John J. Hanigan Scholarship

Prior to his passing in 2014, John Hanigan managed NCHC's financial investments as well as serving on the NCHC Board of Directors. John possessed both incredible business instincts along with the unique ability to connect with his clients as both a highly respected advisor as well as a supportive friend. He took special interest in the success and happiness of others and his leadership, which was an example to all who worked with him. John left a legacy of integrity, honesty, and sincerity with a commitment to helping others.

The NCHC John J. Hanigan Student Scholarship Award began in 2015 with its inaugural presentation at the 50th Annual Conference of NCHC in Chicago, Illinois. The student recipient must be currently active in honors with a demonstrated record of community service. The Scholarship will provide $500 (disbursed at the Conference) to the honors program to be used for the student’s conference expenses, which may include conference registration, airfare, hotel accommodations, or personal needs the student may have in order to attend.


  • Student is currently active in honors at an NCHC member institution
  • Student is attending the upcoming conference
  • Student has demonstrated a history of service and commitment to the spirit of volunteering

To apply, complete the application below and request that the reference form be submitted on your behalf by the administrator of your school’s honors program or college.

2024 John J. Hanigan Scholarship

Applications will open April 1, and will close June 7, 2024.

Please submit the form below (also found at this link), as well as the John J. Hanigan Scholarship Reference Form.