The Seacoast region’s workforce training and development partner advancing personal, organizational, and economic growth through our affordable, high quality programs.

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Ways to Register

  1. Online: Browse our course catalog & register online.
  2. Mail: Fill out this registration form and mail with check made out to GBCC to: Great Bay Community College, Business Office, 320 Corporate Dr., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  3. Phone: Register using a credit card by calling (603) 427-7653.

Non-Credit Program Scholarship

Scholarship Guidelines

Great Bay Community College has set aside funds to provide financial assistance to individuals interested in attending one of the Business & Training Center’s (BTC) programs to improve their workforce skills.

Non-Credit Program Scholarship Guidelines (PDF)

Who Should Apply

The scholarship is for individuals who are enrolling in any of our non-credit programs including Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Data Visualization Microcredential, Non-destructive testing, Coordinate Measuring Machine Programming, Industrial Maintenance, Solidmodeling, CNC operator bootcamp, and Project Search.

Certain programs such as the CNC bootcamp, Medical Assistant Training, Medical Administrative Assistant and Project SEARCH require an additional admissions application process.

The scholarship gives preference to applicants who:

• Have a clear vision for how training will help them achieve employment and career goals;
• Have had little or no other educational or training opportunities;
• Have been laid-off from their job;
• Have the drive to set and complete their training goals;
• Demonstrate competency in and a commitment to their chosen field of study;
• Are a legal resident of New Hampshire.

What You Will Need to Apply

Please submit a resume along with the application form.

Scholarship Application Form

When to Apply

At least two weeks before the start date of the class for which you are applying.

Where to Submit the Application

Completed applications can be emailed to the Business and Training Center.



The BTC non-credit scholarship award sizes are individualized and determined by evaluating the costs of the training program, examining other financial aid offered and taking into account the applicant’s household finances. The maximum award amount is $2,500.

For More Information

Have questions? Please contact the Business & Training Center at

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  • Exeter Hospital
  • Wentworth Douglass Hospital
  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital
  • Frisbee Memorial Hospital
  • City of Portsmouth
  • City of Rochester
  • City of Dover
  • Northeast Credit Union
  • Bangor Savings Bank
  • Cobham
  • Teledyne
  • Sig Sauer
  • Albany Intl.
  • Safran
  • Arch Medical
  • Lonza
  • Thompson Investment Casting
  • Bigelow & Company
  • Seacoast Harley Davidson
  • Appeldore Medical Group
  • ConvenientMD
  • Strawbery Banke
  • Community Partners
  • OneSky
  • Novel Ironworks
  • Chinburg
  • Envirovantage
  • Bottomline Technologies