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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.

External: General Scholarships | Transfer Scholarships | Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

General Scholarships Opportunities
General Scholarships Criteria Deadline


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship


Student will need to submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the website. June $1,000

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship


  • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
  • Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, Native North American, Pacific Islander
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 emphasis on math or actuarial courses
  • Entering college freshment must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600



$1000 High school senior applying for freshman year

$2000 College freshman applying for sophomor year

Dr. Almas Adams Scholarship

Website & application

  • Applicants must provide evidence of community service activities in an underserved community setting. Service activities my include activism, outreach, or peer counseling in tobacco prevention or control
  • Applicants must submit documentation of financial need (SAR) report
  • Student s pursuing a course of study in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts or a related field will be considered eligible.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of at least a 3.0 for the most recent academic year.
  • Student must be a U.S. resident or a permanent legal resident of the U.S.

 April 30th


AES Engineering Scholarship



The belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted. 

 October 6th


Architecture, Drafting and Related Fields Scholarship

Website & Application


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  •  Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

 April 1st


Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship

Website & Application

  • Be attending college/university no later than January.
  • Be attending college or university on a full-time. or part-time basis by January.
  • Have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year.
  • Be a resident of the U.S. or Canada.

August 31st


Benjamin Gilman Study Abroad ScholarshipWebsite & applications
  • Be receiving Pell grant
  • Be applying to or have been accepted to a study abroad program starting between July-October 2013
  • Be traveling a minimum of 4 weeks to a country that is not Cuba or not on the U.S. Travel Warning List
March 4th Up to

Anthony Castelli Attorney’s Veteran’s Colleg Scholarship

Website & application

  • A current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged verteran.
  • Include the military veteran’s associated with the request for scholarship, DD-214 or if not available, a swarn affidavit attesting to the name, branch of service, years served and honorable discharge or current military enlistment of the veteran.
May 25 (Memorial Day) $500
College Is Power (CIP) Scholarship

  • Be a student over 17 years old
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Submit a completed application by the deadline
May 31st
Up to
Community Action Gerald Goldman Memorial Scholarship

  • Resident of Haverhill, Amesbury, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury or West Newbury
  • Essay about how you made a difference in your community and/or how you embody the giving spirit of Community Action’s Gerald Goldman (see website)
  • Letter of recommendation
March 20th $1,000

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Scholarship

Website & Application

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photogragh of self and quote for display on Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selecton committee.
April 1st $1,000
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Scholarships & Internships

There are SEVERAL CBCF scholarships & internships available, all with specific requirements. GENERALLY, CBCF requires:

  • Identify yourself as a qualified, yet underrepresented college student majoring in health, environmental studies, visual arts, or education
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Completed application, including FAFSA information
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time student


varies varies

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Scholarship

Website & Application

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a Minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photogragh of self and quote for display on Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.


April 1st $500
David Boren Study Abroad Scholarships

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a H.S. graduate or hold a GED & currently enrolled at an accredited college
  • Be applying to study abroad (but not in W. Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand)
  • Preference to students studying culture & language for a full year abroad
  • NOMINATION – contact PACE for details
Feb. 5th Up to
for an
Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program

  • Be a legal resident of MA & a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Meet financial eligibility requirements
  • Be in an ECE, Elementary Education, Psychology, Sociology, or education-related program
  • Be an ECE for at least 1 year at a licensed MA Dept EEC facility
  • Agree to continue working as an ECE after graduation
varies Up to
or $4,500
at a
4-year school
Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship

  • Enrolled in an associate’s degree program in Registered Nursing, Respiratory Care or Emergency Medical Services
  • Have at least 50% of your degree complete by June 2013
  • Plan to attend at least half-time for fall 2013
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA & no incompletes
  • Have a record free of suspension & disciplinary issues
  • Complete a PTK Common Application (see website) but do NOT need to be a PTK member
5pm, April 30th $2,500
Garden Club Federation Scholarships

  • Be majoring in Biology, conservation, environmental studies, or related field (see website for full details)
  • Be a resident of Massachusetts
  • Have a B average (3.0)
  • Good character
  • Financial need

March 1st

Gen & Kelly Tannabe Student Scholarship

  • Be a U.S. resident
  • Submit a complete application, including a short essay of 250 words or less
July 31
& January 1st 

Giva Corporate Scholarship

Website & Application

  • Currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time.


June 1st and December 1st Varies

 HENAAC Scholarship

Website & Application

  •  Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities.
  • Applicants must be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors.
  • Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community.


April 30 $500 to $10,000
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships

    There are several HSF scholarships with specific requirements, but GENERALLY, HSF requires:

  • Be a Hispanic student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Completed application, including FAFSA information
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time student
  • Visit the HSF website for specific information!
varies varies
Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship

  • Be female & at least 35 years old Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be enrolled in a degree program
  • Qualify as low-income per government guidelines (see website)
March 1 varies

Just Home Medical Health Care Leaders Scholarship

Website & Application

  • The Winner must be enrolled in an accredited US school By Spring. 
  • The Winner must be in some type of health care program, whether they’re studying to be a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist, dentist or medical technician.
  • The winner cannot be an employee or relative of JustHomeMedical.com.
  • Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s school.


Dec.  31


Up to $1,000

Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund

Website & Application

  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college, or university in the U.S.
  • Aged sixteen years or older
  • Open to all college, and university students with a mobiliy disabiliy who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis. 
  • Maintain a cumulative grad point average of at least 2.5.
  • Stardard 8.5 in. x11 in. sheet of paper to submit your entry if you are mailing in your submission.

 September 1


Legal Leaders Scholarship

Website & Application


Legal Leaders Scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in law. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the following areas: pre-law, paralegal studies, or working towards their juris doctorate in any concentration of the law.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Must demonstrate admissions and plans to enroll, or proof of current enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Academic acheivement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA
August 15 $1,000

Lexington Law Scholarship

website & application

  • Full-time student
  • GPA at least 2.5
February 28 $5,000 for two semesters

Liberal Arts and General Studies Scholarship

Website & Application


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.


April 1st $500

Lift Parts Express Scholarship


  •  Students must be between the ages of 16-21
  • Student must be attending school in the fall semester Students must write an essay on years topic
  • student must have a 3.0 GPA or above.
  • Male and Female students are both eligible.
  • Must be a US or Canadian Resident.
June 30th $500

LM Scholarship Program

Website and Application

  • Currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years in length or greater) by September.
  • A student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A student must be a US resident or a Canadian resident and must also attend a school in Canada or the US. 
May 31 $500
Loyola University Chicago Vietnam Center Scholarships

  • Be interested in studying abroad in Vietnam for the Fall 2013 semester at LUC’s Vietnam Center
  • Have 30+ credits completed & a 2.75+ GPA by Fall 2014 Be Pell Grant recipient OR be in a TRiO Program (PACE!)
  • Coordinate financial aid/transferring of credits through NECC Study Aboard coordinator
  • Submit a complete application (online)
  • Agree to shoot video & help recruit students to the Vietnam Center upon returning from your trip
April 18th $5,000

Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship

Website & Scholarship

  •  Must be attending school at the undergraduate level in the fall and be enrolled in any year.
  • Must have contributed at least 100 hours of volunteer work over the last 2 calendar years.
  • Must possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher in his/her last academic year
May 30th $500
Massachusetts Educational Opportunity Association (MEOA) Scholarship

  • Nomination from MEOA member (PACE staff)
  • Completed application, including letter of recommendation & essay
  • Meet federal guideline for low income and/or be a first generation college student
  • Copy of financial award letter from the college you plan to attend in Fall 2013
Due to PACE no later than May 20 $750
Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship Program

  • Be enrolled in a designated high need field (STEM, health, accounting, & more! – see website for full list)
  • Be attending a community college or public university in MA
  • Complete the FAFSA for the current year
  • Complete the online application
Jan. 15 Up to $4,000/year at a community college or $6500/year at a 4-year college

Massachusetts Hospital Association Insurance Agency Scholarship

MHA Application

PACE students visit PACE for an application!

  • Be in a health major such as Rad tech, Lab Science, or Respiratory Therapy (NOT available to Nursing majors)
  • Completed application
  • Be willing to sign an agreement to work in MA upon completion of your degree for at least 2 years
  • Financial need and most recent income tax form

April 4th


The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship


  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.
  • Scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.
  • Students must be in academic “Good Standing” and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

March 31st for Fall Semester

December 1st for the Spring Semester


The Mhelp Video  Scholarship



  •  U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident of the U.S.
  • Over the age of 13
  • Must be enrolled as a high school senior, or a student enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate college program.


December 15 $1,500

Mission Creek Orthodontics Scholarship

Website & Application

  • Be attending college or university no later than December.
  • Be attending college or University on a full-time basis of December.
  • Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM on May 15.
May 15 $500
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Committed to a career in biomedical, behavioral or social science research & be willing to work at NIH
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student for the current academic year
  • Have exceptional financial need
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Agree to complete two NIH service requirements including a summer internship and employment at NIH after graduation
March 3rd Up to
per year
New England College Council Scholarships

  • Must have completed at least thirty hours of credit toward his or her associate degree by the end of the Spring 2015 semester. A least half of those credits must have been earned a the curent member institution.
  • Must be returning to his or her current college for the Fall 2015 Semester.
  • Student must have achieved a cummulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher.
  • Completed application, including letter of recommendation and personal essay
May 15, 2015 $750

Odenza Marketing  Scholarship


  • Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30th 2014
  • Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the March 30th, Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada.


March 30th $500
One Family Scholars Program

  • Be sponsored by a participating community organization (for full list visit website)
  • Single, head-of-household with dependent children under 18
  • MA resident & income-eligible (see website)
  • Be enrolled in an accredited program an plan to use your degree to enter a family-sustaining career
  • Visit website for details
Application opens June 1, varies
Pearson Prize for Higher Education

  • Demonstrated leadership and/or dedication to community service
  • Completed at least 30 college credits by June 2013
  • Enrolled either at a community college or 4-year college
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5
April 19 $1,000

The Penny Hoarder Scholarship

Website & appliction

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university and have an active class schedule.
  • In 150 words, tell us the most unique or interesting thing your’ve ever done to make or save extra money.
  • Submit an appliction with all required fields completed.

Fall deadline October 1st

Spring deadline February 1st


The Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship

Website & application

  • Must have a high school diploma at time of application.
  • Must be an American or Canadian citizen
  • Will be 18 years during the fall semester. you may apply if you are 17, but the scholarship will not be paid until you turn 18.
  • Must be a full-time student who is attending or planning to attend an accredited university within the United States or Canada for the fall semester.
  • Student will be required to provide proof of enrollment in order to claim the scholarship prize.

October 1


Peter Pasula Mortgage Solutions

Study Habits Scholarship

Website & Application


  • Must be attending a College or University in Fall semester.
  • Must complete the application form including the essay prior to the deadline.
April 1 $500

 RN to BSN Scholarship

Website & application

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicant must be currently attending a college or university, or will be attending in the fall.
July 31 $500

Savvy Home Store Scholarship

Website & Application

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited US college or university.
  • Considered in academic “Good Standing” at their current institution (not facing suspension or under academic probation)
  • Studying interior design or other related field.
  • Required minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
February 28th $600

Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Website & Scholarship

  •  The Annual Scholarship award is for five sutdents enrolled in an associates’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The student must intend on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens. The applicant must be attending classes at an accredited college or university at the time of the spring deadline.
  • Employees of A Place for Mom and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must complete a letter of introduction and an essay that is between 500 and 900 words on a selected topic and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.
  • Scholarship will be awarded to five students who write the most compelling essay in each of five categories as judged by an outside panel of senior living professionals.
April 15, 2015 $1000

Shorelight Global Scholarship Program

Website & Application

  • A permanent legal resident of Massachusetts
  • A US citizen, or eligible non-citizen
  • A current student in good academic stadings (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA), who has completed an Associate Degree or a minimum of four academic semesters (full-time) as of Fall 2015 at a Massachusetts community college.
  • A student who has not earned a prior undergraduate bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Agrees to complete the admissions process for Bath Spa University’s School of Business and Entrepreneurship and is able to provide documentation upon request.
  • Agree to be available to participate in all activities and programs related to the scholarship program.
  • Able to provide documentation of ability to travel and live internationally (i.e., valid US Passport and United Kingdom student Visa).

April 1

Tuition for two years: $50,000

Housing for two years: $22,000

Additional living costs: $11,000

Air fare from Boston:$2,500

Small Business Success Student Scholarship

Website & Application

  • Must be U.S. citizen or resident of the U.S.
  • Enrolled full-time for fall semester.
March 31 $1500

Smart Home Scholarship

Website & Application

  • Applicant shall be at least 17 years of age and be accepted to and/or attending a full-time higher education program at an accredited institution of learning.
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 3.1 GPA based on the previous year’s academic performance.
December 31 $1000
Super College Scholarship

  • Submit a completed application online
April 30 $1,000

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship

Spring Semester

Website & Application

  • Any undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled at an accredited college or university for the 2015 Spring Semester.
  • Candidates must have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemestry or related life schience field. 
December 29, 2014

Two $10,000 scholarships

Four $5000 scholarships

Udall Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Be committed to a career in environmental studies OR Native American tribal policy/healthcare
  • Have at least 30 college level credits
  • Plan to attend college full-time during the 2013-14 year
  • Have a GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Secure an institutional nomination (see PACE)
no later
Feb 15
Up to

Undergraduate Distance Learning Scholarship

Website & Scholarship

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display of Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.
April 1st $500
United Negro College Fund

  • Criteria varies by scholarship, visit the website!!
  • UNCF is an organization seeking to be a national advocate for students of African American and minority backgrounds
  • It administers 400 scholarship and internship programs geared towards making college affordable for students from low- and moderate-income families
varies varies

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Website & Application

  • A current active-duty service member.
  • Veteran of the United States Armed Forces.
  • Spouse of a service member of veteran.
  • Surviving spouse or child of a fallen service member.
  • Child of a service member or veteran.


March 15 through April 30


Sept. 15 through October 31

Vital Impact Scholarships
(formerly Massachusetts Educational Foundation Scholarships)

  • Female, MA resident, age 35 or older
  • Be committed to making a career change
  • Be enrolled in a degree program.
  • Use scholarship within 1 year of award.
May 31 Up to $1,000
Women’s Opportunity Award

Eligible applicants are women who:

  • Provide the primary financial support for her dependents (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program
  • Are motivated to achieve their educational and career goals
  • Reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries or territories
  • Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award; are not a Soroptimist member, employee of Soroptimist or immediate family of either
December 1 varies
up to

Your Favorite Car Scholarship

Website & Application

  • Attending an accredited post secondary institution by the fall at the latest. High school students who will graduate are also eligible.
  • A student can be enrolled or planning to enroll at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer. additionally, students must be Canadian or U.S. residents.
  • Submit the online application by the deadline.


April 30 $500

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award

Website & application

  • Over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work.
  • Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater.
  • A student must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the deadline.
  • A student must submit an essay on this years topic
April $500

Zip Conferencing Scholarship

Website & application

  • Student must be enrolled at a 2 year, 4 year, graduate level or certification program for business or communication related studies.
  • All entries must be a minimum of 500 and maximum of 1000 words. Diagrams, Schematics, illustrations and photographs may included as supporting documents.
June 30 $2500

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Transfer Scholarship Opportunities
Transfer Scholarship Criteria Deadline Amount
**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.

  • Be a community college student planning to graduate & transfer to a 4-year college in Fall 2013
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Have interest in pursuing a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering (Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Secure an official nomination from NECC(PACE students should See PACE for more information about this.)
Jan. 18 Up to $7,500
Boston University Metropolitan College Community Scholar Program

  • Applied for admission to BU Metropolitan College
  • Complete Associate’s degree from NECC
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Pursuing a major offered by BU’s Metropolitan College only – Scholarship not applicable for students intending to pursue daytime classes at BU
June 15 August 1, and December 1 50% of
for up to
12 credits
a semester
**Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

For directions on how to apply contact Lis Espinoza, at lespinoza@necc.mass.edu.
Outstanding students who will be transferring from NECC are encouraged to apply for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship.

  • Cumulative GPA 3.5
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Significant community service
Scholarship Process Closed  
**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.

  • Be a current student at an accredited US community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2012, or a recent graduate (since spring 2008).
  • Plan to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2013.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.50 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
  • Have significant unmet financial need.
  • Have not previously been nominated for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
  • Secure an official nomination from NECC
Scholarship Process Closed  
Lesley University Community College & Transfer Merit Scholarships
(For use at Lesley College OR The Art Institute of Boston)

No separate application

  • More than one scholarship available, see the website for details!
  • Accepted for admission to Lesley College OR the Art Institute of Boston for Fall 2013
  • Students applying to the eveneing/Adult Learning Division are not eligible
varies Up to $13,000/year for up to 2 years
New England Transfer Association Scholarship

  • Receive an associate’s degree by the end of Spring 2013 semester (30 credits must be from NECC)
  • Plan to transfer to a NETA-affiliated 4-year college or university for fall 2013
  • Have a 3.25 cumulative GPA
Due to PACE for nomination no later than March  $1000
Northern Essex Community College Professional Association (NECCPA) Scholarship

Application not yet available.
  • Graduating from NECC by June 30
  • Represent the best product of NECC education, as judged by the committee
  • Completed 42 credits at the time of application, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Work sample, noted by an NECC instructor
  • Completed application including 1 letter of recommendation & essay on your NECC experience
1 p.m.
April 17
UMASS Boston
Chancellor’s Scholarships

  • For Academic Excellence
  • For Excellence in the Arts
  • Be a resident of Massachusetts
  • Be admitted to UMASS Boston for Fall 2013
  • Have at least 24 college credits
  • Have a GPA of at least a 3.5
  • Complete the application, along with essay and letter of recommendation by deadline (see website for details)
  • Not valid for online/evening students
Round 1: March 1
Round 2: June 1
Up to
full tuition
& fees
**UMASS Boston
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.

  • Completed associate’s degree
  • Have a cumulative GPA of least a 3.5 GPA
  • Must be a Massachusetts resident
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Admitted to UMASS Boston as a must be a first time,  full-time student enrolling for fall semester immediately following graduate from the community college
  • Must graduate from your community college in the spring preceding fall entrance at UMass Boston
  • Not available to applicants from community colleges graduating in the winter term
  • Nominated students may not have attended UMass Boston in the past
  • Institutional nomination (PACE students please contact PACE for information.)
March 31, 2014 100%
& fees
for up
to 2 yrs
University of Massachusetts Amherst Community College Academic Honors Scholarship

Visit the PACE office or Advising for an application!
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of application
  • 45 community college credits completed
  • Applied to UMA as a day student for Fall 2013
  • Complete Associate’s degree prior to transfer
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Additional scholarship awards may be available for qualified first-generation college students!
April 15 $2,500
per year
for part
for 2 yrs
University of Massachusetts LOWELLTransfer Scholarship

No separate application required.
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Transferring to UML as a day student for Fall 2013
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
varies varies

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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 amorse@necc.mass.edu.

PHI THETA KAPPA General Scholarships
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

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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.

PHI THETA KAPPA Transfer Scholarships
Massachusetts PTK Transfer Scholarships Criteria Deadline Amount
American International College (Springfield)

  • A letter from a PTK advisor verifying you are in good academic standing
  • An overall 3.3 or higher GPA
  • Minimum of 30 credits earned at the PTK college
Contact college: 800-242-3142 Up to $10,000
Boston University

  • Members of PTK & nominated by their chapter advisor
  • Outstanding leaders who have demonstrated academic excellence
  • Must enroll as juniors at Boston University with a minimum of 60 transferable credits
March 15 50% tuition for up to 2 years
Clark University (Worcester)

  1. PTK Scholarship
    • PTK member with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • Be transferring to Clark with a minimum of 45 credits
  2. PTK All-USA Scholarship
    • PTK Member nominated to the PTK/All-USA Academic Team
    • Minimum 3.7 cumulative GPA
    • Transferring to Clark with an associate’s degree (or a minimum of 60 credits)
April 1 Up to $15,000
Elms College (Chicopee)

  • Members of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Renewable for up to 3 years
Contact college: 413-594-2761 Up to $10,000
Harvard University Extension School (Cambridge)

  • PTK Member planning to enroll in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree for Fall 2013
  • Complete 3 pre-admission courses with a B or higher
  • Earned Associate in Arts degree
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Successfully complete application & interview process
June 1 Approx. $3000 for pre-admission courses + 50% tuition in future courses
Lesley University (Cambridge)

  • PTK Member with an earned Associate’s degree
Contact college: (617) 868-9600 Up to $14,000
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams)

  • PTK member with earned associates degree
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.3
Priority: February 1 Up to $3,000
Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley)

  • Call Mount Holyoke for more information: 413-538-2023
Northeastern University (Boston)

  • PTK member with at least 32 transferable credits
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Recommendation of PTK advisor
May 1 Up to $5,000
Regis College (Weston)

  • PTK Member with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must plan to enroll full-time at Regis College
Contact college: 781-768-7000 Up to $6,000
Smith College (Northampton)

  • Female PTK Member selected for recommendation by Smith College’s Office of Admission (Smith is an all female school)
  • No separate application, eligibility determined at time of admission
February 1 Up to $5,000
Suffolk University (Boston)

  • PTK advisor nomination
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.3
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Contact Suffolk for more information 617-573-8460
April 1 $1000
UMASS Lowell

  • Combined GPA of 3.50 or better
  • Associate Degree completed
  • Active PTK Membership
  • No separate application required, but provide a copy of your PTK membership card at the time of application
Varies Up to $1000/year
Western New England College (Springfield)

  • Enroll immediately following graduation from NECC
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • U.S. citizen
  • Cannot have a previously earned bachelor’s degree
Contact college: 413-782-1321 Up to $10,000/year
Wheelock College (Boston)

Contact Wheelock for more information: 617-879-2000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Enroll at WPI full-time
  • Cannot have a previously earned bachelor’s degree
  • Based on NECC transcript, recommendations, leadership and community
April 15 $10,000

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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)

  • Enroll at SNHU either as a commuter or on-campus student
  • Graduate from NECC with a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Enroll as full-time undergraduate DAY students at SNHU
May 15, 2013 Up to $7,000

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**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.

Phone: 978-556-3621
Email: lmayo@necc.mass.edu

Scholarship contact information for assistance applying or more information.