Candia Dollars for Scholars® manages several scholarships supported by local businesses and community organizations. High school seniors and current college students can use a single application to apply for scholarships in support of their studies at two- and four-year colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools. 

Shown above are 2018-19 scholarship recipients, who were presented their awards at a brief ceremony held at The Farmer's Wife in Candia. From left are Marrysa Trudeau, recipient of the Ron Girard Humanitarian Scholarship and the Candia Garden Club Scholarship; Travis Fischer, who received the Rockingham Lodge Scholarship; Megan Cooley, recipient of the Candia Community Woman's Club 25th Anniversary Dollars for Scholars Scholarship; Alexandria Baker, recipient of a scholarship from the Candia Community Woman's Club; Trevor Jawidzik, recipient of the Jamie Brennan Scholarship; and Colleen Bolton, chair, Candia Dollars for Scholars. Not pictured are Hope Willard, who received the Jamie Brennan Scholarship, and Sara Drewniak, recipient of the Techs for Tomorrow Scholarship.


We're Celebrating Our Anniversary with a "$25 for the 25th" Fundraising Campaign!

The local chapter of Scholarship America/Dollars for Scholars organizations has spent the last 25 years helping local students pursue their goals through scholarships that help defray education costs. You can take part in the anniversary campaign by donating $25 for scholarships designated specifically for students educated in Candia!

Our goal: 25 donations of $25 for our 25th anniversary.  Gifts are tax-deductible. Click on the "Donate Now" tab above to make your contribution, and indicate "25 for 25" in the fund field. Checks can also be mailed to: Candia Dollars for Scholars®, PO Box 412, Candia, NH, 03034.

Small Town, Big Dreams: Local Support Sought for Candia Scholarships

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 technical schools.

"We certainly need to increase our level of assistance, given that many of Candia's young men and women need financial assistance to attend the college or school of their choice," says 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 individuals 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 every level."

Bolton continues, "Our 'best and brightest' need our help to achieve their goals. Through the financial assistance 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, teachers and other professionals."

Learn more by contacting Colleen Bolton at