For Immediate Release
November 20, 2018

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Concord, N.H. — Over 1,000 New Hampshire high school seniors from 20 public high schools submitted nearly 2,700 college applications during the first week of the state’s “I Am College Bound/I Applied” initiative. This national program, coordinated by the American Council on Education, is designed to help high school seniors navigate the complex college admissions process and ensure they apply to at least one postsecondary institution during a daytime event at their high school.

“While the vast majority of submitted applications are for New Hampshire colleges and universities, students did submit applications to 189 colleges nationwide,” states Valerie Castonguay, a college counselor with The NHHEAF Network Organizations. “We are grateful to the New Hampshire-based institutions who have graciously waived their application fees as part of this initiative for participating students. In addition, we are pleased that each high school is provided with one $500 college scholarship to award to a student who submits applications as part of this initiative.”

The initiative continues the week of November 26 at these New Hampshire high schools: Colebrook Academy, Conant High School, Concord High School, Epping High School, Fall Mountain Regional High School, Franklin High School, Kearsarge Regional High School, Kennett High School, Kingswood Regional High School, Manchester West High School, Mascenic High School, Mascoma Regional High School, Newfound Regional High School, Newport High School, Nute High School, Pembroke Academy, Pittsburg High School, Pittsfield High School, Salem High School, Stevens High School, and Winnisquam Regional High School. For a complete schedule of events, please visit

This statewide initiative is coordinated by The NHHEAF Network Organizations’ Center for College Planning (CCP) in partnership with NH colleges and universities, NH school counselors, NH Department of Education, NH Charitable Foundation, NH College & University Council, and other statewide stakeholders.