Free Community College Course Jumpstarts College for NH High School Grads

The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges and The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation partnered together in 2021 to provide the ultimate graduation gift to New Hampshire’s entire graduating high school class. The “Gift to the Class of 2021” recognized the disruption the pandemic has had on educational aspirations and aimed to get students back on track by offering every graduate one free community college class. The Class Gift gave students an easy entry point into higher education and onto a pathway to a rewarding career to help them to thrive.

Read the final report on the Class Gift, including implications for New Hampshire, lessons from neighboring states, and how additional investment in community college for students could benefit New Hampshire students, workforce, the economy and our communities.

For more information on the “Gift to the Class of 2021,” visit