The Greater Ossipee Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Programs
The Greater Ossipee Area Chamber of Commerce is honored to provide scholarships to students in the Greater Ossipee Area.
The Greater Ossipee Area Scholarship Fund
Each year the Greater Ossipee Area Chamber of Commerce offers scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education or training to students who reside in the towns of Effingham, Freedom, Madison, Ossipee, Sandwich and Tamworth.
Recipients must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better reflected on their official school transcript for the 1st semester.. Students that maintain the residency criteria can reapply each year. The scholarships are paid the January following the completion of the student’s first academic year semester. The committee awards the scholarships based on academics, financial need and the students’ stated determination in furthering their education.
This fund was established in 2001 and has awarded over $100,000 in scholarship money to deserving students in the Greater Ossipee Area. This fund is managed by the Bank of New Hampshire.
The Christine Powers Memorial Scholarship
The Christine Powers Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Christine P. Powers, a longtime resident and supporter of the Greater Ossipee Area Chamber of Commerce. Christine was an energizing and kind woman who tragically passed away tragically in a car accident on February 4th, 1986. Christine and her husband were the owners of the former Sunny Villa Restaurant which was located on Route 16 in Ossipee. Christine played an instrumental role in the formation of the Greater Ossipee Area Chamber of Commerce in the early 1970’s. Her death impacted not only the Chamber but the surrounding communities.
The Chamber created the Christine Power’s Memorial Scholarship to honor Christine’s memory. The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) manages the Christine Power’s Memorial Scholarship Fund. NHCF receives and administers the fund and makes recommendations to the Chamber in regard to the trust. These funds will continue as long as there is a need and funding remains available.
In January 1993, our first scholarship was awarded in the amount of $500. Since then we have distributed over $25,000 in scholarship awards.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must reside in the GOACC area; Effingham, Freedom, Madison, Ossipee, Sandwich, and Tamworth.
Open to any student pursuing post-secondary education or training. Students who maintain the residency criteria can reapply each year.
SCHOLARSHIP PAYMENT ELIGIBILITY
Recipients must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better for the 1st semester. No Exceptions.
An “official” transcript must be received before payment is released.
Once the “official” transcript is received payment is sent with a letter from GOACC directly to the school. This is a one-time payment based on the results of the student’s 1st semester results.
GOACC Scholarship Committee should be a minimum of 4 people consisting of at least two (2) board members. The balance of the committee should be made up of GOACC Board of Directors, GOACC members and/or their employees. The “decision-makers” and the signatures on the GOACC Scholarship Fund investment accounts are the President, Treasurer, and one other board member.
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