Looking for help to pay for training or college?
The Bobby Stephen's Fund for Education provides approximately 20-30 scholarships each year. Scholarships are awarded to deserving NH residents who demonstrate financial need. Scholarships are provided to support continuing education through enrollment in a 2 or 4 year college/university, trade school, or industry recognized certification program.
Scholarships generally range from $1,500 - $2,000.
One applicant who meets the scholarship criteria and who exemplifies leadership and dedication to helping others in the community will be chosen for the $2,500 Pat Salvucci Memorial Scholarship.
Scholarship Applications are due on April 15 of each year. Interested candidates should download the scholarship application form and submit it with all supporting documents on or before the deadline to:
c/o Bobby Stephen’s Fund for Education
234 Webster Street
Manchester, NH 03109
Bobby Stephen's Fund for Education Scholarships
Scholarships generally range from $1,500 - $2,000 and are awarded to applicants most in need of financial support to further their educational endeavors. In order to apply for a scholarship, applicants must complete the Application and have been accepted at a college, university, community college, technical school, or in a certificate program for the upcoming school year.
Applicants must have substantial financial need and meet at least one of the following three criteria:
1) Must be of senior status in high school and accepted at an institution of higher learning.
2) A student accepted to or attending a certificate program or institution of higher learning.
3) A single parent accepted to or attending a certificate program or institution of higher learning.
To apply, applicants must:
Complete the application (see tab to the right).
Write and provide a one-page essay on what a scholarship would mean to you personally and why you feel it is important to continue your education.
Provide at least one reference letter from someone other than a family member.
Submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is the result of filling out the Free Federal Form (FAFSA), which determines what a particular family can reasonably afford for education or the expected family contribution. (A link to the FAFSA site is below; FAFSA provides numerous financial aid options for those seeking higher education.)
This $2,500 scholarship is awarded to an applicant each year who exemplifies the kindness and spirit of Pat Salvucci, our beloved board member who passed away on March 3, 2018. Pat was devoted to her friends and family and was a huge supporter of the Bobby Stephen's Fund for Education. Pat volunteered her time for over 20 years as a board member, and contributed greatly to the success of the Bobby Stephen's Annual St. Patrick's Day event. Pat's sense of humor, community spirit, kindness, and comradery will forever be missed.
The Pat Salvucci Memorial Scholarship
A top applicant who exemplifies leadership and dedication to helping others will be chosen each year for the Pat Salvucci Memorial Scholarship award.
Harvard-Pilgrim Recovery Scholarship
This targeted scholarship is sponsored by Harvard-Pilgrim Healthcare and will provide a scholarship up to $2,000 to further the educational goals of an individual who is recovering from a substance misuse disorder. The applicant must meet the all criteria of the Bobby Stephen Fund for Education and be a recovering addict who commits to a drug-free life and has been successful in a drug recovery program for a minimum of 6 months. If applying for this scholarship, please use our application and indicate in your essay that you meet the criteria for this award.