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New Hampshire Retired Educator Association Irene W. Hart Award

Irene W. Hart Memorial Award

    The Irene W. Hart Memorial Award is named for a dedicated Concord, NH High School English teacher who died in 1995 at the age of 98. Ms. Hart was instrumental in the initiation of programs which improved the equity of salaries for teachers and provided improved retirement benefits for them. Her efforts were responsible for the alliance between state teacher pensions and the Federal Social Security System. She devoted many years to educational causes, and served her profession as a leader on many state and local levels. Her efforts were so outstanding and untiring for education that she unquestionably deserves the honor of having this NHREA Award named for her.

                                                AWARD CRITERIA

A.      The applicant must apply by May 1st of his/her junior year (if in a 4 year program), or senior year (if in a 5 year program), in an accredited New Hampshire college or university with a major or minor in Education.

B.      The applicant must be a graduate of a New Hampshire high school.

C.      The applicant must demonstrate a need as indicated in a financial statement.

D.     The applicant must provide an OFFICIAL transcript showing academic standing through his/her junior or senior year.

E.      The applicant must write an essay indicating goals in his/her education major/minor.

The amount of this award is $1500. The selection of the recipient will be made by the Awards Committee of the NHREA.

The application should be mailed to:

Margaret Pyszka

188 Pulpit Road

Bedford, NH 03110


Download the Application Here


doreentremaine's picture

Where can I obtain applications for the scholarships the NH Retired Association Scholarships?

Doreen Tremaine - Guidance Secretary

Berlin High School, Berlin, NH

bdivenuti's picture

Doreen:  We are working on getting these scholarship applications available on this website, but at the moment Margaret Pyszka, our scholarship committee chairman, should be able to help you.  Her number is 603-464-9122.   Barbara DiVenuti