The Northeast Promise


The Northeast Promise provides both part-time and full-time students a last dollar scholarship for unpaid tuition, course materials, and other fees after all other forms of gift aid have been applied. Students must major in a Career & Technical Education program. A list of Career & Technical programs Northeast offers may be found at the end of this document. Space is limitedd in each program. The scholarship will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gift aid is money awarded to a student that does not need to be repaid, such as the Pell grant, other institutional merit or activity scholarships, Northeast Development Foundation scholarships, state aid, or all other forms of gift aid. The amount of the Northeast Promise award varies based on the other aid a student receives. First the Federal Pell Grant is applied followed by state gift aid (MTAG, C2C, HELP, Nissan, MESG, and LAW, WIOA, etc…) to the student’s tuition and mandatory fees. Then the remaining balance of tuition and mandatory fees is covered by the Northeast Promise. Housing and meals are not included in the Northeast Promise scholarship. 

Applying for the Northeast Promise

Students must be a permanent resident of Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, or Union County. For initial eligibility, students who are continuing must be in good standing with financial aid requirements. Readmitted students who are on financial aid suspension are eligible if they have not been enrolled for at least two academic years. To apply for the Promise scholarship complete the following:

  1. Apply to the college. First, complete application for admission to Northeast. Students must major in a Career & Technical Education program. A list of Career & Technical programs Northeast offers may be found at the end of this document.
  2. Send official college transcripts to NEMCC if the student attended other college(s) in the past.
  3. Submit the FAFSA and complete financial aid requirements.
  4. After receiving the acceptance email from Northeast, ccomplete an online application for the Northeast Promise program.
  5. Complete career assessment and exploration activities. Instructions will be sent via the student’s Northeast email account and/or text message.
  6. Summer: Attend mandatory Northeast orientation.
  7. Complete the previous steps and register for between 3 and 18 credit hours in the program curriculum before the first day of classes.

Continued Eligibility for the Northeast Promise

Simply removing the financial burden many students face is important, but the Northeast Promise also provides ongoing support through mandatory meetings with the student’s academic advisor. Each student participating in the Promise must meet specific criteria to remain eligible semester-to-semester and year-to-year:

  1. Renew the FAFSA by the Promise deadline each year.
  2. Students must apply each year for the NE promise
  3. Students must meet in person or on a video conference with their academic advisors at least 3 times each semester: 1. To complete an individualized academic plan that moves the student along their chosen pathway, 2. To monitor the student’s progress along their academic plan, 3. To connect students with resources they need to successfully complete their courses and to actively aid in eliminating barriers to each student’s success.
  4. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester.

Students may receive the Northeast Promise scholarship until they earn the associate degree or certificate,or up to 4 semesters, whichever occurs first.

List of eligible Northeast Career & Technical Education Programs


  • Accounting Technologyy
  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Automotive Mechanics and Service Technology
  • Business Management Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Computer Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Culinary Arts Technology 
  • Diesel Power Technology
  • Drafting, Design & 3D Modeling Technology
  • Early Childhood Education Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • IST-Cyber Defense
  • IST-Extended Reality
  • IST-iOS App Development
  • IST-System Administration
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Technology
  • Hospitality Management Technology
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology
  • Paralegal Technology
  • Precision Manufacturing & Machining



In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Educational Amendments of 1972 of the Higher Education Act; and, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of1973, as amended, the Board of Trustees of Northeast Mississippi Community College has adopted this policy assuring that no one shall, on the grounds of race, color, age, national origin, or sex, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the College. Northeast Mississippi Community College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to race, sex, age, color, creed, or national origin.9This policy includes the qualified handicapped and extends to all programs and activities supported by the College. The Section 504 Coordinator is Leigh Ann Stewart, Wright Hall (662)720-7192 and the Title IX Coordinator is Liz Roark, (662) 720-7223.