Northwest Community College

Scholarships for New Students

New Student Scholarship Descriptions


  • Applicants must be a full-time matriculated student at NCCC (enrolled in an associate degree program).
  • Full-time student scholarship recipients must enroll for at least twelve (12) credits.

Application Instructions

  • Complete the on-line scholarship application for new students (including essay). 
  • Complete the online application for admission to NCCC for the fall semester.
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (applicants must file the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] to be considered for any scholarship that requires demonstrated financial need; detailed instructions for completing the FAFSA are contained in the Financial Aid section of the College’s webpage.)
  • Submit (or have submitted) a copy of his/her most current high school transcript.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from high school guidance counselor, teacher or community leader.

All scholarship applications and requested documents (essay, high school transcript and letter of recommendation) must be submitted to:

NCCC Scholarship Committee
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Park Place East
Winsted, CT 06098

Essays may also be emailed to:  (Please include your name and student ID on the essay.)

Incomplete or late scholarship applications will not be reviewed by the NCCC Scholarship Committee.