CCSNH Foundation Scholarships

NASA/PSNH Scholarships

Who is eligible? Students in STEM programs
Sponsor: CCSNH Foundation/PSNH
Amounts: $1500/semester in 2014-15
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application: Foundation application -

The NASA/Public Service of New Hampshire Scholarship (PSNH) is for full or part-time students who are enrolled in CCSNH associate or certificate programs in STEM fields - (science, engineering, mathematics and technology). The award is open to all students in a STEM or STEM -related field. NASA and PSNH value diversity and strongly encourage underrepresented and nontraditional students, including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for these scholarships. Applicants should show a past and ongoing interest in pursuing a STEM career.

Applications are processed through the CCSNH Foundation, and are due in late June and mid-October for the following semester. See for additional information and applications. New awards are made each semester. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent residents of the United States.

Early Childhood Education Scholarships

Who is eligible? Students in first Early Childhood Education course
Sponsor: State of NH
Amounts: Full or half tuition ​
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application: Early Childhood Scholarship Application

The Early Childhood Education Scholarship Program: CCSNH partners with the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services to offer tuition assistance to child care providers who are entering or are currently in the field of Early Care and Education. Individuals who provide family child care, or work at least part time in a child care setting in New Hampshire, may be eligible to receive tuition assistance for Early Childhood Education courses offered at Great Bay. Additional information is available at

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Scholarships

Who is eligible? Residents of NH, ME, VT, MA towns of fewer than 5000 residents
Sponsor: CCSNH Foundation
Amounts: $1,000
Application Deadline: July 18, 2015
Application: FAFSA - and Foundation Application

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Scholarship is for matriculated students with financial need, who are permanent residents of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine or Massachusetts towns with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. Applications are processed through the CCSNH Foundation, and are due in late July for the following academic year. See for additional information and applications.

Ronald F. Borelli Legacy Scholarship

Who is eligible? Top 20% of high school class or GPA of 3.0
Sponsor: CCSNH Foundation
Amounts: $1,000
Application Deadline: August 22, 2015
Application: FAFSA - and Foundation Application

Ron Borelli served on the Board of Trustees of New Hampshire Community Technical Colleges and was Chairman of the Community Colleges of NH Foundation. In 1998, New Hampshire Magazine named him “Business Man Of The Year”. He served as Chairman of the Board of Vette Corporation in Manchester and InterSense of Burlington, Massachusetts and as CEO of Bentley Kinetics of Bedford. He was active in many community affairs. Ron passed away suddenly in June of 2006. He is greatly missed by his family and colleagues who have come together to name this scholarship in his memory.

One annual Ronald F. Borelli Legacy Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, matriculated student in a degree granting program who is a NH resident with demonstrated financial need.

Award Criteria
Applicants must:

  • Submit this Application;
  • Submit a cover letter with this Application explaining why you believe you should be awarded this scholarship;
  • You must be matriculated in a degree granting program;
  • You must be an incoming freshmen ranked within top 20% of class OR have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • You must be a full-time Community College of NH student – all campuses eligible;
  • You must have filed a FAFSA with your campus Financial Aid Office.

Application and all related materials must be delivered to the Foundation no later than Aug. 22, 2015. Award notification will be in September 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mail, fax or scan & email to: Ronald F. Borelli Legacy Scholarship, at CC of NH Foundation, 26 College Drive, Concord, NH 03301-7425. Fax: 230-3597 Questions: 603-230-3560

Patricia Bottino Scholarship for Nursing Students

Who is eligible? Full-time Nursing students, minimum 3.0 GPA
Sponsor: CCSNH Foundation
Amounts: $900
Application Deadline: July 25, 2014
Application: FAFSA - and Foundation Application

The Patricia Bottino Scholarship Fund was established to benefit students enrolled full-time in a two-year degree program in Nursing at any of the seven colleges in the Community College System of New Hampshire. At least one $900 scholarship will be awarded annually, based on available funds. Applicants should have financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average, as evidenced by current transcript(s). Student must be working toward an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Applicants may write and submit a cover letter, no longer than one page, as to why they feel they should receive the award.

David A. Copestakes Scholarship

Who is eligible? Students in the Liberal Arts/Engineering Science Program
Sponsor: CCSNH Foundation
Amounts: $500 in 2013-14
Application Deadline: July 18, 2014
Application: Cover Letter and Foundation Application

The David A. Copestakes Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to carry-on the legacy of a man who will always be remembered by his family and friends. Two scholarships will be awarded annually to students enrolled and matriculated in either the Electronics Engineering Program at NHTI, Concord’s Community College or the Engineering Sciences or Biotechnology Programs at Great Bay Community College. Students pursuing a career in either biotechnology or electronic engineering and who are non-traditional, adult learners are strongly encouraged to apply. Scholarship awards will be a $500 per student.

David A. Copestakes was raised in Massachusetts; 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 New Hampshire and attended the University of New Hampshire. David was the owner and president of DC Audio Video Systems, Inc. located at Pease International Tradeport in Newington, N.H., a business he founded in 1980.

David was an avid mountain climber and a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and the NH Four Thousand Footers Club. He was a certified scuba diver, loved to fly with his Dad, and was a competitive open ocean sailor, completing the Newport, RI to Bermuda Race several times. He was an active member of Portsmouth Toastmasters. David passed away suddenly in 2007. His wife, Sharon, and mother, Janet, along with thoughtful family members and friends had joined together to establish this scholarship fund in his memory in the hope of enabling others to pursue David’s passion for electronics and his overall adventurous spirit.