Scholarship Information

The Northeast Promise

The Northeast Promise scholarship is a pilot last-dollar scholarship for tuition and mandatory fees for residents of Northeast's district who are enrolled in a career and technical education program of study. 

Apply for the Northeast Promise Scholarship

You must apply for the Promise Scholarship at least once each academic year. You do not need to re-apply for the spring if you received the scholarship for the fall semester, if you did not receive the scholarship in the fall then you would need to apply for the spring semester.  

Northeast Promise Eligibility

  • Reside in Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, or Union County 
  • Be a high school graduate or have earned a high school equivalency
  • Apply for admission and be accepted to Northeast
  • Submit the FAFSA and all financial aid requirements
  • Complete the Northeast Promise application by the published deadline (see the application for the date)
  • Major in a Career and Technical Education program
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester

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Institutional Scholarship Application

It is the responsibility of each student to carefully review the various scholarships and submit the appropriate applications. Specific information on available scholarships is listed below.

Institutional Scholarships are administered by Vice-President of Student Services. Information and assistance is available by contacting the Coordinator of Scholarships.

Institutional Scholarships

Northeast offers a large number of scholarships which are based on ACT performance, academic achievement, career/technical incentive, activity, leadership, participation, and competition.

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

Applications should be submitted by April 1st for priority consideration. Applications received after April 1st will be processed in order determined by the date received and availability of funds. Students will be notified promptly regarding the status of their application.

General criteria applying to Institutional Scholarships is as follows:

  • Institutional Scholarships may be awarded for 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 regular tuition, dorm, meals, registration fee and  technology/activity fee. A 90+ GPA and any ACT scholarship may not be combined. iPads are not covered by any institutional scholarships.
  • These scholarships are awarded in an amount of one-fourth each semester and are renewable based upon the criteria listed under each scholarship.
  • These scholarships do not cover the out-of-state portion of tuition.

ACT Performance
Academic Achievement
Career/Technical Incentive
Participation and Competition

Foundation Scholarships

Students may also apply and be considered for a limited number of scholarships available through the Northeast Development Foundation/Alumni Association.


Non-Discrimination Policy

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Educational Amendments of 1972 of the Higher Education Act; and, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Board of Trustees of Northeast Mississippi Community College has adopted this policy assuring that no one shall, on the grounds of race, color, age, national origin, or sex, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the College. Northeast Mississippi Community College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to race, sex, age, color, creed, or national origin. This policy includes the qualified handicapped and extends to all programs and activities supported by the College. The Section 504 Coordinator is Leigh Ann Stewart, Wright Hall 662.720.7192 and the Title IX Coordinator is Liz Roark, 662.720.7223.