The National CCAA Scholarship

The National CCAA Scholarship is offered annually to college-bound high school seniors and transfer students from two-year/community colleges attending one of the National CCAA member institutions in the fall.

To be eligible for the National CCAA Scholarship:

  1. Applicants must graduate in the spring (e.g., spring 2021 high school graduation for fall 2021 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, MI, MO, OH, WV
New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
South: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, 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 past winners: 2020 | 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

*High school and college 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 2021 National CCAA Scholarship was Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST.  The application for the 2021 National CCAA Scholarship is now closed. Information regarding the 2022 National CCAA Scholarship will be posted here in January 2022. 

The application takes only a few minutes to complete. Only high school seniors and transfer applicants from two-year/community colleges graduating in spring 2021 and entering college in fall 2021 are eligible to apply. For fall 2021, 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 2021 (the process may continue through the summer, if needed).

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Congratulations to the 2021 National CCAA Scholarship Recipients. Meet the 2021 scholarship recipients here.