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 2023-2024 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, 2022. Application priority date is March 1, 2023. Final application deadline is September 30, 2023.
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Scholarship awards are up to $3,000 per person per academic year.
Yes, the College Access Scholarship is renewable for a maximum of two years. To ensure ongoing eligibility, however, a scholarship recipient must maintain satisfactory academic standing as detailed in the Northeast Financial Aid Standards and Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. This requires students to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.000 and maintain an adequate enrollment pace of 67% or higher. Scholarship recipients must also participate in the TRIO College Success Program provided by our TRIO advisors.
Qualifying expenses include tuition, fees, required tools and equipment, books, and room/board.
Scholarship recipients will need to:
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
- Meet with a TRIO/CSP advisor to complete the TRIO College Success Program requirements.
Funds will not be disbursed until all scholarship requirements are met.
The TRIO/College Success Program at Northeast is an academic assistance program. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with their TRIO/CSP advisor once a month and are encouraged to participate in one of the various program activities each month. All at no cost to the student. As students navigate the demands of college and gain more independence with the responsibility of college life, they will be offered personal and academic support. We provide assistance with meeting college requirements and support to motivate them towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education.