MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — In a typical year, it might be too late for incoming fall 2020 freshmen at Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) to apply for scholarships, but this is no typical year. With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting the lives of everyone and especially high school seniors, NWSCC is extending the deadline to apply for the Patriot Proud scholarship until June 1, 2020.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has altered everyone’s plans this year, and we want to help future students by extending our deadline for the Patriot Proud scholarship,” said NWSCC Assistant Dean Dr. Crystal Reed. “We want our area students to know that even if their college plans have changed, we are here to support them.”

The Patriot Proud scholarship is available to all students. However, if applicants have faced hardships due to the pandemic, that will be taken into consideration.

To qualify for the Patriot Proud scholarship, students must complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) The FAFSA can be submitted online at, and the NWSCC school code is 005697.

For more information on NWSCC scholarships or financial aid, please contact Student Financial Services  at 256-331-5364 (and leave a voicemail) or email

About Northwest Shoals Community College:

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to approximately 3,600 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit