Scholarships for Community College Students

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Community Colleges are often a great alternative to four-year colleges and universities. They are more likely to be close to home, tuition is usually much lower than the price of other in-state public universities, and most community colleges offer excellent educational opportunities across a variety of majors and vocational training programs. In many cases, two-year programs and Associate Degrees can even transfer seamlessly to those four-year programs later, when you're a little more certain about what, exactly, you want to study.

In addition to the low costs of community colleges in general, there are also a variety of additional scholarships, grants, and financial aid opportunities sponsored by the schools' charitable foundations, local businesses, and other outside organizations. Whether you're a first-time community college freshman, returning sophomore, or transferring from a community college to a four-year school, there are scholarships available that fit almost every student's situation.

Read on to browse through our entire collection of community college scholarships, or sign up today to get a personalized list of scholarships and grants that matches your own unique eligibility situation!

Underground Elephant Scholarship

The Underground Elephant Scholarship is available for U.S. citizens who are accepted to or enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. To apply, applicants must submit an original essay about safe driving and how it impacts the community.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 15

FIU Minority Community College Transfer Scholarship

This award is for U.S students who are residents of Florida and plan to attend FIU. The applicant must be a minority student who has completed an A.A. or A.S. degree from an accredited Florida community college.

Total: $1600 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 15

Ronald F. Borelli Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is open to full-time students at any of the New Hampshire community colleges. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher or be ranked in the top 20 percent of their class if an incoming freshman.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 21

BJ Eckardt Scholarship

This scholarship is open to residents of Belmont, NH, who are entering their second year of college at any of the seven Community College System of New Hampshire institutions. Students must have financial need and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; preference will be given to students who have participated in volunteer community service.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 21

David A. Copestakes Memorial Scholarship

This award is for U.S undergraduate students who are residents of New Hampshire and attend Great Bay Community College or NHTI-Concord's Community College. The student must major in electronic engineering or biotechnology.

Total: $750 Awards:  2
Deadline:  July 21

Patricia Bottino Scholarship for Nursing Students

This scholarship is open to full-time students at any of the campuses of the Community College System of New Hampshire who are pursuing associate's degrees in nursing. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 21

American Automobile Association of Northern New England Scholarship

This scholarship is open to New Hampshire studets who are enrolled full time in the automotive technology program at Lakes Region, Manchester, Nashua, or White Mountains community colleges in New Hampshire. Students must have filed a FAFSA with their financial aid office.

Total: $2000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  July 21

CCSNH NASA Space Grant Scholarship

This award is for U.S students who plan to enroll at one of the Community College System of New Hampshire colleges. The student must demonstrate interest and pursue a program in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field.

Total: $1500 Awards:  25
Deadline:  July 21

Quentin C. Walsh Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students in Manchester Community College's building construction program who have completed at least one semester of full-time study. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and have financial need.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 21

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Scholarship

This award is for U.S students who are permanent residents of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, or Massachusetts, and are residents of towns or cities with fewer than 15,000 inhabitants. The student must be enrolled at one of the Community College System of New Hampshire's seven colleges and display financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  July 21

Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship

The Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. To apply, applicants must submit an essay about their experiences with community service.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31

Pursuit Scholarship Competition

The Pursuit Scholarship Competition is available for incoming college freshman, sophomores, and juniors who submit an essay or video in response to one of the topics listed at the competition site.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  August 07