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Numerous endowed and annually donated scholarships are available at Nash Community College.

Scholarships

Scholarships are provided by friends of the College, including individuals, businesses, industries, local agencies, clubs, organizations, and the College Foundation. Many of the awards have been established in memory or honor of loved ones. Individuals may make designated gifts to specific scholarships as listed or may establish new scholarships if they so desire.

Please complete the online NCC Scholarship Application by clicking on the link to the right.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Ambassador Scholarships

The NCC Foundation will be sponsoring the Student Ambassador Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students must have a 3.0 or greater grade point average, a minimum of 12 completed semester hours, and must be willing to assist the college with campus events.

Interested students must submit an application and 2 letters of recommendation.

There are many benefits to this program. In addition to receiving a $2,000 scholarship, ambassadors will receive leadership training and attend events that will help them develop self-sufficiency skills.

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Plus (click or tap to expand) + Golden Leaf Scholars Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Golden Leaf Scholars Program. The deadline for the fall semester is Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Download the Golden Leaf Scholars Program Application

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Eligible students must (1) demonstrate financial need and (2) reside in a rural county thatis tobacco dependent and/or economically distressed (Tier 1 or Tier 2 under the 3-Tier designation). A scholarship recipient who resides in an eligible county upon initial award will retain eligibility and will be eligible for renewal awards as long as the student’s place of residence is within the state of North Carolina.
  2. Eligible students may receive an award for each funded term. Financial aid offices will determine their application procedures for receiving awards for subsequent terms. Selected students will be required to disclose all financial aid awards as dictated by college financial aid offices for award packaging. Golden LEAF Scholarships will not displace governmental grants, e.g. Pell grants, for which the student may be eligible (may displace loan funds).
  3. Curriculum students will be selected based on their financial need as reported in their Free Application for Student Assistance (FAFSA). Degree seeking students must be enrolled as a full-time student in order to receive the maximum scholarship award. Grants for less than full-time will be prorated based on hours of enrollment and pending availability of funds.
  4. Occupation Continuing Education students must demonstrate a need under the federal TRIO formula and be enrolled in a Jobs Now program or a credentialing program of at least 96 hours.
  5. Should a student become ineligible to use any semester’s scholarship award, those funds will be awarded to other qualified students within the same institution.
  6. Students using funds for transportation purposes will be asked to sign a statement regarding their travel to and from the college.
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Plus (click or tap to expand) + Huffines & Davenport

The Carrie and Luther Huffines and Henry N. and Sidney T. Davenport Educational Funds provide scholarship assistance to qualified students of Nash Community College. All inquiries should be directed to the Nash Community College Foundation.

Students are considered based on the following guidelines:
Students wishing to apply for scholarships from the Huffines and Davenport funds must complete an application provided online at www.nashcc.edu/hdscholarship and return it along with all required attachments no later than August 1 of the current aid year. Financial Aid Office, P.O. Box 7488, Rocky Mount, NC 27802, 252-428-7328.

  1. Students must be residents of Nash or Edgecombe Counties, North Carolina.
  2. Students must demonstrate need, qualities of leadership, good citizenship, force of character and community spirit, and academic progress.
  3. The fund gives preference to qualified students studying medicine or textiles. However, other programs of study may be considered for scholarship assistance.
  4. Students may reapply for additional scholarships for succeeding academic years subject to maintenance of satisfactory academic standing.
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Plus (click or tap to expand) + NCC Scholarship Application

How to Apply:

  1. ​Fill out application
  2. Submit Counselor/Instructor recommendations to: nccscholarship@nashcc.edu

Need-Based Scholarships require:

  • Completed NCC Admissions Application
  • Completed NCC Foundation Scholarship Application
  • Student Aid Report/or FAFSA
  • Official High School Transcript *
  • Counselor/Instructor Recommendation

  • *Transcripts are required for high school and new students.

Merit-Based Scholarships require:
*Transcripts are required for high school and new students.

  • Completed NCC Admissions Application
  • Completed NCC Foundation Scholarship Application
  • Official High School Transcript *
  • Official College Transcript (if you transferring in from another college)
  • Counselor/Instructor Recommendation

High school seniors, please notify your counselor so that they can send your current high school transcript. If you know you are from a NC public high school and know your NCWise school student identification number you can all use CFNC’s Transcript Manager and send your own transcript.

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Plus (click or tap to expand) + Continuing Education Scholarships

State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Scholarship

The State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation Continuing Education Scholarship was established to remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job-related skills. The eligible training courses are CDL Truck Driver Training, Emergency Dispatch Academy, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic, Intermediate, Paramedic, EMT to Nurse Aide, Firefighter Academy, Manicurist/Nail Technology, Nurse Aide I or II, and Phlebotomy.

To be considered for the SECU scholarship, the applicant must be a United States citizen, North Carolina resident and be in one of the following target groups: unemployed insurance claimant, unemployed or underemployed adult, military veteran and/or spouse, and a member of the North Carolina National Guard. Preference will be given to students with limited or no access to financial aid from other programs.

Students must pay all educational costs up front and successfully complete the class to be considered for the scholarship. If awarded, the $750 will be reimbursed to the student. Students should submit the SECU scholarship application to the Continuing Education Department located on the second floor of the Continuing Education and Public Services building. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Golden Leaf Scholarship

The Golden Leaf Continuing Education scholarship provides up to $250 for those individuals with a financial need who reside in a tobacco dependent and/or economically distressed county. Additional criteria must be met as well. The eligible training courses are CDL Truck Driver Training, Cosmetology Instructor Training, Emergency Dispatch Academy, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic, Intermediate, Paramedic, EMT to Nurse Aide, Firefighter Academy, HVAC, Manicurist/Nail Technology, Nurse Aide I or II, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, and Veterinary Assistant.

Students should submit the Golden Leaf Scholarship Application and current tax information to the Continuing Education Department located on the second floor of the Continuing Education and Public Services building. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Contacts

Tammy Lester
Director of Financial Aid
Tammy Lester
Phone: 252-451-8371
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Location: 2011
Priscilla Dickens
Assistant Financial Aid Officer
Priscilla Dickens
Phone: 252-451-8296
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Location: 2012
Heather Perry
Assistant Director, Financial Aid & Direct Loan Officer
Heather Perry
Phone: 252-451-8381
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Location: 2014
Norman Cooper
Assistant Financial Aid and Veteran Services Officer
Norman Cooper
Phone: 252-428-7355
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Location: 2015
Lashawn Cooper
Financial Aid Officer
Lashawn Cooper
Phone: 252-451-8204
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Location: 2017