Scholarship Tips

Scholarships are typically based on factors unique to each award. These may include residency, degree program or major, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and in some cases, financial need. Scholarships, unlike grants, are competitive, meaning that eligible applicants compete for a limited number of awards. 

RVCC Scholarships available on Award Spring

All students can apply to scholarships through River Valley. Scholarships are one-time financial awards that you do not need to pay back. We list all of our scholarships on Award Spring, which are accessible with your Easy Login. Award Spring allows each person to find scholarships they are eligible for.

In addition, you may also apply for the following scholarships:

Rural Health Career Scholarship

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VSAC Scholarships


CCSNH partners with the NH Department of Health & Human Services to offer tuition assistance to child-care providers who are entering or are currently in the field of Early Care and Education.  Individuals who provide family child care, or work at least part-time in a child care setting in New Hampshire, may be eligible to receive tuition assistance for Early Childhood Education courses offered through CCSNH/RVCC.

Deadline:  Applications will be processed on Mondays, beginning four (4) weeks before the start of the semester and ending after the drop/add period for the semester.


The Child Care Workforce Grant (CCWG) for $15,000,000 is to finance recruitment and retention bonus and benefit grants for New Hampshire Child Care Programs as defined in New Hampshire House Bill 2.

More information about the Child Care Workforce Grant.


These scholarships fully cover 85-95% of tuition for all qualifying programs as well as funding towards books, release time and travel & internet access for classes.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® New Hampshire (T.E.A.C.H. NH) provides comprehensive scholarships to enable early educators to take coursework leading to credentials and degrees by making it possible for them to afford both the time and expense of going to school.


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