Free Tuition at New England College: Essay Contest Deadline February 9

The NH Primary Student Convention announces a February 9 deadline for three generous scholarships for students who attend the convention and submit a compelling essay on New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary status. Sponsored by New England College (NEC), first prize will be four years of college, tuition free. Second prize is a $20,000 scholarship and third prize is a $15,000 scholarship, both of which are renewable annually for four years. Two-Steps are required to apply for the Civic Engagement Scholarships:

  1. Students need to register and attend the NH Primary Convention, held in Manchester, NH January 4-6, 2016. Registration is available online at
  2. By February 9, 2016, students must submit a 500-750 word essay on “Should New Hampshire maintain first in the nation primary status?” Essays should be emailed to

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“The Civic Engagement Scholarships are a great way to engage students on a very real and relevant topic,” said Dr. Wayne Lesperance, political science professor at NEC and Co-Director of the NH Primary Student Convention, hosted in Manchester, New Hampshire from January 4-6, 2016. “New Hampshire is where the road to the White House begins, and we think student involvement in the process is key.”

About the NH Primary Student Convention
The NH Primary Student Convention brings the presidential electoral process to a young audience eager to be engaged. Since the 2000 presidential election cycle, New England College has sponsored “College Convention” and hosted thousands of college and high school students, educators, and campaign-followers. Recently renamed to be more inclusive, this memorable event features presidential candidates, national and international media, pundits, and active citizens from across the country for a face-to-face look at the people and issues that shape presidential primary campaigns.