The Department of Human Development and Family Studies does not offer scholarships or financial aid to undergraduates. Therefore, undergraduate students who need assistance with tuition and other costs should contact the UNH Office of Financial Aid for information on available scholarships, grants, work-study jobs, and loans.
Students should also be aware that they MUST complete a Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form no later than March 1st of the year they will enroll in order to qualify for financial aid at UNH.
The UNH Fellowships Office, located in Hood House Room 207, provides information, counsel, and editorial support to highly motivated students applying for national and international fellowships and scholarships. The office also assists faculty members who serve as mentors/references, and coordinates campus interviews and nominations.
In addition to university-sponsored financial aid opportunities, there are several scholarships, fellowships, and awards for which Family Studies majors may apply:
Noah Feldman Scholarship Award
The Noah Feldman Scholarship Award was created in 1994 in memory of a special needs child who attended the UNH Child Study and Development Center. The Feldman Scholarship is awarded to one or more students interested in the inclusion of children with special needs in early childhood settings. Applicants must be seniors in Human Development and Family Studies, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and experience in the classroom with special needs children. Click here to complete the Noah Feldman Scholarship form. All forms must be brought into the HDFS Office in Pettee Hall.
Alice Freeman Reed Scholarship
The purpose of the Alice Freeman Reed Scholarship Fund is to provide a needs-based award to undergraduate students at the University of New Hampshire who major in Human Development and Family Studies. To be eligible for the award:
- Applicants must be in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of their undergraduate studies.
- Applicants must be first-in-family college students.
Awardees may receive up to $2,000, and must remain enrolled as Human Development and Family Studies students during the year they receive the funding. If a student transfers out of the Human Development and Family Studies major in the year they receive the scholarship, the award will be withdrawn. Previous awardees may reapply for the scholarship.
Applications for the Alice Freeman Reed Scholarship are located on the Undergraduate Forms Page.
The Steelman Public Service Fellowship Fund was established in 1999 by David C. Steelman and Dr. Virginia Theo-Steelman to provide stipends for undergraduate students in the College of Health and Human Sciences to complete full-time summer service learning experiences in the public service sector. Steelman Fellows are selected on a competitive basis and assigned to cooperating health and human services agencies to provide needed services for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. Students who are interested in submitting a proposal for the Steelman Fellowship should contact:
Associate Dean of CHHS