What is New Century Scholars? The New Century Scholars program provides college preparation skills and last-dollar college tuition support to selected students in Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties. NCS targets “high potential” students and provides resources to help those students throughout middle school, high school and enrollment at the college. Students have the opportunity, through the NCS program, to achieve an Associates degree without worrying about the cost of tuition and fees. Click this link to learn more about this program and email Ashley Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.