NCC awards more scholarships than any other community college in Pennsylvania

Northampton Community College offers many scholarships for students based on academic achievement or talent, program or major, or other qualifying factors. Scholarships may or may not be based on financial need. Students who are permanent residents of Northampton and Monroe counties are given first preference. To apply for NCC Scholarships, follow the steps below.

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1. Apply To NCC

You must be admitted as a student to Northampton to be considered for a scholarship. If you haven't, apply now!

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2. Complete FAFSA

In order to be considered for a scholarship, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) must be completed.

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3. Review Scholarships

Review scholarship opportunities here.

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4. Apply For Scholarships

To be considered for scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year, you should apply/submit your general scholarship application when you register for your Fall 2018 classes

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What's next?

Once your scholarship application has been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation that your application was received (no additional steps are required).  To be considered for any scholarship award, you must have submitted both your application for enrollment to NCC, your Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, be registered for six or more credit hours each semester, and maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA. Most scholarship awards for the academic year are made during the summer months leading up to the start of the Fall semester. You will be notified directly, by the Scholarships Office, if you receive an award. Please note that the sooner you register for your classes each semester, the sooner we can determine your eligibility for a scholarship - and the sooner you'll receive your award!

Scholarships are awarded for one academic year. The amount you receive may be divided between your Fall and Spring semesters. Once the academic year is complete you must reapply to be considered for the following academic year. Also, a reduction in your credit load or withdrawing from classes can affect both your Financial Aid and your continued eligibility for your scholarship award.

*** Submitting a scholarship application does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship, but is a necessary step to qualify for an award.*** 

For questions about scholarships at Northampton Community College, please contact Elyse Holben, at or 610.332.6278.