There are automatic scholarships awarded to high school seniors with an ACT score of 23 or higher. Students with comparable SAT scores may also qualify for this scholarship. Submit your ACT/SAT scores to the NIACC Admissions Office.

High school seniors that are first or second in their graduating class are awarded a full-tuition Trustees’ scholarship. Submit an official final high school transcript which indicates your class rank to the NIACC Admissions Office.

Both the Trustees’ and President’s scholarships may be renewed if the student maintains both full-time enrollment (completes 24 semester hours) and earns a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. In order to be eligible for the Trustees’ and President’s scholarship, a student must attend NIACC during the fall semester of their freshman year once they have graduated from an accredited high school.

Private/Community Based Scholarships

There are many scholarships available in your communities and from private sources. Check with your high school guidance counselor on the scholarships available. You can also enter national scholarship searches, such as (see Financial Aid links).