Scholarships for high school
grads starting at NCC

The Foundation offers two scholarships for incoming high school graduates, the Bigelow Foundation Scholarship and the Royce Merit Scholarship.

Current Status:

The application period for 2019 high school graduates has ended.  

If you will graduate from high school in 2020 and plan to come to NCC, read on to learn more about our scholarship requirements and how to apply.

Next Application Period:

Applications for high school students graduating in 2020 will be posted here by April 7, and the scholarship application period will then be open until June 5, 2020.

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Bigelow Foundation
Scholarship Information

Students selected by the NCC Foundation Scholarship Committee will have an opportunity to earn an associate degree with a scholarship plus a $250 per semester book allowance. The amount of your award depends on your unmet need up to $3,200.  This scholarship can be renewed for a second year, dependent upon satisfactory academic performance in year one.

When to apply

March 30-June 5, 2020

What you need

To apply you must:

  • Apply to NCC and follow procedures for new admitted students, including taking a placement test
  • Be a current high school senior in a Norwalk public high school
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be in good academic standing and not on probationary status
  • Be nominated, in writing, by a teacher, guidance counselor or principal at your current high school
  • Have a current FAFSA on file with the NCC Office of Financial Aid by the application deadline

How to apply

During the application period, a link to the application form will be posted here.

The NCC Foundation Scholarship Committee reviews all applications and selects potential recipients for an interview.  Following the interview process, students are selected to receive an award.

Students are notified by email, once their unmet need is determined, if they have been awarded the scholarship.

How to get help

For questions or more information, please contact Catherine Lucia, Director of Scholarships and Programs: clucia@norwalk.edu / 203-857-6894

Royce Merit
Scholarship Information

Students selected by the NCC Foundation Scholarship Committee will have an opportunity to complete an associate’s degree with a merit scholarship based on unmet need plus a $250 per semester book allowance.  Based on satisfactory academic accomplishment, your award can be renewed for your second year at NCC.

When to apply

March 30-June 5, 2020

What you need

To apply you must:

  • Apply to NCC and follow procedures for new admitted students, including taking a placement test
  • Be a current high school senior in a public high school in southwestern Fairfield County
  • Have a minimum of 2.8 GPA
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be nominated, in writing, by a teacher, guidance counselor or principal at your current high school
  • Have a current FAFSA on file with the NCC Financial Aid Office by the application deadline

How to apply

During the application period, a link to the application form will be posted here.

The NCC Foundation Scholarship Committee reviews all applications and selects potential recipients for an interview.  Following the interview process, students are selected to receive an award.

Students are notified by email, once their unmet need is determined, if they have been awarded the scholarship.

How to get help

For questions or more information, please contact Catherine Lucia, Director of Scholarships and Programs: clucia@norwalk.edu / 203-857-6894