The National CCAA First-Year Scholarship

The National CCAA First-Year Scholarship is offered annually to college-bound high school seniors attending one of the National CCAA member institutions in the fall.

To be eligible for the National CCAA First-Year Scholarship:

  1. Applicants must graduate in the spring (e.g., spring 2023 high school graduation for fall 2023 awards).
  2. Recipients must be accepted to one or more National CCAA member institutions.
  3. Recipients must enroll in a National CCAA member institution beginning in the fall.

Award recipients will be selected by random drawing. Students will be chosen from each of these regions:

Mid-Atlantic I: NJ, NY
Mid-Atlantic II: DC, DE, MD, PA
Midwest I: IA, KS, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Midwest II: IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, OH, WV
New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
South: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, TX, VA, VI
West: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OK, OR, UT, WA, WY
International: Non-U.S.

 Meet the 2022 National CCAA First-Year Scholarship Recipients

              Meet past winners: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

*High school information will be verified for students receiving the scholarship awards. Award recipients give the National CCAA permission to use the recipient’s name and image for all public relations associated with the scholarship award.


The deadline to apply for the 2023 National CCAA First-Year Scholarship was Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST. The application is now closed.

The application takes only a few minutes to complete. Only high school seniors graduating in spring 2023 and entering college in fall 2023 are eligible to apply. For fall 2023, the National CCAA will award 16 one-time $1,000 awards.

Applicants will ONLY be contacted if they have been randomly selected as award winners (via email first, then phone/text if provided). The award process begins in April and runs until winners in each of the eight regions have been confirmed as enrolling at a National CCAA member institution in fall 2023 (the process may continue through the summer, if needed).

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The deadline to submit the application was Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST. Please check back in August 2023 when the 2023 scholarship recipients will be announced.

Congratulations to the 2022 National CCAA First-Year Scholarship Recipients. Meet the 2022 scholarship recipients here.