For Immediate Release
March 9, 2016

Contact: College Planning & Community Engagement
(603) 227-6612
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College Equals Opportunity (CEO) Scholarship Application Now Available

Concord, NH — In partnership with outstanding business leaders from New Hampshire companies, The NHHEAF Network Organizations announces its College Equals Opportunity (CEO) scholarship program is accepting applications through Friday, April 22. The annual scholarship program awards $2,500 scholarships to rising college juniors and seniors from New Hampshire with demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities, commitment to community service and academic excellence.

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 2016.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to deserving students who demonstrate leadership abilities, an understanding of the value of higher education and financial need.

Since its inception in 2005, the CEO Scholarship program has awarded $320,000 in college scholarships to nearly 70 NH resident college student leaders.

Current supporters of the 2016 program include: Jason Alexander (Alexander Technology Group), Dr. Joseph Pepe (Catholic Medical Center), Matt Cookson (Cookson Strategies), Heidi Copeland (Millyard Communications), Chris Mulleavey (Hoyle, Tanner and Associates), Jeff Feingold (New Hampshire Business Review), Tom Raffio (Northeast Delta Dental), Tim Bechert (Verizon Wireless Arena) and Christine Barry (Windham Professionals).

For more information about the CEO program or to nominate a business leader to participate in the program as a supporter, visit or visit The NHHEAF Network Organizations online at