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!

The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges has established the AwardSpring process to make it possible to apply for many different scholarships with a single application.

Apply for any of the applications listed below using the AwardSpring Application.

All scholarships are awarded based on available funds. 
*Awards are used to defray college expenses at NHTI

NHTI Scholarships

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.

Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education Scholarship offers financial assistance to students enrolled in programs that are nontraditional for their gender. The purpose of this program is to increase the percentage of students enrolling in degree programs that prepare them for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations or scholarships for special populations.

Students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have it on file with NHTI by the scholarship deadline. NHTI will provide tuition assistance to students pursuing a credential in career and technical education.

Download the application.

*Chester W. French Scholarship
The Chester W. French Scholarship Program offers a scholarship for incoming freshman who have recently graduated from John Stark Regional High School and are accepted into any of the engineering technology programs at NHTI. Priority is given to students who have successfully completed a Project Lead The Way course.

Awarded annually to students enrolled and matriculated in NHTI’s Electronic Engineering Technology program. Students who are pursuing a careering in electronic engineering and who are non-traditional, adult learners are strongly encourage to apply.

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. The primary purpose of this scholarship is to assist a responsible, diligent student who entered the United States as a refugee, including but not limited to those who have since obtained U.S. Citizenship. Students applying for this scholarship must have submitted a FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid). Students do not need to be enrolled full-time but must be matriculated into a degree program and must be in good academic standing (passing all classes). This scholarship is named in memory of former NHTI student Mr. Devi Timsina.


  1. Student must provide documentation of current or former legal refugee status (I-94 card with an alien number on the back or permanent resident card or other)

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.

For Dental Hygiene Students. This scholarship was established in 2014 by Bruce R. Courtney in memory of Betsy Antonucci who was a truly caring person and practicing dental hygienist for 36 years. Betsy was a 1978 graduate of NHTI.

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.

The Hillary Alexandra Hansen Scholarship was established in 2012 in memory of “Alex” Hansen. Its purpose is to assist students with physical or learning disabilities who are taking college courses to pursue a college certificate or degree in preparation for an independent, self-sufficient life. Please note that all students with disabilities must meet the same standards as all other students and need to be otherwise qualified to do college level work. The amount of the scholarship award(s) will be based on available funding and the particular needs of the student.

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. She 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.

The NHTI/Northeast Delta Dental Road Race is the primary fundraiser for this scholarship. Since the inception of this scholarship, over $10,000 has been awarded to deserving NHTI students helping to make a difference.

Criteria include:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in a matriculated program at NHTI, with preference given to Sports Management students;
  • Minimum 2.5 grade point average at NHTI;
  • Student must complete an application and a 500 word essay explaining why he/she should be considered for 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.
  • The student must complete all sections of the application and return it no later than 4 pm on March 1, 2018 to the Academic Secretary in MacRury Hall – Room # 142.
  • All information will be submitted to the NHTI Dental Advisory Board for their selection and will be kept entirely confidential.

For any additional information, contact the Department Chair of Allied Dental Education at (603) 271-6484 x4141 or the Program Coordinator of the Dental Assisting Program at (603) 271-6484 x4123.

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.

NHTI-Concord Boys & Girls Club Scholarships are awarded to qualified NHTI students who demonstrate strong academic skills and leadership potential while also being active in campus life and community service at NHTI. The Boys & Girls Club Basketball Classic held every November at NHTI between Rivier University and Plymouth State University Basketball programs is the primary fundraiser for the scholarships. The scholarships are to be presented to Concord Area Boys and Girls Club members attending NHTI. The Scholarships will be awarded annually for spring semester assistance with tuition expenses at NHTI.

Criteria include:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student or accepted to NHTI in a matriculated program at NHTI with a history of attending the Concord Boys and Girls Club; Minimum 2.5 grade point average;
  • The completion of an application and a 500 word essay explaining why he/she should be considered for this scholarship. Essays should be submitted to Sports Management Professor Paul Hogan on or before December 31 for review by the awards committee;
  • The applicant must have applied for Financial Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The scholarship will be presented once per year (January 1) with awards based on funds availability per semester for deserving students. The scholarship will be posted on the students account for the spring semester.

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. Applications due March 1st.

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.

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.

*Student Senate Graduating Student Award
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

Deadline is the second Friday in December.

*Student Senate Returning Student Award
The Student Senate annually awards $1,000 to four returning students, to be applied to tuition only, in the upcoming academic year including the summer semester.

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.

Deadline is the first Monday in April.

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.

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.

Xi Mu Beta Sigma Phi Nursing Scholarship
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. Deadline: November 1st.

CCSNH Scholarships

This scholarship is for students with financial need who are residents of towns with fewer than 15,000 inhabitants in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, or Maine.

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.

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.

Awarded during the fall and spring semesters to full- or part-time students who are enrolled in associate degree or certificate STEM programs of interest to NASA.

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 will be awarded annually to one or more students enrolled and matriculated in either the Electronic Engineering program at NHTI or the Bioengineering program at Great Bay Community College. Students pursuing a career in either bioengineering or electronic engineering and who are non-traditional, adult learners are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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

This scholarship is available for first-generation students enrolled at any of community colleges in CCSNH, with preference to those with documented financial need.

This fund will provide scholarships to students enrolled at any CCSNH college who are matriculated in an nursing program, have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and have demonstrated financial need with a completed a FAFSA.

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 www.nhscholars.org/ 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
  • Enrollment at least half-time (6 credits) for the upcoming semester
  • Filed a FAFSA and completed the financial aid requirements
  • High school GPA 3.0 minimum

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-time in a two-year degree program in nursing at any of the seven colleges in the CCSNH.

Applicants should have financial need, as determined by the financial aid office. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, as evidenced by current transcript(s). Student must be working toward an associate’s degree in nursing. applicants should write and submit a cover letter, no longer than one page, as to why they feel they should receive the award.

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.

One annual scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student at any CCSNH college who is a N.H. resident and matriculated in a degree/certificate-granting program with demonstrated financial need.

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.

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 NHTIFinaid@ccsnh.edu

You’re encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply online at www.fafsa.gov. Include our school code (002581) to have information directly sent to NHTI – Concord’s Community College.

Other Sources of 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. 

Tuition Waiver Programs
There are many tuition waiver programs authorized by the state of N.H. for CCSNH students. 

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 603-271-6494 x4239 or NHTIalumniaffairs@ccsnh.edu.