The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges offers financial support to students pursuing a certificate or associate degree program at any of NH’s community colleges.

During the 2021-22 academic year, The Foundation awarded more than $1.2 million to over 1,900 students, due in part to a collaboration with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to provide a free class to 2021 high school graduates. In a typical year, $450,000 – $550,000 is available for scholarship support to our students.

Registered students can apply using AwardSpring, our single online application, which automatically matches you with all scholarships for which you qualify. 

The fall application cycle is open with deadlines varying by college.  The spring scholarship cycle opens on November 7, 2022.  To be considered for scholarships each semester, students must submit an application during each cycle.


Are you new to AwardSpring? This guide will walk you through the process of applying for scholarships managed by The Foundation.

2021-2022 Academic Year

$1.2 million+ awarded to over 1,900 students

Our Students

"I was very pleased to learn I was selected as a scholarship recipient. I am an older, 32-year-old, nontraditional student and am going back to school after over a decade to change careers. I am working towards an associate degree in Automobile Technology and becoming a fully certified Ford automotive technician...this scholarship will significantly decrease my financial burden, allow me to focus on my studies, and improve the quality of my life. I am now even more motivated to do as well as possible in school and training."
Tyler B.
"Thank you very much for this opportunity to further my education with the generous support from the Quentin C. Walsh Memorial and Lombard scholarship funds. I am very grateful and honored and plan to use these resources to further my life skills and future career. As someone who does not have many resources, you are helping me build my life and future into something I can be proud of and extremely enthusiastic about."
Cailin Z.

Additional Resources

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) is the state’s largest provider of publicly available scholarships. They have a rolling deadline for students enrolled in an associate degree, certificate or professional licensure program.

You financial aid office

Check with your financial aid office for additional scholarship opportunities. Some colleges award scholarships outside of AwardSpring.

Questions? Please contact Lisa Clark

Lisa Clark
Development Coordinator