The New Century Scholars Program
The student receiving the highest All-USA Academic Team application score in each state is named a New Century Scholar and represents his or her state in the opening ceremonies at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Convention. Each New Century Scholar receives a $2,000 scholarship and their institution receives special recognition at the AACC Convention. The 2017 AACC Convention will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the month of April, and New Century Scholars are recognized in a special advertisement in an April issue of USA TODAY.
The New Century Scholars Program is sponsored annually by the American Association of Community Colleges, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and Phi Theta Kappa.