Applying for our scholarships is easy! Our online application process will pair you with the scholarships you are eligible for and you can apply for as many scholarships for which you meet the eligibility criteria.

Our 2021 Scholarship Application cycle is closed.

Refer to the Scholarship Application Calendar for information on how scholarship awards will be determined and announced.

Scholarship Application Calendar

Jan. 15: New applications are available by 9:00 a.m. on our online portal

March 1: Deadline at 5:00 p.m. to submit most applications to NGCF. Be sure to check specific scholarship deadlines as they can vary per award. If March 1 falls on a weekend, the scholarship application period will be extended through Monday at 5:00 p.m. [Most NGCF scholarships have this deadline. You can view other scholarship information and potential other deadlines here: www.ngcf.org/view-scholarships]

March-April: Scholarship committees meet to review applications

May: Scholarship awards are typically announced at student school honors nights. If this does not occur, the students will be notified by NGCF or the scholarship fundholder.

June: Scholarship award recipients complete required paperwork to accept award and current scholarship recipients are notified to complete paperwork for scholarship renewals

July: Scholarship payments are mailed directly to recipients’ schools

Completing Applications

Before starting an application, you must register on our scholarship portal. Most of our scholarships use the same common application. To access most scholarship applications, you must first complete the ‘common scholarship application’. Your answers to these questions will pair you with the scholarships you are eligible for. If you are eligible for more than one scholarship, you will have the opportunity to select the individual scholarships for which you would like to apply at the end of the application.

  • You may apply for as many scholarships for which you meet the eligibility criteria
  • Each scholarship fund has additional required questions or attachments. You must complete and submit the addendum page for each scholarship for which you apply
  • Applications may be completed in a single sitting or saved as a draft and finished later by selecting ‘My Saved Applications’
  • Save your draft applications regularly as you work!
  • You may be required to upload documents to your application or addendum. Please upload PDFs of any required attachments
  • Applications are not ready to submit until all required questions/fields have been completed and all required attachments have been uploaded.

Have a Question?

If you need assistance with your application, email scholarships@ngcf.org or 770-535-7880.

Stay Informed.