The Scholarship And Fellowship Program

Plan New Hampshire is a membership organization of architects, landscape architects, engineers, planners, contractors, real estate and law professionals and others related to planning, design and/or development of the built environment.

Plan NH raises awareness of the link between the built environment and the social, economic and environmental fabric of a community.  We believe that what we build, where we build and how has a direct impact on that fabric.

A cornerstone of our programs is our Scholarship and Fellowship Program, in which we recognize outstanding students who call New Hampshire home and who are studying a field that supports our mission.  This may include, but not necessarily be limited to: 

  • ·         Architecture
  • ·         Landscape Architecture
  • ·         Studio Art
  • ·         Engineering
  • ·         Interior Design
  • ·         a construction-related field or trade
  • ·         Environmental science or similar field
  • ·         Land or community planning

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Scholarship and Fellowship Program.  Click on the link in the left sidebar for application materials as well as assessment forms.  ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 3, 2015.


In partnership with the NH Charitable Foundation, Plan NH finances these scholarships and fellowships from NH-based funds that were created for the purpose of encouraging and supporting students interested in some aspect of the built environment and its impact on the social, economic, and/or environmental capital of a community.


  • Undergraduates:
    • New Hampshire residents
    • Must have completed one semester of college-level study
    • Enrolled in accredited program in a field listed above
      • 2 or 4-year school
      • Trade school 
  • Graduates:
    • New Hampshire residents
    • Enrolled in an accredited school of science, engineering , interior design,  landscape architecture,  or architecture 
  • All:
    • Demonstrated general excellence in field of study
    • “activist” orientation showing excellent potential for having a positive effect on the built environment, preferably in Northern New England
    • Demonstrated dedication to work in a chosen field
    • Leadership experience and ability to communicate and promote solutions
    • Breadth of skills, including flexibility and creativity required to work with diverse interest groups
    • Work experience in a related or relevant field

Candidates whose applications reflect the greatest potential for a future career that will positively influence some aspect of the built environment (preferably in Northern New England) may be invited for an interview in Concord.  Part of this interview may consist of the candidate presenting a portfolio or other examples of her or his work to the selection committee.  All of those interviewed will be notified of award decisions in writing.

Recipients must agree to continue the plan of study described in her or his application during the first semester following this application period.

See the attached Application Form and Student Assessment Form that interested students may download and print for use.

Those selected to receive a scholarship or fellowship will be recognized at a dinner to be held in June.


Please do not hesitate to contact Plan NH with any questions or comments:

603-452-(PLAN)  452-7526   OR 


Funding for this program comes from these funds, managed by the NH Charitable Foundation: 

  • Alfred T. Granger Student Art Trust Fund:  awards undergraduate or graduate students pursuing careers in:
    • Architecture
    • Certain Engineering Disciplines impacting the Built Environment
    • Interior Design
    • Studio Arts 
  • Paul and Ann Harvey Scholarship Fund for Manchester:  providing scholarship funds for students living in the greater Manchester area*  who exhibit financial need, in order to permit them to attend accredited post-secondary institutions (2-4 year colleges, universities, technical/trade/vocational schools) with a preference for those interested in architecture, engineering and/or a construction-related field or trade.

* Qualifying towns include Allenstown, Amherst, Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Chester, Deerfield, Derry, Dunbarton, Epping, Fremont, Goffstown, Hampstead, Hooksett, Litchfield, Londonderry, Manchester, Merrimack, Mont Vernon, New  Boston, Raymond, Sandown, Suncook, Weare and Windham. 

  • Oscar L. Vaughan Scholarship Fund:  providing assistance to graduate students or upperclassmen interested in becoming a certified architect.   Preference made for students from Portsmouth or Seacoast NH. 
  • Oscar Neukom Scholarship Fund:  providing assistance to graduate students studying science or engineering.  This fund is for students who are graduates of Portsmouth High School.  Preference shall be given to students who aspire to enter the fields of law, medicine, science or engineering. 
  •  Erika Tardif Scholarship Fund for Science and Math:  The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to NH students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in science and mathematics, including but not limited to chemistry, physics or math.
  • Plan New Hampshire Scholarship Fund:  providing funding for undergraduates studying a field related to the Plan NH mission.


2014 recipients were:

  •  Caroline Corriveau of Manchester, studying Architecture at the Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Elyse Couture of Milford, studying Landscape Architecture at UMass Amherst
  • Robert Dunn of Henniker, a REED major at Green Mountain College
  • Xavier Guay of Greenville, a Computer Engineering student at UMass Lowell
  • Steve Hebsch of Candia, an Architecture student at The BAC
  • Michelle Hobbs of Northwood, studying Architecture at the  Wentworth Institute
  • Margaret McSpiritt of Londonderry, a Civil and Environmental Engineering student at UMass Lowell
  • Erick Shaw of Hooksett, studying Electromechanical Engineering at The Wentworth Institute
  • Iv Shqevi of Franklin, studying Architecture at UNC Charlotte
  • Nick Swedberg of Meredith, an Architecture student at Virginia Tech
  • David Swinyer of Sunapee, studying Mechanical Engineering at Norwich
  • Lizzie Tague of Greenland,  studying Environmental Engineering at Northern Arizona University
  • Dominic Torro, of Keene, studying Sustainable Product Design at Keene State
  • Evan Udelsman of Hollis, studying  Industrial Design at  the Mass College of Art