A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is NOT required to be repaid by the student.
The North Central Missouri College Foundation through the generosity of others has grown their endowment to over $4.5 million dollars. Of this endowment, over $200,000 is available in the form of scholarships during the 2020-2021 academic year for NCMC students.
How do students put themselves in consideration for NCMC Foundation scholarships?
Simply by filling out ONE application and writing a 500 word essay. It’s So Easy!
The priority deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year is April 1, 2020.
Students who are enrolled full-time or have submitted an application for admission and have submitted all transcripts, certificates and a FAFSA are strongly encouraged to apply.
Don’t forget after completing the entire application to SIGN the form and then mail or fax to:
NCMC Financial Aid Office
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
Fax: (660) 359-7856
What should your scholarship essay say about you?
The NCMC Foundation Scholarship Committee considers your essay to be the most important part of the application and the committee reads every essay. In 500 words or less share with the committee your financial need, academic goals, plans for your future education, as well as your desired career path. Applicants are also encouraged to list clubs, organization or volunteer work that they have been involved in. In addition, list any jobs or circumstances which demonstrate your leadership capabilities. The review committee wants to know about you. Describe what sets you apart from other applicants.
DO NOT include personal identifying information in the essay. (For example: name, hometown, high school, etc…)
What happens after the April 1, 2020 deadline?
After the April 1st priority deadline, essays are read, applications reviewed and selections made. Notifications for high school seniors are made during graduation programs and scholarship award nights. Returning students are notified via email. Only recipients will be notified, so returning students keep an eye on your Pirate account.
All recipients are required to write a thank you letter to the scholarship donor prior to their award being dispersed. Then on March 25, 2020 students have the opportunity to meet their donor and celebrate with family, friends, faculty and staff at the NCMC scholarship reception.
“I chose NCMC not just because of baseball, but it’s small town, and family-oriented vibe. I am forever grateful to NCMC for the opportunities that they have given me. This school and scholarship as allowed me to step out of my comfort zone by enhancing my leadership skills, it has made me more culturally aware, and the academics have challenged me to grow not only as a student but also as a lifelong learner.” Lance Chapman – St. Mary, MO