Each year NIACC and the NIACC Foundation award more than $1 million in scholarships! The NIACC Foundation Scholarship application for the 2020-2021 academic year will open on October 1, 2019.
The priority deadline is March 1, 2020. You must fill out the application to be eligible. If you have applied for NIACC scholarships in the past, make sure to use the user ID and password that were initially set up.
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. If your high school does not participate in a class ranking system, the following formula will be utilized to determine eligibility for the NIACC Trustees’ scholarship. Your final high school cumulative grade point average must be 3.8 or higher and your composite ACT score must be 25 or higher (1200 SAT composite.)
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 FastWEB.com (see Financial Aid links).