Scholarships for while you’re studying at NCC

The Foundation offers two scholarships for current students: an academic year scholarship and a Spring semester scholarship.

Students entering NCC

This scholarship is for the Spring semester, and open to all current NCC students who just started their journey at Norwalk Community College, have NOT already received a scholarship this year, and have not earned a prior associate degree at NCC, or a bachelor’s or higher degree at any US institution.

Each student can receive $500 per semester for max. 2 semesters.

When to apply

The 2023 Spring Semester Scholarship application will open on Friday, November 25, 2022 and close December 23, 2022.

To apply you must:

  • Be enrolled in a degree or credit certificate program
  • Declare a major (General Studies, LAS etc. count)
  • Be enrolled in minimum 6 credits the fall semester at NCC (that count towards your degree)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (at the end of the semester)
  • Take at least six credits or more in the Spring semester

Click HERE to apply

New Beginnings Scholarship

This scholarship is for the Spring semester, and open to all current NCC students who are seeking to earn a 2nd degree at Norwalk Community College, have NOT already received a scholarship this year, and have not earned a prior master’s or higher degree at any US institution. Your award is based on the number of credits you enroll in and complete this spring, and your unmet need.

When to apply

The 2023 Spring Semester Scholarship application will open on Friday, November 25, 2022 and close December 23, 2022.

To apply you must:

  • Be enrolled in a credit certificate or degree program
  • Declare a major (General Studies, LAS etc. count)
  • Have 12 to 68 Credits earned at NCC (that count towards your degree)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Take minimum 6 credits in each the Fall and Spring semester

If you are:
A US Citizen or Permanent Resident > Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA and submit it with the Financial Aid Office
An International Student > upload a copy of your current I-20

Click HERE to apply

ESL Awards

This scholarship is for the Spring semester, and open to all current NCC students who are enrolled in both non credit and credit/blended ESL courses. Each eligible student may receive a tuition coverage up to 2 main classes (Reading/Writing and Grammar or Conversation Circles/Oral Communication ONLY) and 1 book per class.

When to apply

The 2023 Spring Semester Scholarship application will open on Tuesday, December 28, 2022 and close January 18, 2023.

To apply you must:

  • Be enrolled in a non-credit-bearing ESL program at NCC
  • Be accepted for a minimum Reading/Writing 30 level
  • Must have NOT failed any previous courses

Please contact NCC Foundation Office to APPLY. We are located on East Campus, in E311 suite on a 3rd floor.

Click HERE to apply

Non-Credit Certificates Award

This scholarship is for the Spring semester, and open to all current NCC students who are taking non-credit-bearing certificate program at NCC. Each eligible student may receive of 80% of tuition coverage and 1 book per course. Your award is based on your unmet need.

When to apply

The 2023 Spring Semester Scholarship application will open on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 and close January 18, 2023.

To apply you must:

  • Be enrolled in a non-credit-bearing certificate program at NCC
  • Have unmet need
  • Must have NOT failed any previous courses

Please contact NCC Foundation Office to APPLY. We are located on East Campus, in E311 suite on a 3rd floor.

Click HERE to apply

 Academic Year Scholarship Information

This scholarship provides tuition assistance for the entire academic year, including winter and summer intersessions if you choose to take classes.

When to apply

The 2022-2023 Academic Year Scholarship application period has ended. Next application period will be open again in the spring, 2023. Please check back then for more information.

What you need

The scholarship is open to all students who have not earned a prior associate degree at NCC, or a bachelor’s or higher degree at any US institution.

Students of any citizenship may apply (includes US citizens, US permanent residents, international students (F-1 VISA), and students without US citizenship or residency)

To apply you must:

      • Be enrolled in a degree program (certificates are NOW eligible as well) NEW!!!
      • Declare a major (General Studies counts)
      • Have 12 to 68 Credits earned at NCC (that count towards your degree)
      • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
      • Take minimum 6 credits in each the Fall and Spring semester

If you are:
A US Citizen or Permanent Resident > Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA and submit it with the Financial Aid Office
An International Student > upload a copy of your current I-20

Click here to download and then complete the Program Coordinator Verification Form to upload into your application (for students who have more than 68 credits/ 82 Nursing earned at NCC).

 

How to apply (PDF instructions HERE)

NCC Foundation switched to a new scholarship application platform in 2021, so please create a new account before applying (only if you haven’t done it yet)! OLD credentials will not work here.

Please note, the links will only work in Google Chrome or Firefox browsers:

Click the link below (Apply Here). Bookmark the tab to your favorites. You will need it to accept your award and submit additional requested information. Please read all the instructions carefully.

      • Create a new account* (if it’s your first time applying via SmarterSelect) or log in using the existing account credentials.
      • *Put your email in.

*NOTE: Do NOT use your Banner ID (8 [email protected]) as your e-mail address. You can find your NCC e-mail on myCommNet (e.g. [email protected]).

      • Select a password. It does not have to be the same as your NCC password. Write it down to remember for getting in to the application in the future.
        You will get a link to your email to confirm. Make sure you check your Junk folder and have your Focused folder off.
        Once you confirm, you should get right in.
      • Review the eligibility.
      • Answer ALL questions even if they do not apply to you. Put an X in those.
      • Upload each required document. (NOTE: incomplete uploads or wrong documents will be considered as an incomplete application!)
      • Review everything once again and then SUBMIT your application.

The NCC Foundation will contact you once all applications are reviewed then request you to submit a Post-Acceptance and a Thank You note to the donors. This part is required to receive a scholarship! Once the post-acceptance is submitted, the Financial Aid Office will receive a request to apply all awards to your NCC student account.

Please check this email account regularly year-round for information regarding your application.

How to get help

For questions or more information, please contact [email protected].

Spring Semester Scholarship Information

 

This scholarship is for the Spring semester ONLY, and open to all current NCC students who have NOT already received a scholarship this year. Your award is based on the number of credits you enroll in and complete this spring, and your unmet need.

When to apply

The 2023 Spring Semester Scholarship application will open on Friday, November 25, 2022 and close December 23, 2022. Please check your eligibility before you apply. Instructions ‘How to Apply’ available below.

What you need

The scholarship is open to all students who have not earned a prior associate degree at NCC, or a bachelor’s or higher degree at any US institution.

Students of any citizenship may apply (includes US citizens, US permanent residents, international students (F-1 VISA), and students without US citizenship or residency)

To apply you must:

      • Be enrolled in a certificate or degree program
      • Declare a major (General Studies, LAS etc. count)
      • Have 12 to 30 credits earned by the end of the fall semester at NCC (that count towards your degree)
      • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
      • Take at least six credits or more in the Spring semester

If you are:
A US Citizen or Permanent Resident > Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA and submit it with the Financial Aid Office
An International Student > upload a copy of your current I-20
NOT eligible for FAFSA > upload Income Verification Form

 

How to apply (PDF Instructions HERE)

NCC Foundation switched to a new scholarship application platform, so please create a new account before applying (only if you haven’t done it yet)! OLD credentials will not work here.

Please note, the links will only work in Google Chrome or Firefox browsers:

Click the link below (Apply Here). Bookmark the tab to your favorites. You will need it to accept your award and submit additional requested information then your award will be sent to Financial Aid Office.

      • Create a new account* (if it’s your first time applying via SmarterSelect) or log in using the existing account credentials.
      • *Put your email in.

*NOTE: Do NOT use your BannerID (8 [email protected]) as your e-mail address. You can find your NCC e-mail on myCommNet (e.g. [email protected]).

      • Select a password. It does not have to be the same as your NCC password. Write it down to remember for getting in to the application in the future.
        You will get a link to your email to confirm. Make sure you check your Junk/Spam folder and have your Focused folder off.
        Once you confirm, you should get right in.
      • Review the eligibility.
      • Answer ALL questions even if they do not apply to you. Put an X in those.
      • Upload each required document. (NOTE: incomplete uploads or wrong documents will be considered as an incomplete application!)
      • Review everything once again and then SUBMIT your application.

You can expect to hear from us in January. It is possible than we may request you to submit more information before the decision is made! The NCC Foundation will contact you once all applications are reviewed then request you to submit a Post-Acceptance and a Thank You note to the donors. This part is required to receive a scholarship! Once the post-acceptance is submitted, the Financial Aid Office will receive a request to apply all awards to your NCC student account.

Please check this email account regularly year-round for information regarding your application. 

How to get help

For questions or more information, please contact [email protected].

 

Click HERE to apply

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