The Scholarship And Fellowship Program

In our Scholarship and Fellowship Program, 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

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.


Applications for the “class” of 2016 awardees have been submitted and are currently under review.  

Finalists will be announced and recognized at a dinner

to be held on June 22, 2016, at the Derryfield in Manchester.


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

603-452-(PLAN)  452-7526   OR   [email protected] 


Congratulations to the 2015 recipients of a Plan NH Scholarship or Fellowship Award, who together received over $32,000 in funding:
  • Meredith Borgioli of Hollis, studying Landscape Design at NHTI
  • Robert Dunn, of Henniker, studying Renewable Energy and Ecological Design at Green Mountain College
  • Erik Onufer, of Kingston, studying Historical Preservation at Plymouth State
  • Ian Tucker Peach, of New Boston, studying Landscape Architecture at Cornell
  • Patricia Rosario, of Portsmouth, studying Architecture at the BAC
  • Erik Shaw of Hooksett, studying Electromechanical Engineering at Wentworth
  • David Swinyer, of Sunapee, studying Mechanical Engineering at Norwich University
  • Lizzie Tague, of Greenland, studying Environmental Engineering at Northern Arizona State
  • Billy Kitchens, of Concord, studying Civil Engineering at NHTI and UNH
  • Steve Hebsch, of Candia, studying Architecture at the BAC
  • Neil Orzechowski, of Newport, studying Electrical Engineering at Columbia

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.