New Century Scholars

  • The Union County JobReady Partnership is excited to announce the opening of applications for the new and revised New Century Scholars Program. New Century Scholarships are available for students who plan to attend South Piedmont Community College and work toward an Associate’s Degree, Diploma, or Non-Credit (Continuing Education) program. Scholarship recipients will receive up to four semesters of tuition at the in-state rate for Associates Degree programs to be completed within three years, starting from the fall semester immediately following the student's high school graduation. Students enrolling in Diploma or non-credit programs (Continuing Education) can receive awards to cover the SPCC registration fee necessary to complete a continuing education program of interest.  The continuing education program should be designated to earn a certificate and prepare a student for employment. Please note that the scholarship only pays for tuition. No fees can be paid using the New Century Scholarship. 

    In order to be considered for the New Century Scholars Program, students must complete all of the following:

    • Complete and submit this application, including the essay and resume section.
    • Complete and submit an application to South Piedmont Community College
    • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Decide whether you plan to use the New Century Scholarship to complete an SPCC Degree Program, an SPCC Diploma Program, or an SPCC Certificate Program. For more information about the difference, go to
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from staff (an administrator, teacher, counselor, etc.) at your high school.
    • Submit a final transcript.

    The application for 2020-2021 will close on March 31, 2021. Only students graduating from a traditional high school in Union County Public Schools are eligible to apply. 

    If you have questions, please contact us at


    Please note: Demographic information collected on the application is for internal purposes only. In compliance with federal law, the Union County JobReady Partnership does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Also, since scholarship recipients are selected prior to the end of the school year, the Union County JobReady Partnership reserves the right to withdraw scholarship offers based on a student’s final official school transcript. Students that have a scholarship offer revoked will be notified in writing along with the reason for the revocation.