GBCC Scholarships & Grants

Distinguished Leaders Scholarships

Who is eligible? New students in Spring 2014 and Fall 2014, with demonstrated need
Sponsor: Great Bay Community College
Amounts: up to $2000 in 2013-14, renewable
Application Deadline: December 31, 2013 for Spring 2014; May 31, 2014 for Fall 2014
Application: To apply, complete the FAFSA online and the Distinguished Leaders Scholarship Application.

The Distinguished Leaders Scholarships were established in 2013 to honor local citizens who exemplify leadership, inspiration and support for their communities. The honorees for 2013 include Jackie Eastwood, Craig Brady, and PixelMEDIA. The scholarships are generously supported by Great Bay's Distinguished Donors.

The Distinguished Leaders Scholarships are for new students, beginning in the spring of 2014 or fall of 2014. Awards are up to $4000 over two years: $1000 per semester for full-time enrollment (12 or more credits per semester), and $500 per semester for part-time enrollment (6 to 11 credits per semester). Renewal for the second year requires a Grade Point Average of 2,0 or better in the first year.

Governor Walter Peterson Scholarships

Who is eligible? New students in Fall 2013, with demonstrated need
Sponsor: Great Bay Community College
Amounts: up to $2000 in 2013-2014, renewable
Application Deadline: ** not accepting additional applications at this time**
Application:  To apply, complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and the Governor Walter Peterson Scholarship Application.

The Governor Walter Peterson Scholarships were established in 2013 to honor New Hampshire's former Governor (1969 to 1973). Governor Peterson, a strong supporter of higher education in New Hampshire, recognized the importance of both access and affordability to a quality higher education for all of the state's residents. The scholarships are generously supported by Great Bay's Education Partners.

The scholarships are for new students, beginning in the fall of 2013. Awards are up to $4000 over two years: $1000 per semester for full-time enrollment (12 or more credits per semester), and $500 per semester for part-time enrollment (6 to 11 credits per semester).

NH Valedictorian Scholarship

Who is eligible? NH high school Valedictorians, up to 15 months after graduation
Sponsor: Community College System of NH
Amounts: full tuition for one year
Application Deadline: rolling - 2 weeks before term start
Application: NH Valedictorian Scholarship Application

The New Hampshire Valedictorian Scholarship is a one-year full-tuition scholarship, granted to the designated Valedictorian at any New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)-accredited high school. The designation as Valedictorian must be based on the student's cumulative grade point average, and the student must enroll as a matriculated student at Great Bay Community College within fifteen months of high school graduation. Please see Admissions for further information.

New Hampshire Scholars Tuition Waiver

Who is eligible? New students who have completed the NH Scholars Core Course of Study, Matriculated, in at least 6 credits at GBCC
Sponsor: Great Bay Community College
Amounts: $500 IN 1314
Application Deadline: rolling – 2 weeks before term start
Application: FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov, NH Scholars Application, available from the Financial Aid Office

The NH Scholars Tuition Waiver is available to students who have completed the NH Scholars Core Course of Study at a participating NH Scholars high school.

Star Scholarships

Who is eligible? At least 6 GBCC credits, minimum GPA of 2.5
Sponsor: Great Bay Student Government Association
Amounts: $750 in 2013-14
Application Deadline: April 18, 2014
Application: Star Scholarship Application

The STAR Scholarship is an innovative scholarship program funded by the Great Bay Community College Student Government Association.  The program is designed to create scholarships that recognize deserving GBCC students who exhibit outstanding potential.  Scholarships may vary year to year.  Applications are available February 1 each year and are accepted through the stated deadline.  Winners are announced at the Student Leadership Banquet in May.  For more information contact the Student Government Association at gbsga@ccsnh.edu.

Unique Endowed Scholarships

Who is eligible? Students with demonstrated need and high GPAs
Sponsor: State of New Hampshire
Amounts: $1000 in 2013-14
Application Deadline: December 31, 2013
Application: FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov

Funds from the State of New Hampshire UNIQUE College Tuition Savings Plan are given to students with both significant demonstrated financial need, and very high grade point averages.

Emerson and Ruth McCourt Scholarships

Who is eligible? Senior students with demonstrated need, in engineering or health professions
Sponsor: McCourt Charitable Trust
Amounts: $1150 to $1500 in 2013-14
Application Deadline: September 1, 2014
Application: FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov

Students who have completed at least 31 credits at Great Bay, who are in the Liberal Arts Engineering, Nursing or other health related programs, and who have significant demonstrated financial need, are considered for the McCourt Scholarship. The funds, which vary from year-to-year, are generously supported by the Emerson and Ruth McCourt Charitable Trust.

Advanced Composites Manufacturing Scholarships

Who is eligible? Students in the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Program
Sponsor: Great Bay Community College
Amounts: $30 to $5600 in 2013-14
Application Deadline: rolling - 2 weeks before term start
Application: FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov

These scholarships were established in 2013 with generous funding from Albany International Corporation and Saffran Aerospace Composites, and provide assistance to Great Bay students in the Advanced Composites Manufacturing(ACM)Program at the Advanced Technology and Academic Center(ATAC)in Rochester.

Pell Grants

Who is eligible? Students with significant demonstrated need
Sponsor: US Department of Education
Amounts: $295 to $5730 in 2014-15
Application Deadline: rolling - 2 weeks before term start
Application: FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov

The Pell Grant is a federal grant for students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. The Pell Grant does not have to be paid back. To receive a Pell Grant, the student must meet all the eligibility requirements, and must be an undergraduate who has not earned a bachelor's degree. If a student receiving a Pell Grant withdraws from college before completing 60% of the semester, the student may be responsible for repaying monies to The College and/or the Federal Government.

Pell Grants are prorated, based on a student's actual enrollment each semester. Pell Grants are subject to a Lifetime Eligibility limit of the equivalent of twelve (12) full-time semesters. Students who have met or exceeded this limit are not eligible to receive additional Pell Grants.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

Who is eligible? Students with significant demonstrated need
Sponsor: US Department of Education
Amounts: $133 to $400 in 2013-14
Application Deadline: rolling - 2 weeks before term start while funds available
Application: FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov

The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is for students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. The SEOG does not have to be paid back. To receive an SEOG, a student must meet all the eligibility requirements, and be an undergraduate who has not earned a bachelor's degree. Limited funds are available and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students enrolled at least half-time (6 credits). Awards range from $100 to $1,000 per year. If a student receiving a SEOG withdraws from college before completing 60% of the semester, the student may be responsible for repaying monies to The College and/or the Federal Government.

Tech Ed/Flex Ed Scholarships

Who is eligible? Returning students enrolled fall 2014, significant demonstrated need, high GPAs
Sponsor: Community College System of NH
Amounts: $500 in 2014
Application Deadline: May 1, 2014
Application: FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov

Funds from the State of New Hampshire TechEd/FlexEd program are given to students with both significant demonstrated financial need, and very high grade point averages.

Project Success Scholarships

Who is eligible? Project Success members (single parent program) with demonstrated need
Sponsor: Great Bay Community College
Amounts: textbook expenses
Application Deadline: rolling - 2 weeks before term start
Application: FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov and Project Success application. Email mduffydurkin@ccsnh.edu for an application

Members of the Project Success Single Parent Program may apply for assistance with textbook expenses.

Project Success Tuition Awards

Who is eligible? Project Success members (single parent program) with demonstrated need
Sponsor: US Department of Education
Amounts: $325 to $1533 in 2013-14
Application Deadline: rolling - 2 weeks before term start
Application: FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov and Project Success application. Email mduffydurkin@ccsnh.edu for an application

Members of the Project Success Single Parent Program may apply for assistance with tuition expenses.

Perkins Book Grants

Who is eligible? Project Success members (single parent program) with demonstrated need
Sponsor: US Department of Education
Amounts: textbook expenses
Application Deadline: rolling - 2 weeks before term start
Application: FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov and Project Success application. Email mduffydurkin@ccsnh.edu for an application

Members of the Project Success Single Parent Program may apply for assistance with textbook expenses.

Perkins Non-Traditional Scholarships

Who is eligible? Students in Programs non-traditional for their gender, demonstrated need
Sponsor: US Department of Education
Amounts: $500
Application Deadline: January 28, 2015
Application: FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov and Non-Trad'l Scholarship Application. Email dvargas@ccsnh.edu for an application

This grant is awarded to men and women who are matriculated in degree programs determined to be nontraditional for their gender. The purpose of this grant is to increase the percentage of students enrolled and retained in these programs that prepare them for high-skill and high-wage, or high demand occupations underrepresented for their gender. Eligible programs include those for women pursuing careers in engineering and for men entering any number of allied health programs. Please see the specific listing of eligible programs listed on the scholarship application.