Scott Power is the Director of New Hampshire Scholars, a national program that uses business leaders to motivate students, beginning in Grade 8, to complete a rigorous course of study in high school—one that will give them a boost in college and careers. New Hampshire Scholars encourages and motivates ALL high school students to complete a rigorous course of study that prepares them for successful transition to college coursework or technical training necessary to enter today’s competitive job market.
Scott began his career in athletics, coaching collegiate baseball at Keene State College and then taking over the Northern Essex Community College program. His career led him to college advising where he managed a college planning center for six years. There he developed programs, coordinated statewide events and counseled students and families on the importance of planning and preparing for higher education.
Today, Scott directs the New Hampshire Scholars Initiative, one that will increase New Hampshire’s postsecondary attendance and decrease the drop out rate. He works directly with the New Hampshire Department of Education as well as superintendents, principals and school officials implementing the program at the school level. As part of the Access New Hampshire Initiative, Scott serves on NHCUC’s College Access Team. He is involved in New Hampshire’s efforts regarding College Ready New England and is a member of NHSCA (NH School Counselor Association). He also serves on the Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education.
He holds Bachelor and Associate Degrees from Keene State College and a Masters in Education from Antioch University New England.