December 8, 2020

NHTI Civil Rights Scholarship Announcement

CONCORD – NHTI – Concord’s Community College is pleased to announce the creation of a newly endowed perpetual scholarship. The Civil Rights Scholarship will be awarded to students who are actively committed to civil rights and the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion at NHTI and the in greater community.

“We are thrilled that this donor recognized NHTI’s core mission to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive society and is seeking to support our students through this generous endowed scholarship,” said NHTI President Dr. Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki. The donor, a local Concord resident who created this scholarship, wanted to give back and make a difference in the community by advancing educational opportunities at NHTI.

Vice president of Student Affairs Dr. Laura Pantano stated, “This generous scholarship reinforces the important work centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion that is being done at NHTI and in our greater community. We are grateful that this donor shares in our vision and wants to honor and recognize the tremendous work that current and future students are doing toward civil rights.”

This scholarship will support students that have been personally impacted by racial or civil rights issues and have worked to make a difference in their communities, want to work on this while attending NHTI, and are looking to do so in their chosen field of study. Preference is given to first-generation college students.

Scholarships are available to full- and part-time students with financial need and may be used for tuition, fees, and room and board. A committee made up of the vice president of Student Affairs, the coordinator of Student Life, the co-chairs of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and the coordinator of ESOL reviews applications and chooses the student(s) to be awarded. NHTI is accepting donations to grow the fund to increase the number and amount of scholarships available to students.

To learn more or to donate to this scholarship, contact the director of Alumni and Development, Laura Scott, at lascott@ccsnh.edu or 603-271-6484 x4239 or https://givenhcc.org/where-to-give/nhti/.

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NHTI – Concord’s Community College

NHTI is a dynamic public institution of higher learning that provides accessible, rigorous education for students, businesses, and the community. We create pathways for lifelong learning, career advancement, and civic engagement, offering 90+ academic programs to 4,600+ students annually. NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire and since 1969 has been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, a nongovernmental, nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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