NCC has one of the largest scholarship programs in Pennsylvania.
Pursue your education in a community committed to your success. At Northampton Community College (NCC), we take immense pride in our commitment to making education accessible and affordable—including through one of the largest scholarship programs in Pennsylvania!
Each year, we award over 600 scholarships to deserving students like you. These scholarships can support and fuel your educational journey, giving you the extra boost you need to cross the finish line.
Because we invest in our communities, we give preference to permanent residents of Northampton and Monroe counties. We consider a wide range of factors to ensure that as many students as possible can benefit from this support, so no matter your educational path, we could have a scholarship in store for you.
4 Steps to Apply for Scholarships
We like to keep it simple: Apply to NCC and complete the FAFSA, then apply for any additional scholarships and accept your awards! The sooner you enroll at NCC, the better your chances of receiving a scholarship—these awards are in high demand, so getting a head start on the application process can make a big difference.
1. Apply to Northampton Community College
Fill out our fast, easy, and free online application to be considered for NCC scholarships! You can upload your high school/GED transcript(s), test scores, and any other relevant documents.
2. Complete FAFSA
Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using our federal school code, 007191, to be considered for Northampton Community College scholarships. The FAFSA is separate from NCC’s scholarship application and has different deadlines for each semester.
3. Review and Apply for Scholarships
The Fall 2023- Spring 2024 scholarship application is now closed. The scholarship application for Fall 2024-Spring 2025 will open on May 1.
4. Receive Confirmation and Awards
Once you submit your NCC scholarship application, we’ll send you a confirmation email—no additional steps are required!
The Scholarships Office will notify you directly if you receive an award. We award most scholarships during the summer months leading up to the start of the Fall semester. Remember that you need to reapply and qualify for NCC scholarships each academic year.
*** Submitting an NCC scholarship application does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship, but it is a necessary step to qualify for an award. ***
On top of NCC’s impressive scholarship program, you can apply for additional financial aid through private funding bodies. These opportunities vary widely, with some hyper-specific scholarships available based on things like your major and your background. Explore our directory of external scholarship options to learn more.