Monsignor Philip Kenney Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually and is dependent on funding. Please note: This is a competitive program. Typically, out of 90 applications, less than 10 awards may be made.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be a resident of New Hampshire.
  4. Must be a minority. First preference will be given to Hispanic youth.
  5. Must be an incoming or current undergraduate student. Traditional age students and adult students may apply. Students may be planning to attend a local community college or vocational/technical school, be enrolling in a four-year degree program, or even studying part-time. Students must be in a degree program or in a recognized certification program. Graduate students are not eligible.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: New Hampshire residents who are minorities will be considered for this award; preference is given to Hispanic students. Students must enroll in undergraduate or certificate programs of study.

Application requirements for the Monsignor Philip Kenney Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Interview (finalists only)
Additional Information: Monsignor Philip Kenney was born in Concord, N.H. He has served as a Catholic priest in this state for more than six decades. He has consistently fought for the rights of the underprivileged. He marched for civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s, fought for equal rights for women, worked to help those victimized in the El Salvador civil war, and demonstrated against American violence in Vietnam. In 1986, Msgr. Kenney used his receipt of Manchester's Citizen of the Year Award as a springboard to establish this scholarship fund to benefit Hispanic and other ethnic minority students in New Hampshire. The selection committee will review the applicant's financial need and merit factors such as academic work, involvement in school or community activities, and work experience. The selection committee will invite 8 to 10 applicants for personal interviews in May. All applicants will be notified of the committee's decisions by the end of May.

Award Amount: Awards range in size between $500 and $2,500 depending on a student's individual circumstances. Although Kenney awards are not automatically renewable, the selection committee encourages students to re-apply.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, April 13

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, April 13

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in January for a refreshed application deadline date. Applications are available online on the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) website. The student should apply for this award using the NHCF online application. The student need only submit one online application for all scholarships for which he/she is eligible. The student must upload the following supporting documents to the online application: an essay of approximately 500 words describing his/her education and career goals; an electronic copy of the confirmation page of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); the names and email addresses for two persons who can write letters of recommendation on his/her behalf; and an electronic copy of his/her most recent cumulative transcript (unofficial accepted). For this award, the student is also required to submit a copy of his/her SAR (Student Aid Report), which is provided to the student after his/her FAFSA is processed. If the student is selected as a finalist, he/she will also be required to provide a copy of the financial aid package offered by the institution to be attended. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on the deadline date.
About New Hampshire Charitable Foundation:
Contact Information: Hilary DeAngelis, Manager of Student Aid
Address: 37 Pleasant St. Concord, New Hampshire 03301-4005

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