NH Scholars

The New Hampshire Scholars Initiative is focused on increasing the number of high school students who take a rigorous secondary curriculum designed to strengthen the changes for success in college.  The core course of study includes English, math, science, social studies, language arts, and world language and is intended to help provide high school students with the academic foundation necessary to succeed in college and beyond.

Why should I be a NH Scholar?

  1. Recognition at the CBNA Baccalaureate
  2. Application fees waived for NH colleges
  3. Scholarship money is available at some NH colleges specifically for NH Scholars

Interested in becoming a NH Scholar?  See your school counselor!

To be designated a NH Scholar, each student will complete, at a minimum, the core course of study detailed below.  All course must be at least at the college preparatory level.

State Scholars Standard Course of Study

  • GPA Requirement: 90
  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of math
  • 3 credits of science
  • 5 credits of social studies
  • 2 credits of the same world language

STEM Course of Study

  • GPA Requirement: 93
  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of math
  • 4 credits of science
  • 5 credits of social studies
  • 2 credits of the same world language
  • 1 credit of STEM (chosen from computers, engineering, etc)

Arts Core Course of Study

  • GPA Requirement: 93
  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of math
  • 3 credits of science
  • 5 credits of social studies
  • 2 credits of the same world language
  • 2 credits of arts

Career Pathway Course of Study

  • GPA Requirement: 93
  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of math
  • 3 credits of science (Biology, Chemistry/Physics and one other credit)
  • 5 credits of social studies
  • 3 credits from the following
    • Successfully complete one of the following: approved NH CTE Program, industry-aligned or career-driven extended learning opportunity, all sequence components in formal career pathway program of study, CCSNH industry certificate sequence
    • Successfully engaged in work-based learning experience
    • Successfully earn one of the following: college credits, industry valued recognized certificate, or post-secondary hours