Support a Local Student With a Scholarship

Would you like to honor someone with a scholarship in their name? Is your company looking for a way to support local students and to foster an educated workforce?  Or would you simply like to make a donation to support local students? All donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible.

For as little as $500, local business, organizations and individuals can help Candia students pursue their career goals through scholarships that help defray soaring education costs.

Candia Dollars for Scholars® manages several scholarships distributed each year to local high school seniors and current college students in support of their studies at two- and four-year colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools. 

"We certainly need to increase our level of assistance, given that many of Candia's young men and women need financial support to attend the college or university of their choice," explains Candia Dollars for Scholars coordinator Colleen Bolton.  "Motivated, ambitious and dedicated to their studies, these individuals are bright, talented, and focused on their career goals."

Businesses, organizations and residents can provide as little as $500 to $1,000 to establish a named scholarship, she adds. "There is no need to provide thousands of dollars. We welcome support at any level."

She adds, "Our 'best and brightest' need our help to achieve their goals, and through the financial support of local businesses and groups, Candia's young people can fulfill their potential and become our next generation of business leaders, doctors, lawyers, engineers, marketers, and teachers."

Applications for Candia residents currently attending or planning to attend a post-secondary school. Applications open March 1st with a deadline of April 30 for awards distributed for the next academic year. Those interested in applying can go to and click on the "student and parent" tab to complete the on-line application.

Those interested in support the scholarship fund can learn more at or can donate on-line or send a check by mail to Candia Dollars for Scholars®, c/o 186 Deerfield Road, Candia, NH, 03034.