Scholarships

We’re here to help you open more doors.

At the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, we have scholarships available specifically for our undergraduate and graduate students in addition to the aid available through the university. Whether you’re planning to study forestry, animal science, agriculture — or our many other innovative programs — we have specific scholarships that could be a perfect fit.

Our goal is to make your success possible. Learn more today about what we have to offer you.

Please note: Read the eligibility requirements carefully and apply only for scholarships for which you are eligible. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from consideration. If a criterion of eligibility states that financial aid will be considered, applicants must have an approved FAFSA form on file in the Financial Aid Office.

Undergraduate Scholarships

All application forms should be submitted to Associate Dean Kim Babbitt, G05 Rudman Hall, unless otherwise specified in the scholarship description below.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR OPENS IN FEBRUARY.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday, March 8th, 2019 AT 4:30PM

Late Applications will not be accepted.

If you have been admitted to COLSA for the academic year beginning fall 2019, you will be eligible to apply for COLSA scholarships in spring 2020. Check with your department’s main office for additional scholarships that may be available in your department. Be mindful of deadlines; late applications will not be accepted — no exceptions.

Listed below are several scholarships available to undergraduate students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Thompson School of Applied Science. Eligibility requirements are given for each scholarship. The amount of awards varies from year to year. Please read the scholarship descriptions carefully and apply only for scholarships for which you are eligible. For example, if you are an out-of-state student do not apply for scholarships that are only eligible to in-state students. Do not apply for all scholarships – be selective. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from consideration. Don’t let that happen to you!

  • APPLICATIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO ALL COLSA STUDENTS IN EARLY FEBRUARY.
  • Check in your Department’s Main Office for additional scholarships that may be available in your department. All application forms should be submitted to: Associate Dean Kim Babbitt, G05 Rudman Hall, unless otherwise specified in the scholarship description below.
  • DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS TBA.
  • LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • NOTE: If a criterion of eligibility states that financial aid will be considered, applicants must have an approved FAFSA form on file in the Financial Aid Office.

* Denotes that the scholarship is available to both College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and Thompson School of Applied Science students.

  • *Albert H. Brown Fund
    To assist worthy students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Thompson School of Applied Science.

  • Andrew L. Felker Scholarship
    Awarded to a worthy student enrolled the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture from a New Hampshire farm.

  • Barbara M. Lucier Memorial Scholarship
    Based on academic achievement and financial need, this scholarship provides support for students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture with preference to students in wildlife, the plant sciences, forestry, and animal and nutrition sciences.

  • Basil and Alice Johnson Scholarship
    Aid to one or more Junior or Senior students interested in one of the following fields: animal sciences, biochemistry, biology, environmental horticulture, forestry, microbiology, plant biology and zoology. The recipient(s) must have attended one of the three public high schools in Manchester, New Hampshire. Outstanding academic achievement and personal leadership are criteria for awards. Financial need is not to be considered a factor.

  • Callahan Family Scholarship
    To provide financial support for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

  • *Caroline S. Wooster Scholarship
    Open to needy students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Thompson School of Applied Science.

  • Charles F. Marble Scholarship
    To provide meritorious scholarship support for students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Preference is given to residents of New Hampshire.

  • Clyde and Isabelle Eaton Scholarship Fund
    Financial assistance to a full-time, upper-class undergraduate in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, who is interested in animal sciences, plant biology, or environmental horticulture, and who exhibits academic achievement. Financial need is not a factor.

  • Dickie Family Scholarship
    To provide scholarship support to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

  • Dr. Lorus and Marjorie Milne Scholarship
    Available to students in the biological sciences.

  • Foster Scholarship
    This scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduates based on merit. Preference is given to students graduating from Spaulding High School in Rochester, New Hampshire.

  • Fred H. Schmidt Scholarship
    Provides meritorious scholarship support to students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture with a demonstrated academic interest in entomology.  Preference will be given to students whose primary residence is out of state. 

  • George T. “Gus” Gilman Endowed Scholarship
    To provide scholarship assistance to New Hampshire residents who are full-time undergraduate students at the University of New Hampshire. Recipients must be interested in problems of importance to the state of New Hampshire. Preference will be given to students with specific interests in economics, the environment, wildlife, or other aspects affecting the quality of life in New Hampshire. Recipients shall be selected who exhibit promise and motivation to provide leadership and service to the state of New Hampshire. Financial need is not a factor for consideration in making awards.

  • *Huntington Family Scholarship
    The purpose of the Huntington Family Scholarship Fund is to provide merit based scholarship support to students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture with a preference for students who demonstrate leadership skills and are majoring in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Animal Science or for students with an interest in agriculture.

  • Marietta & Jane Carr Endowed Fund
    To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture who are residents of New Hampshire.

  • Martha and Theodore Frizzell Fund
    Open to undergraduate students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

  • Marty Mitchell Scholarship
    Provides assistance to junior or senior students studying in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Preference is given to students in the Vocational Technical Agricultural Education Program. Student must be New Hampshire residents. Financial need is not a factor.

  • New England Farm & Garden Undergraduate Scholarship
    Provides a scholarship to a Junior, or in exceptional cases, a Sophomore, in the fields of environmental horticulture, forestry, animal sciences, or other related subjects. Criteria for recipient selections will be academic excellence and financial need.

  • New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs Scholarship
    Available to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in the fields of plant biology, environmental horticulture, forestry, soil science, environmental conservation, forest technology, horticultural technology, wildlife management and water resources management. The applicants must be New Hampshire residents.

  • *New London Garden Club Scholarship
    Two scholarships will be awarded annually through the New London New Hampshire Garden Club. Awards will be based on academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to Junior and Senior students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Thompson School of Applied Sciences in the following fields: environmental conservation, environmental horticulture, plant biology, soil science, forestry, forest technology, and horticultural technology. Must be a resident of New Hampshire. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from Kearsarge Regional High School.

  • Stephen W. And Helen H. Dyer Memorial Scholarship
    A varying number of awards to full-time undergraduates in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Awards are made on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

  • *The Lou and Lutza Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund
    This award provides financial assistance to full time undergraduate students in the fields of animal sciences, equine studies, and applied animal science. The scholarship is also based on academic merit. Students must be pursuing an equine related career.

The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems (ANFS) scholarships for undergraduate/graduate students for 2019-2020 are listed below. Eligibility requirements are given for each scholarship. The amount of the awards varies from year to year.

  • To apply for the scholarships, please click on ANFS Scholarship Application.
  • The scholarship form will remain online until March 30, 2019. The form only takes a short time to fill out, so we encourage you to do so for a chance at the many scholarships ANFS has to offer.
  • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who fill out the form. Some scholarships are merit based while others are for those with financial need. This application covers all of these scholarships.
  • Students must not be on any disciplinary probation to be eligible for these scholarships.
  • Remember: You must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible for the need based scholarships. This does not mean you have to accept federal loans. However, we must have proof that you are need-eligible.
  • You may also apply for the Hubbard Summer 2019 Fellowship Award.
  • Additional scholarships are listed in the COLSA scholarship section of this page.
  • For any questions, email Dr. Elizabeth Boulton or call (603) 862-1885.
  • C. Hilton Boynton Fund
    The fund provides scholarships to animal science majors, especially those interested in dairy science. The application Friends, colleagues, and students established a fund in honor of C. Hilton Boynton, a distinguished dairy scientist who served UNH from 1945 to 1972. Dr. Boynton showed great interest in young people and in cattle improvement. He inspired young people through this 4-H activity and through counseling of students, while making outstanding contributions to the dairy cattle industry. The fund primarily supports dairy cattle judging trip by UNH students and also provides scholarships to animal science majors, especially those interested in dairy science.

  • Charles A. & Florence Weast Stone
    A scholarship was established by Charles A. and Florence Weast Stone of Bow, N.H. Mrs. Stone, '30, taught school for 37 years, 32 in New Hampshire. Mr. Stone, a retired colonel and cattlemen, is active with students in the beef production program at UNH and has helped with many improvements for the Department of Animal and Nutritional Sciences. Recipients must have a grade point average of at least 2.0, or the equivalent. Financial need is not a criterion in making awards. All awards will be made in keeping with the Financial Aid Policy of the University. Preference will also be given to students who are residents of New Hampshire.

  • Charles Harvey Hood Prize
    This scholarship is available to worthy students enrolled in any of the undergraduate programs offered by the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems. Scholarly achievement, as based on the student’s academic record, will be an important criterion in making this award. Other evidence of academic or personal development will be considered. Financial need is not necessary, but may also be considered in making an award.

  • Conant Scholarship Fund
    A varying number of awards to needy New Hampshire students in the fields of animal sciences, equine studies, dairy management,environmental horticulture, applied animal science and horticultural technology. Preference will be given to residents of Cheshire County.

  • Fair Winds Farm Equine Scholarship
    Provides support to students in the equine program. Preference is given to students interested in pursuing careers in the standard bred and thoroughbred racing industry.

  • Hubbard Poultry Fellow
    The Hubbard Farms Graduate Fellowship was established at the University of New Hampshire in 1951 with gifts from the Hubbard family of Walpole, NH. Hubbard Farms, Inc. of Walpole, NH traces its origins back to the first member of the Hubbard family to settle in Walpole in 1791, Levi Hubbard. It was in 1914 that Ira Hubbard began working with poultry on the Hubbard farm. This was carried on as a side-line activity of a general farming enterprise until 1921 when the son of Ira Hubbard, Oliver, graduated from the University of New Hampshire.

  • Hubbard Scholarship Fund
    Oliver J. Hubbard, '21, of Walpole, N.H., presented a gift to UNH in 1976 to improve poultry and animal sciences education at the undergraduate and graduate level and for scholarship aid when desirable. All scholarship aid shall be granted on the basis of financial need, as determined by the Fund Committee for undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Hubbard Summer 2019 Fellowship Award

  • Kenneth L. Isaacs Scholarship
    In 1961, Kenneth L. Isaacs of Walpole, Massachusetts, donated Hereford cattle to the Department of Animal and Nutritional Sciences. The income from funds generated by the sale of the animals is awarded annually to needy animal science students. Preference is given to applicants with an interest in livestock. Financial need and scholarly achievement will be considered in selecting recipients.

  • Kenneth S. Morrow Scholarship
    Alumni and friends of Kenneth S. Morrow, professor in the Department of Animal and Nutritional Sciences for 32 years, contributed to a fund in his honor in 1966. The income is awarded to a needy animal science major whose central interest is dairy science; scholastic ability is considered.

  • Loring V. Cy Tirrell Scholarship
    In 1959, friends and former students established a fund in honor of Professor Loring V. "Cy" Tirrell, a distinguished teacher for 41 years in the Department of Animal and Nutritional Sciences. Needy upper-class animal science majors with excellent moral character and sound academic achievement are eligible for awards.

  • Nutrition Scholarship Fund
    For students with a primary interest in the field of nutrition.

  • Plant Sciences Scholarship Fund
    To provide scholarship support to students studying plant sciences including studies in horticulture.

  • Robert P. Ahern Memorial Scholarship
    Associates of Robert P. Ahern, '38, established a scholarship in his memory for Animal Science majors.  A former employee of Hubbard Farms of Walpole, N.H., he had a long and distinguished career serving the agricultural industry of New England, particularly in poultry. Awards will be made each year to upperclassmen majoring in Animal Sciences in the undergraduate school with preference given to students with an interest in poultry.

  • Thomas Fairchild Fund for Animal Science
    The Thomas P. Fairchild Fund for Animal Science is established in honor of Tom Fairchild and his contributions to the University and the state. The fund is to support student scholarships, undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities in the dairy program.

Outside Scholarships

  • American Quarter Horse Assoc.
    Since 1976, the American Quarter Horse Foundation has awarded more than $5.7 million in scholarship assistance to youth members. More than 1,000 students have benefited from the successes of a higher education. Assistance is provided based on the applicant's financial need, academic merit, equine involvement and civic activities. It is our mission to aid youth who share a sense of compassion and dedication to the American Quarter Horse.  Application is available at https://www.aqha.com/apply

  • American Morgan Horse Institute
    The AMHI awards one to five $3,000 educational scholarships to worthy recipients from across the country.  The scholarships may be used to pay tuition for college, trade school, or vocational training.  Selection is based on the ability and aptitude for serious study, community service, leadership, financial need, and achievement with Morgan horses. The educational scholarship applicants are limited to high school seniors.  Application is available at American Morgan Horse Institute.

  • Intercollegiate Horse Shows Assoc.
    The IHSA gives away over $20,000 in scholarships to its members annually through its affiliation with the Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation.  Both current IHSA members and non IHSA collegiate riders are encouraged to apply.  Several other scholarship opportunities are available for senior members of the IHSA.  Most awards are given on the basis of academic performance, leadership and participation on a collegiate riding team and financial need.  Applications are due in early February and awards are given each May.  More information is available at www.ihsianc.com

  • Jockey Club
    The Jockey Club Scholarship, provides $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at any university and has demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred racing industry. The following criteria will be considered: career aspirations, activities involving the equine or Thoroughbred industry, and high academic achievement. Applications and other pertinent information are available at jockeyclub.com under Advocacy/Promotion, Education.

The scholarships available for 2019-20 are listed below. These are available to undergraduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences (DBS).  Eligibility requirements are given for each scholarship.  The amount of the awards varies from year to year.

The application form can be printed, but may also be picked up in the DBS office in Spaulding 117.  All application forms should be submitted in hard copy to Maria Shortt in SLS 117.  Deadline for completed applications is March 22, 2019.

For any questions, contact Dr. Tom Foxall.

  • Avery E. and Erma L. Rich Scholarship
    The Avery E. and Erma L. Rich Memorial Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a full-time student majoring in biology with preference given to a senior studying plant biology. The annual award will be made in the spring to a junior student for use in his/her senior year, and the recipient will be known as The Avery Rich Scholar. Selection criteria will include academic achievement (minimum 3.0 GPA) and financial need.

  • Charles Harvey Hood Prize
    This scholarship is available to worthy students enrolled in any of the undergraduate programs offered by the Department of Biological Sciences. Scholarly achievement, as based on the student’s academic record, will be an important criterion in making this award. Other evidence of academic or personal development will be considered. Financial need is not necessary, but may also be considered in making an award.

  • David W. Drew Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is to provide opportunities for UNH students to participate during the summer in academically sponsored coursework or research in marine biology in a location other than N.H. and its coastal waters. The recipient must be a junior or senior who has demonstrated by scholarship (a minimum of 3.00 grade-point average) and by participation in career-related activities beyond normal curriculum, the potential to complete successful graduate studies and pursue a career in marine biology.

  • George M. Moore Scholarship
    A scholarship was established in 1970 by friends of the late Professor George M. Moore, a UNH zoologist for 23 years and Chair of the Department of Zoology for 16 years. A specialist in marine biology, Moore was instrumental in developing a 3 doctoral program in zoology and in establishing the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. An annual $500 scholarship is awarded to an advanced zoology student to finance a summer's work at a marine biological station not situated at UNH. Selection is made by the scholarship committee in the Department of Biological Sciences. Students submit proposals for summer work, which would normally be a marine biology course or a marine biology research project.

  • Noyce Scholarship
    The Noyce Scholarship supports students who are planning to be science or math teachers in grades 6-12. The support can be for junior, senior and one year of graduate school. We also can provide you with teaching opportunities as an undergraduate, to test your interest in teaching.
    Noyce Website

  • Plant Science - Ford Scholarship
    Gifts in memory of Dr. Ford Prince, Chair of the Agronomy Department for many years, and from the general public established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to undergraduates enrolled in Plant Biology. Selections are made by the Biological Sciences Scholarship Committee based on outstanding achievement and academic excellence. Preference will be given to students anticipating careers in agronomy or horticulture.

  • Robert E. Richards '75 Scholarship Fund
    Gifts from friends and family in memory of Robert E. Richards ‘75 established the fund which will provide meritorious scholarship support for students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture with a preference given to students studying plant biology. Selections are made by the Biological Sciences Scholarship Committee based on demonstrated financial need and good academic standing.

  • Shoals Marine Laboratory
    Every student who qualifies for need-based assistance receives an SML scholarship. Financial support includes need-based, merit-based, and multi-course awards.
    Shoals Marine Laboratory Scholarships

For information about grants, scholarships, and fellowships not based solely on financial need, continuing students may contact their academic department and college. Generally, this aid is contingent upon merit (academic performance) or a combination of merit and other factors such as academic field of study, leadership ability, residence, and/or financial need.

The UNH Fellowships Office provides information, counsel, and editorial support to highly motivated students (undergraduates, graduate students, and UNH alumni) applying for national and international fellowships and scholarships.  The Office also assists faculty members who serve as mentors/references, and coordinates campus interviews and nominations.

  • Biomedical Science Scholarship Fund
    This award is in memory of Jere Chase for a student in the field of medical technology.

  • Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) New Hampshire
    CLMA plays a leadership role in enhancing the image and increasing the viability of Medical Laboratory Scientists. The CLMA scholarships are awarded to MLS juniors planning on applying for a clinical internship based on a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstration of leadership potential within the Medical Laboratory Science Program.

  • Daniel M. Heath Memorial Scholarship
    The scholarship provides support to students interested in microbiology, based on financial need and academic merit.

  • Dr. E. Elizabeth French Scholarship
    This scholarship is given to the BMS:MLS senior with the highest academic achievement in hematology and immunohematology.

  • Evelyn Nixon-Jardine Scholarship
    It is awarded both on merit and on identified financial need.

  • Herbert D. Soule Memorial Scholarship Fund
    The fund provides scholarship assistance to students with a primary interest in microbiology who demonstrate financial need.

  • Lawrence W. Slanetz Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Provides financial assistance to full-time undergraduate students whose primary area of interest is in the field of microbiology. 

  • Martha  Hopkins  Scholarship
    This scholarship was established in memory of Martha Hopkins, alumna of the UNH Class of 1964. She was a professor of Medical Technology at UNH teaching Clinical Chemistry from 1982 until 1987, when she sadly died of cancer. As a faculty member, Martha Hopkins demonstrated enthusiasm for her subject and a commitment to excellence which she expected in her students as well. It is awarded to an MLS senior applying for a clinical internship based on overall academic achievement in chemistry.

  • Pamela Low Scholarship
    This award is given to the BMS:MLS junior or senior with the highest academic achievement in this area.

  • Robert and Ruth Zsigray Academic Enrichment Fund
     The fund provides financial support to allow undergraduate and graduate students majoring in microbiology to participate in off-campus academic experiences, both nationally and internationally.

  • Robert P. Ahern Memorial Scholarship
    Awards will be made to upperclass students majoring in Animal Sciences (or animal biology) with interests in pre-veterinary medicine, horses, or dairy cattle.  The selection is based on finanical need and scholastic ability.  (Please see the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems section on this page for more information on this scholarship.)

Applications are available for the 2019-2020 academic year. Some scholarships are "financial need-based" and require you to complete a FAFSA application with the UNH Financial Aid Office.

  • Undergraduate Scholarship Application
  • Application deadline is March 25, 2019.
  • More than $16,000 was awarded last spring! Awards are presented at the Annual Barbecue in May.
  • Scholarships are available to Natural Resources and the Environment undergraduate and graduate continuing students.

 

  • Alumni Scholarships
    The Alumni Fund was established in 1990 as a result of the generous contributions of our alumni. These scholarships are supported solely through their annual contributions. The primary purpose of this fund is to support students, either through direct financial assistance or by enhancing student involvement and activities.

  • Charles W. and Jacqueline F. Thompson Forestry Scholarship
    The Charles W. and Jacqueline F. Thompson Forestry Scholarship was established in 2005 by Charles W. Thompson '66 and Jacqueline Flynn Thompson '65 to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students enrolled in the forestry program in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture who have successfully completed the first year of study in their chosen major. Awards are based on financial need with preference first given to students from Wilmot, New Hampshire, and then to residents of Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

  • Clark L. Stevens Scholarship
    This fund was established by alumni and faculty of Natural Resources to celebrate the life and contributions of this outstanding teacher and mentor. The fund is supported by family and friends of Clark Stevens, who was a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire from 1920 until his retirement in 1964. He served as chair of the Forestry Department from 1938-1958. The fund provides financial assistance to students in good standing and having financial need.

  • Class of 1974 Wildlife Scholarship
    The Class of 1974 Wildlife Scholarship is an inaugural scholarship for a wildlife student demonstrating outstanding combinations of scholarship, participation, and positive attitude. It is given as a reminder to contribute positively to the wildlife management profession and to encourage future support by wildlife and natural resources alumni.

  • College Woods Scholarship
    The College Woods Scholarship was established in 2003 through the generosity of James P. Barrett, UNH Professor Emeritus of Forest Biometrics and Management, and his wife, Juddie M. Barrett. Jim and Juddie established the College Woods Scholarship Fund in appreciation of their adopted home, New Hampshire, and as a thank-you gift for the many delightful walks Jim enjoyed in the College Woods. The scholarship is also an expression of thanks for the opportunity Jim had to spend many days teaching students about forestry and natural resources. The College Woods Scholarship is dedicated to providing financial help to students and to the recognition of the educational value of the College Woods, East Foss Farm, and other UNH Woodlands, which all play a critical role in the education of UNH students.

  • Edith Converse Neff and Allen Whitaker Neff Forestry Scholarship
    The purpose of the Edith Converse Neff and Allen Whitaker Neff Forestry Scholarship is to provide scholarship support for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Forestry Program in the College of Life Science and Agriculture.  Awards will be based on academic merit and financial need.

  • Edward Cass Adams Scholarship
    This fund is supported by a bequest from Analesa F. Adams MacLeod, whose family was very prominent in the history of Durham and the Great Bay area. Edward Cass Adams was born in 1892 at Adams Point where he lived his whole life. He was the last of the Adams of Adams Point. Cass inherited his father's (Captain Adams) craftsmanship and artistic creativity and was well-known for his beautiful and unusual duck decoys. He helped his father in the 20-year task of building the gundalow "Driftwood." The fund provides financial assistance to students at the University of New Hampshire who are engaged in the study of wildlife management and research, or the conservation of natural resources.

  • Lloyd W. Hawkensen Forestry Scholarships
    This fund was established by the family and friends of Lloyd W. Hawkensen, a University of New Hampshire forestry graduate who was active in the forest industry and professional forestry affairs in New Hampshire. He was the recipient of the Forest Resources Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1986. The fund provides financial support to New Hampshire residents who are enrolled in forestry or related programs in natural resources. Awards are made on the basis of academic achievement, sincere interest in forestry or related sciences, and financial need.

  • Nancy Coutu Wildlife Scholarship
    This award was established in 1997 in memory of Nancy Coutu who graduated from the wildlife program in 1993. Nancy was a special student who made teaching a delight. She reminded you that the "stuff" in class is important, but it's the "stuff" that happens when people get together that really makes our lives what they are. Nancy had an exceptional way with people and her enjoyment of life was contagious.  When Nancy was murdered in the spring of 1996 during a Peace Corps mission in Madagascar, department faculty wanted to see something positive result from her senseless death. The Department established the wildlife scholarship fund to provide an annual award in Coutu's memory to a student majoring in Wildlife who exemplifies the spirit of Nancy Coutu. It is important that Nancy be remembered as a role model not only for her good service to her community, but for her enthusiastic zest for life and learning which we hope to foster in all our wildlife undergraduates.

  • Paul E. Bruns Memorial Award
    A compass is awarded to an outstanding forestry student to help guide them in their future professional career. Paul Bruns was a practicing forester, teacher, and researcher. He was a guiding influence in the development of UNH's Forestry programs within his role as professor and Forestry Department Chair at UNH.

  • Richard A. Andrews Memorial Award
    The Richard A. Andrews Memorial Award was established by friends and colleagues of Richard A. Andrews. The award recognizes the senior Environmental and Resource Economics major who excelled in resource economics, economics, mathematics, and statistics.

  • Richard B. Johnston Memorial Award
    This award was established in 1978 by the family and friends of Richard B. Johnston, who was a highly respected forester in New Hampshire and a friend to the ideals of conservation. Awards are made to upper class undergraduate students in the department who have "enthusiasm for the forestry field." In addition, the endowment provides funds for student book purchases.

  • Ruth E. Farrington Forestry Scholarships
    This award is supported by an endowment resulting from a bequest by Ruth E. Farrington, who came from a lumber industry family in New Hampshire. The fund provides several scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students in forestry and students in related fields who have options or concentrations in forestry beyond their major requirements. Awards are made on the basis of academic performance, promise of professional achievement, and financial need.

Several scholarships are available for returning and incoming students at the Thompson School of Applied Science. Eligibility requirements are given for each scholarship and the amount of awards varies from year to year. Please review the criteria and apply only to those scholarships and awards that you qualify for. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Awards & Scholarships recipients will be recognized at the Thompson School’s Awards & Scholars Reception on Friday, May 3, 2019.  Individual recipients will be invited by email and families of recipients will be sent a formal invitation in the mail.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Mail or EMAIL all Thompson School applications to:
TSAS Awards and Scholarship Committee
Cole Hall, Room 147
34 Sage Way
Durham, NH 03824

OR

Email: lisa.buchalski@unh.edu


RETURNING STUDENTS

Returning Student Scholarship Application

Anna Catherine Clark Memorial Scholarship (established in 2014)

This Scholarship was established in honor of Anna Catherine Clark to recognize a continuing full time Thompson School student in high academic standing who demonstrates a commitment to community service.  The scholarship will be given to students enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program.  Financial Value:  $TBD

Cheshire Kennel Club Veterinary Award

This award was created by the Cheshire Kennel Club to recognize and advance the study of veterinary science.  This award will be awarded to a University of New Hampshire student that has been accepted into the Veterinary Technician program or a University of New Hampshire student that is currently in the Veterinary Technician program that has previous applied or received the scholarship.  The student must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.50.  Financial Value:  $TBD

Hampton Garden Club Scholarship Application

This scholarship was established in 2019 to provide financial assistance to an undergraduate student enrolled at the Thompson School in the field of forestry which relates to the interests of the Hampton Garden Club.  The funds are to be given to a student meeting the following criteria:  A returning second year student in the Forest Technology program who is in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to a NH Seacoast resident. Students will complete the Hampton Garden Club Scholarship Application Recipients will be selected based on their overall merit. Financial Value: $1000 will be awarded.

Jeffrey Wells ’81 Scholar (established in 2011)

The Scholarship is for Forest Technology students enrolled in the Thompson School’s Forest Technology program.  Through the generosity of family and friends, scholarship recipients will be honored as Jeffrey Wells ’81 Scholars in memory of Mr. Wells, a 1981 graduate of the Thompson school’s Forest Technology Program.  Jeff was a forester in the Adirondack Mountains for 20 years before retiring.  Upon his retirement, he went back to school to earn his bachelor’s degree in education and became a teacher at the Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center in Claremont, New Hampshire.  Preference will be given to a student with financial need who demonstrates academic merit.  Financial Value:  $TBD

Lakes Region Kennel Club, Inc. Veterinary Technician Scholarship

The Scholarship is for NH students currently enrolled or accepted in the Thompson School’s Veterinary Technician program. The award is made on the basis of academic achievement, work experience and financial need. Special consideration will be given to applicants interested in working with dogs and/or small animals. The Awards and Scholarship Committee will select the recipients for final approval from the Kennel Club. See the Lakes Region Kennel Club application for the additional requirements of this scholarship. Financial Value: Two $1000 scholarships to be awarded; one to a returning student and one to an incoming student.

The New England Animal Control/Humane Academy

This purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to a Thompson School student, enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program from any New England State. The qualifications for this award are as follows: Student must have exhibited characteristics of motivation and promise, moral integrity, and be a second year student (over 28 credits) and have participated in community service with preference towards animal-related service. The student must have attained a 3.0 GPA. Financial need is not a criteria for this award. Financial Value:$1000

Paul Gilman Memorial Scholarship

Paul Gilman was a professor of Civil Technology in the Thompson School of Applied Science and a charter member of the New Hampshire Chapter of Acacia fraternity. Recipients will be known as Gilman Scholars.  Criteria: A recipient must have financial need, be a full-time student** and have achieved at least a 2.0 G.P.A. This scholarship will be awarded to a Forest Technology student.  This is a need based scholarship.  Financial Value: $TBD

Putnam Memorial Scholarship (established as a scholarship in 2000)

This scholarship is financed by the Putnam Agricultural Foundation established by George Martin Putnam in honor of his family. It is to benefit TSAS students who are studying Applied Animal Science, Forest Technology and Veterinary Technology.  The nominees should be highly motivated and capable students who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is available for both incoming and returning students and strongly suggest it be given to both if qualified candidates exist.  Financial Value: $TBD

Shirley and Bob Lake Endowed Scholarship (established in 2011)

The Scholarship was established in honor of Shirley and Bob Lake to benefit students enrolled in the Thompson School of Applied Science.  Preference will be given to returning students enrolled in the Forest Technology program who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.  Financial Value:  $TBD

Stacey W. Cole and Mildred S. Cole Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established with gifts from colleagues and friends of Stacey W. Cole in honor and recognition of his service to the State, the University System of New Hampshire, and the New Hampshire Petroleum Council.  Criteria:  The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to a New Hampshire resident who is a full-time, second year student in the Thompson School. Scholarships will be awarded based on exhibited characteristics of motivation and promise, moral integrity, and a sense of citizenship and spirit.  Financial Value:  $TBD

Thomas J. Giampietro Scholarship Application

This scholarship was established in memory of Thomas J. Giampietro to acknowledge his appreciation of the education he received at the Thompson School of Applied Science and to recognize his military service. This scholarship is for full time, returning second year Thompson School students in the following programs: Applied Animal Science, Forest Technology and Veterinary TechnologyThis scholarship is based on leadership, merit and service and applicants must be a US citizen and a student in good academic standing. Students actively serving in the US Armed Forces or students with Veteran status will be given preference. Students will complete the Thomas J. Giampietro Scholarship Application and submit it to the Thompson School of Applied Science Awards and Scholarship Committee. Recipients will be selected based on their overall merit. Financial Value: $6000 will be distributed in 6 separate $1000 awards. If there are not 6 qualified applicants, the award amounts will be increased accordingly.

The Thompson School of Applied Science Executive Director’s Prize for a Nontraditional Student: (established in 2000)

The award is given to a Thompson School student who has been out of high school or college for two or more years before entering the Thompson School who will be returning in the fall semester.   The student will have a minimum of a 3.0 G.P.A. in current TSAS credits after having completed 12 or more credits in major coursework. The student will exhibit characteristics of leadership which may be illustrated by some of the following activities: serves as a role model to other students, mentors or tutors other students, shows initiative in class projects and participates in professional organizations.  Financial Value:  $TBD

The TSAS Alumni Association Fund Scholarship

The Scholarship was established with funds from the TSAS Alumni Association Fund to benefit a second year student enrolled in one of the three Thompson School of Applied Science programs.  Applicants must have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better, demonstrate outstanding moral character and integrity, and represent the values of the Thompson School of Applied Science.  Applicants will further demonstrate their service to the School above and beyond the classroom.  Financial Value:  $5000 will be distributed in 2 separate $2500 awards.   

DEADLINE EXTENDED. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY NOON ON FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019


INCOMING STUDENTS

Incoming Student Scholarship Application

Cheshire Kennel Club Veterinary Award

This award was created by the Cheshire Kennel Club to recognize and advance the study of veterinary science.  This award will be awarded to a University of New Hampshire student that has been accepted into the Veterinary Technician program or a University of New Hampshire student that is currently in the Veterinary Technician program that has previous applied or received the scholarship.  The student must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.50.  Financial Value:  $TBD

Gladys Brooks Scholarship (established in 2011)

This Scholarship was established to support first year students entering the Thompson School of Applied Science.  It will be awarded to an incoming NH first year student based on their academic merit, leadership aptitude and demonstrated leadership ability.  This awards cannot be split or awarded to a transfer student.  Financial Value:  $TBD   

Lakes Region Kennel Club, Inc. Veterinary Technician Scholarship

The Scholarship is for NH students currently enrolled or accepted in the Thompson School’s Veterinary Technician program. The award is made on the basis of academic achievement, work experience and financial need. Special consideration will be given to applicants interested in working with dogs and/or small animals. The Awards and Scholarship Committee will select the recipients for final approval from the Kennel Club. See the Lakes Region Kennel Club application for the additional requirements of this scholarship. Financial Value: Two $1000 scholarships to be awarded; one to a returning student and one to an incoming student.

Putnam Memorial Scholarship (established as a scholarship in 2000)

This scholarship is financed by the Putnam Agricultural Foundation established by George Martin Putnam in honor of his family. It is to benefit TSAS students who are studying Applied Animal Science, Forest Technology and Veterinary Technology.  The nominees should be highly motivated and capable students who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is available for both incoming and returning students and strongly suggest it be given to both if qualified candidates exist.  Financial Value: $TBD

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY NOON ON APRIL 1, 2019


STUDENT AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the Philip S. Barton Award, Student Achievement Award and the Leadership and Scholarship award are now open.
NOMINATIONS MUST BE MADE BY MARCH 20, 2019.

Student Awards Nomination Form.


OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations are now being accepted for the Thompson School of Applied Science Outstanding Educator Award. Don’t wait, recognize our faculty today!
NOMINATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE BY MARCH 20, 2019
 

Graduate Scholarships

All application forms should be submitted to Associate Dean Kim Babbitt, G05 Rudman Hall, unless otherwise specified in the scholarship description below.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR OPENS IN FEBRUARY.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday, March 8th, 2019 AT 4:30PM

Late Applications will not be accepted.

If you have been admitted to COLSA for the academic year beginning fall 2019, you will be eligible to apply for COLSA scholarships in spring 2020. Check with your department’s main office for additional scholarships that may be available in your department. Be mindful of deadlines; late applications will not be accepted — no exceptions.

Listed below are several scholarships available to graduate students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Thompson School of Applied Science. Eligibility requirements are given for each scholarship. The amount of awards varies from year to year. Please read the scholarship descriptions carefully and apply only for scholarships for which you are eligible. For example, if you are an out-of-state student do not apply for scholarships that are only eligible to in-state students. Do not apply for all scholarships – be selective. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from consideration. Don’t let that happen to you!

  • APPLICATIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO ALL COLSA STUDENTS IN EARLY FEBRUARY.
  • Check in your Department’s Main Office for additional scholarships that may be available in your department. All application forms should be submitted to: Associate Dean Kim Babbitt, G05 Rudman Hall, unless otherwise specified in the scholarship description below.
  • DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS TBA.
  • LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • NOTE: If a criterion of eligibility states that financial aid will be considered, applicants must have an approved FAFSA form on file in the Financial Aid Office.

 

  • Crop Protection Institute Scholarship Fund
    One or more awards to one or more Master of Science or Ph.D. candidates engaged in agricultural chemical-oriented research are eligible, or whose major field of study is animal science. Two letters of recommendation, a brief summary of the research project, and a copy of transcripts from each candidate must be submitted. Academic records will be given more weight than financial need. The award will be made on a yearly basis, but may be continued for the same student, subject to annual review.

  • Dickie Family Scholarship
    To provide scholarship support to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

  • James A. Purington Fellowship
    One or more awards to Master of Science candidates who have a strong interest in the field of agriculture and who are planning to pursue an occupation concerned with farming, farm service industries, extension work, or other educational work directly related to the field of agriculture. Students interested in animal sciences, plant biology, and adult and occupational education are eligible. Recipients must be in good academic standing, but the award is not to be based on academic excellence. Financial need is a factor, and students who hold a teaching or research assistantship are not eligible. Preference will be given to New Hampshire residents.

  • Martha and Theodore Frizzell Fund
    Open to graduate students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

  • New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs Scholarship
    Available to graduate students in the fields of plant biology, forestry, soil science, environmental conservation, wildlife management and water resources management. The applicants must be New Hampshire residents.

The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems (ANFS) scholarships for undergraduate/graduate students for 2019-2020 are listed below. Eligibility requirements are given for each scholarship.  The amount of the awards varies from year to year.

  • To apply for the scholarships, please click on ANFS Scholarship Application
  • The scholarship form will remain online until March 30, 2019.  The form only takes a short time to fill out, so we encourage you to do so for a chance at the many scholarships ANFS has to offer.
  • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who fill out the form.  Some scholarships are merit based while others are for those with financial need.  This application covers all of these scholarships.
  • Students must not be on any disciplinary probation to be eligible for these scholarships.
  • Remember: You must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible for the need based scholarships. This does not mean you have to accept federal loans.  However, we must have proof that you are need-eligible.
  • You may also apply for the Hubbard Summer 2019 Fellowship Award.
  • Additional scholarships are listed in the COLSA scholarship section of this page.
  • For any questions, email Dr. Elizabeth Boulton or call (603) 862-1885.
  • Hubbard Scholarship Fund
    Oliver J. Hubbard, '21, of Walpole, N.H., presented a gift to UNH in 1976 to improve poultry and animal sciences education at the undergraduate and graduate level and for scholarship aid when desirable. All scholarship aid shall be granted on the basis of financial need, as determined by the Fund Committee for undergraduate and graduate students. 

 

Outside Scholarships

  • Jockey Club
    The Jockey Club Scholarship, provides $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at any university and has demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred racing industry.  The following criteria will be considered: career aspirations, activities involving the equine or Thoroughbred industry, and high academic achievement.  Applications and other pertinent information are available at jockeyclub.com under Advocacy/Promotion, Education.

For information about grants, scholarships, and fellowships not based solely on financial need, continuing students may contact their academic department and college. Generally, this aid is contingent upon merit (academic performance) or a combination of merit and other factors such as academic field of study, leadership ability, residence, and/or financial need.

The UNH Fellowships Office provides information, counsel, and editorial support to highly motivated students (undergraduates, graduate students, and UNH alumni) applying for national and international fellowships and scholarships.  The Office also assists faculty members who serve as mentors/references, and coordinates campus interviews and nominations.

  • Edward F. Landry Memorial Scholarship
     Provides scholarship assistance to graduate students studying microbiology or related programs who exhibit academic achievement.

  • Lawrence W. Slanetz Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Provides financial assistance to full-time undergraduate students whose primary area of interest is in the field of microbiology. 

  • Robert and Ruth Zsigray Academic Enrichment Fund
     The fund provides financial support to allow undergraduate and graduate students majoring in microbiology to participate in off-campus academic experiences, both nationally and internationally.

Applications are available for the 2019-2020 academic year. Some scholarships are "financial need-based" and require you to complete a FAFSA application with the UNH Financial Aid Office.

 

  • College Woods Scholarship
    The College Woods Scholarship was established in 2003 through the generosity of James P. Barrett, UNH Professor Emeritus of Forest Biometrics and Management, and his wife, Juddie M. Barrett. Jim and Juddie established the College Woods Scholarship Fund in appreciation of their adopted home, New Hampshire, and as a thank-you gift for the many delightful walks Jim enjoyed in the College Woods. The scholarship is also an expression of thanks for the opportunity Jim had to spend many days teaching students about forestry and natural resources. The College Woods Scholarship is dedicated to providing financial help to students and to the recognition of the educational value of the College Woods, East Foss Farm, and other UNH Woodlands, which all play a critical role in the education of UNH students.

  • Edith Converse Neff and Allen Whitaker Neff Forestry Scholarship
    The purpose of the Edith Converse Neff and Allen Whitaker Neff Forestry Scholarship is to provide scholarship support for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Forestry Program in the College of Life Science and Agriculture.  Awards will be based on academic merit and financial need.

  • George "Curly" Frick Fellowship
    The Frick Fellowship was established through the generosity of friends and former students of Professor Emeritus George Frick in recognition of his many years of service to the University and its students. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide support for graduate students studying environmental and resource economics, broadly defined. Professor Frick was especially active in issues regarding land use and dairy management. Awards are based on academic achievement. Applicants are not limited to resource economics graduate students.

  • Ruth E. Farrington Forestry Scholarships
    This award is supported by an endowment resulting from a bequest by Ruth E. Farrington, who came from a lumber industry family in New Hampshire. The fund provides several scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students in forestry and students in related fields who have options or concentrations in forestry beyond their major requirements. Awards are made on the basis of academic performance, promise of professional achievement, and financial need.