College Scholarships for Local Students

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Do you need money to go to college?

The Souhegan Scholarship Foundation is here to help local students defray the high cost of higher education.


Education is expensive. Whether you are continuing on to a two- or four-year college or applying to a trade program, our scholarship program can assist you in your journey. By applying for scholarships offered in your local community, you can help defray these costs and lessen the burden of the expense of higher education.

Our Mission

The Souhegan Scholarship Foundation (SSF) serves the students of the Souhegan Valley, specifically in Amherst and Mont Vernon, NH. It was formally established in 2003. The Foundation's Board of Directors consists of local citizens who administer the SSF, raise money for scholarships, evaluate the students' scholarship applications, and grant awards to the students best meeting the criteria. This is a formal process requiring an interview for the finalists and is conducted in an impartial and strictly confidential manner. The scholarships are awarded to assist students who demonstrate academic achievement with financial needs in their first year of college.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be high school seniors, with permanent residency in Amherst or Mont Vernon, NH. Students who are enrolled in either public or private schools, as well as home-schooled students, are eligible to apply. Attendance at a four-year college is not required as long as the program of study is full-time and will result in a degree or diploma. All applicants must demonstrate scholastic achievement and promise. Financial need will be considered.

How do I apply?

Please visit our applications page to download your scholarship application(s).


Applications** for 2018 will be due in mid March 2018. You may either mail them to our post office box, or deliver them to the Souhegan High School Student Services office, at 412 Boston Post Road in Amherst, NH. Transcripts must accompany all applications.


**An essay and authorized high school transcript must be attached to all applications.

Can you help local students?

Our scholarships are funded by donations. Any and all amounts are greatly appreciated and accepted. You may either send in donations to our PO Box, or you may pay with a credit card via PayPal through our donations page.

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