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Retention Scholarship

Retention Scholarship Overview

The Retention Scholarship provides access and support to students who would otherwise be unable to complete their education within a reasonable time and graduate from NECC career ready and/or transfer to a four year college or university. It is intended to support students who have demonstrated success and commitment in their coursework.

The scholarship funds can be used for educational expenses including:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Books and Supplies (available at the NECC Bookstore)
  • Health insurance (school policies only)

To be considered for the scholarship, students are required to:

  • Be enrolled in a degree and/or certification program.
  • Be making satisfactory progress toward a degree or program. (However, academic performance shall not be considered in the decision process as stand-alone criteria.)
  • Have an Academic Plan in Degree Works or be working with an advisor to develop a plan that will lead to timely graduation with career readiness and/or a transfer to a four year program.
  • Complete the Retention Scholarship Application/Agreement (once they have registered for classes).

How to Apply

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2017 semester. Apply Online today.

Applicants should apply for Financial Aid by completing the FAFSA online and submitting any additional documentation required by NECC, so that a determination of need for the scholarship can be established. The scholarship is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available.

Students must reapply to qualify for the scholarship in subsequent semesters.

More Information

Please contact: Aid@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3700