College Equals Opportunity (CEO) is a public awareness and scholarship campaign which involves successful business leaders from New Hampshire companies. Each member shares stories about their college experiences, some of the challenges they faced along the way and the opportunities college presented. The program also provides significant scholarship dollars to deserving college students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities and academic talent. Since the program began awarding scholarships in 2005, $367,500 has been awarded to 88 college students from New Hampshire.
The value of a college degree is clear. It triggers a chain of events that creates far-reaching values. Value is created in the earnings a college graduate receives, the taxes they pay, the businesses they start, the charities they support, and the educational standards they set for their family. View our scrapbook to learn more about the current CEO members.
“Northeast Delta Dental is proud to support the CEO Program to help New Hampshire’s youth become more aware of the great benefit that a degree will have in their future. We enjoy partnering with NHHEAF and other local organizations to help make college less of a financial burden and therefore, a reality for these students,” Tom Raffio, President & CEO of Northeast Delta Dental.