Students are urged to investigate private scholarship opportunities.  Many religious organizations, clubs, businesses, banks and individuals provide scholarship assistance.  Visit our Financial Aid webpage at for more scholarship opportunities and applications.  The following are examples of such voluntary assistance: 

Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation
Several scholarships are offered to residents of Laconia, Gilford, or Belmont, or to graduates of Laconia, Gilford, or Belmont High Schools.  Applicants are selected based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, self-help through employment and savings and with consideration of students' plans and financial needs. 

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Scholarships
New Hampshire residents pursuing undergraduate study are eligible to apply for scholarships based upon academic achievement, extracurricular participation and demonstrated financial need. 

NH Scholars CCSNH Scholarships
Each CCSNH college will provide annually a $500 scholarship for up to 12 scholarships in high schools in its region for students who successfully complete the NH Scholars program (max cost = $6000). 
The scholarship will be applied to the first $500 of tuition and fees only at the CCSNH institution awarding the scholarship. Scholarships are not transferrable to other CCSNH colleges. 
The scholarship is valid for one year following the student’s high school graduation date. 
While priority will be given to high schools within their regions, Presidents, at their discretion, may offer scholarships to students outside their respective regions.  

SEMA Memorial Scholarship FundThe SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded in 1984 to foster leadership in the specialty equipment marketplace and support educational goals for students pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket.  SEMA Scholarships are awarded annually and have been distributed to hundreds of students in support and encouragement of their educational goals.  More information and applications can be found on the SEMA website,