Outside Scholarships

Foundation for Seacoast Health Scholarships

Who is eligible? Students pursuing a health-related degree, from Portsmouth, Rye, Newcastle, Greenland, Newington, and North Hampton, New Hampshire; Kittery, York and Elliott, Maine
Sponsor: Foundation for Seacoast Health
Application Deadline: March 1 for the following academic year
Application: www.ffsh.org

The mission of the Foundation for Seacoast Health is to improve the health and well-being of Seacoast residents. In keeping with this mission, these awards are made to students pursuing a health-related career, and are based primarily on scholastic aptitude and performance, personal achievements, leadership, and community involvement.

Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association

Who is eligible? Students currently enrolled in a an Associate’s Degree nursing program
Sponsor: National Student Nurses Association
Amounts: $1000 to $2500
Application Deadline: Mid-January 2015 for 2015-16
Application: www.nsna.org (available from August 2014 until January 2015)

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association sponsors these scholarships, which are based on academic achievement, financial need, and community activities related to healthcare.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarships

Who is eligible? Low-income women, 35 and over, pursuing a technical, vocational, or Associate’s Degree
Sponsor: Jeannette Rankin Foundation
Amounts: varies
Application Deadline: March 1, 2015 for 2015-16
Application: www.rankinfoundation.org

The Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund honors the name and legacy of Jeannette Rankin, a proponent of women’s rights, and the first woman elected to the United States Congress in 1916. The Fund provides scholarships and support for low-income women, 35 and older, to build better lives through college completion. Selection factors include an applicant’s goals, plans for reaching those goals, and how the applicant will use her education to give back to her community.

Alice M. Yarnold and Samuel Yarnold Scholarships

Who is eligible? New Hampshire residents pursuing a degree in nursing, medicine or social work, with financial need and scholastic excellence
Sponsor: Alice M. Yarnold and Samuel Yarnold Trust
Amounts: $1000 to $5000
Application Deadline: Mid-April
Application: Alice M. Yarnold and Samuel Yarnold Trust, PO Box 2303, Dover NH 03821-2303

The Alice M. Yarnold and Samuel Yarnold Scholarship Trust was established to provide funds for New Hampshire residents with an interest and desire to pursue post-secondary education in the fields of nursing, medicine, or social work, but who, because of financial circumstances would be otherwise unable to do so. Applications are available from the address noted above, and in the Great Bay Financial Aid Office.

Hope Starts Here Scholarship

Who is eligible? New Hampshire residents who have experienced homelessness in their school career
Sponsor: The NH Coalition to End Homelessness
Amounts: $500 to $2000
Application Deadline: May 1
Application: www.nhceh.org

The NH Coalition to End Homelessness provides financial support to students currently living in NH who have experienced homelessness in their school career, have a desire to continue their education beyond high school, and have demonstrated academic achievement.

Unitil Scholarships

Who is eligible? Graduating high school seniors pursuing careers in STEM related fields, within Unitil service territory
Sponsor: Unitil Corporation
Amounts: $5000
Application Deadline: March 14
Application: www.unitil.com/scholarship

Unitil accepts applications from graduating high school seniors who will pursue an undergraduate degree in the STEM subject areas—science, technology, engineering, and math. Unitil is committed to supporting STEM education and to helping local students succeed. For consideration, applicants must be within Unitil’s service territory.

Orphans of Veterans Scholarships

Who is eligible? Children of parents who served on active duty in the US armed forces, and whose parents died on active duty or have since died from a service-connected disability
Sponsor: New Hampshire Department of Education
Amounts: Full tuition and $2500 toward board, books, and supplies.
Application Deadline: September 1
Application: www.education.nh.gov/highered

These scholarships are administered by the New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Higher Education, for the support of children of US armed forces members (and New Hampshire residents) who died on active duty, or as the result of a service-connected disability.

ICU-Healthcare Training Grant

Who is eligible? Healthcare workers, unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated, who need new skills in response to industry demand.
Sponsor: US Department of Labor
Amounts: Tuition and fees up to $3000.
Application Deadline: rolling
Application: www.mccnh.edu/icu-healthcare-training

The ICU (Investing for Career Upgrades) Training Grant provides a portion of the resources needed to educate and train new and/or existing healthcare workers to upgrade their skills to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare industry, and to train eligible unemployed and underemployed individuals for good paying jobs in the healthcare industry.

NH Works Workforce Investment Act Training Grants

Who is eligible? Unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated workers.
Sponsor: New Hampshire’s Office of Workforce Opportunity
Amounts: Tuition and fees.
Application Deadline: rolling
Information: www.nhworks.org

NH Works administers Workforce Investment Act funding for training programs throughout the state. Several students in Great Bay’s Advanced Composites Manufacturing Program have their tuition and fees covered by WIA funding.

EDvestinU National Monthly Scholarship Giveaway

Who is eligible? Students enrolled at least half-time
Sponsor: New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation (NHHELCO)
Amounts: $1000
Application Deadline: Last day of every month
Application: www.edvestinu.com/scholarship.asp

EDvestinU awards three $1000 scholarships each month, and accepts applications continuously on its website. Students enrolled at least half-time should apply each month for consideration. No purchase is necessary, and an existing relationship with EDvestinU does not increase the chance of winning.

New Hampshire Health Profession Opportunity Project (HPOP)

Who is eligible? Motivated, low-income adults seeking to train for and find jobs in health care occupations in New Hampshire.
Sponsor: NH Department of Health and Human Services and Lutheran Social Services of New England
Amounts: Tuition and fees.
Application Deadline: rolling
Information: www.nhhpop.org; (603) 410-3347

HPOP uses an employer-driven model to identify gaps in skilled health-care occupations. Financial support is available for educational expenses. Help with needed prerequisites is available prior to entering a health occupation training program.

Skrungloo Farm Scholarship Program

Who is eligible? New Hampshire residents with financial need, academic merit, and other non-academic factors, such as community service, school activities and work experience.
Sponsor: Skrungloo Farm, Inc.
Amounts: varies
Application Deadline: March 1
Information: Skrungloo Farm, Inc., Student Aid Program, Bianco Professional Association, Attorney at Law, 18 Centre Street, Concord NH 03301 (603) 225-7170 SkrunglooFarm@biancopa.com

This scholarship was established to help residents of New Hampshire educate and better themselves, resulting in a stronger community.

Military Tuition Assistance

Who is eligible? Members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
Sponsor: United States Veterans’ Administration.
Amounts: tuition and fees
Application Deadline: rolling
Information: www.va.gov

The Armed Forces offers soldiers, sailors, marines, guardsman, and airmen several programs to support their education goals including up to 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process' and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.

New Hampshire National Guard Tuition Waiver Program

Who is eligible? Matriculated students serving in the NH Army or NH Air National Guard
Sponsor: Community College System of New Hampshire
Amounts: tuition
Application Deadline: rolling
Information: www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/VIII/110-B/110-B-63-c.htm - www.fafsa.gov

Guard members should contact their commanding officer/unit administrator or Education Services Officer for more details and to obtain a Tuition Waiver Application. Students must also apply for financial aid, using the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov . Waivers are applied after any National Guard Scholarships, and student financial aid grants.

Veterans Assistance

Who is eligible? Qualified veterans and their dependents
Sponsor: United States Veterans Administration.
Amounts: varies
Application Deadline: rolling
Information: www.greatbay.edu/courses/registration/military-veterans-education-programs - www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Great Bay Community College is approved for veterans under the Veterans Adjustment Act (GI Bill) the Veterans Educational Program (VEAP), the Montgomery GI Bill , and Dependents Educational Assistance Program. Qualified enrolled veterans and their dependents may receive monthly financial benefits as full-time and part-time students. Applications and information on the various programs available to veterans is available from the VA Certifying Officer in the Great Bay Registrar’s office.

Medallion Fund Scholrship for Vocational and Technical Studies

Who is eligible? Individuals of any age who are enrolling in any accredited vocational or technical program that does NOT lead to a four-year baccalaureate degree.
Sponsor: The Manchester Regional Community Foundation / N.H. Charitable Foundation.
Amounts: varies
Application Deadline: rolling – new awards are made every month.
Application: To apply online www.nhcf.org/page.aspx?pid=484 or complete and mail your application to: The MEDALLION FUND c/o MRCF, 37 Pleasant Street, Concord, N.H. 03301-4005

The Medallion Fund was created by a group of area businessmen who recognize that a skilled workforce is critical for expanding economic development. The goal of the fund is to assist individuals who are interested attending accredited vocational or technical programs for the purpose of improving their workforce skills, especially in areas of need in the state of New Hampshire.