Spartanburg Northside Initiative

  • Attend SCC tuition-free if you are a Northside resident!

    Northside Residents Attend SCC Tuition Free!

    If you are a high school student, recent high school graduate, just earned your GED or an adult currently living in the Northside community, you can now attend college, or train for a career, tuition free at Spartanburg Community College! The Northside Development Group and SCC have partnered to offer a new scholarship, just for Northside residents, in an effort to strengthen the community by providing educational opportunities.

    How the Northside Scholarship Works

    All eligible applicants will complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility for federal and state financial aid. The Northside Scholarship will cover any tuition amount not covered by these options.

    Ready to Pursue Your College or Career Goals?

    Contact Lekesa Whitner, Northside case manager at (864) 598-0097, for an initial meeting to discuss your educational and career goals. Next, you will meet with Tameka Whittenburg in SCC s Student Affairs Office to determine which program is right for you, and find out how to proceed with the admissions and financial aid process.

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  • About Northside Development Group

    The Northside Development Group (NDG) is a diverse group of people investing time, skills, and dollars for a safe and strong Northside community. We serve to encourage and manage the redevelopment of the City of Spartanburg s Northside community, honoring its past and expanding the economic, educational, recreational, health and social opportunities for its residents. As a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, operations are funded and supported through partners, donors and volunteers.