NCC awards more scholarships than any other community college in Pennsylvania

How to Apply for Scholarships

Northampton Community College offers a variety of scholarships every year for qualified students. Scholarships are usually awarded for academic achievement or talent that may or may not be based on financial need. Scholarships are need-based, program-specific or demographic-specific.

*Scholarship award amounts vary based on student's individual eligibility, funds available, financial need and other factors.

The Scholarships Office will notify you directly when you receive an award, via your NCC e-mail. Continue to check your e-mail throughout the summer months leading up to the Fall semester. Also, be aware that we may need to call you about your award. Please make sure you have included a valid phone number on your student record where the Scholarships Office can contact you or leave a message. It is important for NCC and the Scholarships Office to have your most up-to-date contact information on file. If you need to update your address and/or phone number on your student record, submit your changes at MyNCC > Biographical Information on the NCC website, or complete and submit the Change of Student Information form to the Records Office.

NCC Scholarships are awarded throughout the year. Most scholarship awards for the academic year are made during the summer months leading up to the start of the Fall semester. To be considered for any scholarship award, you must have submitted both your application for enrollment to NCC, and your Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, and be registered for six or more credit hours each semester. Please note that the sooner you register for your classes each semester, the sooner we can determine your eligibility for a scholarship - and the sooner you'll receive your award!

**Scholarship awards are given for one academic year. The amount you receive may be divided between your Fall and Spring semesters. Once the award year is complete you must reapply. Also, a drop in your credit load or withdrawing from classes can affect both your Financial Aid and your continued eligibility for your scholarship award.

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Apply for Admission

You must be admitted as a student to Northampton to be considered for a scholarship. If you haven't, apply now!

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Complete FAFSA

In order to be considered for a scholarship, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) must be completed.

View Scholarships

When steps one and two are completed, it's time to review and apply for scholarships.

What's next?

Once your scholarship application has been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. The application process takes place in the spring, and awards are announced in the summer months for classes starting in the fall. The scholarship application is now open for Fall 2016.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

You may be eligible for private scholarships from outside organizations. You will need to look into these opportunities on your own. (Please be alert, no legitimate scholarship will ask you for any type of monetary fee.)

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Need help filling out the FAFSA? Here's a 3-minute video than can help.

For questions about scholarships at Northampton Community College, please contact Elyse Holben, at or 610.332.6278.