Newton Community Education Scholarship Application

Thank you for your interest in an NCE Scholarship. As a first step to applying for an NCE scholarship, please carefully read the below letter about scholarship requirements and then click to the next page.

Dear Applicant,

We at Newton Community Education (NCE) hope to make our programs accessible and affordable to as many people as possible. If you are a student attending Newton Public Schools or a resident of Newton and you have financial need, we welcome your scholarship application. NCE is a self-sustaining arm of the Newton Public Schools. Our scholarship fund is financed by donations from students and members of our community. Scholarships take into account course tuition as well as any materials/supply fees.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit the application below no later than January 5, 2022 for our Winter 2022 term. If you miss this deadline, please email us at scholarships@newtoncommunityed.org and we will consider your application if we still have funding. Your application should be filled out entirely and followed up with verification of income, preferably a copy of your most recent 1040 federal income tax return or AFDC card. We will base all scholarship decisions on a combination of our current availability of funds, the number of scholarship applications we’ve received, and the applicant’s financial need. Please see the eligibility guidelines below (Community Development Guidelines for Low and Moderate Income Families). All applications will be kept strictly confidential and viewed only by our scholarship committee.

If your scholarship is approved, you will receive an award letter with the approved amount and any balance due. Your enrollment in the class is complete when we have received any portion you might owe of the tuition payment. We cannot hold spots for students with pending payments.

If you have any questions, please email scholarships@newtoncommunityed.org. We hope to see you soon in an NCE class.


Sincerely Yours,

Cate Brooks
Executive Director


Community Development Income Guidelines
City of Newton Effective 04/03/2020

Family Size 30% of Area Median 50% of Area Median Income 80% of Median Income
1 $26,850 $44,800 $67,400
2 $30,700 $51,200 $77,000
3 $34,550 $57,600 $86,650
4 $38,350 $63,950 $96,250
5 $41,450 $69,100 $103,950

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* 1. Student Applicant Name

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* 2. Applicant Gender

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* 3. Address (street, city/town, state, zip)

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* 4. Email address (please carefully check spelling as this is how we will reach you with the results of your application) *

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* 5. Primary Phone Number

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* 6. Secondary Phone Number (this is required for student applicants under 18)

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* 7. Is the student applicant under 18?

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* 8. Parent/Guardian Name

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* 9. Parent/Guardian Relationship to Student Applicant

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* 10. Student Applicant Date of Birth

Date

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* 11. Student Applicant Grade

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* 12. Student Applicant School

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* 13. Course Name

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* 14. Course #

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* 15. Tuition Amount in Dollars (Does not include the $9 registration fee)

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* 16. What dollar amount are you requesting in scholarship funds?

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* 17. Are you receiving financial assistance for this class/program from another source?

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* 18. How much, in dollars, are you receiving in assistance?

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* 19. Please provide the name of the organization from whom you are receiving assistance and any contact information so we can coordinate your aid package with them.

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* 20. Your Total Yearly Income After Taxes (in dollars)

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* 21. Number of People in Family

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* 22. Are you employed?

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* 23. Including the student applicant, how many dependents (children, elderly parents, etc) are you supporting?

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* 24. Are you paying college tuition for any family members?

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* 25. Which family member(s) are you supporting with tuition?

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* 26. To which institution(s) are tuition payments being made?

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* 27. Please specify the ANNUAL DOLLAR AMOUNT of tuition that you are contributing

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* 28. Are you responsible for extraordinary (higher than usual) medical costs or other costs for yourself or a family member?

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* 29. Please explain the situation causing you to have extraordinary (higher than usual) medical or other costs for a family member

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* 30. Please specify the ANNUAL DOLLAR AMOUNT of medical or other costs incurred by the parent(s) based on the above situation.

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* 31. Please explain the nature of your financial need, including any extenuating circumstances that may not be reflected on your income verification. If your most recent 1040 tax returns do not accurately reflect your income this year, please explain why.

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* 32. In order for your application to be complete, your proof of income must ARRIVE to NCE no later than 2 weeks before the start of your class. Proof of income should be a copy of your most recent 1040 federal tax return or AFDC card. If you do not have one of these items, please email scholarships@newtoncommunityed.org and we will work with you to establish an appropriate proof. You can submit your proof of income by EITHER:

1) Emailing pictures of your most recent 1040 tax return or AFDC card to scholarships@newtoncommunityed.org no later than two weeks before the start of your class (preferred). Please black out your social security number before sending us your documentation.

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2) Mailing your hardcopy proof of income to the Newton Community Education office at the address below. Please note that documentation must arrive 2 weeks prior to the start of your class.

Newton Community Education
457 Walnut Street
Newtonville, MA 02460

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* 33. Did you submit your proof of income?

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* 34. Please check "I certify" below to electronically sign this application.

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