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Institutional Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships

Northeast offers a large number of scholarships including Institutional Scholarships which are based on ACT performance, academic achievement, career incentive, activity, leadership, participation and competition. Students may also apply and be considered for a limited number of scholarships available through the Northeast Development Foundation/Alumni Association which are included in Agency Scholarships. It is the responsibility of students to carefully review the various scholarships and submit an Application for Scholarships. Information and assistance is available by contacting the Coordinator of Scholarships at 662.720.7273.

Institutional Scholarships along with specific criteria for each scholarship are listed below. An application is required and should be submitted to the Coordinator of Scholarships. Scholarships are subject to the availability of scholarship funds. Applications should be submitted by April 1st for priority consideration.

General criteria applying to Institutional Scholarships is as follows:

  • Institutional Scholarships may not be awarded for more than four (4) semesters.
  • Institutional Scholarships awarded, regardless of type and budget of funds, will be considered in determining the maximum number of semesters provided.
  • Students must enroll in at least 15 semester hours (12 academic hours) to receive institutional scholarships, with the exception of participation, and competition scholarships, which requires enrollment in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
  • Academic, ACT, Career/Technical, Activity, Leadership and Participation/Competition Scholarships may be combined up to the amount for tuition, dorm, meals, registration fee and ID. A 90+ GPA and any ACT scholarship may not be combined.
  • These scholarships are awarded in amount of one-fourth each semester and are renewable based upon the criteria listed under each scholarship.

Specific scholarships and criteria for each are as follows:

ACT Performance
  • 30+ ACT
    A tuition, dorm and meal scholarship renewable based upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
  • 24 - 29 ACT
    A tuition scholarship renewable upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
  • 22 - 23 ACT
    A one-half tuition scholarship renewable upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
  • GPA/90+ or 19 - 21 ACT
    This scholarship is renewable based upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
Academic Achievement
  • Valedictorian/Salutatorian
    First and second in class based on GPA. A tuition scholarship renewable based upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
Career/Technical Incentive
  • Special Career Incentive
    A tuition scholarship for students who are a first place State or National winner in DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, Skills USA, TSA, or any other nationally affiliated career/technical organization.
  • Career Incentive
    A one-half (1/2) tuition scholarship for students who are a second or third place State or National winner in DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, Skills USA, TSA, or any other nationally affiliated career/technical organization.

NOTE: Both the Special Career Incentive and the Career Incentive are renewable based on a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.

Leadership

Criteria: Must be an entering freshman with demonstrated participation and contributions in a minimum of two (2) high school clubs or organizations and leadership ability as demonstrated by selection as an officer in a church, school, or community organization. Verification is required by the student’s high school counselor or principal. The scholarship is renewable based upon enrollment in 15 semester hours credit each semester for four semesters and a GPA of 3.0 each semester. (Scholarship application required)

Activity

Criteria: Must excel in school sponsored clubs, organizations and extra-curricular activities. A letter of recommendation from an official at the student’s school is required.  This letter should list all of the types of activities in which the student participated.  The scholarship is renewable based upon active participation in a NEMCC club, organization or extra-curricular activity each semester and completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester for four semesters with a GPA of 3.00 each semester. Awarded by the Vice President of Student Services office. (Scholarship application required)

The scholarships listed above are for first time freshman students. Transfer and returning students should see the scholarship office for scholarship opportunities.

*Limited number available*

Participation and Competition

These scholarships are awarded to students with special abilities, skills or talents who are selected to participate in a related activity while attending NEMCC. Included are athletic scholarships, band scholarships, cheerleading scholarships, chorus scholarships, piano and voice scholarships, journalism scholarships, commercial art scholarships and country western music scholarships. All students awarded these scholarships are required to maintain enrollment as full-time students (minimum of 12 semester hours or greater) each semester for which scholarships are received. Selection is made by respective NE coach, director, or instructor based upon previous exemplary performance and/or competitive try-outs.

Scholarship amounts and requirements vary according to the particular scholarship. Requirements specific to a particular scholarship are set by the coach, director, or instructor. Some scholarship requirements may be determined by national, state, and/or NEMCC regulations and guidelines. Expectations and requirements for the various scholarships will be clearly communicated in writing to respective students. Failure to comply will be grounds for reducing or terminating the scholarship upon sufficient notice. Scholarships may not be awarded in an amount greater than the amount that could be awarded to a Mississippi resident with the exception of regulations that apply to athletics.

Scholarships and information are listed below:

Athletic Scholarships are awarded by the Athletic Department. Interested applicants should contact the head coach of the various intercollegiate sports.

Band Scholarships are awarded to members of the Northeast Tiger Band. Scholarships average one-half tuition and fees and one-half room and board per semester. The Director of the Northeast Band should be contacted for additional information and application forms.

Chorus Scholarships are awarded to students comprising the Northeast Chorus. Selections are made by the Director of the Northeast Chorus.

Music Department Scholarships are awarded in piano and voice to talented students. Selections are made by the Music Department.

Commercial Artist Scholarship recipient is selected by the Department of Art. Northeast provides annually a full tuition scholarship to a commercial art student who does commercial art work, upon request, for the various departments on campus. Hours worked are equal to tuition rate divided by the current work study hourly rate.

Country Western Music Scholarships are awarded to students comprising the Country Western Chorus. Selections are made by the Director of the Country Western Music program.

Journalism Scholarships are available to students participating in College Publications (yearbook, student newspaper). Preference is given to sophomore and freshman editors, but scholarships are available for other positions such as photographer, sports editor, advertising sales (newspaper only), layout and design specialist and staff writer as funds are available. Students are not required to be enrolled in journalism or a communication-related program of study to participate in College Publications. Those interested in Journalism scholarships should request an application from Michael H. Miller, Public Information Specialist/College Publications adviser, NEMCC, 101 Cunningham Blvd., Box 67, Booneville, MS 38829.

Cheerleaders at Northeast Mississippi Community College are selected by a panel of judges to represent the college at athletic events. Selections are made for one academic year, and are made on the basis of try-outs. Cheerleaders are awarded a tuition scholarship each semester. Cheerleaders must be enrolled as full-time students each semester and must maintain a 2.00 GPA.

Tiger Ambassadors are offered a work-study position on a semester basis to represent and assist the college at recruiting/college fairs and to assist with other duties involving contact with prospective students. To apply see the Director of Enrollment Services or call 662.720.7591 for information.

Tiger Dancer cholarships are awarded to outstanding female dancers for their participation in the Northeast Tiger Band. For more information about try outs contact the Director of Bands.

Theatre Department Scholarships are awarded to actors, crew, and stagecraft applicants. Contact the Director of Theatre for more information.

NOTE: Try-outs, if required, for the above scholarships will be announced and publicized. For information, call 662.720.7273 and ask to speak to the appropriate coach, director, or instructor. Information may also be obtained on-line at https://www.nemcc.edu.