For Immediate Release
November 25, 2019

Contact: Tori Berube
VP, College Planning & Community Engagement
(603) 227-6612, ext. 117
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College Application Month Initiative Benefits Over 2,260
New Hampshire High School Seniors

Concord, N.H. — During November, 2,268 New Hampshire high school seniors at 50 public high schools submitted 6,106 college applications as part of the state’s 2019 “I Am College Bound/I Applied” initiative. The campaign encourages high school seniors to pursue 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.

Participating high schools for 2019 included: Alvirne High School, Belmont High School, Berlin High School, Coe-Brown Academy, Colebrook Academy, Conant High School, Concord High School, Dover High School, Epping High School, Fall Mountain Regional High School, Franklin High School, Groveton High School, Inter-Lakes High School, Kearsarge Regional High School, Keene High School, Kennett High School, Kingswood Regional High School, Laconia High School, Lebanon High School, Lisbon High School, Littleton High School, Manchester Central High School, Manchester Memorial High School, Manchester School of Technology, Manchester West High School, Mascenic Regional High School, Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Merrimack Valley High School, Milford High School, Nashua High School North, Nashua High School South, Newfound Regional High School, Newport High School, Nute High School, Pembroke Academy, Pittsburg High School, Pittsfield High School, Portsmouth High School, Profile High School, Raymond High School, Salem High School, Sanborn Regional High School, Somersworth High School, Spaulding High School, Stevens High School, White Mountains Regional High School, Wilton-Lyndeboro High School, Winnacunnet High School, Winnisquam Regional High School, and Woodsville High School.

Every participating high school received a $500 college scholarship to be awarded to a participating student. While most colleges and universities in the state do not have application fees at any time, the remaining six colleges and universities in New Hampshire currently charging application fees waived the fee for students participating in the program, resulting in savings of nearly $170,000 for students and families. Over 90% of the submitted applications were for New Hampshire colleges and universities.

The “I Am College Bound/I Applied” initiative is part of a national campaign coordinated by the ACT® Center for Equity in Learning’s American College Application Campaign (ACAC). Open to all students at participating high schools, the program actively provides support to students who may be the first in their families to attend college and for students who may not have previously considered applying to college. The NHHEAF Network Organizations coordinates this initiative in the state of New Hampshire.

For specific high school details and photos, please call 603.227.5310. For general program information, visit nhheaf.org/IACB-info.asp.