The New Century Scholars program provides college preparation skills and last-dollar college tuition support to selected students in Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties. NCS targets “high potential” students and provides resources to help those students throughout middle school, high school and enrollment at the college. Students have the opportunity, through the NCS program, to achieve an Associate’s degree without worrying about the cost of tuition and fees.   

How Students Are Chosen?

The students are chosen by writing a essay. The essay goes through a committee of teachers. The teachers discuss the essay then chooses twelve out of however many students summit their essays.

What is Required After Joining?

All scholars are expected to comply with schools attendance regulation, meet grade requirements, follow school guidelines regarding behavior, complete ten hours of community service each year and remain drug and alcohol free.

Volunteers are Requested To

Prepare the student seating

Register contestants

Lead contestants to the stage for performance

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