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All scholarships are awarded based on available funds.

More scholarship information is available at the CCNH Foundation

  • ·         Adult Student Aid Program – New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
    • Be a New Hampshire Resident
    • Be an Independent Student
    • Demonstrate unmet financial need

    Further information and application available at:
    Deadlines:  December 15th, May 15th, August 15th

  • Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Scholarship
    • Matriculated students with demonstrated financial need who are permanent residents of towns with fewer than 15,000 inhabitants in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, or Massachusetts
    • Completed FAFSA

Further information and applications available at:
Deadline: July for fall semester

  • Alice M. Yarnold and Samuel Yarnold Scholarship Trust
    • New Hampshire residents pursuing a degree in nursing, medicine or social work
    • Must demonstrate financial need and scholastic excellence

Further information and applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or Bennett Library, or by contacting:
Alice M Yarnold and Samuel Yarnold Scholarship Trust
PO Box 2303
Dover, NH 03821-2303
Deadline: Mid May

  • Altrusa International of Laconia, NH
    • For female students returning to school (adult learners), continuing their education in a health program, business degree program, or education degree program in New Hampshire
    • Must show leadership through school and community activities
    • Attain high academic achievement
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Permanent residence must be in Laconia, Gilford, Gilmanton, Belmont, Sanbornton, or Alton

For further information and application contact:
Altrusa of Laconia
PO Box 124
Laconia, NH 03247-0124
Email: altrusalaconia@gmail.com
Deadline: May 1

  • Altrusa International of Meredith, NH
    This scholarship is geared to the “non-traditional” student 23 years of age or older. Scholarships are intended for any of the following:
    • Individuals upgrading their job skills or acquiring skills for job entry. (For example, but not limited to - LNA programs, recertification programs, cosmetology programs.)
    • Candidates enrolled for a minimum of three college credits at any accredited facility.
    • Graduate students
    • Applicants living or working in one of the following New Hampshire towns: Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, New Hampton or Sandwich.

For further information and application contact:
Altrusa International, Inc. of Meredith, NH
PO Box 760
Meredith, NH 03253-1760
:  http://www.altrusameredithnh.org
Applications available at the Financial Aid Office and Library
For an electronic copy of the application, contact Shirley Currier at shirleec@metrocast.net
Deadline: Late March

  • American Automobile Association (AAA) of Northern NE Scholarship
    • Be a New Hampshire resident
    • Be enrolled full-time in the Automotive Technology Program
    • Demonstrate good moral character
    • Completed FAFSA

More information and applications available at: www.ccsnh.edu/cc-nh-foundation-scholarships
Deadline: MId July


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    The BJ Eckardt Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 27, 2014
  • Eligibility:
    Applicant must be a Belmont, NH student, entering their second year of college in the fall.
    May be full time or part time student
    Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Further information and applications available at:
Deadline: July 2019

  • Bow Rotary Scholarship Fund


    • Be a resident of Bow
    • Traditional and non-traditional students

    Further information and applications available at:


    Deadline:  May 1

  • Business and Professional Women’s Club of Franklin, NH
    This scholarship is for a female student, age 25 or older, who is living or working in the Franklin BPW membership area. Applications available at www.bpwfranklin.org/franklinprograms
    Deadline: Mid May
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  • CEO Scholarship
    The College Equal Opportunity (CEO) Scholarship Program recognizes college juniors and seniors with $5,000 scholarships. Each May, scholarships will be awarded to deserving students who demonstrate leadership abilities, an understanding of the need for higher education and financial need.
    Applicant must be:
    • NH Resident, although may attend college out-of-state
    • Achieving 'junior' or 'senior' grade level
    • Attaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time of application

Application available at http://www.nhheaf.org/index.asp?page=events_nhceo_apply
Deadline: Early March

  • Children of Fallen Firefighters and Police Officers (Download FORM)
    A person who is a New Hampshire resident, who is under age 25, and who enrolls in one of New Hampshire’s Community Colleges shall not be required to pay tuition for attendance at such school if he or she is the child of a firefighter or police officer who dies while in performance of his or her duties and whose death was found to be compensable under RSA 281-A.

    Any person entitled to free tuition under this section shall apply to the commissioner, who may require such proof as deemed necessary in order for a person to qualify for free tuition under this section. Click the link above to download the tuition waiver application form.

    Submit completed application to the Commissioner at the System Office for approval, along with a copy of his/her driver’s license and the completed and notarized certification of employment form.

    When approved, the Commissioner will sign the application; send a letter to the student with a copy of the approved application, and a copy to the appropriate College/Institute Business Office. The College will post the tuition waiver to the student’s account—once registered.

  • Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship
    This scholarship targets students who have completed a substantial amount of community service. The application deadline is usually in May.
    Criteria include:
    • Must be enrolled at a community college
    • Be a US citizen or legal permanent resident
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.50
    • May not be a son or daughter of a Coca-Cola employee
  • Christopher R. DeWolf Scholarship Fund
    • Recipients of this award must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited Fire Science or Paramedic college or university degree program.
    • Recipients of this award must have graduated from a New Hampshire or Maine High School. Reciipients can attend any Fire, EMS/Paramedic degree program in the United States.
    • Applications must be received by April 10th (each year)

Download an application form
Deadline: April 10


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  • Dale T. Jones Memorial Scholarship
    • Student must be a Vermont resident
    • Enrolled full-time in a Fire Technology Curriculum

Applications available at the Financial Aid Office and Library.
Return completed application with essay to the Financial Aid Office.
Deadline: End of March


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  • Early Childhood Education Tuition Assistance Program
    • The Community College System of New Hampshire, in partnership with the Division for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), is able to provide tuition assistance to eligible individuals.
    • Currently employed, at least part-time, in a NH licensed (or license-exempt) early childhood program, or a licensed family child care program,
    • and must be taking early childhood courses through CCSNH.
    • NH residents are eligible for full awards, while out of state students are only eligible for partial awards.
    • These funds are not intended for employees of private or public school systems.


  • EDvestinU.com Scholarship

Win $1,000 in scholarship money.  EDVestinU.com is giving away three $1,000 scholarships per month.





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  • Frank Fernald Scholarship
    • Eligibility:
      Applicant must be enrolled, part-time or full-time, in a two-year degree program in Fire Technology, Fire Protection, or Fire Sciences at LRCC.
    • Financial need
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Further information and applications available at:
Deadline:  December 2018

  • Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association
    To be eligible to compete for a scholarship award, the student:
    • Must demonstrate interest in a career in flexography (Graphic Arts).
    • Must be a high school senior with plans to attend a post-secondary institution (proof is required) or presently enrolled at a post-secondary institution offering a course of study in flexography
    • Must exhibit exemplary performance in his/her studies, particularly in the area of Graphic Communications
    • Must have an overall GPA of a least 3.0

Further information and applications available at:
Deadline: Mid February

  • Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association
    • Current enrollment and matriculation in a state approved nursing program leading to an Associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic pre-licensure doctorate or generic prelicensure master’s degree; or enrolled in an RN to BSN completion, RN to MSN completion, or LPN/LVN to RN program;
      Matriculation means the student has applied to a state approved nursing school and has been admitted into the nursing program.
    • Pre-nursing students taking courses to prepare for matriculation into a nursing program
    • Attending classes and taking no less than six (6) credits per semester;
    • Involvement in student nursing organizations and community health activities;
    • Document academic achievement;
    • Establish financial need;
    • High school students are not eligible to apply;
    • U.S. Citizen or Alien with U.S. Permanent Resident Status/Alien Registration Number;

Further information and applications available at:
Deadline: Early January

  • Foundation for Seacoast Health
    • Must be pursuing a health-related field of study in an accredited institution
    • Applicant continuously must have been and continue to be a resident of one of the following communities: Portsmouth, North Hampton, Greenland, Rye, Newington, New Castle, New Hampshire; or Kittery, Eliot, or York ,Maine for a minimum of two calendar years

Further information and applications available at:
Deadline: March 1st 


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  • Human Services/Community Social Services Scholarship
    Part of the Leverage Incentive Programs (formerly Governor’s Success Grant) The NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Developmental Services through a cooperative agreement with the Community College System of NH, offers grants to students as tuition reimbursement toward a Community Social Services Certificate at any of the colleges/Institute within the Community College System. The grants are available to any employee of one of twelve area agencies and their vendors. Applications are available at any of the community colleges, and the student must have the support of an area agency representative. Click to access the Human Services/Community Social Services Scholarship Application.



ICU-Healthcare Training Grant

The ICU-Healthcare (Investing in Career Upgrades for Healthcare) Training Grant will provide funding for training in healthcare occupations for:

  • ·         Existing healthcare workers who need new skills in response to industry demand
  • ·         Unemployed/underemployed and dislocated workers, especially the long-term unemployed, veterans, women, older workers, minorities, and immigrants



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  • Jeannette Rankin Foundation - Scholarship Opportunity for Low-Income Women
    The Jeannette Rankin Foundation awards scholarships to women 35 years of age and older who, through undergraduate or vocational education are seeking to better themselves, their families and their communities.
    All applicants must be:
    • Women age 35 or older
    • U.S. Citizens
    • Pursuing a technical/vocational degree, an associate degree, or a first bachelor’s degree
    • Enrolled or accepted in an accredited school
    • Low-income

Further information and application available at:
Deadline: March 1st


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  • Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association
      Candidates should be considering a future in one of the following careers:
    • Carpenter, Construction Management, Construction Excavation, Structural Engineer, Architect, Interior Design, Landscaper, Landscape Architect, Drafting, Plumbing, HVAC, or Electrical

Deadline: April 30

  • Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
    This scholarship is limited to LRGHealthcare employees, their immediate families, and teen volunteers. Applications are available at the front desk of Lakes Region General Hospital or Franklin Regional Hospital. If you would like information about this scholarship, please call 524-3211, extension 3663. Leave a message with your name and number and an auxiliary representative will return your call.
    Deadline: May 1st
  • Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation
    • Residents of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire

Only one application is necessary to apply for all the scholarship funds administered by Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation. Students may download the application, appraisal form and instructions at: http://www.lrscholarship.org under the section "For Applicants". Applications may also be obtained by calling 527-3533 or emailing scholarship@metrocast.net
Deadline: Mid April
2017 Application Instructions
2017 Paper Application
2017 Donor Expectations


  • Lieutenant Christopher R. DeWolf Scholarship Fund
    • Enrolled in an accredited Fire Science or Paramedic degree program
    • Graduated from a New Hampshire or Maine high school

    Applications are available at the Financial Aid Office and Bennett Library
    Deadline:  April 10th


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    • Major General James Ursano Scholarship Fund
      Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit organization with the primary mission of providing financial assistance to Soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program was established in 1976 as a secondary mission to help Army Families with undergraduate college expenses for their dependent children. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program funds are limited; therefore scholarship awards are limited.
      The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program offers scholarships based on financial need, academics and leadership/achievement for each academic year.
      • Maintain a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
      • Be full-time undergraduate students for the entire academic year
      • Be dependents of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retiree, or a deceased active or retired Soldier

    Further information and application available at:
    Deadline: Early April

    • Mary Felicia Falzarano Scholarship Fund
      The Mary Felicia Falzarano Scholarship Fund is administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to benefit students pursuing education beyond high school at vocational technical colleges or other post-secondary institutions.
      Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
      • Be a current resident of any of the following towns: Bradford, Croydon, Goshen, Lempster, Newbury, New London, Newport, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Warner or Wilmont.
      • Be enrolled or planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution, including technical colleges, trade schools, two- or four-year colleges or short term training programs.

    Further information and application available at:
    Apply on line
    Deadline: April

    • Massachusetts Automobile Automotive Technician Scholarship Program
      • Students may be any age
      • Retraining for a career change or recent high school graduate
      • Living or working out-of-state, as long as co-op work is with a dealership or dealer group based in Massachusetts
      • Entering or currently enrolled at an automotive program at one of the colleges

    Further information and application available by contacting:
    Auto Tech Scholarships MA
    Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation
    One McKinley Square, 6th Floor
    Boston, MA 02109
    Email: kmcbride@msada.org
    Phone: 617-451-1051 x 213
    Deadline: Mid May

    • Meredith Rotary Club
      The Meredith Rotary Club’s "Non-Traditional" Scholarships are for single parents, military and Americorps veterans, career changers, late bloomers and others in or returning to school after being out of the educational system
      • Age 25 or older
      • Enrolled half-time or more, under-grad or graduate program
      • Live or work in Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor or Sandwich, New Hampshire

    Further information and application available at:
    Deadline: Mid November


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    • NASA Space Grant/PSNH Scholarship
      NASA/PSNH scholarships will be awarded to full or part-time students who are enrolled in associate degree or certificate programs in science, mathematics, math/science teacher education, engineering, or technology and who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing further education or a career in fields of interest to NASA and PSNH.
      Amount: $1500 per student per semester
      Further information and application available at:
      Mid July for fall semester/Mid December for spring semester
    • National Association of Women in Construction – Granite State Chapter
      • New Hampshire resident (male or female)
      • Must be entering final year of program in a two-year school, majoring in a construction related field, i.e. engineering, electrical
      • Grade point average of C or better (photocopy of transcripts must be attached to application)
      • An essay of approximately 150 words stating why student has chosen the construction industry for their career

    Application should be postmarked no later than April 1st and mailed to:

    Peggy DeWever
    46 Heron Cove Road
    Eliot, ME 03903
    Deadline: April 1st

    • New Hampshire Bureau of Developmental Services Scholarships for Courses in the Human Services Certificate Program


      • Employees of agencies receiving funding through The NH Bureau of Developmental Services, individuals and their family members affiliated with a Developmental Service Provider Agency or an Area Agency (AA) are eligible to apply for the Scholarships. Eligibility is determined by the Local Area Agency within these guidelines.
    • New England Direct Marketing Association Foundation
      This program is designed for a marketing, advertising, or communications student who is seriously interested in a career in direct marketing.
      For more information contact Marilyn Ewer, NEDMA Foundation Chair
      Phone: 978.664.3877
      Email: nedmafdn@comcast.net
      On the Web: http://www.nedma.com/resources/foundation-scholarships.asp
      Deadline: May
    • New England Graphic Art Scholarship Program
      • Must be resident of New England
      • A senior or recent graduate of high school or currently enrolled in college that offers a certificate or degree related to printing or the graphic arts

    Further information and application available at:
    Deadline: Early May

    • NH Charitable Foundation – Adult Student Aid Program
    • Must be legal residents of New Hampshire who are independent students.
    • Must have applied for all other available financial aid and still demonstrate an unmet need.
    • Applicants may be taking one or more courses for credit or non-credit, in a degree program or non-degree program.


    Application deadlines:  December 15th, May 15th or August 15th


    • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

    Each year the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation distributes more than $4 million in grant aid and loans. They administer more than 350 separate funds.

    Further information and applications available at: http://www.nhcf.org

    • New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Dollars for Scholars
      • Applicant must be a least a senior in high school. College students and non-traditional students are eligible
      • Must be a member of the NH Electric Co-op, or be residing with a parent or legal guardian that is a member of the NH Electric Co-op

    Further information and application available at:
    Deadline: End of March

    • New Hampshire Order of Women Legislators
      The criterion for applying is as follows:
      • A non-traditional female or male student who is a current New Hampshire resident
      • A non-traditional student who is enroll in school, having been in the work force, or having never been enrolled in a post-secondary institute of higher learning
      • A non-traditional student pursing a course of study in a public service field
      • The scholarship is awarded to applicants based on financial need.
      • The amount of the scholarship is the sum of $1,000.

    For further information and application contact:
    New Hampshire Order of Women's Legislators
    Legislative Office Building
    33 North State Street
    Concord, NH 03301
    Deadline: April 1st

    • New Hampshire Rehabilitation Association Scholarship
      A qualified person must meet one of the following criteria:
      • Current NHRA member or
      • NH resident working in the field of rehabilitation to improve the quality of life for people with mental or physical disabilities, or
      • Person employed in NH who works in the field of rehabilitation as described above

    Susan D. Hilchey, M.Ed. CVE CRC
    c/o Easter Seals NH
    555 Auburn Street
    Manchester, NH 03103

    Applications available at the Financial Aid Office or the Library
    Deadline: December 1st

    • New Hampshire Scholars
      The NH Scholars award at LRCC is a $500 tuition waiver available to high school students who have graduated from a participating NH Scholar High School (see nhscholars.org for a list of high schools) and who have completed the Core Course of Study upon graduation. LRCC may grant up to twelve (12) $500 NH Scholar awards.
      Criteria include:
    • Completion of the core Course of Study recognized by New Hampshire Scholars
    • Matriculation in a degree program
    • Enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) for the upcoming semester
    • Have filed a FAFSA and completed the Financial Aid requirements
    • High School GPA 3.0 minimum

    Download an Application Form
    Deadline: August 1


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    • Patricia Bottino Scholarship for Nursing Students
      • Be enrolled full-time in an Associate’s Degree in Nursing program
      • Demonstrate financial need
      • Minimum 3.0 GPA

      Further information and application available at
      Deadline:  Mid-July

    • Project Renew
      The goal of Project Renew is to provide monetary grants for tuition to assist single parents and displaced homemakers who are matriculated in a Perkins approved career or technical degree program or certificate program. The Perkins approved program at LRCC are all degree and certificate programs of the college EXCEPT Liberal Arts, General Studies, Fine Arts, and Teacher Preparation. Liberal Arts, General Studies, Fine Arts, and Teacher Preparations students cannot apply for the Project Renew Grant.
      To apply an applicant must:
    • Be a single parent or displaced homemaker
      • A "single parent" is an individual who is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse and has a minor child or children for who the parent has either custody or joint custody, or is pregnant and unmarried or legally separated from a spouse.
      • A "displaced homemaker" is an individual who is an adult and has worked primarily without an income to care for home and family, and for that reason has diminished marketable skills outside the home
    • Be matriculated in an eligible degree program at LRCC

    Applications available in the Financial Aid Office and the Library
    Deadline: Mid September and early February


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    • Ronald F. Borelli Legacy Scholarship
      Amount: $1,000


    • Be matriculated in a degree granting program
    • Be an incoming freshmen ranked within top 20% of class OR demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Be a full-time CCSNH student -- all campuses eligible
    • Have filed a FAFSA with their Financial Aid Office;


    Deadline: August 2019


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    • Sam Baker Memorial Scholarship
      • Students must be enrolled in the Marine Technician Program at LRCC
      • Students must possess the same love for the trade and dedication as Sam Baker

    Applications available at the Financial Aid Office and the Library
    Submit application to the Financial Aid Office
    Deadline: End of March

    Sema Memorial Scholarship
    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket.
    Student Requirements:

      • Minimum 2.5 grade point average
      • Must be enrolled in a full-time program with an accredited school
      • Must be pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket or related field
      • Must remain enrolled as a full-time student for the full academic year of the award

    Further information and application available at:
    Deadline: Mid April


    • Skrungloo Farm Scholarship Program
      This scholarship was established to help residents of New Hampshire educate and better themselves, resulting in a stronger community. Students are selected to receive award based on financial need, academic merit, and other nonacademic factors such as community service, school activities and work experience.

    For further information and application contact:
    Skrungloo Farm, Inc.
    Student Aid Program
    c/o Bianco Professional Association
    Attorney at Law
    18 Centre Street
    Concord, NH 03301
    Email: Skrungloofarm@biancopa.com
    Phone: 603-225-7170 or 800-262-8112
    Deadline: March 1st

    • STEM Scholars Program
      Students planning to study in any of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines, including advanced manufacturing, are eligible to apply for scholarships through this new program.
        Examples of STEM careers:
      • High School Chemistry, Physics or Math Teacher
      • Information Systems Manager
      • Video Game Designer
      • Automotive Technician
      • Industrial, Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineer
      • Aircraft Mechanic
      • Construction Manager
      • Manufacturing Engineer

    Deadline: April 2019

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    • Talbots Women’s Scholarship Program

      This program empowers women to enrich themselves through learning and achieve a college education later in life.


      Applicants to the 2014 Talbots Women´s Scholarship Program must:

    • Be women currently residing in the United States or Canada;
    • Be women who have earned a high school diploma or their GED on or before September 2004;
    • Be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full- or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational-technical school;
    • Be attending the full 2014-15 academic year and receiving a degree no earlier than May 2015;
    • Have at least two semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining to complete an undergraduate degree as of the beginning of the 2014 fall academic term.


    Deadline: January 2019.  Only the first 5,000 eligible applications received will be processed.

    • Tylenol Scholarship
      Tylenol awards scholarships to outstanding student in health related fields. Winners are selected based on leadership qualities and academic performance.

    Apply online at:
    Deadline: Mid May


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