For Immediate Release
February 25, 2017

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

Concord, N.H.– In partnership with outstanding business leaders from New Hampshire companies, The NHHEAF Network Organizations announces its 2017 College Equals Opportunity (CEO) scholarship program is accepting applications through Friday, April 21. This 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 scholarship applicants must:

  • Be a New Hampshire resident entering their junior or senior year as a full-time student in college (in-state or out of state) in the fall of 2017
  • Have a current grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  • File the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Since its inception in 2005, the CEO Scholarship program has awarded $345,000 in college scholarships to 79 NH resident college student leaders through the generous support of our sponsors, including Tom Raffio, President & CEO of Northeast Delta Dental. "Northeast Delta Dental is proud to support the CEO Program to help New Hampshire’s youth become more aware of the great benefit that a degree will have in their future. We enjoy partnering with NHHEAF and other local organizations to help make college less of a financial burden and therefore, a reality, for these students," states Raffio.

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