Northwestern Connecticut Community College Scholarship Information
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Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) has a number of scholarship opportunities available for new, continuing and graduating students.  These scholarships are awarded to students based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, and/or enrollment in a specific academic program at Northwestern. 

Prospective and current students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships through a competitive application process.  Applications are reviewed and recipients are selected by the NCCC Scholarship Committee. Award amounts for the scholarships range from $100 up to approximately $4,000.

Through outreach efforts on the part of the NCCC Scholarship Committee, the college has been highly successful in increasing its scholarship base. Local corporations, businesses, civic organizations and individuals have made these achievements possible.


For information concerning scholarships for new students, click here.
For information concerning scholarships for continuing students, click here.
For information concerning scholarships for graduating students, click here.

For more information regarding these scholarships, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 860-738-6326.

 

NCCC Scholarship Committee Members:

Ms. Caitlin Boger-Hawkins (Co-Chair)
Mr. William Baxter
Dr. Robert Beck
Mr. Louis Bristol
Ms. Kim Dragan
Mr. Timothy Haskell
Ms. Susan Widmer

 


New Students

Instructions:

The scholarships listed below are awarded annually by Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) to new students who will be entering NCCC in the Fall 2014 semester.

Before completing the scholarship application, please read and review each scholarship description carefully.  Scholarship recipients must meet the specific selection criteria for the indicated scholarship.

If the scholarship for which you are applying indicates "demonstrated financial need", you must file the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Detailed instructions for completing the FAFSA are contained in the Financial Aid section of the College’s webpage.  Apply well before the scholarship application’s deadline to allow sufficient time for your FAFSA to be processed and the results sent to the NCCC Financial Aid Office.  Your FAFSA need analysis data will be used in establishing your level of “financial need” for a scholarship and any other grant programs administered by the College.

Candidates must meet the specific selection criteria for the indicated scholarship, and:

  • complete the Scholarship Application for New Students (must complete essay),
  • file (or have filed) an application for admission to NCCC for the Fall 2014 semester,
  • submit (or have submitted) a copy of his/her FINAL high school transcript and, if applicable, a copy of all other college transcripts to the Office of Admission, NCCC, Park Place, Winsted, CT 06098,
  • submit a letter(s) of recommendation from high school guidance counselor or teacher or community leader

All scholarship applications and requested documents must be submitted to:

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

  • Draper Scholars Scholarships – must be received by Friday, July 25, 2014
  • Carl F. Norden Scholars Scholarships – must be received by Friday, July 25, 2014
  • Please note that incomplete or late scholarship applications will not be reviewed by the NCCC Scholarship Committee.

    Scholarships Available For New Students

    • Click Here to Complete the On-line Scholarship Application For New Students

    Carl F. Norden Scholarships are awarded semi-annually for two years to two full-time students who are studying computer systems technology, engineering science or technology studies (Engineering Technology, Electric Power Technology, Industrial Technology) at NCCC. Selection criteria for this scholarship are based on scholastic achievement and participation in school activities. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average and be enrolled full-time each semester to continue his/her eligibility for this scholarship.

    The following scholarships are awarded by Northwestern Connecticut Community College to new students and are funded by THE NORTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION (NCCF):

    Draper Scholars Scholarships are awarded annually to two new incoming students with demonstrated high academic standing and financial need. Recipients must be graduates of The Gilbert School, Northwestern Regional #7 High School, Oliver Wolcott Technical School, or Explorations (whose students must be residents of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Hartland, New Hartford, Norfolk and Winsted). These scholarships fund full-time tuition and fees (excluding lab, studio, and/or clinical fees) for a period of two years (four semesters). Students must be enrolled full time each semester and maintain good academic and general standing at NCCC and good citizenship in the community to continue his/her eligibility for this scholarship.

    The following scholarships are awarded by area high schools to students who will be attending NCCC. Applications for these scholarships may be obtained by contacting your high school guidance counselor.

    Barkhamsted Lions Club – Lattizori Family Scholarship is awarded annually to a full or part-time student and is based on financial need and high academic achievement. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Northwestern Regional #7 High School who plans to attend NCCC.

    Catherine Ann Jespersen Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Northwestern Regional High School District #7 who enrolls at NCCC. The recipient is selected by the high school principal on the basis of high academic achievement and must have a cumulative “B” average.

    Walter M. Jespersen III Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Oliver Wolcott Technical School who enrolls at NCCC. The recipient is selected by the high school principal on the basis of good moral character, exemplary citizenship and demonstrated scholastic ability. Preference will be given to a candidate with education and interest in an electrical discipline and has an interest in pursuing higher education.

    Pythian Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of The Gilbert School who is accepted as a matriculated student for admission to NCCC and is based on academic achievement and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50.

    Continuing Students

    Instructions:
    The scholarships listed below are awarded annually by Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) to currently enrolled students who will be continuing at NCCC in the Fall 2014 semester.

    Before completing the scholarship application, please read and review each scholarship description carefully.  Scholarship recipients must meet the specific selection criteria for the indicated scholarship.

    If the scholarship for which you are applying indicates "demonstrated financial need", you must file the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Detailed instructions for completing the FAFSA are contained in the Financial Aid section of the College’s webpage.  Apply well before the scholarship application deadline to allow sufficient time for your FAFSA to be processed and the results sent to the NCCC’s Financial Aid Office.  Your FAFSA need analysis data will be used in establishing your level of “financial need” for a scholarship and any other grant programs administered by the College.

    Candidates must meet the specific selection criteria for the indicated scholarship, and:

    • complete the Scholarship Application for Continuing and Graduating Students (must complete essay),
    • must be a matriculated student at NCCC (enrolled in an associate degree program)
    • submit a letter of recommendation from a NCCC faculty or staff member

    All scholarship applications and requested documents must be submitted by April 4, 2014 to:

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

    Please note that incomplete or late scholarship applications will not be reviewed by the NCCC Scholarship Committee.

    Scholarships For Continuing Students

    Professor Greg Banks Scholarship is awarded to a continuing or graduating student who has maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70 and has earned a minimum of 30 credits in college-level courses at NCCC.  Scholarship will be awarded based on a student’s display of integrity, individuality, and communication and reasoning skills.  Students who apply for this scholarship must include at least one letter of recommendation from a NCCC faculty or staff member with the scholarship application. This scholarship was established by a former NCCC Mathematics Professor.

    Raymond and Mary Banks Scholarship is awarded to a continuing or graduating student who has maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70, who is pursuing a teaching career in secondary or higher education, and who has demonstrated the personal attributes of passion for education and commitment to a strong work ethic.  This scholarship was established by former NCCC Math Professor Greg Banks in honor of his parents who worked in the field of education.

    Barkhamsted Lions Club Lattizori Family Scholarship is awarded annually to a full or part-time student who is a resident of Barkhamsted and is based on financial need and high academic achievement.

    Classified Staff Scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing, matriculated student at NCCC who has earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and who will be enrolled for six or more credits for the fall semester and who does not qualify for federal grants (not including student loans) or other outside financial resources. Preference is given to a child/stepchild of a Classified Staff member who does not qualify for federal grants (not including student loans) or other outside financial resources. Students who have received this award may not reapply.

    Helen Case Foster Scholarship is awarded to a female student in her sophomore year. The award is given at the discretion of the president of the college. This scholarship was established in memory of a past chair of the NCCC Regional Advisory Council.

    John G. Groppo Scholarship for the Deaf and Hearing-Impaired is awarded annually to a deserving deaf or hard of hearing student or a student enrolled in the Interpreter Preparation Program who is continuing his or her enrollment at Northwestern.

    Lions Club Zone Scholarships are awarded annually to students who are enrolled in the CEDHH program at NCCC. Preference is given to CEDHH students who demonstrate outstanding dedication and commitment in pursuing her/his major of study at NCCC during the second or third year.

    Dr. Elaine Stewart McKirdy Scholarship is awarded annually to a full or part-time student who is enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at NCCC. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher and demonstrated financial need are required in order to be considered for this scholarship.

    Mildred M. Murdock Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the fine arts program of the college. Preference is given to non-traditional students with financial need and academic potential.

    NCCC Student Employee of the Year is awarded to a NCCC student employee who is matriculated in a program of study leading to her/his first associate degree or certificate. Candidates must be continuing as a student in the fall semester, have demonstrated financial need, and have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Final selection will be based on the supervisor’s nomination and evaluation of the student’s reliability, initiative, quality of work, and contribution to the department or office of the College.

    Northwestern Connecticut Community College Honors Scholarships is awarded annually to a continuing full-time, instate student who has earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. This scholarship funds tuition and fees (excluding lab and/or studio fees) for a period of one year (two semesters). This scholarship is funded by the Philip M. Drapeau, Frances M. Collins, Frank P. Marcil, Andrew Joseph Quinlan, and Benjamin and Irene Serafini Scholarship funds.

    Gautam K. Shah Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a full-time, continuing student with an academic major in the Business and Management Administration program. Demonstrated financial need and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 are required for consideration of this award

    Robert C. White Scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in art, who is completing her/his first year at Northwestern, displays scholastic and artistic promise, and plans to continue as a student at Northwestern.

    Winsted Lions Club Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is enrolled in the Collegiate Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons (CEDHH) program at NCCC. Preference is given to CEDHH students who demonstrate outstanding dedication and commitment in pursuing her/his major of study at NCCC during the second or third year.

    The following scholarships are awarded by Northwestern Connecticut Community College to continuing students and are funded by THE NORTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION (NCCF):

    John A. Albani Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in courses in the Criminal Justice Program. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and active participation in the Criminal Justice Student Association are required for consideration of this scholarship. Northwest Community Bank established this scholarship in memory of Mr. John A. Albani, their bank’s former Auditor and Security officer.

    Raymond W. Atcheson Scholarship #2 is awarded to a continuing student at NCCC who has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, preferably a mathematics or science major, a veteran of the armed forces or who is a single parent. This scholarship was established in honor of a retired NCCC executive dean, US Navy - Korea and Vietnam.

    Sarino and Marguerite DiMauro Scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing matriculated student at NCCC who has completed his/her first year of classes, has earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50, and has demonstrated financial need. This scholarship will be awarded to a student in the following order of preference:
    1. to a deaf or hard of hearing student
    2. to a student enrolled in the Interpreter Preparation Program: ASL/English
    3. to a student enrolled in one of the following NCCC academic programs relating to the medical and public health care fields (i.e., Allied Health Administration, Medical Assisting, Physical Therapist Assistant, Human Services, Liberal Arts and Sciences: Psychology pathway).

    James L. and Shirley A. Draper Scholarships are awarded annually to continuing, matriculated students at NCCC with demonstrated high academic standing and financial need. Recipients must be graduates of The Gilbert School or Northwestern Regional High School #7.

    Mary and James Duffy Scholarship is awarded to a member of the NCCC Classified Staff to take courses at NCCC in pursuit of an associate degree or at a four-year college or university in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree.

    Regina M. Duffy Scholarships (total of 4 awarded) are awarded to two full-time (12 credits or more) and two part-time (6-11 credits) continuing students who are returning to NCCC in the fall semester.

    Marion William Edwards Scholarships are awarded to two students as follows: (1) a continuing student at NCCC majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences; and (2) a student who is graduating and transferring to another college or university and will be continuing his/her studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences, with preference given to students majoring in Literature or Journalism.

    Northwestern Community College Foundation (NCCF) Scholarship is a semi-annual award to be given each semester to a matriculated student. Preference for this scholarship is given to a student with demonstrated academic accomplishments.

    Phoenix Scholars Scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student who is majoring in the Business and Management Administration program at NCCC. Selection criteria for this scholarship are based on scholastic achievement, participation in school activities, and demonstrated financial need.

    George L. Sherwood Scholarship is awarded to a continuing or graduating NCCC student who is a history major, has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and is a resident of Northwest Connecticut. This scholarship was established in memory of George L. Sherwood Sr., who was one of the founders of Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

    Graduating Students

    Instructions:
    The scholarships listed below are awarded annually by Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) to currently enrolled students who will be graduating from NCCC in May 2014 and transferring to a four-year college or university.

    Before completing the scholarship application, please read and review each scholarship description carefully.  Scholarship recipients must meet the specific selection criteria for the indicated scholarship.

    If the scholarship for which you are applying indicates "demonstrated financial need", you must file the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Detailed instructions for completing the FAFSA are contained in the Financial Aid section of the College’s webpage.  Apply well before the scholarship application deadline to allow sufficient time for your FAFSA to be processed and the results sent to the NCCC’s Financial Aid Office.  Your FAFSA need analysis data will be used in establishing your level of “financial need” for a scholarship and any other grant programs administered by the College.

    Candidates must meet the specific selection criteria for the indicated scholarship, and:

    • complete the Scholarship Application for Continuing and Graduating Students (must complete essay),
    • must be a matriculated student at NCCC (enrolled in an associate degree program)
    • submit a letter of recommendation from a NCCC faculty or staff member

    All scholarship applications and requested documents must be submitted by Friday, April 4, 2014 to:

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

    Please note that incomplete or late scholarship applications will not be reviewed by the NCCC Scholarship Committee.

    Scholarships Available For Graduating Students

    • Click Here to Complete the On-line Scholarship Application For Graduating Students

    Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student who has maintained a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, has been accepted for admission to a four-year college or university, and has demonstrated personal attributes of character, service and leadership as evidenced by active involvement at NCCC. This scholarship is neither need-based nor program-specific.

    Professor Greg Banks Scholarship is awarded to a continuing or graduating student who has maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70 and has earned a minimum of 30 credits in college-level courses at NCCC.  Scholarship will be awarded based on a student’s display of integrity, individuality, and communication and reasoning skills.  Students who apply for this scholarship must include at least one letter of recommendation from a NCCC faculty or staff member with the scholarship application. This scholarship was established by a former NCCC Mathematics Professor.

    Raymond and Mary Banks Scholarship is awarded to a continuing or graduating student who has maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70, who is pursuing a teaching career in secondary or higher education, and who has demonstrated the personal attributes of passion for education and commitment to a strong work ethic.  This scholarship was established by former NCCC Math Professor Greg Banks in honor of his parents who worked in the field of education.

    Marie L. Hill Scholarship is awarded to a Northwestern graduate whose scholarship, character and attitude merit recognition.

    The following scholarships are awarded by Northwestern Connecticut Community College to graduating students and are funded by THE NORTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION (NCCF):

    George J. Atcheson Scholarship is awarded to a graduate with a high cumulative grade point average who is transferring to a four-year college.  Preference is given to a mathematics or science major and veteran of the armed forces. This scholarship was established by Raymond W. Atcheson to honor his father T/SGT George J. Atcheson, US Army - WWII.

    Raymond W. Atcheson Scholarship #1 is awarded to a graduate with a high cumulative grade point average who is transferring to a four-year college. Preference is given to a mathematics or science major and veteran of the armed forces. This scholarship was established in honor of a retired NCCC executive dean, US Navy - Korea and Vietnam.

    Mary and James Duffy Scholarship is awarded to a member of the NCCC Classified Staff to take courses at NCCC in pursuit of an associate degree or at a four-year college or university in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree.

    Carmine E. Cornelio Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student who is transferring to another college or university and is based on high academic achievement and financial need.

    Regina M. Duffy Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student majoring in one of the natural sciences who is transferring to a four year college or university.

    Regina M. Duffy Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student who has maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50.  Preference will be given to a student who has served in Afghanistan or Iraq.  Students who are not a veteran of Afghanistan or Iraq must demonstrate strong financial need to be considered for this scholarship award.

    Marion William Edwards Scholarships are awarded to two students as follows: (1) a continuing student at NCCC majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences; and (2) a student who is graduating and transferring to another college or university and will be continuing his/her studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences, with preference given to students majoring in Literature or Journalism.

    NCCF Nursing Scholarship is awarded to the NCCC student with the highest cumulative grade point average who has applied, been accepted, and enrolls in the Nursing program at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

    Mary Ellen Serafini Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student who is transferring to a four-year college. Preference is given to a working parent. This scholarship was established in memory of the executive assistant to three Northwestern presidents.

    George L. Sherwood Scholarship is awarded to a continuing or graduating NCCC student who is a history major, has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and is a resident of Northwest Connecticut. This scholarship was established in memory of George L. Sherwood Sr., who was one of the founders of Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

    For more information regarding these and other scholarship opportunities, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 860-738-6326.