations incurred as a result of receiving the scholarship.


Awardees and award amounts will be selected by a committee of Sponsor’s staff members. Entries will be evaluated based on criteria including how effectively the essay prompts are addressed, relevance and applicability of applicant responses to application questions, and objective compliance with scholarships’ individual eligibility factors. Decisions by the committee are final and binding, and are not subject to appeal or review. An awardee may receive only one (1) scholarship. Award decisions are made in part based on a demonstration of financial need, and in instances where the committee must choose between two similar applicants, preference will be given to the applicant with a greater demonstrated financial need. Prior awardees of a Granite Edvance Scholarship are eligible for awards.


Awardees will be notified by Monday, July 15, 2024, via telephone and/or email.

Limited Liability

If for any reason this Scholarship is not capable of running as intended, including, without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm, or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion, government regulation or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Scholarship, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to terminate, modify or suspend the Scholarship, in whole or in part, at any time, without notice, and to distribute the awards via random drawings from among all non-suspect eligible entries.

Any Applicant who supplies false information, obtains entries by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Official Rules in an attempt to obtain any benefit, will be disqualified. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Scholarship, or by any technical or human error. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, or theft or destruction of, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, spam filters or firewalls, inaccessible email addresses or folders, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Applicant’s or any other person’s computer (or any information or material stored therein) relating to or resulting from participation in this Scholarship or downloading any materials in this Scholarship.

Consent Release

Each Awardee’s acceptance of an award constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsor to use the Awardee’s name, photograph, video, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state) for any and all public relations, advertising and/or promotional purposes as determined by Sponsor, in all forms of media and by all manners (now and hereafter known), without notice, consent, review, approval or further compensation. Acceptance of an award also constitutes the Awardee’s permission for the Sponsor to share the Awardee’s name and mailing address with other entities for recognition purposes.


All Applicants, as a condition of participation or entering in this Scholarship, agree to defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless Sponsor and Released Parties from and against any and all liability, claims, damages, injuries or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with: (a) accessing the Sponsor’s website; (b) participating in any aspect of the Scholarship, including, without limitation, while preparing for, participating in and/or traveling to or from any award- or Scholarship-related activity, including, without limitation, any injury, damage, death, loss or accident to person or property; (c) the receipt, ownership, possession, loss, use or misuse of any scholarship; (d) viruses or any downloading or other problems with the Scholarship application; (e) any typographical, printing or other error in these Official Rules, advertisements or the announcement of offering of any award; or (f) the accuracy or inaccuracy of any information or advice provided to Winner about any aspect of the Scholarship by anyone other than the Sponsor. Each Awardee bears all liability and risk of loss to their respective award after it has been delivered.


In no event will Sponsor be obligated to provide more awards than the number stated in these Official Rules. If for any reason Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that the Scholarship is no longer capable of running as intended by these Official Rules for any reason whatsoever, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend, postpone, delay or modify the Scholarship, in whole or in part. If Sponsor determines that more award notices are distributed than the number of awards offered in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall immediately suspend the Scholarship and cease distribution of awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to distribute any remaining awards (up to the total set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor.

Governing Law

By participating, Applicants agree to be bound by the Official Rules, Sponsor’s Website Terms of Use (if any, and if applicable to Applicant’s method of participation), and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Except where prohibited, Applicant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Scholarship or any award provided shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state courts located in Merrimack County, New Hampshire ; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Scholarship, but in no event legal fees; and (3) under no circumstances may any Applicant obtain awards for, and each Applicant hereby waives all rights to claim, any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Applicants, Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Scholarship, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of new Hampshire, without regard to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New Hampshire or any other jurisdiction) which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New Hampshire.

Data Collection/Privacy

Sponsor collects personal information from Entrants when they submit an Application for the Scholarship. The information collected is subject to Granite Edvance’s Privacy Policy located at Completing the entry form also constitutes your consent to opt-in to Sponsor’s email marketing list. You may opt-out of Sponsor’s email marketing list at any time, by using any “unsubscribe” link. If you decide to opt-out, this will not affect your ability to enter the Scholarship or your odds of winning a prize in the Scholarship.

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