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Scholarships & Grants

Types of Federal Financial Aid. The following are types of financial aid from the U.S. Federal Government that are available to eligible NMC students. For more information on how to apply, contact the Financial Aid Office at 237-6792/6793/6794 or you may visit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website at www.fafsa.ed.gov.



Deadline: Federal Pell Grant
2016-2017 First Priority Deadline: April 30, 2016 Is a federally funded program for students with financial need and is usually the first source of assistance to the students. Generally, Pell Grant awards are given to undergraduate students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree. The amount of money you are awarded will depend on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), cost of attendance, whether you are a full-time or part-time student and whether you attend school for a full academic year or less. For more information, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.


Deadline: Saipan Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
May 10, 2017 The Saipan Chamber of Commerce Educational Scholarship Fund provides one-time monetary awards to eligible high school senior (4), college (1), and NMTI (1) applicants who demonstrate academic and personal excellence and who will be attending or already attend a two-year or four-year college or vocational school. One of the Chamber’s goals is to promote and enable postsecondary education and to publicly acknowledge and reward the academic and extracurricular accomplishments of deserving students.

Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time $2,000.00 grant to help defray the cost of their post-secondary education.

Click here for more information. The deadline will be on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. As part of the selection process, you may be asked to return for an interview.

Deadline: Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance (SHEFA) Scholarship
Fall 2016: July 1, 2016 Is local financial assistance offered by the Municipality of Saipan, Office of the Mayor. This assistance is available to qualified residents of Saipan (inclusive of the Northern Islands) through a supplementary financial assistance, upon availability of funds. For more information on how to apply, contact the SHEFA office at (670) 233-5995 or you may visit their website at www.saipanshefa.net.

Deadline: CNMI Scholarship
Fall 2016: July 1, 2016 Is local financial assistance made available to eligible CNMI students. For more information on how to apply, visit www.cnmischolarship.net or contact the CNMI Scholarship Office at (670) 664-4750/2.

Deadline: Businesswoman of the Year Scholarship
Aug. 31, 2016 The Businesswoman of the Year Scholarship Program will award scholarships to deserving full-time or part-time University of Guam (UOG), Guam Community College (GCC) and Northern Marianas College (NMC) students for each semester that they are registered in and applied for the scholarship. Graduating seniors from Guam’s and the NMI’s high schools, enrolling at one of the three tertiary institutions, may also apply. The scholarships will be awarded based on merit, eligibility, the written essay, and financial need.

To download the application, click here.

Deadline: Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Coordinates with FAFSA Is a federally funded program that provides grants to undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional financial need. This aid is intended to supplement the Pell Grant. Awards are made on a limited basis to students with exceptional financial need and usually range between $200 and $400 per year. Click here for more information.


Deadline: Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program
Varies Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. For more information, click here.

Deadline: U.S. Army Reserve Tuition Assistance
Open Numerous branches of the U.S. Armed Forces provide financial assistance to their personnel and their dependents, as well as the Reservists. One of these programs is the U.S. Army Reserve Tuition Assistance in which it pays up to 100% of the tuition and fee costs for an Associate, Bachelor, or Master’s degree. It also applies to vocational or technical certificate programs from an accredited educational institution. Not all branches provide the same benefits though. For more information, contact your Branch Educational Officer or you may visit their website at www.goarmy.com/reserve/nps/education.jsp.

Deadline: Military Educational Benefits Veterans Educational Assistance Benefits Program (i.e. GI Bill)
Open The college is approved for veteran’s benefits. A wide range of educational benefits is available to those who have served in the U.S. military, and some of these benefits may be extended to their dependents. Veterans must comply with established Office of Admissions and Records and Financial Aid Office policies in order to receive benefits, and must meet established standards of academic progress. For more information on how to apply, contact the Financial Aid Office at (670) 234-5498 ext. 1527 or you may visit their website at www.gibill.va.gov.


Deadline: Federal College Work Study (FCWS)
Open Is a program designed for students enrolled at least half-time and who demonstrate financial need. Your total award depends on your cost of attendance, your level of need and the funding level of the school. Job placement is done through the Financial Aid Office under the auspices of the Finance and Administrative Services Department.

Deadline: Government Employees Professional Development Assistance Program (GEPDAP)
Open The GEPDAP program is geared to provide professional development for qualified government employees who could receive up to 50% off of their tuition. Fees, books, and supplies are not discounted. Program benefits are applicable to regular NMC courses only. Benefits do not apply to Community Programs’ course, Outreach Programs, Specialized trainings, proposals, and Memorandum of Understanding/Agreements or other approved contracts. Qualified government employees are those who do not qualify for any grants or scholarship. Qualified candidates must bring a copy of their employment verification to show proof of employment in the government. All candidates must be admitted to NMC in an approved degree program. All payments must be made in accordance to Finance Office policies.

Deadlines: Micronesian Region Of Different Island States Scholarship
Varies There are state scholarships available or offered through each of the various government entities of the Freely Associated States of Micronesia, Republic of Belau, and Republic of the Marshall Islands. However, the Financial Aid Office does not process these aids. Interested students from these areas may pick-up an application at the Financial Aid Office (Building N), but must mail their applications directly to the address indicated on the form.

Deadlines: Tan Siu Lin Foundation
Aug. 31, 2016 The Tan Siu Lin Foundation will award one $1,000 scholarship to ten deserving full-time NMC students pursuing an approved institutional degree during the 2016-2017 school year (Spring or Summer). Of the ten awards, 5 will be awarded to students who are pursuing a degree in the Business field (AA, ASS, or BS). The other 5 scholarships will be awarded to students who are pursuing other degrees (including Education, Nursing, Natural Resources Management, Criminal Justice, or Liberal Arts). The scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, merit, eligibility, content of each student’s written essay, and interview process (if necessary).

To download the application, click here.



Deadlines: Matson Navigation Company
Aug. 31, 2016 The Matson Scholarship will award one $500 scholarship to three deserving full-time NMC students pursuing a degree in either BS in Business Managements or AAS in Accounting during the 2016-2017 school year. The scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, merit, eligibility, content of each student’s written essay, and interview process (if necessary).

To download the application, click here.
Deadline: Northern Marianas Insurance Association Scholarship
Aug. 12, 2016 The purpose of the Northern Marianas Insurance Association Scholarship is threefold: 1) To promote higher education by providing financial assistance for college students in their pursuit of professional careers; 2) to help alleviate the critical current and future shortage of skilled and trained workforce for the CNMI; and, 3) to provide current public and private sector employees with opportunities to improve their knowledge and skills, and enhance their career and professional development.

The Northern Marianas Insurance Association will award one $500 scholarship to two deserving full-time NMC students pursuing an approved institutional degree during the 2016-2017 school year (Fall, Spring and/or Summer). The scholarships will be awarded based on content of each student’s written essay and an interview process.

To download the application, click here.
Deadline: Other Scholarships
Varies In addition to the Pell Grant, the Financial Aid Office announces scholarships that various governments (such as the CNMI), organizations, countries, and schools send to our office. To inquire about the most recent scholarship announcements, please call the FAO at 234-5498 ext. 1525/1526 or visit our office at Bldg. N-2. Scholarship announcements are posted in front of FAO as well as around campus, announced in the PROA (NMC newsletter), posted on the NMC website, and/or announced via email to the STaR campuses’ faculty, staff, and student accounts.


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