Resources for Practitioners

Practitioner resources from the New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance include guides and tools for teachers, school coordinators, and guidance counselors. These tools allow practitioners to help students transition from middle school to high school to college and beyond. Resources cover the three E’s of post-graduate life: education, employment, and enlistment in the military.

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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.

Career Awareness & Exploration

A website created by GEAR UP Manchester to help educators and students explore career options. Students learn to research career pathways based on their values and interests, including setting and achieving goals. Lesson plans also include guidance on academic planning, financial planning, life and work skills, and more. Visit the website.


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.

New Hampshire Scholars

A community-based program that encourages students to take a more rigorous core course of study in high school. Coursework is designed to support transition to the college or vocational training necessary to enter today’s job market. Visit New Hampshire Scholars.