Scholarship Application Guide

Apply for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 scholarships between March 1 - April 15, 2022.  The deadline will be April 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CST.  



Attention New Students

Apply for Admission to NCTC early to ensure sufficient notification time as well as time to complete the scholarship application in advance of the deadline. You must have an active NCTC Username & Password in order to complete the Scholarship Application. Admission does not guarantee a scholarship award.

How to Apply for Scholarships

Step One: Complete Admission Application add

Current NCTC Students skip to Step Three.

To apply for admission go online to Apply Texas.

International Students

If applying from outside the United States, transferring from another United States, or attending NCTC and another institution concurrently, a few additional steps are required. Please view International Students Admissions for more information or to contact the Admissions Office.

International Students Admissions

Step Two: Admissions Confirmation Email add

Once Admissions receives your Admission Application and has processed it, you will receive an email thanking you for applying to NCTC. The following business day you should receive a confirmation email at the email address you supplied on your admission application providing your NCTC Username and Password.

Step Three: Access Your OneLogin Portal add

OneLogin provides easy access to various NCTC applications/services including the NCTC Scholarship Application using your NCTC Username and NCTC Password. See OneLogin for student instructions if assistance is needed to access your OneLogin.  If additional assistance is required, please contact the ITS Help Desk.

Step Four: Access myScholarships to Complete General Application add

Once you have logged in to OneLogin, click on myScholarships app to access and complete the General Scholarship Application.

Helpful Tips add

NOTE: This application is used for both General & Dual Credit applicants

Before you begin, below are some helpful tips to review prior to completing the scholarship application.

The application will ask you to enter information about yourself that will be used to match you to eligible scholarships. It is important that you answer every question completely.

Keep Your Information Current with NCTC

The online application uses information from your admission form. It is important you keep your address and major updated with NCTC to ensure you are considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible. Complete the Records Maintenance Form and submit to Admissions/Registrar’s Office for changes.


If you do not have an NCTC GPA, please submit an official high school or college transcript to the NCTC Admissions Office. This will apply to first semester and future students applying for a scholarship. You may also upload an unofficial transcript or GED test scores to the scholarship application. This is recommended if submitting a transcript close to the deadline due to time constraints. You will see Add a New File and click on this in your application to upload the file.  Scholarship applications cannot be sent to reviewers without a GPA.

Recommendation Requests

Please request up to 3 recommendations from individuals who know you academically or professionally. You should notify the individuals to expect an email from us. You are responsible for ensuring your reference provider completes this request. This is optional for the General Application but extremely helpful to the Review Committee.  Your reference will be sent an automated email at the email address you provide asking them to provide a recommendation by logging into the online application system as a reference and answering some questions. 

Personal Essay

You will also be required to submit a personal essay that addresses your educational and career plans and how NCTC can help you achieve them. Please also include any extenuating or unusual circumstances you want the committee to consider. You can type your personal statement directly into the text box in the application, or you can cut and paste your personal essay into the box. The scholarship review committee will not meet you in person so this is your chance to let them know who you are beyond the answers you have provided on your application.

Add Another Answer

You will see this under institutional information and recommendation requests within the application. By clicking on this, the system will allow you to add up to 3 institutions you have attended and/or request for recommendations.

Save and Keep Editing

You can save your application at any time by clicking Save and Keep Editing at the bottom of the form.

Finish and Submit

You can Submit your application once the required fields are completed.

Update Your Application

Reviews do not begin until after the deadline date.  If you need to make changes, you can update your application by making the changes and then click Update Your Application to save the changes. The deadline date for changes to be made is April 15th and October 15th.

Complete the Entire Application

Every question you answer increases your chance of getting a scholarship.  Some questions are applicable to specific scholarships.

Proofread, Revise, and Check Your Answers

Remember that spelling, grammar, and punctuation are considered when scholarship applications are evaluated.

Who Can Apply add

Minimum Qualification is a 2.0 Cumulative GPA.  Opportunities For All Students:

  • Academic Transfer
  • Dual Credit
  • Full Time / Part Time
  • International
  • Returning Students Seeking Additional Degree or Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
What's Next add

A Review Committee will review the applications submitted. Once selections are made, a notification will be sent to your NCTC Lion Pride email to let you know if you were awarded or not awarded a scholarship. If awarded, there will be additional information in your award notification about the scholarship and instructions on submitting a thank you note to the donor. Notifications will be sent by the end of November for spring awards and end of May for summer and fall awards.


Contact Kim Carroll at (940) 668-7731 ext. 4907 or email for questions or additional information.

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