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College Access Scholarship


The College Access Scholarship was created after the generous donation of funds made by Mackenzie Scott. This scholarship is offered to first generation students who show financial need. The scholarship recipient must participate in the TRIO College Success Program. College Access Scholarship awards $3,000 to fifty students per year. The scholarship is renewable for up to two years for students who remain eligible.

Application and Eligibility

To be eligible for funding for the 2024-2025 academic year, you must complete the Northeast Community College Application and have a current application on file with the admission office. The Northeast Community College scholarship application is located in your My Apps Portal. Students can begin submitting applications on October 1, 2023. Application priority date is March 1, 2024. Final application deadline is September 15, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Apply for Admission
  • First generation students.
  • First preference is given to students showing financial need. (150% of poverty)
  • Second preference is given to students that are Pell eligible.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by the Northeast Financial Aid Office via email.

Scholarship recipients must meet all the qualifications of the scholarship at the time of selection and maintain academic progress consistent with Northeast's Financial Aid Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress policy throughout the life of the scholarship. To maintain ongoing eligibility, students must participate in the TRIO College Success Program.

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