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College Access Scholarship


The College Access Scholarship helps first-time college students complete their associate degree, transfer requirements, or workforce certificates by assisting students financially who may feel attending college is not within their financial reach or they have limited resources. The College Access Scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, fees, and $500 towards books. This scholarship will be available to students enrolled at Northeast for three years or until graduation; whichever comes first.

Application and Eligibility

To be eligible for funding for the 2021-2022 academic year, students must create a scholarship account and complete the online College Access Scholarship. If you have applied at Northeast Community College for scholarships, please use the same username and password. If not, please create a new account. Once an account is created, you may complete the scholarship application. The College Access Scholarship application is available until scholarship funds are depleted.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolling full-time in the 2021 Fall semester or be a GED® graduate of the Northeast Adult Education program and is enrolling in a minimum of 6 credits hours in the Fall 2021 semester.
  • New, first-time, college student that is 18 years or older
  • Have a high school diploma/GED® or home schooled
  • Resident of the Northeast Community College 20-county service area
  • Have a household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Be a student from under-resourced or vulnerable populations
  • Must complete the College Access Scholarship application

Scholarship recipients will be notified as soon as the scholarship application is reviewed and meets eligibility requirements.

  • Scholarship recipients must meet all the qualifications of the scholarship at the time of selection. To maintain ongoing eligibility, students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0. (Northeast Adult Education GED® students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.)

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