Friday, December 21, 2012

2013 New Hampshire Mayflower Society Memorial Scholarships

Deadline for scholarship applications will be February 15, 2013

The 2013 New Hampshire Mayflower Society Memorial Scholarships are available to any college student (undergraduate or graduate) or high school senior. You don’t need to be a member of the Mayflower Society, but members and relatives of members will receive preference (defined as members, junior members, siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren). Applicants with no affiliation to the NH Mayflower Society are also invited to apply. This is one of the few Mayflower scholarships in the USA awarded to non-members. Applicants MUST be able to attend the award ceremony, in person, in New Hampshire. It is expected that at least two to four scholarships of $500 to $1000 will be awarded in May 2013.

Applications and Instructions are available at the website , and applications and all required paperwork is due strictly before February 15, 2013. Or you may email Heather Rojo at for more information and further instructions. The New Hampshire Mayflower Society can also be found on Facebook.

The requirement to attend the spring meeting may be waived at the discretion of the NH Mayflower Governor due to such issues as travel distance, illness, or death in the family. Should the recipient receive a waiver from the Governor due to a hardship, a letter from the recipient to the Society must be submitted to be read at the meeting, as well as a photograph of the recipient for display. In such cases, parents or relatives may attend the award ceremony to accept the award on the recipient’s behalf.

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants also gives an annual $5,000 scholarship to a junior member.  Please send your inquiries to

(Photograph of my daughter, from Plimoth Plantation, 2008. She was also a 2007 NH scholarship recipient!)

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. I never knew about these scholarships. Your service to the college-bound is inspiring. I'll mention this to the DAR Chapter in Fairfield -- they probably know, but I'll remind them for next year.