Hannaford Community Bag Program Supports Candia Scholars

During the month of May, every Community Bag sold at the Hannaford on Hanover Street, Manchester, will generate a $1 donation to support Candia Dollars for Scholars. In addition, the Hannaford location in Raymond will offer the same promotion during the month of June.

Community Bags can be found on the reusable bag rack and at various registers.

Candia Women's Club Donates Second Scholarship

The Candia Community Woman's Club has donated $1,000 to Candia Dollars for Scholars®, its second $1,000 scholarship gift benefiting local students. The latest gift recognizes the local Dollars for Scholars chapter's 25th anniversary. Applications are now being accepted for scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.

"We are so grateful for this gift in honor of our anniversary," said Candia Dollars for Scholars Coordinator Colleen Bolton. "Our thanks go to the CWCC membership for their continued support of local young people who in need our help in working forward their career goals."

Candia Dollars for Scholars manages several scholarships supported by local businesses and community organizations as well as individuals. Through Dollars for Scholars, 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.

"The Candia Community Woman's Club is proud to honor our local Dollars for Scholars chapter by sponsoring a special 25th Anniversary Scholarship," said CCWC scholarship chairperson Ann Maria Tierno.  "We strongly believe in the value of education and supporting Candia students in their quest of higher education."

Granite State Credit Union Supports Candia Dollars for Scholars

Granite State Credit Union has donated $250 to Candia Dollars for Scholars® in support of a scholarship benefiting local students.

"We are so grateful for this gift, which will help Candia students pursue their career goals by defraying some of their education costs," said Candia Dollars for Scholars® Coordinator Colleen Bolton, shown in photo above with  Granite State Credit Union branch manager Scott McVicar.

Candia Dollars for Scholars manages several scholarships supported by local businesses and community organizations as well as individuals. Through Dollars for Scholars, 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.

"Granite State Credit Union is an important part of this community, and we're pleased to be able to help a local student achieve his or her career goals," said Candia branch manager McVicar. "We also encourage other Candia businesses to join us in supporting Candia's young people, as they work to become our next generation of business leaders, doctors, lawyers, engineers, marketers, and teachers."

Bolton explained that Candia businesses, organizations and residents can provide as little as $500 to $1,000 to establish a named scholarship. Some residents can honor the memory of a loved one with a named scholarship, while businesses can target students with specific areas of study.

"There is no need to provide thousands of dollars," says Bolton. "We welcome support at any level." For more information on creating a scholarship, visit www.candia.dollarsforscholars.org 

Scholarship applications for Candia residents currently attending or planning to attend a post-secondary school are now being accepted. Students can apply online at candia.dollarsforscholars.org. The deadline to apply is May 1 for awards distributed for the 2018-19 academic year.