Scholarship Fund

Different Roots, Common Dreams Scholarship Fund

Helping our newest neighbors afford college so they can reach for their American Dream

Since 2012, NH photographer Becky Field has documented the lives of immigrant and refugee families in the state to share their rich cultural diversity and honor their contributions to our communities. A former university professor, Becky noticed the strong emphasis these families put on education. Yet students who excelled in high school often lack the financial resources to complete a four-year degree. So Becky partnered with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to establish the Different Roots, Common Dreams Scholarship Fund to help those of any age who came to New Hampshire as refugees or immigrants and want to pursue a four-year undergraduate degree.

The 2018 recipient of the scholarship is Deborah Elonga whose family originally came from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They fled to Uganda where they lived in a refugee camp until resettling in Concord in 2014. Deborah is a graduate of Concord High School and is now attending the University of New Hampshire. Read more here.

To Contribute to the Fund

In the first year, over 30 people have contributed to this fund. Join them!

Give online at  Or send a check to:  New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 37 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, 03301.  **Note “Different Roots, Common Dreams” in memo line.

To Apply for a Scholarship

Do you know a NH resident from another country who would would benefit from this scholarship fund? Have them contact the NH Charitable Foundation: visit