About the State Scholarship Program
NHSPE offers an annual state scholarship(s) for a minimum value of $1,000. One or more scholarships are awarded depending on the performance of the scholarship fund for that year.
How do we do it and what is it for?
Scholarships for engineering students are made possible through the generous contributions of NHSPE members, Donor Corporations, and fund-raising activities. The intent of the scholarship is to encourage growth and career development at the state level within the areas of General Civil, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering professions.
Who is Eligible for the Scholarships?
Scholarships are granted to high school seniors or college undergraduate students who are currently, or will be enrolled in an ABET-EAC accredited engineering program. Applicants must be in-state (NH) residents and preference will be given to students planning on attending a New Hampshire university or college. In general the scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and general community involvement.
When and How do I apply?
Applications are taken until April 30, 2014 and awards are made in the month of May. A downloadable application is available here. Applicants that meet eligibility criteria can forward the completed application to the address noted any time after March 1st.
Last Year's Winners
Congratulations go out to the three winners of last year's scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. The selections were narrowed down from a field of about 45 applicants. Each of the applicants had high academic credentials and strong backgrounds in athletics, community service or music. Please help us congratulate each of last year's NH State Scholarship recipients as follow:
Mr. Seth Lizotte
Seth is currently attending the University of New Hampshire in Durham majoring in Civil Engineering and expects to graduate in the Spring of 2009. Thereafter he plans to continue his education by pursing a Master's Degree specializing in either structural or materials. Seth keeps busy with many activities including the Pathways Mentor Program, the UNH Chapter of ASCE (fundraising chair), American Concrete Institute (member), Entergy Nuclear (Student Ambassador) and Tau Beta Pi. His GPA is 3.96. Last summer he was an intern at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power facility in Vernon, Vermont where he worked on the Dry Fuel Storage Project.
Mr. Marcelo de Menezes
Marcelo is a graduate of Lebanon High School and is enrolled at Dartmouth College for Fall 2008. Marcelo kept busy with various volunteer programs such as "Youth in Action" and other Community Service Activities. While attending Lebanon High School, Marcelo was a member of the LHS Math Team, the LHS Football and Lacrosse Teams, the National Honor Society, and the North Country Athletic Club. Because Marcelo emigrated from Brazil to the United States, he is required to have a "green card" for paid employment. Having just received his "green card," Marcelo is now applying for a paying job this summer.
Ms. Kayla Hampe
Kayla will begin her Junior year at the UNH School of Engineering and in her own words "has a passion for bridges and buildings." In her statement presenting her interest in engineering, Kayla stated "I get excited that I will be able to help produce and fashion these structures." She has been busy working for Students without Borders and volunteering at the Children's Museum of Portsmouth, while maintaining her 3.89 GPA. Kayla is also interested in Architecture and may study to be an Architect after she earns her B.S. in Civil Engineering.
NHSPE John Alger Memorial Scholarship Program
For those of you who are new to the organization, the John Alger Memorial scholarship program has been in place since 2001 and is funded primarily from donations made by NHSPE members and member firms. The program is intended to provide financial assistance to students (NH residents) who are already or will be attending an ABET-EAC accredited college or university for studies in the field of engineering. The program is not possible without the strong support of our members and corporate donors. Thank you for your continued support.
Scholarships Available From The National Society
For information on additional engineering scholarships offered by the National Society of Professional Engineers, click on the following link: http://www.nspe.org/Students/Scholarships/index.html
Scholarships Available From The NH Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
For information on additional engineering scholarships offered by the NH Section of ASCE, click on the following link: www.ascenh.org