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Affiliates & Awards


As part of the HYPE program’s development, seven years ago, it received a renewable prestigious Responsible Governance and Sustainability Citizenship Project (RGSCP) Grant from UNH Durham to fund HYPE and to expand its programming. This grant has led to the UNH philosophy department's endorsement of the Souhegan Ethics Forum, the generous support of UNH Durham’s College of Liberal Arts (COLA), and the use of the UNH Durham campus year for this major conference event.


As a result of HYPE’s ongoing success, the Souhegan Ethics Forum was awarded the 2014 Granite State Award by the NH University System for the group’s “dedication to creating an academically rich environment for New Hampshire students to connect through philosophical discussions” through the HYPE program. In 2017, HYPE was given a commendation from the UNH Innovations Division.


From 2016 to 2019 the Ethics Forum group was awarded two substantial grants from the Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, MO) by the New Hampshire Humanities. Since its beginning in 2009 HYPE has been able to continually grow and expand to reach students and educational systems nationwide. 

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