Scholarships and grants at NHTI

Did you know that every semester thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants goes unrewarded simply because no one applies for them? In some cases, all these funds need is one qualified applicant! Do not underestimate the importance and convenience of scholarships and grants in helping to offset your NHTI tuition.

Scholarships on AwardSpring

One application … many scholarships!

Scholarships can make college more affordable, but only if you apply. Use your EasyLogin credentials to complete the general scholarship application on AwardSpring, which will connect you to eligible scholarship opportunities at NHTI and The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges.

Helpful tips:

  • You must enroll in classes before completing the application.
  • After you apply, check your AwardSpring dashboard to see if additional information is required (e.g., short essay, reference, etc.).
  • NHTI’s Scholarship Selection Committee generally reviews applications and selects recipients within 2-3 weeks of the application deadline. Award notifications will be sent to your CCSNH email.
  • Apply online twice a year — before each Fall and Spring semester.

NHTI Scholarships

The Ann Louise Scott Scholarship Fund is open to non-traditional students in the Dental Hygiene associate degree program and Dental Assisting certificate program.  This scholarship aims at encouraging and assisting first-semester students older than 25 years, single-parents, first-generation students, and adults looking to change careers – among other definitions of non-traditional students – in furthering their career in the fields of dental hygiene and assisting, with a focus on community service

The Chester W. French Scholarship offers financial support for students who have recently graduated from John Stark Regional High School or are from the communities of Hillsborough, Hopkinton, or Contoocook and are accepted into any of the engineering technology programs at NHTI.

This endowed fund will provide scholarship assistance to students enrolled at NHTI – Concord’s Community College. Scholarships will be awarded to students who are actively committed to civil rights and advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Awards may be used for tuition, fees, and/or room and board

David Scott Turner was a 1988 graduate of the NHTI Paramedic Emergency Medicine program who lost his life in an automobile accident in June 1990. David work in EMS in both Massachusetts and NH. This scholarship was created by his family and friends to support students pursuing EMS training at NHTI. Must major in Paramedic Emergency Medicine Program.

The Mr. Devi Timsina Memorial Scholarship for New Americans was established in 2012 in memory of a former student.  

The scholarship will provide need-based scholarships to full- or part-time students who are displaced from their homeland.  Eligible students include refugees, including those who have since attained US Citizenship, and others displaced by wars or natural disasters. 

This scholarship is for Nursing Students that are enrolled part-time (at least 6 credits) or full-time and have financial need.

Criteria include:

  • student with a visible and permanent walking disability;
  • must be a NH resident who graduated from a NH high school;
  • award will be used to defray tuition expenses.

This scholarship for dental hygiene students was established in 2014 by Dr. Bruce R. Courtney in memory of Elizabeth “Betsy” Antonucci, a practicing dental hygienist for 36 years and  a 1978 graduate of NHTI.  Betsy was a truly caring person who devoted much time to community service and helping others.

Nancy Heath, a 2001 graduate of NHTI, established the Ella McIntosh Memorial Scholarship for Nursing in 2015 in honor and memory of her mother. Ella McIntosh was trained in the Cadet Nurse’s Corps., and a graduate of Concord Hospital’s Nursing School. She was a lifelong dedicated nurse. 

The Frances H. Benton Engineering Scholarship fund will provide scholarship assistance to student attending NHTI to promote diversity in the field of engineering.  In awarding the scholarships, the college will consider factors such as diverse experiences, socioeconomic background and other factors necessary to further the college’s interest in diversity.

Distribution from the Fund shall be used each year primarily to support students pursuing careers in and/or degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering Technology (preference will be given in this order). Other technology majors may be considered, including but not limited to, Advanced Manufacturing Process Technology, Animation and Graphic Game Programming, Architectural Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Industrial Design Technology, and Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology.

Scholarships may be awarded to full or part-time students for Fall and Spring semesters.

Given in memory of the College’s first president, Dr. George M. Strout, awards will provide assistance to students to promote diversity in the field of engineering.

Students pursuing careers in and/or degrees in the following programs are eligible:

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Programming Engineering Technology
  • Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Robotics and Automation Technology

Criteria include:

  • minimum 3.0 grade point average;
  • residents of NH;
  • recipients may be full- or part-time students;
  • are eligible to receive the scholarship award more than once.

This scholarship was established in 2020 in honor of NHTI Radiation Therapy student Grace K. Orzechowski.  Grace passed away in December 2020 after a 2-year battle with brain cancer.  She decided to enrolled in the Radiation Therapy Program while undergoing treatment because she saw the impact this career choice had on those fighting an illness.  She wanted to help others like her.

The scholarship is to benefit NH residents studying Radiation Therapy with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The Hillary Alexandra Hansen Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 in memory of “Alex” Hansen.  This scholarship helps support students who experience challenges that can make it more difficult to have an integrated college experience due to a physical or cognitive disability, including a learning disability.  

Financial needs is a criteria but not the determining factor.  Students do not need to be enrolled into a certificate or degree program.

This scholarship is named in memory of Jen Kemp, a graduate of the Sports Management program who worked in the NHTI Athletics/Wellness Center Office, who passed away unexpectedly in 2004.

The scholarships will be awarded twice a year (spring and fall semesters) to qualified students who demonstrate strong academic skills and leadership potential, while also being active in campus life and community service at NHTI.

Students must be enrolled full-time in a matriculated program at NHTI, with preference given to Sports Management students, with a minimum 2.5 gpa. An essay is required as part of this scholarship.

This scholarship was established in 2013 to honor Joan M. Hubbard, a 2007 graduate of the NHTI Nursing Program. Joan began her nursing career later in life, but quickly became known for the enthusiasm and passion she brought to nursing, and for her determined advocacy on behalf of her patients. This scholarship is solely and specifically for Senior Nursing students at NHTI.

Joanne C. McCraren was a Nursing Professor from 1970 – 1982.  Joanne was a true nursing professional who had the highest of expectations and would help anyone in need. She was truly committed to the profession of nursing and her students. She was nonjudgmental, always encouraged students to provide the best care possible and continue to do their best. Joanne would say “reach for the stars.”

Priority Given to students with financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

This award was established in the memory of Marshall Snyder by his family. Marshall taught chemistry, materials science and physics at NHTI, Concord’s Community College from 1965-1984. It is the wish of the family to honor the type of student Marshall enjoyed the most, a student who performed well in the laboratory sessions of courses. This scholarship is open to any NHTI student who meets the following criteria:

  • is currently a full-time student or is following a three-year program;
  • has taken, or is taking a credit-bearing physical science class that has a laboratory component; physical science courses include chemistry and physics;
  • maintains a GPA of 2.5.

The Maxwell Miller Scholarship was established in 2014 in memory of “Max” and his love of photography. He received his Associate in Arts in Visual Arts with a concentration in photography, and went on to continue his education in the Bachelor of Fine Arts at UMass-Lowell. The purpose is to offer funding of an advanced study in photography and may be used towards tuition or supplies.

This scholarship is available to 2nd year NHTI students who are enrolled in the Visual Arts degree program or the General Studies or Liberal Arts degree programs with a Visual Arts concentration.

Established in 2010, the Molly B. Hawthorn-MacDougall Memorial Nursing Scholarship will be presented to a freshman nursing student. The scholarship will be used towards the student’s tuition, fees and books for their senior year. 

Priority will be given to a student who:

  • Has a financial need
  • Exhibits excellent clinical skills and compassion
  • Maintains a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Projects awareness of Women’s Health and Reproductive Issues in New Hampshire

Award three $500 scholarships to Allied Dental Education students:

Dental Assisting Student$500
Dental Hygiene First Year Student$500
Dental Hygiene Second Year Student$500
DIRECTIONS: In order to apply for the New Hampshire Dental Society/Davis & Towle Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
  • Student must be a resident of the State of New Hampshire.
  • Student is expected to practice in the State of New Hampshire upon graduation.
  • Dental Assisting students must have completed one semester of their clinical program.
  • Dental Hygiene Freshmen students must have completed the fall semester of their first year.
  • Dental Hygiene Senior students must have completed the fall semester of their second year.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international honor society for students attending two-year colleges. Alpha Upsilon Omicron is NHTI’s campus Chapter, which seeks to recognize and encourage scholarship among students, develop opportunities for leadership, fellowship, and service, as well as provide an intellectual climate for continued academic excellence. 

As a way to leave a lasting legacy at NHTI, the 2019/2020 student members of PTK established this scholarship.

Eligibility is for Bronze Star Members of the Alpha Upsilon Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, as defined in the PTK Club by-laws.  A 500 word essay that describes the importance of the NHTI Alpha Upsilon Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and how this Chapter has impacted them is required.

Scholarships will be available in both the Fall and Spring semesters.

The Alumni Scholarship is awarded to both returning and first-year students who have an interest in working for the betterment of the college and the local community. Preference is given to the dependents of NHTI alumni.

The Northeast Delta Dental “Dr. Thurston J. Carpenter Scholarship Fund” was created in 2008 and fully endowed in 2011. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to students of the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs at NHTI who are residents of New Hampshire, Maine or Vermont, hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed a Financial Aid FAFSA form. 

This award was established in the memory of Peter Atwood by his Family and Colleagues. The award will benefit students in the Radiologic Technology Program at NHTI, Concord’s Community College.

Criteria include:

  • matriculated in Radiologic Technology;
  • enrolled full-time for the upcoming semester;
  • have filed a FAFSA;
  • minimum 3.0 GPA.

The Rachel Lanzo Higgins Scholarship Fund will provide scholarship assistance to students pursuing emergency medical training.  A preference will be given for those enrolled in the Paramedic Emergency Medicine program.

Sgt. Michael Stephen Boyd Scholarship Fund honors the life and legacy of Sgt. Michael Stephen Boyd.  Sgt. Boyd was a decorated Marine who served with honor, including a tour in Afghanistan.  Like so many Veterans, he suffered from homelessness, severe PTSD, and an injury-induced opioid addiction. Michael lost his battle to a heroin overdose in 2018. He was 31 years old.

This Fund provides need-based financial assistance to students enrolled part- or full-time in the Addiction Counseling associate degree program at NHTI – Concord’s Community College. 

The Student Senate awards two graduating seniors $1,000 each to be used towards their second semester NHTI expenses.

Judging is based on 90% contribution to student life and 10% for academic performance.

Applicant Requirements:

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • completed a minimum of 50 credits by the end of the fall semester
  • registered for spring classes
  • completed their Petition to Graduate form

The Student Senate annually awards $1,000 to four returning students to be used towards their fall semester NHTI expenses.

Judging is based on 90% contribution to student life and 10% for academic performance.  All applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and a minimum of 12 credits earned.

The Theresa Swindell Scholarship was established in 2018 in memory of “Tess” and her love of ceramics. She received her Associate in Arts in Visual Arts with high honors with a concentration in ceramics. She went on to complete a Bachelor In Fine Arts with a scholarship from Utah State University and aspired to begin a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics. The purpose of this scholarship is to offer funding of an advanced study in ceramics and may be used towards tuition or supplies. Must be a 2nd year student with a Major in Visual Arts.

Tom and Deb Walton Scholarship Fund honors Tom Walton, an NHTI faculty member, athletics coach, and inductee to the NHTI Athletics Hall of Fame. He passed unexpectedly in February 2023. 

The Tom & Deb Walton Scholarship Fund will provide need-based financial assistance to full-time NHTI – Concord’s Community College students with a minimum 2.5 GPA who demonstrate their contributions to student life. Preference will be given to student athletes.

This scholarship is available to NHTI students enrolled in their second year of the Visual Arts degree program. Students are required to submit a Capstone Artist Statement along with roughs of imagery that illustrate their intent.

This scholarship was established in 2007 as a legacy of the Xi Mu Beta Sigma Phi, NH Sorority. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist Senior Nursing students who demonstrate financial need. The amount of the scholarship award will vary annually. 

CCSNH Scholarships

Applicant must be a Belmont, N.H., resident entering their second year of college in the fall. Student may be part or full time and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants who participated in volunteer community service will be given preference.

David A. Copestakes was raised in Mass. where he graduated from a vocational high school and went on to earn an associate of science degree at a community college. He later moved to N.H. and attended UNH. In 1980, David founded the business DC Audio Video Systems, Inc. located at Pease International Tradeport in Newington. His family and friends established this scholarship fund in his memory in the hope of enabling others to pursue David’s passion for electronics and his overall adventurous spirit.

Scholarships are available to NH residents enrolled and matriculated in either the Electronic Engineering program at NHTI or the Bioengineering program at Great Bay Community College. Preference is given to non-traditional students. 

This fund provides scholarship support for full- or part-time students attending any CCSNH college. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic performance.

This fund provides need-based financial assistance to full- or part-time students enrolled at any CCSNH college.  Applicants must be a NH resident with a minimum 3.0 GPA after completing one semester.

This scholarship fund is in recognition of Richard Gustafson, former chancellor of CCSNH, and his dedication, leadership, and commitment to CCSNH.

This Fund is available to full-or part-time students enrolled in an associate degree program.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum of 30 credits, and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

This fund provides need-based assistance to full- or part-time students enrolled at any CCSNH college.  Applicants must be NH residents and may be enrolled in a certificate or associate degree program. 

This fund was created in 2013 by The Honorable Judd and Kathy Gregg and The Honorable John and Dr. Susan Lynch in honor of Bonnie Newman’s commitment to leadership, education, and public service. Bonnie Newman served as interim chancellor of CCSNH, interim president of UNH, executive dean of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and director of the Lumina Foundation. She served as assistant to the president of the U.S. and was chief of staff for Judd Gregg when he served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Throughout her life, Bonnie Newman made education a central focus.

This fund provides need-based scholarship assistance to students enrolled at any CCSNH college who are matriculated in a nursing program with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

 The NH Commercial Investment Board of Realtors (CIBOR) Cares Fund provides need-based financial assistance to students pursuing a career in Real Estate, a Real Estate related field, or a trade-related profession, including but not limited to Business Administration, Management, Drafting, Engineering, Electrical Technology, HVAC, Welding, etc. Eligible students will have completed one semester with a minimum 2.5 GPA, reside in NH, and be enrolled in a minimum of six credits.

Awarded during the fall and spring semesters to full- or part-time students who are US  Citizens enrolled in associate degree or certificate STEM programs. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The N.H. Scholars award at NHTI is a $500 tuition waiver available to high school students who have graduated from a participating N.H. Scholar high school (see for a list of high schools) and completed the core course of study upon graduation. NHTI may grant up to twelve (12) $500 N.H. Scholar awards.

Criteria include:

  • Completion of the core course of study recognized by N.H. Scholars
  • Matriculation in a degree program within one year of high school graduation
  • Enrollment at least half-time (6 credits) for the upcoming semester

A one-year tuition-only scholarship up to a maximum of 32 credits will be awarded to designated N.H. high school valedictorians, based on a cumulative grade point average, from a N.H. NECHE-accredited institution. The one year will be defined as the fall, spring, and summer semesters, with a start date of any of the three and applied only within the one year from the time of first semester of matriculation. The recipient must enroll as a matriculated student in a CCSNH college within 15 months from the time of high school graduation. The scholarship may be applied to tuition costs only at the student’s college of matriculation.

Established to benefit students enrolled full- or part-time in an associate degree program in nursing at any CCSNH college.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

This fund provides scholarship support for students registered at any of the CCSNH campuses. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic performance.

Additional Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office keeps a list of external, non-NHTI scholarships as a resource for you. The list of scholarships is emailed monthly. NHTI does not endorse any of these external scholarships. Any questions concerning these scholarships should be directed to the sponsoring organization. If you would like a list of external scholarship please email your request to [email protected]

You’re encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply online at Include our school code (002581) to have information directly sent to NHTI.

Other Financial Support

Early Childhood Tuition Assistance Program (ECTA)
ECTA is available through our partnership with Granite State College and the DHHS Division of Children Youth and Families. The goal of the program is to enable individuals to increase their knowledge and skills, while working in the field of early care and education. If you work at least 20 hours per week in a N.H.-licensed early childhood program, you are invited to apply.

CCSNH Early Childhood Grant Programs – Community College System of New Hampshire

Tuition Waiver Programs
There are many tuition waiver programs authorized by the state of N.H. for CCSNH students. Visit Tuition Waiver Programs – Community College System of New Hampshire ( for more information.

WorkNowNH is a FREE new state program brought to you by the NH Department of Employment Security that is available to individuals enrolled in Medicaid or receiving SNAP or TANF benefits. The program provides support and assistance to qualified individuals in order to become job ready and to meet hiring employers.  Financial assistance can include tuition, books, fees, and supplies.

Military and Veteran Scholarships 

CollegeRecon researches and presents to you every military scholarship, grant, and funding opportunity we can find. If the information is not clear, we reach out to the organization sponsoring the scholarships for veterans and get clarification.

You deserve every funding opportunity to accomplish your education and career goals. To take things a step further, CollegeRecon offers a unique Scholarship Finder Tool that can help you find all the scholarships available to you.

Support Student Scholarships

Donating today to one of these scholarships will help support students as they continue their educational journey. 

If you would like to establish a new scholarship, contact the director of alumni and development at 603-271-6484 or [email protected].

Contact Us:

Financial Aid Office
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Fax: 603-230-9306
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