01-30-08

Northeast State accepting scholarship applications

Students searching for financial aid to attend college need financial help now more than ever and it’s never too soon to submit a scholarship application to the Northeast State Community College Foundation for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Northeast State has more than 70 institutional scholarships available to help students pay for college next fall.  Scholarships are designed to fund fees and even textbooks costs for recipients. Northeast State also administers the EdScholar Scholarship, Academic Work Scholarship, and the Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship.

The application deadline is March 1. Scholarship applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Over 375 applications were submitted last spring.  

The Foundation awards scholarships to qualifying applicants following a competitive review process. Scholarships cover a portion of tuition costs for a full academic year for a full-time student working toward an associate degree or certificate.

An applicant should meet the stipulations set forth in each scholarship. The scholarship application qualifies a student only for a Foundation Scholarship. The application does not qualify a student for other sources of state or federal financial aid.

For a listing of available scholarships, visit www.NortheastState.edu, follow the Foundation and Foundation Scholarship links and complete an online application.

For information, contact Greg Walters at 423.354.5120 or e-mail gnwalters@NortheastState.edu.