A+ Scholarship Information

NCA is excited to announce that beginning the 2017-2018 school year, NCA will seek A+ designation with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Pending approval from the Missouri Board of Education, seniors in the Class of 2018 will be the first NCA students to graduate with A+ designation. 

What is the A+ Scholarship Program?

The A+ scholarship program was created to provide scholarship funds to students who choose to attend a participating community college or vocational/technical school.  

What are the student requirements?

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident 
  • Attend an A+ designated high school three years prior to graduation 
  • Enter into a written agreement with New Covenant Academy 
  • Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A.
  • 95% attendance throughout high school (average of 8 absences per school year)
  • Achieve 50 hours of unpaid mentoring or tutoring
  • Demonstrate good citizenship
  • Achieve minimum score on Math portion of the ACT
  • Apply for federal financial assistance (Free Application for Federal Student Aid- FAFSA)
  • Register for Selective Service (All males who turn 18 prior to high school graduation)


Should my student work to meet these requirements if they do not plan to attend a community college or vocational school?  

Yes! There are several 4-year universities who offer a scholarship to students who meet the A+ requirements (i.e. Missouri State University, Truman State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Northwest Missouri State University, etc.). For a complete list of 4-year universities that offer an A+ scholarship, click on the attachment below. Aside from the scholarship benefits and opportunities, meeting the A+ scholarship requirements demonstrates qualities and skills employers are seeking (i.e. citizenship, attendance, work ethic, interpersonal skills, etc.).

Kimberly Petree,
Feb 28, 2017, 11:17 AM
Kimberly Petree,
Oct 19, 2018, 4:54 AM
Kimberly Petree,
Oct 19, 2018, 4:54 AM