We are currently undergoing an upgrade to the Scholarship Tracking & Review System. You may begin applying for Spring 2015 scholarships by May 30th 2014 with a deadline of October 17th 2014.

Niagara County Community College (NCCC) understands that cost is one of the most important factors in your college plans. Through the NCCC Foundation, Inc. and many local organizations, a wide variety of scholarships are available to students.

Apply for NCCC scholarships through the Scholarship Tracking and Review System

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Review the list of available NCCC Scholarship Opportunities before you apply for scholarships. This list includes all of the NCCC scholarships available through the online Scholarship Tracking & Review System as well as additional scholarships that require paper applications. These will be labeled (Paper Application). You will also find these in the tabs below. 

Click the yellow tab on the right labeled Login Now to begin your online Scholarship Tracking & Review System application which will run you through a series of questions to determine the scholarships you are eligible for.

Required Documents to Upload Include: 1. A saved (2) page type-written essay that includes information about yourself, your career goals as well as extracurricular or community service activities and why you would need the scholarship funds. (Note)- each scholarship may require different criteria for you to write about so be sure to include this information in your essay. 2. A copy of your unofficial academic transcript with the most recent cumulative GPA. 3. Letter(s) of recommendation if applicable.


Scholarship Awards Availability

The NCCC Foundation, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to decrease the actual dollar amount granted from its scholarship awards based upon the economic performance of its investment portfolio from which scholarships are granted.

Please Note:
A student's financial aid package is based on the cost of attendance which includes not only tuition but also such costs as books, fees, living expenses, and transportation.

Please be aware that scholarship awards may affect your financial aid. To avoid an overaward of financial aid, students are advised to inform the NCCC Financial Aid Office of any scholarship awards received. Scholarships given by the NCCC Foundation are automatically calculated into a student's financial aid package.


For more information on NCCC Scholarships please contact the NCCC Scholarship Office located within the Financial Aid Complex, A-114 or by phone, (716) 614-6205

NOTE: All files above are in PDF Format. To view these documents you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

Distinguished Student Scholarship

This scholarship is NCCC’s most prestigious scholarship for incoming freshman graduating in June from a Niagara County High School. Student's can view the instructions HERE to find out how to apply for the scholarship. Print out the application HERE which will be included in your packet. Complete packets are to be returned by the deadline in order to qualify.

This full-tuition scholarship is awarded for four semesters and is based on academics, community service and commitment to Niagara County.

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 6, 2015 for June 2015 graduates

WNY Women's Foundation Scholarship

Low-income single mothers enrolling in non-credit programs related to the Health, Hospitality and Tourism, and STEM fields are eligible to apply for funding to assist with tuition, exam fees and course materials.

Amount: After all other financial aid is received; the maximum award is $1,400.

Click HERE for the Application to apply


The Statler Foundation Scholarship - Deadline to apply; Friday, October 17, 2014 Majors: Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management,Hospitality Operations or Baking & Pastry Arts

This scholarship is available for those students in one of the majors listed above who are enrolled full-time at NCCC. Funds for this scholarship are generously made available from the Statler Foundation and are based upon availability each semester. NCCC reserves the right to increase/decrease the actual dollar amount granted based upon the available funds from the Statler Foundation.  

Available: Fall 2014 semester

Amount: The maximum award for one academic year is $2,000 per student (Fall 2014/Spring 2015)

Click Here for the Instructions

Click Here for the Application to apply

Anthony S. Gullo Faculty Association Scholarship - Deadline to apply; Friday, Oct 17, 2014 This scholarship was established by the NCCC Faculty Association with donations made by the Association, its membership, retirees and others wishing to contribute. It was renamed in 2008 in honor of past president Anthony S. Gullo.

Available: Spring 2015 semester

Amount: Varies; awarded for 4 semesters

Click HERE for the Instructions

Click HERE for the Application to apply

Health & Physical Education Division Award - Deadline to apply; Friday, Oct 17, 2014     The Health & Physical Education Division established a scholarship in 2011. The Division members are committed to providing a scholarship opportunity to students who are dedicated to the field of Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Personal Training.

Available: Spring 2015 semester

Amount: Minimum of $100

Click HERE for the Instructions

Click HERE for the Application to apply

NCCC Honors Institute Scholarship - Deadline to apply; Friday, March 6, 2015

 This honors scholarship was established exclusively for NCCC honor students who will have completed eight (8) honor credits by the end of the semester in which they are applying.

Available: Fall 2015 semester

Amount: $1,000 per semester; $500 each

Click HERE for the Instructions

Click HERE for the Application to apply

NYS Federation of Home Bureau Scholarships for the Fall 2015 semester

Deadline to apply for all Home Bureau Scholarships is; Friday March 6, 2015

The local chapter of this statewide organization raises scholarship money through memorials and anniversary gifts to the group.

1. Agnes Kazmierczak - Amount: $250 (Awarded Fall only)

This scholarship was established in 2003 in memory of Agnes Kazmierczak, the past treasurer of this statewide organization. 

Majors:     Criminal Justice or Accounting

Click HERE for the NYS Home Bureau Agnes Kazmierczak Application.
Click HERE for the Instructions and NCCC Application

2. Donna Belling - Amount: $500 (Awarded Fall only) 

Majors:    Baking & Pastry Arts or Culinary Arts

Click HERE for the NYS Home Bureau Donna Belling Application.
Click HERE for the Instructions and NCCC Application

3. Elma Pangburn - Amount $500 (Awarded Fall only)

Majors:    Criminal Justice or Physical Education

Click HERE for the NYS Home Bureau Elma Pangburn Application.
Click HERE for the Instructions and NCCC Application

4. Niagara County - Amount $250 (Awarded Fall only)

 Majors:   Criminal Justice or Nursing

Click HERE for the NYS Home Bureau Niagara County Application.
Click HERE for the Instructions and NCCC Application

1. Campus RN Scholarship Funds - Deadline to apply is May 1st 2014.

Careers Nursing

Careers Nursing - Search Thousands of Entry Level Jobs, Externships, & Scholarship Opportunities on CampusRN for Healthcare Jobs

Nursing Scholarships

Nursing Scholarships - CampusRN has $15,000 in Scholarships Available to Nursing & Allied Health Students.


2. Pastry Chefs and Bakers Grant

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) and the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) are proud to support pastry chefs and bakers with the Grant for Pastry Chefs and Bakers from the AAC Ray & Gertrude Marshall Fund. Qualified recipients will receive half of their tuition fee or up to $500 upon successful completion of a continuing-education course in either pastry arts or baking within six months of the application date. Grant applications will be accepted throughout the year. Mail or email the completed application to: ACFEF, Attn: Professional Development Grant, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095, or

View the list of available scholarships through this Grant



3. NOCA - Niagara County High School Seniors (NCCC Foundation Scholarship) 

Check with your High School Guidance Counseling Office to determine if your school is an eligible participating member school of the Niagara-Orleans Counselors.

Award - $500 scholarship for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.

Eligibility - Candidate must be a Niagara County high school senior graduating in June at a participating member school of the Niagara-Orleans Counselors and plan on enrolling full-time fall 2014 at NCCC. They must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA for the second semester payment.


4. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa members have access to more than 37 million in scholarships. Applicants may apply for one scholarship on the common application or multiple scholarships at the same time. Apply Here


5. SAY YES to Education Buffalo

The Western NY community has come together in remarkable ways to make postsecondary education possible for students and families from across the income spectrum. Check the Eligibility on their webpage.

 Click HERE to learn how to apply for scholarships and Grants through SAY YES


6. Seneca Gaming Corporation Scholarship Fund 

Click Here for the established criteria and instructions on how to apply

Eligibility - Any current NCCC full-time student who is matriculated in any NCCC hospitality and tourism program, or high school senior, and who meets all of the attached criteria.


 7. SUNY Native American Western Consortium Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

Click Here for the complete list and instructions on how to apply

From webpage select the tab on the left labeled Scholarships and Grants


8. Volunteer Firefighter Tuition Reimbursement Program (FASNY HELP)

(FASNY) Firemen's Association of the State of New York

(HELP) Higher Education Learning Plan

New York’s volunteer fire departments are currently experiencing a critical need to recruit and retain members. As an incentive for people to serve, FASNY has developed the Higher Education Learning Plan (FASNY HELP). This program provides tuition reimbursement to individuals attending community college for up to eighty (80) credit hours.

Under FASNY HELP, student-volunteers are eligible to have up to 100% of their tuition reimbursed in exchange for maintaining their grades and fulfilling defined service requirements. They must also be a “member in good standing” in one of New York’s volunteer fire companies during both their school years and service payback period.

Visit the website at and under the Resources tab you will find the tuition reimbursement program (FASNY HELP). Download the FASNY HELP Handbook to learn more about applying today! Start by completing the application on page 15 and have page 16 signed and notarized. Once completed submit everything directly to the contact address located on page 2.


Scholarship Websites for additional "free" money - All of these scholarships are currently available to NCCC students.

Scholarship America

FastWeb Scholarship Search Service

College Board

The Princeton Review

NCCC Scholarships - All you need to know about how to apply for Scholarships! 

These information sessions are part of the "Unschedule" workshop series.


September 23rd and 24th, 2014


11:00 a.m.


Financial Aid Conference Room, A-117


Lisa Mahl, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

The online Scholarship Tracking & Review System will be discussed in more detail and how to apply along with the many other scholarship opportunities available. Essay writing tips will also be covered..feel free to bring your essay and we'll look at it for you!