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 do not have to be paid back and 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.

Need tips on what you'll need, or what to include with your Fall scholarship application? Once the application process reopens, you'll need the following information for your application:

  • Personal info (such as where you live, and your current living situation)
  • Your primary source of income, and any estimated family contribution
  • Are you currently in need of child care?
  • Military veteran status (if applicable)
  • What are you career goals?
  • Community Service hours and any academic accomplishments (dean's list, etc)
Apply for admission
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.

Fill out Scholarship Application

When steps one and two are completed, it's time to fill out the Northampton scholarship application.

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.