Northwest-Shoals Community College Institutional Scholarships

Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) is excited to offer scholarships to very deserving prospective and current students for the 2023-2024 academic year! The 2023-2024 NW-SCC Scholarship Application is exclusively online. 

The deadline for the 2023-2024 NW-SCC Institutional Scholarship and the 2023-2024 Foundation Scholarship is February 15, 2023.

Important Scholarship Information:

  • Scholarship recipients are allowed one institutional scholarship per academic year.
  • In addition to meeting the specific outlined requirements of a scholarship, a student must also be meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidelines set by the school.
  • Completion of the NW-SCC Application for Admission and 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for ALL scholarships.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to students in surrounding areas of NW-SCC.
  • Scholarship recipients must start fall 2023.

Types of NW-SCC Scholarships

Applicants must be a high school graduate during the 2023-2024 academic year with at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and a minimum ACT score of 20. The award covers half tuition for up to 30 credit hours during the academic year (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024). The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the renewal criteria is met.

Applicants may be either incoming freshman or returning students who must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA); an essay, resume, and interview are required and recommendation letters are optional. This is a one year scholarship that covers full tuition for 30 credit hours during the academic year (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024). The scholarship may be renewed for a second year but students must complete the entire process again.

Applicants must be a high school graduate during the 2023-2024 academic year with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with a technical or occupation declared major. The award covers half tuition for up to 30 credit hours during the academic year (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024). The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the renewal criteria is met.

Applicants may be either incoming freshman or returning students who must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA), complete the interview, and test. The award covers tuition and fees up to 16 credit hours for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters only. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the renewal criteria is met.

Applicants may be either incoming freshman or returning students. This is a need-base scholarship that is based on student’s Estimated Family Contribution from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The scholarship covers half tuition for up to 30 credit hours for the academic year (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024). The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the renewal criteria is met.

Applicants may be either incoming freshman or returning students who must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA); students will be required to audition. The award covers for tuition and fees up to 16 credits hours for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters only. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the renewal criteria is met.

Applicants must be a high school graduate during the 2023-2024 academic year and participated in the NW-SCC Educational Talent Search program; a one page essay is required. The award covers half tuition for up to 30 credit hours during the academic year (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024). The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the renewal criteria is met.

This scholarship is awarded to the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of high schools in our surrounding service area. Students DO NOT HAVE TO APPLY for this scholarship. We are notified by the high school counselor. This scholarship pays for full tuition for 30 credit hours per academic year (Fall 2023, Spring 2023, and Summer 2024). The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the renewal criteria is met.

These are non-institutional scholarships available through the NW-SCC Foundation.