In the Spring of 2021, Black Lives Matter Manchester and Black Lives Matter Nashua teamed up to provide utility assistance and relief to BIPOC in New Hampshire.
This fund initially set out to disperse up to $5,000 in relief to BIPOC and their families in need. Once our goal of $5,000 was met, we reassessed our funding and continued to provide additional resources and support where applicable. Covered utilities included one month of gas, water, heating, electric or wifi. We limited disbursements to one stipend per applicant.
Together, we disbursed a combined amount of over $16,000 to applicants in need across the Granite State.
While more Black students are attending college, educational inequalities are consistently affecting Black communities. On average, Black students graduate with significantly more debt than their white peers. The Black Lives Matter Nashua Achievement Scholarship was created to help support these students by relieving some of this financial burden.
Interested applicants will be required to write a 300-500 word essay explaining a time they faced adversity and how they overcame/plan to overcome it.