Submit a scholarship application by March 1

Students searching for financial aid to attend college need financial help now more than ever. It’s never too soon to submit a scholarship application to Northeast State Community College for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Northeast State Office of Scholarship Programs administers more than 185 Foundation-related scholarships to help students pay college expenses. To be considered, students should submit the Online General Scholarship Application as well as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). First-time applicants to the College must also complete an application for admission.  and general scholarship application for Foundation and Academic Work scholarships. The application deadline for Foundation-related scholarships is March 1, 2017.

The application deadline is March 1.
The application deadline for NE Foundation-related scholarships is March 1.

Northeast State awards scholarships to qualifying applicants following a competitive review process. Foundation Scholarships may fund maintenance fees and even textbook costs for recipients. Northeast State also administers the Academic Work Scholarship and the Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship programs.

The Online General Scholarship Application qualifies a student only for Foundation and Academic Work scholarship consideration.  A separate application must be completed for the Educational Access and Diversity program (June 1 is the deadline to apply).

To apply for available Foundation and Academic Work scholarships, visit http://www.northeaststate.edu/Financial-Aid/Scholarship-Programs-and-Student-Needs-Office and complete the Online General Scholarship Application. For more information, email scholarships@NortheastState.edu.

 

Congratulations to our fall graduates

While a new spring semester is just around the corner, Northeast State  congratulates the 368 students who applied to graduate and successfully completed all academic degree/certificate requirements in the fall 2016 semester. Fall graduates will be awarded 239 associate degrees and 160 academic/technical certificates.

NEST Grad 2009 April 23 – 7 p.m. MeadowView Conference and Convention Center
An impressive number of students completed their degree/certificate requirements last fall.

Students graduating in fall 2016 will be recognized at the 2016-17 spring commencement exercise on Tuesday, May 9, at the East Tennessee State University/Mountains State Health Alliance Athletic Center on the campus of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.

Commencement ceremony information can be accessed at: http://www.northeaststate.edu/Graduation-and-Beyond/graduation-ceremony/.

TN FAFSA Frenzy Day happens Jan. 10

Filling out financial aid forms doesn’t need to be a hassle. Northeast State wants to help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application with FAFSA Frenzy Day scheduled Jan. 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Blountville campus, 2425 Highway 75.

fafsa-frenzy-day-jan-10 Students who would like FAFSA assistance will need to schedule an appointment with a financial aid staff member by going to www.northeaststate.edu/fahelpcenter. Applicants signing up will see a list of items needed to bring to the appointment.

The TN Promise and state grant FAFSA deadline to apply is Jan. 17.  For additional information, contact the Northeast State office of Financial Aid at 423.323.0252 or e-mail the College’s Financial Aid Help Center at fahelpcenter@northeaststate.edu.

File your FAFSA at KCHE

Filling out financial aid forms doesn’t need to be a hassle. Northeast State wants to help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with FAFSA assistance days this month at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education.

lightsThe first session at KCHE will be on Jan. 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 203. The second session is scheduled for Jan. 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Room 203.

TN Promise and state grant FAFSA deadline to apply is Jan. 17, 2017.  Students who would like assistance will need to schedule an appointment with a financial aid staff member by going to www.northeaststate.edu/fahelpcenter.  Applicants signing up will see a list of items needed to bring to the appointment.

For additional information, contact the Northeast State office of Financial Aid at 423.323.0252 or e-mail the College’s Financial Aid Help Center at fahelpcenter@northeaststate.edu.

RCAM holds groundbreaking for new expansion

Northeast State’s Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) held a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 16 for a new 15,000 square-foot expansion.

The expansion adds workforce development capacity adjacent to the existing 26,000 square-foot facility. The extra space will provide for expanded content delivery for both credit and continuing education programs.

In addition, the project will also add Machine Tool Technology to the programs now offered at RCAM, significantly increasing the College’s machine tool capacity. The project will also allow for increased dual enrollment opportunities.

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Breaking ground on the RCAM expansion.

Nov. 17 marked the first day of construction and the $2.6 million project is expected to be completed in August 2017.

RCAM is Northeast State’s primary off-campus facility for training a qualified workforce for the region’s manufacturing sector. RCAM courses may be used to fulfill requirements for associate of applied science degrees and/or technical certificate programs offered in Chemical Process Operations, Electromechanical Technology, Electrical Technology, and Welding/Metal Fabrication.

Expansion plans call for a two-story building. The first floor includes industrial-type labs with welding booths and machine tools, as well as tool storage rooms. The second floor includes six classrooms and additional staff offices.

RCAM debuted in 2009 with 94 students and currently enrolls more than 500 students.

The general contractor is Quesenberry’s, Inc of Big Stone Gap, Va. The project’s architect is Don Solt of Beeson, Lusk & Street.