GBCC Announces Nontraditional Scholarship Award Winners for Spring 2016

04/29/2016 by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – Thirteen students from Great Bay Community College were each recipients of the College’s Nontraditional Student Scholarship for Spring 2016.  The scholarship, funded through the Carl D. Perkins Grant, recognizes outstanding GBCC students who excel in their non-traditional academic programs. In addition to maintaining a high academic standing, scholarship recipients were also required to write a compelling essay defining the goals they wish to achieve in their career. 

A nontraditional career is defined as one where less than 25% of the workforce is of the student’s gender.  According to Jody Mancini, Student Success Mentor at the College’s Center for Academic Planning & Support (CAPS, academic programs that are considered non-traditional to male students at GBCC include: Early Childhood Education, Massage Therapy, Nursing, Surgical Technology, Veterinary Technology, or Medical Office Administrative Assistant.  For female students, programs include: Advanced Composites Manufacturing, Computer Technologies, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Information Systems Technology, Management, and Welding.

“The word is getting out about the scholarship” said Jody Mancini, Student Success Mentor at Great Bay. “More students are taking advantage of these available funds and the program is a great incentive for students to keep their grades up.”

In addition to scholarship funds, non-traditional students can also participate in another federally funded program to offset the cost of books each semester.   For the fall and spring 2015/2016 school year, students received over $20,000 in book stipends and scholarship awards.

Scholarship Recipients include:

Criminal Justice

  • Sherri Tibbs-North Hampton, NH
  • Monica Jimenez-Durham, NH
  • Harlee Felch- Seabrook, NH
  • Presley Dinardi-Farmington, NH
  • Alana Brien-North Hampton, NH
  • Britteny Whitaker-Dover, NH
  • Nichole Marrero-Dover, NH


  • Thomas Boynton-Portsmouth, NH
  • Alfred Pelletier-Portsmouth, NH


  • Amanda Seale-Hampton, NH


  • Ellen Weist-Wells, Maine

Computer Technology

  • Tammy McKay-Milton, NH


  • Kenneth Bradstreet-Hampton Falls, NH