About NHFIEF Scholarship Program
The New Hampshire Food Industries Education Foundation (NHFIEF) Scholarship Program was established to achieve a number of highly desirable objectives. It helps students with college expenses. It relieves parents of college expenses. It reduces the amount students must work for or borrow in financing an education and it indirectly assists the colleges attended by the winners.
Those eligible to apply are high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. These students must be dependent children of full-time employees of firms that are members of New Hampshire Grocers Association (NHGA) or part-time employees at a New Hampshire location of a NHGA members. The member firm which employment takes place at must be located in New Hampshire (although the student may live in another state). A parent/employee must have been employed for at least one year as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded. Part-time employees must have been employed for at least six months as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded. Parent/employees and part-time employees must still be employed by an NHGA member firm when the scholarship winners are announced.
The scholarships will be one-time, non-renewable awards of $1,000. The scholarships will be applied to college expenses at any accredited college, university, and vocational or technical school in the United States. A student may transfer from one college to another and retain the award.
The selection of the winners will be based on a combination of the academic merit, in addition to college GPA, ACT scores, SAT scores, and scholastic activities. All applicants will be notified of results of the competition in May. An independent Selection Committee of educators is responsible and choosing the winners.
Responsibilities of Recipient
Recipient responsibilities include enrolling as full-time undergraduates in the fall of the year in which the scholarships are awarded and continuing in school for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency, or military service. Scholarship recipients are responsible for making certain that their scholarship checks are delivered to the proper office at their college or university.
Payment of Funds
Checks will be mailed to each recipient’s home address and will be made payable to the college or university only. For students on the semester system, checks will be issued in August and December. For students on the quarter system, checks will be issued in August, November, and February.
To assure complete impartiality in the selection of the winner and to maintain a high level of professionalism, the scholarships are determined by a firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship programs.
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:
NHFIEF Scholarship Program
c/o NH Grocers Association
110 Stark Street, Manchester, NH 03101
Tel.: (603) 669-9333 Fax: (603) 623-1137
The Trustees of the
NH Food Industries Education Foundation
Proudly Announces the
NH FOOD INDUSTRIES SCHOLARSHIPS
Over 56 $1,000 Scholarship Grants will be awarded to New Hampshire students who are a qualifying employee or dependent child of an employee of one of NHGA Retailer or Supplier Member facilities.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
High school seniors, and undergraduates who are dependent children of a parent employed by dues-paying NHGA retailer and supplier members.
Full-time students who are part-time employees of by dues-paying NHGA retailer and supplier members.
The member firm which employment takes place at must be located in New Hampshire (although the student may live in another state).
SELECTION OF WINNERS
Scholarship winners will be selected in April by a panel of educators. Winners will be notified by June 30. Winners must enroll in college as full-time students in the fall.
ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BE
ACTIVATED WITHIN THE FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY
OF AWARD YEAR.
Deadline for scholarship applications
is March 15 of award year.