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Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation

For information on scholarships provided through the Foundation select Foundation Scholarships on the left hand side of their website.

New Hampshire Scholars

The NH Scholars award at Nashua Community College is a $500 tuition waiver available to High School Students who have graduated from a participating NH Scholar High School (see for a list of high schools) and who have completed the Core Course of Study upon graduation. NCC may grant up to twelve (12) $500 NH Scholar awards. Application available here.

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

For information on scholarships provided through the Charitable Foundation select Grants & Scholarships from the top of their website.

Early Childhood Education Tuition Assistance

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.  Persons who are eligible must be:

  • 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.  For information on this scholarship, from CCSNH home page select Financial Aid and then Early Childhood Ed.

Early Childhood Education Tuition Assistance FCESS

In order to be eligible for an ECE Tuition Assistance FCESS award you must be either:

A Parent or Legal Guardian of a child currently enrolled in a NH Family Centered Early Supports and Services Program or An Employee (full or part time) of a NH Family Centered Early Supports and Services Agency (FCESS).  For information on this scholarship, from CCSNH home page select Financial Aid and then FCESS.

The Henderson Fund Scholarship for Nashua Community College Business Related Majors

Amount: One $2,500 scholarships for Spring 2015
Deadline: February 10, 2015
Applicant must:

  • Be enrolled full time in a Business related major at Nashua Community College

  • Have maintained a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

  • Meet all other application requirements

    Print Application Here.

Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Financial Assistance Program

The Single Parent and Displaced Homemaker Program is a program run by Nashua Community College to assist financially disadvantaged single parents, displaced homemakers, and single pregnant women with the cost of attending our college in preparation for high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging professions. The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 provides grant funding for this program.  Awards will vary based on availability of funds. The program mandates two meetings with an Academic Coach during the semester in which a student receives the award. Further information and the application are available here.

Carl D. Perkins Scholarship

The Carl D. Perkins Scholarship is available to students in good academic standing (CGPA of 2.5 or higher) enrolled in a Career and Technical Education Associate Degree who have completed at NCC a minimum of twenty-four (24) credits towards the degree requirements and are attending full-time (12 credits at NCC) for the semester awarded.  Award amounts vary based on availability of funds.  Further information and the application are available here.

Carl D. Perkins Scholarship for Students in a Non-Traditional Program

A Non-Traditional  Program is one in which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed in the field to which the program leads.  Further information and the application are available here.

Human Services/Community Social Services Scholarship

The NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Developmental Services through a cooperative agreement with the Community College System of NH (CCSNH), offers grants to students as tuition reimbursement towards a Community Social Services/Human Services Certificate at some of NH’s community college. The grants are available to any employee, family member or individual affiliated with one of ten area agencies and their vendors. Applications are available at any of the community colleges, and the students must have the support of an area agency representative. For information on this scholarship, visit or email Jayne Barnes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

New Hampshire Student Service Leadership Corps

The NH Student Service Leadership Corps at Nashua Community College offers opportunities for students to make substantial contributions to serve his/her community and college through service and leadership. For completing 300 hours of service per academic year, the Corps member will earn an educational voucher and small stipend. For program application and information about the NH Student Service Leadership Corps, please call the Service Learning Coordinator at (603) 578-8909.

New Hampshire Transfer Connections Scholarship

The top (up to) five NHTC applicants to KSC, PSU, UNH, GSC, and the top applicant at UNH-M will each be designated a "NH Transfer Connections Scholar" and will be awarded a $1,000 merit scholarship to be renewed annually for a maximum of three years provided the student attains a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 by the end of the first year of baccalaureate study and retains that minimum GPA for each succeeding semester.  The scholarship will terminate when the NHTC Scholar earns a bachelor's degree, leaves the institution awarding the scholarship, or has received the scholarship for six semesters, whichever occurs first.  For the purpose of these awards UNH and UNH-M are considered separate institutions, so the scholarship is not transportable from Durham to Manchester or vice versa.  These scholarships will be a discount to the annual tuition rate and will apply only for those students who maintain full time status in their baccalaureate study.

Orphans of Veterans Scholarship

Residents of New Hampshire whose veteran parent died as a result of active service in the armed services of the United States, or whose parent has since died from a service-connected disability may be eligible for this scholarship.  For more information, contact the Post Secondary Education Commission at (603) 271-2555.  Application is available at the NH Postsecondary Education Commission website under Financial Aid.

Robert Lawton Memorial Scholarship

The Robert Lawton Memorial Scholarship fund is established to assist part or full-time students in a degree granting Human Services program at Nashua Community College.  The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually.  Deadline for application is December 1. Click Here for the application.

Valedictorian Scholarship Program

Effective August 2011, a one year tuition only scholarship up to a maximum of 32 credits will be awarded to designated New Hampshire high school valedictorians, based on a cumulative grade point average, from a New Hampshire NEASC 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 secondary school graduation.  The scholarship may be applied to tuition costs only at the student's college of matriculation.  For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at (603) 578-8908.

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This list is not a recommendation and is to be used at the student's discretion.