MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. – Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) will offer a buy one, get one (BOGO) community scholarship program for the Spring 2021 semester.

Because of the financial strain that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, NWSCC is providing free tuition (up to nine credit hours) to students for the spring 2021 semester.

According to NWSCC Assistant Dean of Student Services Dr. Crystal Reed, this is a way NWSCC can offer relief for those that want to continue or start their college education in such a difficult time. “Northwest-Shoals knows how hard 2020 has been financially and emotionally for so many in our community,” said Reed. “This is one way we can help those that are wanting to start or further their education in a very affordable way.”

To qualify for the scholarship, students must apply for the scholarship and register for at least six credit hours in the spring semester by January 5, 2021, and must:

  • have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (unless they are a dual enrolled high school student)
  • not already be receiving an institutional scholarship
  • be a high school dual enrolled student taking classes online or on a NWSCC campus
  • be a first-time student at NWSCC (previous dual enrolled students are eligible). Transient students are not eligible for the scholarship
  • be a returning student that did not enroll in the 2020 fall semester but is eligible for 2021 spring graduation

Get more detailed information about the 2021 Spring Community Scholarship.

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