For Immediate Release
April 7, 2014

Contact: Tara Payne
(603) 227-5318
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Current NH College Student Leaders Eligible for $5,000 Scholarships

Concord, NH - With today's escalating costs and New Hampshire's distinction as having the highest average student loan debt in the nation, it is key that public and private sectors work together to educate NH students and their families to be good consumers of higher education; weighing the many options with the overall value.

College Equals Opportunity (CEO) is one of many different strategies The NHHEAF Network Organization employs to promote education beyond high school for New Hampshire residents. In partnership with several New Hampshire chief executive officers, business owners and nonprofit leaders, the NHHEAF Network Organizations has recently released the College Equals Opportunity (CEO) Scholarship application for 2014. To learn more about the supporters of this program and to access the scholarship application, visit

Since its inception in 2005, the CEO Scholarship program has recognized 51 NH resident college student leaders with awards totaling $255,000 in scholarship dollars.

Eligible college students must be:

  • New Hampshire residents entering their junior or senior year in college (in-state or out of state) in the fall of 2014.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to deserving students who demonstrate leadership abilities, an understanding of the value of higher education and financial need.

The CEO scholarship deadline is May 2. For questions, contact Tara Payne at 603.227.5318 or email