"I Am College Bound/I Applied" General Information


I Am College Bound/I Applied logo

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 2017, this campaign will be held from November 13 through December 1.

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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2016 "I Am College Bound/I Applied" Photo Gallery

By the numbers:

Year Number of Participating High Schools Number of Participating Students Number of College Applications Submitted Scholarship Dollars Awarded
2017 34 1300 (expected) 2800 (expected) $17,000
2016 24 1054 2221 $12,000
2015 14 534 998 $7,000
2014 6 264 533 $3,000
Total   1852 3752 $39,000

Participating High Schools Include:

  • Belmont High School - November 16
  • Berlin High School - November 15
  • Colebrook Academy - November 15
  • Conant High School - November 14
  • Dover High School - November 16
  • Epping High School - November 30
  • Fall Mountain Regional High School - November 30
  • Franklin High School - November 30
  • Groveton High School - November 14
  • Kearsarge Regional High School - November 28
  • Keene High School - November 17
  • Kennett High School - November 16
  • Kingswood Regional High School - November 15
  • Laconia High School - November 16
  • Lisbon High School - November 13
  • Manchester Central High School - November 14
  • Manchester West High School - November 28
  • Mascenic High School - November 29
  • Merrimack Valley High School - November 17
  • Nashua High School North - November 17
  • Nashua South High School - November 16
  • Newfound Regional High School - November 29
  • Newport High School - December 1
  • Pembroke Academy - November 13
  • Pittsburg High School - November 15
  • Pittsfield High School - November 28
  • Portsmouth High School - November 17
  • Profile High School - November 14
  • Raymond High School - November 15
  • Salem High School - November 29
  • Sanborn Regional High School - November 13
  • Somersworth High School - November 14
  • Stevens High School - December 1
  • White Mountains Regional High School - November 13
  • Belmont High School
  • Berlin High School
  • Dover High School
  • Fall Mountain Regional High School
  • Groveton High School
  • Kearsarge Regional High School
  • Keene High School
  • Laconia High School
  • Manchester Central High School
  • Manchester West High School
  • Mascenic High School
  • Merrimack Valley High School
  • Nashua South High School
  • Newfound Regional High School
  • Newport High School
  • Pembroke Academy
  • Portsmouth High School
  • Profile High School
  • Raymond High School
  • Salem High School
  • Sanborn Regional High School
  • Somersworth High School
  • Stevens High School
  • White Mountains Regional High School
  • Berlin High School
  • Concord High School
  • Kearsarge Regional High School
  • Keene High School
  • Laconia High School
  • Manchester Central High School
  • Manchester West High School
  • Newfound Regional High School
  • Newport High School
  • Portsmouth High School
  • Profile High School
  • Raymond High School
  • Somersworth High School
  • White Mountains Regional High School
  • Concord High School
  • Keene High School
  • Manchester Central High School
  • Newfound Regional High School
  • Somersworth High School
  • White Mountains Regional High School

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.