New Hampshire's "I Am College Bound/I Applied" campaign is designed to help high school seniors navigate the college admissions process and ensure that each student pursues a post-secondary education by inviting them to submit at least one college admission application during a particular school day with the support of their school and local higher education professionals.
While special focus is placed on assisting students who would be the first in their families to attend college and students who may not have otherwise seriously considered applying to college, all students are encouraged to participate. In 2018, this campaign will be held from November 12 through November 30.
Follow-up support and materials regarding completing the college admissions and financial aid processes are distributed as well. Each participating high school receives one $500 scholarship to be raffled and awarded to a participating student.
This campaign is part of the American College Application Campaign, a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.
The American College Application Campaign is just one of many national efforts, including ReachHigher and BetterMakeRoom, designed to encourage all of the nation’s students to complete their education after high school.
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By the numbers:
|Year||Number of Participating High Schools||Number of Participating Students||Number of College Applications Submitted||Scholarship Dollars Awarded|
|2018||42||1,700 (expected)||4,200 (expected)||$21,000|
|Totals through 2017||3,208||7,117||$39,000|
This statewide initiative is led by a Steering Committee with members from NH Department of Education, NH College & University Council, University System of New Hampshire, Community College System of New Hampshire, The NHHEAF Network Organizations, Campus Compact of New Hampshire, NH Charitable Foundation, NH School Counselors Association and NH Association of Student Aid Administrators.
For more information about this program, please contact State Coordinator Tori Berube by email or at 603.227.5310.