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How to Apply for Need-based Scholarships

Need help with your application?
We’re here to assist. Below you will find everything you need to begin the application process.

Application Deadlines

Need assistance? 

Join us on Jan. 3 or Jan. 16 for our virtual workshop,
“The Financial Aid Process: Get Your Questions Answered.” 

Or register for one-on-one assistance with our director of financial aid.

The Application Process

NMH has partnered with Clarity in our need-based scholarship application process. To begin, please create a Clarity Account.

Clarity's Family Application Guide offers step-by-step directions.

Family Support is available by phone, email, and in-app chat, 8 am - 8 pm EST and 9-5 on weekends. 

Family Support contact information (all available in English and Spanish; the application itself is also fully translated into Spanish using the drop-down in the lower left corner)

  • In-app support through the “Help” button in the lower left corner

  • Email support at 

  • Phone support at 206-210-3752

Families in the U.S.:

As part of the process, you will be asked to authorize the IRS to share your 2023 tax return directly to Clarity. Families who own businesses and international families will need to submit additional information, listed below. To do so, first complete and submit your Clarity Application, then return to the dashboard to upload this additional tax information required by NMH:

  • 2023 W2s/1099s or end-of-year pay stub.
  • 2022 and 2021 IRS 1040 tax returns, signed, with all tax schedules, statements, and W2s/1099s.

International families should submit:

  • Notarized copy of your most recent income tax report.
  • Earnings Statement from your employer.
  • Three (3) consecutive months of your most recent bank statements.
  • International Applicant Supplement.

Families who own businesses should submit:

2022 and 2021 business tax returns and balance sheets (if you own any part in a farm, sole proprietorship, partnership, S-Corporation) - IRS Schedule K-1, Form 1065, Form 1120, and/or Form 1120S.

Please note: Clarity charges a $60 application fee. Clarity will automatically grant fee waivers for those who qualify based on need. If you do not receive a waiver but feel you qualify, please contact our office at or 413-498-3237.

Contact Us:

Marvin T. Garcia, Director of Financial Aid
Brooke Doleva, Financial Aid Assistant

phone: 413-498-3237