External Scholarship Opportunities
As a service to our students, we have compiled this list of “outside” scholarship opportunities available. This list should be used as a starting point to encourage students to research additional funding opportunities. Learn more at the links below or by contacting the Alumni Office at 978-556-3621.
Please note: Some important scholarships notated in the table with ** REQUIRE AN NECC NOMINATION. Read the information below.
|Benjamin Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship||
|College Is Power (CIP) Scholarship||
& Aug. 31, 2013
|Community Action Gerald Goldman Memorial Scholarship||
|Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Scholarships & Internships||There are SEVERAL CBCF scholarships & internships available, all with specific requirements. GENERALLY, CBCF requires:
VISIT THE CBCF WEBSITE FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION!
|David Boren Study Abroad Scholarships||
||Feb. 13, 2013||Up to
|Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program||
|Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship||
||5pm, April 30, 2013||$2,500|
|Garden Club Federation Scholarships||
|Gen & Kelly Tannabe Student Scholarship||
& Dec. 31, 2013
|Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships||
|Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship||
|Lawrence General Hospital Scholarship for Healthcare Field Majors
Application Form 2013 (PDF)
Pace students visit PACE for an application!
||April 1, 2013||$1500|
|Loyola University Chicago Vietnam Center Scholarships||
||April 5, 2013||$5,000|
|Massachusetts Educational Opportunity Association (MEOA) Scholarship||
||Due to PACE no later than May 20||$750|
|Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship Program||
||Jan. 15, 2013||Up to $4,000/year at a community college or $6500/year at a 4-year college|
|Massachusetts Hospital Association Insurance Agency Scholarship
PACE students visit PACE for an application!
||April 5, 2013||$2,500|
|Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education Student Achievement Scholarship||
|National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program||
||Feb. 28, 2013||Up to
|New England College Council Scholarships
Visit PACE for an application!
|One Family Scholars Program||
||Application opens June 1, 2013||varies|
|Pearson Prize for Higher Education||
|Super College Scholarship||
& Dec.31, 2013
|TEACH Grant Program||
||varies||Up to $4000
|Udall Undergraduate Scholarships||
|United Negro College Fund||
|Vital Impact Scholarships
(formerly Massachusetts Educational Foundation Scholarships)
||May 31, 2013||Up to $1,000|
|Women’s Opportunity Award||Eligible applicants are women who:
|Women of Promise Scholarship Competition||The scholarship honors Women of Promise who will make the world a better place. The Women of Promise Scholarship is awarded to students who:
||March 2013||up to $15,000|
|**Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education||The purpose of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, as stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today’s terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.
||Jan. 18, 2013||Up to $7,500|
|Boston University Metropolitan College Community Scholar Program||
||June 15 & August 1, 2013||50% of
for up to
|**Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship
For directions on how to apply contact Lis Espinoza, at email@example.com.
|Outstanding students who will be transferring from NECC are encouraged to apply for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship.
||Scholarship Process Closed|
|Haverhill Community Television (HCTV) *new!*||
||April 30, 2013||$5,000, over 2 years|
|**Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship||The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year to each of approximately 60 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.
||Scholarship Process Closed|
|Lesley University Community College & Transfer Merit Scholarships
(For use at Lesley College OR The Art Institute of Boston)
No separate application
||varies||Up to $13,000/year for up to 2 years|
|New England Transfer Association Scholarship
||Due to PACE for nomination no later than March 29, 2013||$1000|
|Northern Essex Community College Professional Association (NECCPA) Scholarship
Application not yet available.
April 17, 2013
||March 1, 2013(round 1)June 1,
Foster Furcolo Scholarship
|For use at UMass Boston ONLY. This scholarship was established to honor Foster Furcolo, who served as governor of Massachusetts from 1957 to 1960. He was instrumental in the creation of the system of public community colleges in the Commonwealth. Award is a waiver of all tuition and fees at UMass Boston for up to 2 years.
||March 29, 2013||100%
to 2 yrs
|University of Massachusetts Amherst Community College Academic Honors Scholarship
Visit the PACE office or Advising for an application!
||April 15, 2013||$2,500
for 2 yrs
|University of Massachusetts LOWELLTransfer Scholarship
No separate application required.
PHI THETA KAPPA TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS
PTK is a nationally recognized honor society for community college students. To be eligible to join, you must have a GPA of 3.5+ and at least 12 college level credits completed. For information about joining the NECC Chapter of PTK, contact Professor Andrew Morse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|General Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarships|
|In addition to the scholarships listed below, PTK administers a number of scholarships using a common application. PTK Members may use the common application to apply for multiple scholarships at the same time. The Fall Common Application opens on October 1 and closes December 1. The Spring Common Application opens on February 1 and closes on April 1. It is critical for PTK members to complete the common application each semester in order to maximize scholarship eligibility. For more information, visit: www.ptk.org/become-a-member/scholarships|
Below are the colleges in MA & NH that are known to offer specific scholarships to PTK students. This is not an exhaustive list. If you are interested in transferring to a college not listed here, please contact them directly to inquire about any PTK scholarships that may be available.
|Massachusetts PTK Transfer Scholarships||Criteria||Deadline||Amount|
|American International College (Springfield)||
||Contact college: 800-242-3142||Up to $10,000|
||March 15, 2013||50% tuition for up to 2 years|
|Clark University (Worcester)||
||April 1, 2013||Up to $15,000|
|Elms College (Chicopee)||
||Contact college: 413-594-2761||Up to $10,000|
|Harvard University Extension School (Cambridge)||
||June 1, 2013||Approx. $3000 for pre-admission courses + 50% tuition in future courses|
|Lesley University (Cambridge)||
||Contact college: (617) 868-9600||Up to $14,000|
|Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams)||
||Priority: February 1, 2013||Up to $3,000|
|Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley)||
|Northeastern University (Boston)||
||May 1, 2013||Up to $5,000|
|Regis College (Weston)||
||Contact college: 781-768-7000||Up to $6,000|
|Smith College (Northampton)||
||February 1, 2013||Up to $5,000|
|Suffolk University (Boston)||
||April 1, 2013||$1000|
||Varies||Up to $1000/year|
|Western New England College (Springfield)||
||Contact college: 413-782-1321||Up to $10,000/year|
|Wheelock College (Boston)||Contact Wheelock for more information: 617-879-2000|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute||
||April 15, 2013||$10,000|
|New Hampshire PTK College Scholarships||Criteria||Deadline||Amount|
|Colby-Sawyer College (New London)||Contact Colby-Sawyer for more information: (800) 272-1015|
|Franklin Pierce University (Rindge)||Contact Franklin Pierce for more information: (603) 899-4180|
|Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester)||
||May 15, 2013||Up to $7,000|
**Note for scholarships that require an NECC Nomination
All deadlines represent internal deadlines. Please contact Lindsey Mayo regarding nomination process for one of these scholarships.
Scholarship contact information for assistance applying or more information.