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NECC offers scholarships dedicated specifically to support incoming freshmen. They are made possible by the generosity of private donors and are available to you through NECC’s Office of Institutional Advancement.

The scholarship award amounts and eligibility requirements vary, so please check the requirements for each one and apply for any of the scholarships for which you may be qualified. You do not have to complete the FAFSA to apply for any of the Incoming Freshman Scholarships.

The application period is now closed. 

Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

Incoming Freshman Scholarship (for registered NECC students only)
Scholarship Name Criteria Application link Deadline

NECC Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Awards and amounts vary

  • Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application
  • One Letter of Recommendation from high school teacher or guidance counselor
  • High school transcript (may be unofficial)
  • Must be registered at NECC with a minimum of 6 credits for fall  semester
  • Must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5
  • Brief personal statement (1-2 paragraphs) with answer to the following:
    • Describe your educational and career goals.
    • Describe how a scholarship from NECC will help you achieve those goals.

Complete the scholarship application online.  The application will open again on February 1, 2020.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Graham at 978-556-3629.

May 1





NECC Presidential Scholars Program


($500 for fall 2019/$500 for spring 2020)

The number of awards available vary

The following must be submitted on your behalf by a high school guidance counselor or teacher:

*Must have Minimum 3.0 GPA from high school

To support your nomination please apply to NECC and register for classes as soon as possible.

Must be registered at NECC for minimum of 6 credits for fall; and must maintain enrollment of at least 6 credits.


Please ask your guidance counselor/teacher to recommend you for this award.


Presidential Nomination Form. The application will open again on February 1, 2020. April 8


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