The Margaret D. Bell Memorial Scholarship Fund

margaret-bellThe Margaret D. Bell Memorial Scholarship fund was established in October, 1988 in memory of “Peggy” Bell who was a lifelong advocate for animals.  Peggy was devoted to her own animals and to helping improve the lives of animals in her community.  She was a strong supporter of the Monadnock Humane Society serving on its board of directors for many years.

Peggy wanted to see her passion for the welfare of animals continue in future generations. The scholarship fund was established to provide support to those making a lifelong commitment to animal welfare through their vocation of veterinary medicine.

Each year a review board for the Trust convenes to determine an amount of scholarship and to choose awardees.  The review board is comprised of a representative of the Monadnock Humane Society, a representative of the Cheshire Kennel Club and a local Veterinarian

Who is Eligible?

MHS accepts applications from students originating in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire who are pursuing either an Associate’s Degree as a Veterinary Assistant or a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  Applicants must indicate their intent to practice or be employed in the Monadnock Region upon completing their studies.

Amount of Scholarship

Scholarships in the past have ranged from $500.00 to $2,000.00 per award.

How to Apply

  • To Request information about applying for the Bell Scholarship--email to
  • Complete and submit the online form below.
  • Complete and submit, either by mail or email, application signature form
  • Select two (2) personal or educational/professional references and ask them to submit written recommendations on your behalf.
  • Request supporting documentation from  the registrar of the school you are (will be) attending to send confirmation of your enrollment

All supporting documents should be sent by mail or email to

Monadnock Humane Society 

Attention:  Kelly Brigham-Steiner/Bell Scholarship

101 West Swanzey Road

Swanzey, NH  03446

 E-mail supporting documents to:  Please put Bell Scholarship in the subject line

Applications are due November 1, 2020

Bell Scholarship Application Form

Please complete and hit submit when finished
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