​SNHU Scholarship Opportunities

A limited number of new University College undergraduate applicants are considered automatically for merit based, renewable grants and scholarships during the admission process.  Grants and scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and based on University funding so students are encouraged to apply for admission early. If it is determined that a student is receiving substantial and/or multiple scholarship benefits, Southern New Hampshire University reserves the right to adjust or remove our offer of merit aid.

Academic Scholarships  

Presidential Scholarship

Students selected for a Presidential Scholarship are notified at the time of admission.  Scholarship amounts vary and are awarded based on a cumulative grade-point average (GPA).  The Presidential Scholarship is renewable based on maintaining a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.  Failure to maintain the required 3.0 GPA will result in the permanent loss of scholarship funds.

Quill Scholarship

Students selected for a Quill Scholarship are notified at the time of admission.  Scholarship amounts vary and are awarded based on a cumulative grade-point average (GPA). These scholarships are renewable each year based on maintaining a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average (GPA). Failure to maintain the required 2.5 GPA will result in the permanent loss of scholarship funds.

Penmen Scholarship

Students selected for a Penmen Scholarship are notified at the time of admission.  Scholarship amounts vary and are awarded based on a cumulative grade-point average (GPA).  These scholarships are renewable each year based on maintaining a 2.0 college grade-point average (GPA).  Failure to maintain the required 2.0 GPA will result in the permanent loss of scholarship funds.

Honors Program Scholarship

SNHU awards a $2,000 scholarship to students accepted into the University Honors Program or 3-Year Honors Program in Business Administration.  Renewal of the scholarship is yearly contingent upon continued participation in the program.  Failure to maintain the required GPA will result in permanent loss of scholarship funds.

Other Institutional Scholarships

Alumni Family Scholarship

The Alumni Family Scholarship, in the amount of $1000 per year, is awarded to students who are the dependent child of alumni or whose sibling graduated from any associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree program at SNHU. The student must be enrolling in the full-time undergraduate day program. This scholarship is awarded during the admission review process.

DECA Scholarship

The Office of Admission will award a limited number of $1,000 scholarships to DECA participants. The DECA advisor must submit a letter of recommendation to demonstrate proof of participation. Students must be enrolled in the full-time undergraduate day program to be eligible. Additionally, SNHU sponsors several scholarships at the state leadership conference each spring. SNHU honors the highest single scholarship amount that a student has received through any DECA state competition. Students must provide a copy of their scholarship certificate to the Campus One Stop.

Freshman Articulation Scholarship

Southern New Hampshire University continues to establish and renew articulation scholarship agreements with select New Hampshire high schools. Qualified seniors with a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) from partner high schools may receive an additional $3,000 admission articulation scholarship. Seniors must also submit a completed application prior to the Feb. 1 deadline for this scholarship program. Information regarding the specifics of this program can be obtained by contacting the Office of Admission at 603.645.9611or online at www.snhu.edu/16046.asp.

Future Business Leaders of America Scholarship (FBLA)

The Office of Admission will award a limited number of $1,000 scholarships to FBLA participants. The FBLA advisor must submit a letter of recommendation to demonstrate proof of participation. Students must be enrolled in the full-time undergraduate day program to be eligible. Additionally, SNHU sponsors several scholarships at the state leadership conference each spring. SNHU honors the highest single scholarship amount that a student has received through any FBLA state competition. Students must provide a copy of their scholarship certificate to One Stop.

Internal Transfer Scholarship

The Office of Transfer Admission for the full-time undergraduate day program will review applicants for a $3,000 Internal Transfer Scholarship. Students transferring from the College of Online and Continuing Education to University College must have a 2.5 cumulative college GPA or higher to be considered for this scholarship offer. Once awarded, this scholarship is renewable each year a student stays enrolled in University College.

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship

The Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship is awarded to both full-time undergraduate day resident students and commuter students who have a completed associate degree from a two-year program and a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.  A 3.0 cumulative grade point average of all college work is required for the scholarship to be renewed. Failure to maintain the required GPA will result in the permanent loss of scholarship funds. This scholarship can be combined with other non-Phi Theta Kappa scholarships and any academic awards that a student may receive from SNHU.

Regional Community College Scholarship

Southern New Hampshire University awards a $3,000 Regional Community College Scholarship to new transfer students who attend (or most recently attended) a community college in the Northeast (including New York and New Jersey). Qualified applicants must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative college GPA in order to be considered for this scholarship through the admission process. This scholarship is renewable each year a student stays enrolled in University College as a full-time undergraduate.

Housing Scholarship

The Housing Scholarship is awarded to new full-time undergraduate day students with strong academics and who choose to reside on campus. This scholarship is renewable based on the maintenance of resident status and a 2.0 cumulative grade point average as a student at SNHU.

Skills USA Scholarship

Southern New Hampshire University awards a $1,000 Skills USA Scholarship to any new culinary student who places first, second or third in a Skills USA state or national culinary arts competition at any time during high school. The award is renewable for each year of attendance at Southern New Hampshire University. Students must ensure that official notification of the Skills USA award is submitted to the Office of Admission.  Notifications received after March 15 do not guarantee the scholarship for the following year.

Athletic Scholarship Program

Athletic scholarships are available to outstanding athletes in men's and women's basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, men's baseball, women's softball and women's volleyball. Scholarship amounts vary. Information regarding these scholarships can be obtained by contacting the appropriate coach in the Southern New Hampshire University Athletic Department at 603.645.9604.

Affordability Grant

A four year renewable grant awarded to a limited number of students based on university funding. 

Visit Grant

A one-time $1,000 grant, awarded upon enrollment, to any new Fall 2016 student who attends an admission-sponsored tour or event between January 1, 2016 to May 1, 2016.