How many? Try well over 100.
Some scholarship facts:
- Scholarship awards at NCC range from one hundred to several thousand dollars.
- Some scholarships are designated for students who are about to graduate from Nassau; others are awarded to people who have completed some coursework but who still have a semester or two (or more) to go before graduation.
- Some scholarships require applicants to be full-time students; others are for students who attend Nassau part time.
- Scholarship criteria varies. Some awards are reserved for students who are enrolled in a specific academic program. Others recognize students who have contributed to campus life or performed valuable service in their communities. Some scholarships have been set up for specific student populations (e.g. returning adult students), while others are open to students planning to study for a bachelor's degree after NCC.
Do you have to be a straight-A student to get a scholarship? Not necessarily. While good grades are always a plus, you could still qualify for an award if you have a respectable grade-point average and meet other criteria. And in case you're wondering: while some scholarships are based on financial need, others simply recognize students who have done good work at Nassau.
Given the range of scholarships available, there's probably at least one award--maybe more--for which you could be in the running.
To learn more about Nassau's scholarships, check the Scholarships page at ncc.edu/scholarships and the Adjunct Faculty Association (AFA) website at collegeadjuncts.org. Both provide valuable info (including how to apply) about upcoming awards. Also, read the Vignette, the campus newspaper, which runs blurbs about scholarships, and look for scholarship notices on campus bulletin boards.
And when you see a scholarship that looks promising, APPLY FOR IT! You could be surprised at the results--and have more dollars in your pocket for your effort.