The (603) Challenge

June 1, 2018

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This year’s 603 Challenge begins at noon on Sunday, June 3 and runs through June 8 at 6 p.m.

As we face the grand challenges of our time, the liberal arts are more essential than ever. Your gift enables students and faculty to tackle the world’s pressing problems by supporting experiential learning, new employer partnerships and career pathways, innovative and interdisciplinary programs, and faculty research and creativity. Thank you for being part of the solution.

Respond early at unh.edu/603 to take advantage of matching funds. Be sure to designate your gift for the College of Liberal Arts or your favorite COLA program.


Philanthropy Supports COLA Rutman Lecture, Scholarships

February 5, 2018

More than $8 million in new philanthropy was announced today by UNH. Some of the funds will directly benefit College of Liberal Arts programs and students. J. Morgan Rutman ‘84 and his wife Tara will fund an endowment to provide ongoing support for the Distinguished Lecture Series on the American Presidency, which was established in honor of his parents. Rutman’s father was a professor of history at UNH from 1968 to 1984. Brian McCabe ‘91 and his wife Loren ‘90, ‘91G established the McCabe Family Scholarship with their gift. It will provide need-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students studying education. Dana Hamel has increased his support of the Hamel Scholars and Hamel Scholarships Program with an additional gift of $5 million, which provides scholarships and support for UNH students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and community involvement. Liberal Arts students are among those who have benefited from the Hamel programs.

Read the full story in UNH Today.


The (603) Challenge

June 2, 2017

Cultivating thinkers, creators and doers.

As we face the grand challenges of our time, the liberal arts are more essential than ever. Your gift enables students and faculty to tackle the world’s pressing problems by supporting experiential learning, new employer partnerships and career pathways, innovative and interdisciplinary programs, and faculty research and creativity. Thank you for being part of the solution.

GIVE HERE JUNE 3-9

Respond early at unh.edu/603 to take advantage of matching funds. Be sure to designate your gift for the College of Liberal Arts or your favorite COLA program.


Join the Challenge

May 27, 2016

Words: Support COLA in the 603 Challenge

The 603 Challenge offers alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends the chance to make a gift to the area that means the most to them at UNH. This three-day challenge is online only and runs from June 1 through June 3 with the goal of reaching 1,866 donors. Through the challenge, we’ll celebrate all the ways you make dreams possible for COLA students, faculty and alums, who in turn make New Hampshire stronger, healthier, more vibrant. Thanks to a generous group of donors underwriting the challenge, gifts will be matched, doubling your dream-making. No amount is too small or too large.

Visit unh.edu/603 from June 1-3 to make your gift to the College of Liberal Arts.


Finding Her Voice

May 9, 2016

In this video, English major Samantha Granville ’16 shares how she found her voice at UNH and how a scholarship arrived in the nick of time.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.


Second Barbara A. White Scholarship Established in Women’s Studies

June 8, 2015

The UNH Women’s Studies Program is pleased to announce a new scholarship for women’s studies students established in the name of Women’s Studies Program co-founder Barbara A. White, who passed away in 2014. This is the second award program recently created that honors Professor White’s memory. This scholarship is made possible through a generous endowed fund created by Professor White’s husband, Harvey Epstein. The purpose of the fund is to provide need-based scholarship support to students concentrating their studies in women’s studies. Recipients must be juniors or seniors who are majoring in or minoring in women’s studies, with preference given to students who embody Professor White’s legacy and lifelong commitment to higher education. Students must has a FAFSA on file. Applicants cannot be graduating seniors.


The (603) Challenge

May 25, 2015

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The (603) Challenge is a week-long alumni participation competition that runs Wednesday, May 27 through Wednesday, June 3…or 6/03…or 603, ya’ know, New Hampshire’s area code. We encourage UNH alums to “phone home” during this exciting week and make a gift to COLA in any amount! The goal of The (603) Challenge is to reach 1,234 donors to UNH.

Visit UNH.EDU/603 to find out all the details.

Thank you for showing your COLA pride!


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