Resources for Families

Resources from the New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance provide guidance for families in helping students prepare for college and careers. You’ll find our own guidebooks to help plan for college, workforce, or military service. We’ve also collected resources on getting academic support, navigating college choices, and finding scholarships.

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El Libro de Navegación

Una guía para estudiantes de tercer y cuarto año de escuela secundaria para navegar sus próximos pasos después de graduarse de la escuela secundaria. Esta guía tiene información como aplicar a una escuela de cuatro años, dos años o técnica; encontrar ayuda financiera; e ingresar a la fuerza laboral o al servicio militar. Lee el Libro de Navegación. 

The College Access Chronicles

As part of the New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance’s goal to prepare students for college and careers after high school, The College Access Chronicles delves into the minds of professionals out in the world, asking them to share their journey to success and what advice they have for students paving their own path. Find all of our episodes and listen in here.

Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges

The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges provides greater access to financial assistance for scholarships, program development, and facility improvement across the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH). They offer a portal for students to peruse and apply for scholarships from all seven colleges more easily. Visit the scholarship portal. For assistance, use this guide to apply for scholarships.

GEAR UP NH Scholarship Application

Students who are part of the GEAR UP New Hampshire program may be eligible for a federally funded GEAR UP Scholarship. Scholarships average $7,000 per student. In order to be eligible, you must have received GEAR UP services under the 2016–2023 grant. You must also be enrolled to attend a New Hampshire college or university.

Apply for the GEAR UP New Hampshire Scholarship.

Study New Hampshire

Study New Hampshire is a vital resource for students looking for the best places to attend college. It offers information on New Hampshire college and university options, academic and athletic programs, tuition assistance, and more. Visit Study New Hampshire.

GEAR UP Navigate Book

A guide for juniors and seniors as they navigate their next steps after high school graduation. Information covers applying to a four-year, two-year, or technical school; accessing financial aid; and entering the workforce or military service. Read the Navigate Book.

GEAR UP NH Manual de becas

Un manual detallado con información sobre la beca GEAR UP New Hampshire, incluida la elegibilidad, cómo solicitarla y más. La beca está disponible para los estudiantes de GEAR UP New Hampshire en las próximas clases de graduación de la escuela secundaria. GEAR UP NH Manual de becas.


Fastweb is a national database of college scholarships. It is designed to simplify the scholarship search by helping students find millions of scholarships, grants, internships, and financial aid opportunities. Students can sign up for free. Search the scholarship database.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to access college. It provides support services and scholarships to as many exceptional students, Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholars, and alumni as possible. Visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.


A hub for students to search and apply for college scholarships. Students complete a profile to get matched with scholarships based on their accomplishments, interests, and unique traits. Search and apply for scholarships.