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Bryant University Excellence in High School Excellence Award


The Excellence in High School Psychology Award serves to recognize high school juniors and seniors in New England who have excelled in their study of psychology. The inaugural Bryant University Excellence in High School Psychology Award will be presented at an award ceremony hosted by the Department of Psychology. All nominees and their sponsors will be invited to attend the awards ceremony at Bryant in the spring. A $250 Amazon gift card and certificate of acknowledgement will be presented to the award recipient.

ELIGIBILITY: High school juniors and seniors in New England who have completed or are currently enrolled in a psychology course.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE: The following nomination materials must be submitted by the individual nominating a student. Late or incomplete nominations will not be reviewed. Submissions will not be returned.

A letter of nomination from a faculty member teaching psychology or the nominee’s guidance counselor. The letter should include a description of the nominee’s qualifications and performance with respect to the selection criteria.
The assignment prompt(s) from the nominee’s psychology course.  
The assignment product(s) from the nominee.
A 500 word student essay about the nominee’s interest in the study of psychology.
The nominee’s overall GPA and psychology course grade (or anticipated course grade).
The complete set of materials should be submitted in an email to Dr. Joseph Trunzo at Use the following naming convention for submitted files: Nominee Last name-High School name.

DEADLINE: March 30, 2019

SELECTION CRITERIA: Nominees are evaluated primarily on the basis of their achievements in and contributions to psychology as high school students. These include the following:
1. Academic achievement. Overall GPA and psychology course grade (or anticipated grade).
2. Excellence in one or more graded psychology projects. The student work must demonstrate evidence of academic excellence.
3. Application of psychology and related activities. Psychology Club or related club participation. Human service activity at school or in the community–including volunteer work, internships, or paid employment. Other activities that advance psychology are also evaluated.

Posted 2/22/2019

UNH Scholarship Opportunities

UNH offers additional scholarship opportunities beyond their need-based and academic merit scholarship programs. Students who are eligible for these additional scholarships should have received an email inviting them to apply.  The application deadline for all three scholarships is January 25, 2019.

More information and links to the scholarship applications can be found below:

Hamel Scholarship: New Hampshire students who were admitted to UNH with a Presidential Scholarship  
CEPS Industry Scholarship: students who were admitted to a major in UNH's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences with a Presidential Scholarship 

Rutman Fellows Scholarship: students who were admitted to UNH's Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics with either a Dean's or Director's Scholarship

Please encourage your eligible students to take advantage of these generous scholarship opportunities. Should you need further information or have questions, please email or call us directly at 603-862-1360.

Posted 1/15/2019

Plymouth State Fee Waiver

As part of PSU's continued commitment to making college more accessible to all, Plymouth State University is waiving the $50 Common Application fee for undergraduate applications!

Simply have your student use the fee waiver code—APPLY2019—and they will not be charged to apply! This offer is available through December 1, 2018.

Posted 11/1/2018

Westfield State Fee Waiver

Students who apply to Westfield State can apply for free if they do so before Thanksgiving! Use the fee waiver code: WESTFIELD on the application.

Posted 10/30/2018

Gettysburg College Scholarship Opportunity

Gettysburg College would like to share with you two scholarship opportunities. The first is the STEM Scholars Program - a cohort of students will be chosen based on their interest in pursuing a major and career in a STEM-related field. We are looking for academically-promising, underrepresented minority, and first-generation students with demonstrated financial need to be part of the incoming STEM Scholars cohort. Students can learn more and apply online. The second opportunity is a new scholarship for talented musicians who seek to earn a music degree through the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. Preference will be given to students focused on the keyboard/piano. Learn more about music scholarships on our website.

Posted 10/17/2018

BU Merit Scholarships

Trustee Scholarship - Boston University's most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit two additional essays with their application for admission.

Presidential Scholarship - This four-year $20,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required; all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the scholarship deadline.

The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2018.

To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit our website.

Posted 10/11/2018

Nichols College Decision Day Program

We encourage students to take advantage of their Columbus Day holiday and participate in our Decision Day program. On Monday, October 8th we are hosting a special event that allows students to complete their application process early and all students who are admitted that day will receive our special $1,000 early acceptance grant. 

The schedule includes:

A variety of student sessions: 
- including previews of academic and campus life offerings
- Sessions for parents that cover what parents should know and the basics of the financial aid process
- Opportunities to meet faculty and admissions staff
- A guided campus tour

Participants will need to submit their application or Common Application in advance. They must also provide a copy of their transcript through the end of their junior year, an essay, recommendation and test scores (unless applying test optional). Please note, test optional students who fall below a 3.0/85 GPA are required to complete a phone interview in advance. 

Please contact with any questions. Students can register to attend by visiting or following this link.

Posted 9/24/2018 

Tuition Break for NE Residents

NEBHE's Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the RSP Tuition Break when they enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public colleges and universities in their home-state.

Click HERE for more information!

Posted 9/20/2018

Brandeis University Scholarship & Fellowships

Every year, outstanding students are selected to receive one of our merit awards, which range in value from $10,000 to $20,500 annually. Additionally, students may be interested in our highly selective fellowship programs for those who excel in the sciences, humanities and music.

Visit the website for more information by clicking here.

Posted 9/17/2018

Granite Guarantee

We are sharing a new program with you, which we encourage you to communicate to your eligible students right away. Keene State is taking action on its commitment to access for first-year New Hampshire students, by offering the Granite Guarantee at Keene State—Our Pledge to You. Through this program, the College will ensure that scholarships and grants from Federal, State, and Keene State sources cover the full tuition of New Hampshire students who are Federal Pell Grant eligible and are first-year students, for all four years of their Keene State education. Students will need to remain enrolled full time at Keene State College, make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, and continue to be eligible for the Pell Grant. The Granite Guarantee at Keene State—Our Pledge to You will begin with first-year students in the 2018-19 academic year, and it will cover the $11,468 in-state tuition cost.

Posted 1/17/2018

UNH Scholarship Opportunities

UNH Additional Scholarship Opportunities
We are happy to inform you that UNH offers additional scholarship opportunities beyond our need-based and academic merit scholarship programs. Exceptional engineering students and NH students who have been admitted to UNH with a Presidential Scholarship may apply for the scholarships listed below. Qualified students should have received an email from us inviting them to apply for one or both of the scholarships.  

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) Industry Scholarship - specific to engineering students (application deadline is January 26)
Hamel Scholarship - specific to New Hampshire residents (application deadline is January 27)

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the generous scholarship opportunities. If you should need further information or have questions, please feel free to contact or call UNH directly at 603-862-1360.

New this year at UNH!

All students who have been admitted to UNH are invited to apply and take part in the Idea and Innovation Society in our Entrepreneurship Center (E-Center).  

This is perfect for students who are idea creators, innovative thinkers, or entrepreneurs.

Learn more and encourage your students to apply here.

Posted 1/11/2018

Husson University Micro-Scholarship

We are excited to announce that Husson University recently launched a new scholarship program on RaiseMe and asked us to reach out to you to share some helpful resources for introducing RaiseMe.

Through RaiseMe, students can now earn “micro-scholarships” (performance-based scholarships) for each of their academic and extracurricular achievements beginning in the 9th grade from Husson University and over 210 other colleges.  

Thousands of other counselors are using this free program to motivate students, improve outcomes, and reinforce the guidance they’re already giving. RaiseMe can help students get a head start on their college search and develop into stronger applicants.

About RaiseMe: RaiseMe is a social enterprise working in partnership with the former First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative and over 210 colleges to expand access to higher education by improving the way students prepare for college—both financially and academically. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to award aid, which is often too late to impact a student's college ambitions or choices,RaiseMe enables students to earn grant aid throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular. The amount that students earn from a college on RaiseMe represents a guaranteed minimum amount of aid they’ll receive if they apply and are admitted to that college.

Posted 12/21/2017

Keene State Fee Waiver

NEW HAMPSHIRE residents apply before December 1 and pay no application fee! Use NH18 when prompted to pay your fee.

Applying to college can be overwhelming and we want to make the process easier for you. Whether you’re a freshman, transfer, veteran or international student, you are assigned an admissions counselor to answer your questions and help you along the way.

Now is the best time to apply to Keene State! The sooner we receive your application and all supporting documents, the sooner you’ll get a decision, which allows you to narrow down your college choices and begin the financial aid process earlier.

Posted 11/20/17

SNHU Extra Time & Fee Waiver

We hope this email finds you well and (hopefully) with power restored. We understand that, with so many application deadlines fast approaching, this can be a stressful time of year both for your office and your students. This stress was likely compounded last week as thousands of people across New England lost power, some of whom may still be struggling with long-lasting power outages.

With that in mind, please utilize and distribute to your students the directions below on how they can apply to Southern New Hampshire University for free via The Common Application:

1.     Go to the ‘My Colleges’ Tab
2.     Select ‘SNHU’
3.     Select ‘Questions’
4.     In the ‘General’ section of ‘Questions’ scroll down to the question inquiring if you intend to use a school-specific fee-waiver and select ‘Yes.’

We would also like to assure you that we will be flexible with our November 15th Early Action deadline. If your office, or students, need extra time to complete their application, please let us know by calling 603-645-9611 or emailing us at

Posted 11/9/2017

Mount Holyoke Admission Fee Waiver

Think independently, yet crave community?  We do, too.  At Mount Holyoke, smart is a way of life.  Complexity is in our DNA.  Innovation is our legacy.  This College will seriously surprise you.

We welcome you to apply on the house.  This certificate - courtesy of a place that believes in your promise and potential - waives the standard application fee.  To access your fee waiver, click here and enter this code: MHCBB105

Posted 11/2/2017

Norwich University Take the Lead Scholarship

Here at Norwich, we want to reward those students who are on top of all things college with a special $2,000 Take the Lead Scholarship – your students are a few steps away!

Here’s how it works:

1. Complete the online application to Norwich. (Submit application and send in supplemental items [i.e. high school transcript, test scores.])
2. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and include Norwich University as one of your choices (00369200).

That’s it! Complete these easy steps by December 15, 2017, and your students will earn an additional $2,000 for the next four years. That’s equivalent to $8,000 towards their college education!

Posted 10/23/2017

I Am College Bound Fee Waivers

Applying to a school in New Hampshire?  Looking for fee waiver opportunities for college applications?  Sign-up to attend I Am College Bound Day at MVHS on November 17 and you will be eligible to submit applications for ALL New Hampshire schools for FREE!  Ask your school counselor for more information!

Other Schools Outside of New Hampshire including Fee Waivers for I Am College Bound Day:

- Salem State University
- University of Massachusetts Lowell
- University of Maine

Posted 10/20/2017

Nichols College NEPLA Scholarship Program

Now in its 6th year, the NEPLA scholarship program is a great way for counselors to recognize a leader within their communities with a $72,000 Nichols College Scholarship.
Each school is allowed to offer the NEPLA scholarship to one deserving high school senior who meets the following criteria:
· A cumulative secondary grade point average between 2.5 and 3.5.
· SAT of 850 or higher (verbal and math)
· Good standing at their current school in terms of behavior, attitude and citizenship.
· Involvement in their school and local community.
NEPLA recipients will be granted an $18,000 renewable scholarship. The total four year value of this award is $72,000. This award is only granted to students who choose Nichols College and is in lieu of any other merit based awards.
In addition, NEPLA recipients who have submitted their application or Common App before the December 1st deadline will receive an additional $2,000 grant toward their first year through our non-binding Early Acceptance Program making the total value of this scholarship $74,000.
The process for submitting your NEPLA recipient is easy. Simply fill out the form (click here if you need a copy), and attach a transcript and copy of the student's SAT or ACT score and submit it to by December 1, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Julianne at 508-213-2171.

Posted 10/19/2017

Salem State Fee Waiver

Apply to Salem State University for FREE until October 31, 2017.  Use the following link to apply now: 

Transcripts and standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) can be submitted at a later date. Please note that test scores may not be required for some applicants (learn more about test optional).  You can review deadlines and requirements at

Please contact admissions with any questions at or 978.542.6200

Posted 10/19/2017