The Team Success Scholars program at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is a program designed for Student Success. The program helps young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 to achieve their educational and career goals. We are a tightly-knit cohort of community college students who benefit from mentoring, academic tutoring, career and educational guidance, financial assistance with tuition, books, and transportation, paid internships, on-campus employment, and merit stipends.


Our success speaks for itself.

  • Average cohort: 28 students
  • Average GPA is 2.88
  • Degree or Workplace Credential Attainment: 100%
  • Average Time to graduation: 2-3 years
  • Guaranteed Internship Work Experience
  • Community Service Participation: 100%
This program is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth funded program, administered through the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board (NRWIB) .

Interested in joining us? The TSS application is here. Deadline for submitting the application is June 1st.

It is strongly encouraged to submit your application before the deadline, as the program is very competitive, and applications are reviewed on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis. In addition to this application, supporting documents are required*. All documents must be in your application packet before your on campus interview. Only complete application packets will be considered. NOTE: Applying to NCCC is a different application. Please go to “Admissions” to learn how to apply to the college.

*Supporting documents required for a completed Team Success Scholars application packet:

  • High school transcripts
  • Diploma
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Drivers license, Permit, or CT ID
  • Social Security card
  • Green Card
  • Birth Certificate (all members in household)
  • Most recent pay stub (all members in household)
  • Disability documentation

Once your application packet is complete, you will be called in for an interview. The final Team Success Scholars cohort is determined in early July.

* Mail complete applications to:

Susan R. Dichter, Program Director
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East
Winsted, CT 06098


For more information on becoming an NCCC Team Success Scholar, please contact Susan DichterProgram Director, at: 860.738.6335.

Current NCCC students: complete the Achieving the Dream (ATD) Survey here: