August 24, 2023

Five recent graduates from across the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) have been awarded $20,000 transfer scholarships to the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). The “Pathways to Professions in the Biosciences:” (P2Bio) Scholarship Program provides financial support and academic programing to New Hampshire community college students pursuing four-year degrees in the life sciences at UNH.

“Programs such as P2Bio illustrate both the National Science Foundation’s and the University of New Hampshire’s commitment to the development of talented students who, every year, choose to begin their higher education through one of New Hampshire’s community colleges,” said Dr. Leslie Barber, Great Bay Community College (GBCC) professor of biological science and CCSNH faculty fellow. “CCSNH students who wish to move on to earning a bachelor’s degree or beyond typically choose to continue their higher education in New Hampshire and remain in the state as they enter the workforce. We support this process through comprehensive course transfer pathways, built and sustained through partnerships between CCSNH, UNH, and the entire University System of New Hampshire. These students are an important resource for our state, and it is a real pleasure to support their development through programs like P2Bio.”

The 2023 recipients of P2Bio Transfer Scholarships are:

From Great Bay Community College:

  • Elizabeth Hart of Dover (A.S. Biology) will pursue a B.S. in Biology
  • Taylor Hartley of Hampton (A.S. Biotechnology) will pursue a B.S. in Genetics
  • Taran Cartony of Somersworth (A.S. Environmental Science) will pursue a B.S. in Environmental Science

From NHTI, Concord’s Community College:

  • Mary Gubitose of Alton (A.A. General Studies) will pursue a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior
  • Stephanie Dodson of Concord (A.A. General Studies will pursue a B.S. in Biomedical Laboratory Science

The P2Bio program is funded through the National Science Foundation’s S-STEM program. In addition to $10,000 per year for two years in scholarship funding, transfer scholarship recipients also receive a $5,000 stipend to support summer research or participation in a semester of study abroad.

Additional information about the P2Bio transfer program is available at: