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The 2023 Spring Semester application period has ended. Next application period will be open again in the spring, 2023. Please check back then for more information.
Please check your eligibility before you apply. Instructions ‘How to Apply’ available above.
To apply you must:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 to 3.4 at NCC
- Have 12 to 30 credits earned by the end of the fall semester at NCC (that count towards your degree)
- Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program (Nursing students are not eligible)
- Declare a major (General Studies, Liberal Arts etc. count except Nursing)
- Take at least 6 credits in the Spring semester
- 5-6 sessions with a success coach
- Financial support towards tuition and fees
- $150 Gift Card upon successful completion of each semester
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.
In 2018, the NCC Foundation funded a pilot program to provide scholarship recipients in the 2.3 to 3.4 GPA range with a master’s level success coach. Data and experience suggest that students falling within this GPA range are the most likely to struggle to maintain their academic standing and progress towards graduation. Path To Success (P2S) was based on the coaching model and success of the earlier Path programs, and eventually students from the original programs were incorporated into P2S, combining academic coaching and financial support to guide students toward their academic goals.
Summer Bridge for Math, English, and ESL
These programs are designed for incoming high school graduates who have placed into remedial classes. Students benefit from increased skills and savings in time and money. Summer Bridge classes are offered in person and virtually, ensuring that students with work or family obligations can schedule around the three-week intensive courses. After 7 years of programming, the data show that completion of Summer Bridge Math increases overall student success and nearly doubles their graduation rate.
UPLIFT is a student support program that empowers men of color by aligning services with student needs through each stage of the college journey, clarifying college expectations for participants and ensuring they successfully matriculate, succeed in their courses and ultimately graduate from NCC. Supports are bundled, integrating academic and nonacademic services through UPLIFT-dedicated advisors, coaches, tutoring, mentoring, and weekly gatherings.
A place where students can come together to create and explore. The NCC makerspace is a large workplace, lined with supplies, tools, 3-D printers, a laser cutter, and centered by an expansive work table. There, students gather to receive instruction, sketch out ideas, exchange knowledge, and bring their ideas to life.
Started in 2017, the Veterinary Technician program was born from a shortage of veterinarians and veterinary technicians in Connecticut. Aligning educational programs to meet the needs of local employers is integral to the Foundation’s work. Graduates from the program are already working in local veterinary clinics.
Academically enriching and entertaining special events foster a sense of community at NCC. Foundation sponsored events include a spring musical, a common read program, festivals, speakers and music on campus.
Building 1 Community [email protected]
The NCC Foundation is funding a pilot program with a goal of building proficiency in the English language so English Language Learners at the Stamford-based nonprofit Building One Community can take the ESL course sequence at NCC and matriculate into workforce development programs for certificate credentials or earn their associate degree. The NCC Foundation will fund tuition, laptops and emergency financial assistance to a cohort of between 15-18 students.
Student Emergency Fund
The NCC Emergency Fund was established by the NCC Foundation to help students with urgent, one-time financial shortfalls. Since early 2020, the pandemic has created new hurdles for some of these already struggling students who are working to advance their education. NCCF enabled the college to provide over $216,000 in emergency funding to qualified students dealing with issues ranging from food and housing insecurity to technology costs, utilities, and transportation.