Niagara County Community College (NCCC) understands that cost is one of the most important factors in your college plans. Through the NCCC Foundation, Inc. and many local organizations, a wide variety of scholarships are available to students.
There are two ways to apply for NCCC Scholarships.
1. Online; through the Award Spring Scholarship System with a deadline of Friday, May 1st 2015 for Fall 2015 scholarships.
2. Paper applications; Instructions and Applications are under the tabs below with different deadline dates.
For NCCC Award Spring Scholarships: Deadline to apply for Fall 2015 scholarships online is Friday, May 1, 2015. To apply simply click the yellow tab on the right labeled Login Now to create a new application or continue where you left off. To view the list of scholarships available through Award Spring for both Fall and Spring semesters, click here - NCCC Scholarships
If you need help writing your scholarship essay, click here - Essay Writing Tips
The Distinguished Student Scholarship for Fall 2015 and the Statler Foundation Scholarship for Spring 2015 deadline date to apply is Friday, March 27, 2015. Please click on the tabs below to view the criteria and print the application.
Scholarship Awards Availability
The NCCC Foundation, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to decrease the actual dollar amount granted from its scholarship awards based upon the economic performance of its investment portfolio from which scholarships are granted.
Please be aware that scholarship awards may affect your financial aid as they are automatically calculated into a student's financial aid package.. A student's financial aid package is based on the cost of attendance which includes not only tuition but also such costs as books, fees, living expenses, and transportation.
For questions and concerns about the Scholarship Tracking & Review System or NCCC Scholarships please contact the NCCC Scholarship Office located within the Financial Aid Complex, A-114 or by phone, (716) 614-6205
NOTE: All files above are in PDF Format. To view these documents you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.
Distinguished Student Scholarship
This scholarship is NCCC’s most prestigious scholarship for incoming freshman graduating in June from a Niagara County High School.
DSS Instructions HERE to find out how to apply for the scholarship.
DSS Application HERE print out the application and include in your packet. Complete packets are to be returned by the deadline in order to qualify.
This full-tuition scholarship is awarded for four semesters and is based on academics, community service and commitment to Niagara County.
Deadline to apply: Friday, March 27, 2015 for June 2015 graduates
Statler Foundation Scholarship
The Statler Foundation Scholarship - Deadline to apply; Friday, March 27, 2015 Majors: Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management,Hospitality Operations or Baking & Pastry Arts
This scholarship is available for those students in one of the majors listed above who are enrolled full-time at NCCC. Funds for this scholarship are generously made available from the Statler Foundation and are based upon availability each semester. NCCC reserves the right to increase/decrease the actual dollar amount granted based upon the available funds from the Statler Foundation.
Available: Spring 2015 semester
Amount: The maximum award for one academic year is $2,000 per student (Fall 2014/Spring 2015)
Instructions Click Here
Application Click Here
NYS Federation of Home Bureau Scholarships (Awarded only in the FALL)
NYS Federation of Home Bureau Scholarships for the Fall 2015 semester
Deadline to apply for all Home Bureau Scholarships is; Friday May 1, 2015
The local chapter of this statewide organization raises scholarship money through memorials and anniversary gifts to the group.
1. Agnes Kazmierczak - Amount: $250
This scholarship was established in 2003 in memory of Agnes Kazmierczak, the past treasurer of this statewide organization.
Majors: Criminal Justice or Accounting
2. Donna Belling - Amount: $500
Majors: Baking & Pastry Arts or Culinary Arts
3. Elma Pangburn - Amount $500
Majors: Criminal Justice or Physical Education
4. Niagara County - Amount $250
Majors: Criminal Justice or Nursing
1. MOMS Program Workforce Development Scholarship
Low-income single mothers enrolling in non-credit programs related to the Health and STEM fields are eligible to apply for funding to assist with tuition, exam fees and course materials. The Committee will not consider applications from students who have an outstanding balance with NCCC. The maximum award is $1,400. The Committee may award any amount less than $1,400.
Application to apply HERE _______________________________________________________________________________
2. Seneca Gaming Corporation Scholarship Fund
Criteria and Instructions Click Here on how to apply
Eligibility - Any current NCCC full-time student who is matriculated in any NCCC hospitality and tourism program, or high school senior, and who meets all of the attached criteria.
3. Pastry Chefs and Bakers Grant
The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) and the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) are proud to support pastry chefs and bakers with the Grant for Pastry Chefs and Bakers from the AAC Ray & Gertrude Marshall Fund. Qualified recipients will receive half of their tuition fee or up to $500 upon successful completion of a continuing-education course in either pastry arts or baking within six months of the application date. Grant applications will be accepted throughout the year. Mail or email the completed application to: ACFEF, Attn: Professional Development Grant, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095, or email@example.com.
View the list of available scholarships through this Grant
4. NOCA - Niagara County High School Seniors (NCCC Foundation Scholarship)
Check with your High School Guidance Counseling Office to determine if your school is an eligible participating member school of the Niagara-Orleans Counselors.
Award - $500 scholarship for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.
Eligibility - Candidate must be a Niagara County high school senior graduating in June at a participating member school of the Niagara-Orleans Counselors and plan on enrolling full-time fall 2014 at NCCC. They must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA for the second semester payment.
5. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarships
Phi Theta Kappa members have access to more than 37 million in scholarships. Applicants may apply for one scholarship on the common application or multiple scholarships at the same time. Apply Here
6. SAY YES to Education Buffalo
The Western NY community has come together in remarkable ways to make postsecondary education possible for students and families from across the income spectrum. Check the Eligibility on their webpage.
Click HERE to learn how to apply for scholarships and Grants through SAY YES
7. SUNY Native American Western Consortium Scholarship and Grant Opportunities
Click Here for the complete list and instructions on how to apply
From webpage select the tab on the left labeled Scholarships and Grants
8. Volunteer Firefighter Tuition Reimbursement Program (FASNY HELP)
(FASNY) Firemen's Association of the State of New York
(HELP) Higher Education Learning Plan
New York’s volunteer fire departments are currently experiencing a critical need to recruit and retain members. As an incentive for people to serve, FASNY has developed the Higher Education Learning Plan (FASNY HELP). This program provides tuition reimbursement to individuals attending community college for up to eighty (80) credit hours.
Under FASNY HELP, student-volunteers are eligible to have up to 100% of their tuition reimbursed in exchange for maintaining their grades and fulfilling defined service requirements. They must also be a “member in good standing” in one of New York’s volunteer fire companies during both their school years and service payback period.
Visit the website at http://www.fasny.com and under the Resources tab you will find the tuition reimbursement program (FASNY HELP). Download the FASNY HELP Handbook to learn more about applying today! Start by completing the application on page 15 and have page 16 signed and notarized. Once completed submit everything directly to the contact address located on page 2.
Scholarship Websites for additional "free" money
StudentScholarships.org - All of these scholarships are currently available to NCCC students.
Scholarship Information Sessions as part of the "Unschedule Workshops"
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Financial Aid Conference Room, A-117
Lisa Mahl, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
The new Award Spring Scholarship System will be discussed in more detail as well as how to apply successfully. Essay writing tips will also be covered..feel free to bring your essay to the workshop for critique if needed before applying.
Anthony S. Gullo Faculty Association Scholarship
The Anthony S. Gullo Faculty Scholarship - Deadline to apply; Friday, May 1, 2015
This scholarship was established by the NCCC Faculty Association with donations made by the Association, its membership, retirees and others wishing to contribute. It was renamed in 2008 in honor of past president Anthony S. Gullo.
Available: Fall 2015 semester
Amount: Varies (awarded for 4 semesters)
1. Applicant must be the child or stepchild, grandchild, step-grandchild, spouse or domestic partner of a current or retired NCCC Faculty Association member.
2. Applicant must be accepted as a full-time or part time, matriculated student at NCCC.
3. Applicant must have a minimum of 85% non weighted, cumulative average or 3.0 overall college grade point average.
1. Complete the application and the essay. Include information on your career goals.
2. Provide the name of the Faculty Association member or retiree relative.
3. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation written by a high school teacher, guidance counselor, college professor, or employer addressing your academic performance.
4. Hand in your completed application packet to the Scholarship Office located within the Financial Aid Complex, A-114 by the deadline date.
Application to apply Here