$15,000 in STEM Scholarships Awarded to NH Community College Students

$15,000 in STEM Scholarships Awarded to NH Community College Students

For Immediate Release
September 17, 2014
Contact: Shannon Reid, 603-230-3504 or sreid@ccsnh.edu

Concord, NH...The Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation recently awarded $15,000 in PSNH/NASA Space Grant Scholarships to Community College System of NH students pursing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers.  The scholarship program is made possible through a NASA Space Grant and a donation from Public Service of New Hampshire, the State’s largest electric utility.  PSNH has partnered with the NASA Space Grant Program and the Community College System for the past 12 years, enabling over 400 scholarships to be awarded to NH Community College students in STEM programs state-wide.

The following students each received a $1,500 scholarship:

(Student/Hometown/College major)

From Nashua Community College:
Kasey Higgins, Amherst, Science

From NHTI, Concord’s Community College:
Richard Bittle, Loudon, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Victoria Berube, Hooksett, Mathematics Education
Zhanxi Feng, Pelham, Robotics & Automation Engineering Technology
Mariane Hromis, Chichester, Biology Education
Billy Kitchens, Concord, Architectural Engineering Technology
Alison Magill, Barrington, Middle School Science Education
Kristin Mullen, Concord, Middle School Science Education

From Great Bay Community College:
Khalid Belkadi, Dover, Information Systems Technology

From White Mountains Community College:
John Brewer, Berlin, Mobile Equipment Technology

The Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation was incorporated in February 2000 as a 501(c)(3) corporation. The Foundation is overseen by a Board of Directorshttp://www.ccsnh.edu/ccnh-foundation/board-directors. The Foundation’s mission is to support the Community College System of New Hampshire by making higher education more accessible.

The Community College System of NH consists of seven colleges, offering associate degree and certificate programs, professional training, transfer pathways to four-year degrees, and dual-credit partnerships with NH high schools. The System’s colleges are Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth and Rochester; Lakes Region Community College in Laconia; Manchester Community College; Nashua Community College; NHTI – Concord’s Community College; River Valley Community College in Claremont and Keene; and White Mountains Community College in Berlin and Littleton.  Each college is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges-Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.