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Information & Deadlines
Please take the time to go through this webpage and use it as a tool to help you successfully apply for the many scholarships available.
Scholarship opportunities are only available for the fall & spring semesters!
Distinguished Student Scholarship (DSS)
The Distinguished Student Scholarship (DSS) is the most prestigious scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen here at NCCC. Applicants must be graduating from a Niagara County High School and meet the criteria within the Instructions. To apply for the upcoming Fall 2023 semester you must complete this Application and hand in the complete packet comprised of the completed application, 2-page type-written essay, and the 2 letters of recommendation by the deadline date of Friday, March 24th, 2023. Your transcript must include your September through December 2022 grades. Scholarship award letters will be sent within 60 days of the deadline date.
NCCC Foundation Scholarships
2022 Scholarships have a deadline date of Friday, October 21, 2022. Scholarship award letters will be sent within 60 days of the deadline date.
Fall 2023 Scholarship will be available to apply starting January 5, 2023. The deadline to be announced.
You will upload a GED certificate, high school transcript or your most recent unofficial college transcript. Please make sure that the GED score, your high school average, or the cumulative college GPA is reflected in order to be eligible for any NCCC scholarships. Your name must be officially identified on the document. Please save and upload your saved or scanned document as either a WORD or PDF file with all the pages accessible. If you are a current NCCC student see directions below to access and save your unofficial transcript through Banner Web.
You will uplaod ONE scholarship essay. Essay should be 2 pages, double spaced & typed. Include information about yourself, career goals, as well extracurricular activities and community service. Explain why you need a scholarship. You may be required to respond to additional questions in the form of a paragraph if you are eligible for a specific scholarship, which may require more information. Essay writing TIPS are available on the scholarship webpage under the Resource tab.
For help writing the scholarship essay, click this link for helpful information Scholarship Essay Writing Tips
For a step by step tutorial on applying for scholarships using the AwardSpring scholarship system online click the Student Scholarship Application Procedure
In order to be eligible for the Spring 2023 scholarships, you must have applied for the 2022/2023 FAFSA. If you have not already done so click HERE. (Note – International students can still apply for scholarships but are not required to file a FAFSA as they are not eligible to receive financial aid)