Horton Scholarship

Now Accepting Applications for the

Doris and Vivian Horton Scholarship for College Students


The Doris and Vivian Horton Scholarship, awarded by Atkinson Congregational Church, is accepting applications through June 18, 2021. Now in its 31st year, the scholarship is for students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college for the upcoming academic year, 2021-2022. To be eligible, applicants or at least one member of their family must be members of Atkinson Congregational Church for the past three years or more. Applications must include an official, current college transcript.


“We’ve been incredibly fortunate to be able to award this scholarship year after year, thanks to the sisters’ generous fund,” said Pastor Jim Thomas. “They recognized the priceless value of education and made it part of their legacies to help provide financial assistance to deserving students.” 


Doris and Vivian lived on Maple Ave. in Atkinson in the 1970s and 80s and were active members of Atkinson Congregational Church. Today, their fund supports individuals and entities through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, which enables local donors to take a more organized approach to giving and understanding regional needs. In addition to the Horton sisters’ Atkinson Congregational Church scholarship fund, initiatives that have benefitted from Doris’s and Vivian’s funds include meals programs such as Mealey’s Meals, and the Community Crisis Action Fund, established last year by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to help local communities in crisis, including those impacted by COVID-19. 


Applications for the Doris and Vivian Horton scholarship may be downloaded from here. They may also be requested by contacting the church at office@atkinsoncc.org or calling 603-362-5519. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Completed applications, received no later than June 18, 2021, may be e-mailed to office@atkinsoncc.org, or dropped off or mailed to Atkinson Congregational Church, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 101 Main St., Atkinson, N.H.  03811.