Scholarship Update:

Welcome! It is always good to look for scholarships far in advance of need. National DECA offers some scholarships, as well as some colleges in New Hampshire offer scholarships to winners in the annual state competition at the February Conference. See below for more info on that.

If you attend this school year’s New Hampshire DECA State Competition, in February 2014, you might win scholarships if you are the winner of certain event categories. If you have any questions about winning a competitive event at “states” and winning a scholarship, contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For next school year, 2014-15, begin to check the DECA Scholarship information in September, 2014, at the DECA website.


Being a part of DECA allows you the student to apply for scholarships that are exclusively set aside for DECA members. The BEST place to look for DECA-related scholarship opportunities is at this link: http://www.deca.org/scholarships/

For 2014-15 School Year: Start to look in September, 2014.

While we’re on scholarships, and attending college, here is a great outside link, beyond those offered by DECA: www.nhheaf.org 

IMPORTANT: Most DECA-related Scholarship Applications must be submitted no later than January 16, 2015.

NEW CHANGES: Most DECA related scholarships are now applied for online! The online application is at the national DECA website page http://www.deca.org/scholarships/

Ask your local Advisor to see any of the DECA Scholarship Guide information.

In addition to the scholarships offered through DECA or the corporate sponsors associated with DECA, New Hampshire DECA members are also able to get scholarships from the following colleges:

  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Plymouth State University
  • Johnson and Wales University


These colleges offer scholarships to the first, second, and third place winners of specific competitive events at the NH DECA State Career Development Conference (“States”) every year. Plymouth State also offers scholarships to students who place from fourth to tenth in CERTAIN CATEGORIES. Please check with the university, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information and further details.

The following scholarship is open to every DECA member, providing they meet the criteria: The Harry Applegate Scholarship is offered every year to a number of DECA students nation-wide. For the school year ending 2015, students apply on line by January 17, 2015. Those who are finalists for the Students applications approved at the State level will be forwarded to DECA Inc., where they will be evaluated. Students selected to receive the scholarship will be notified before the national ICDC. Applegate Scholarship recipients will be eligible to attend the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida, in April 2015.

Good luck in your search for money for college, and remember to start early!