NPC Friends & Family Scholarships

May 22, 2017 by Anonymous

By Dennis Durband, Staff Writer

A Winslow student will begin her nursing studies at NPC this fall with a significant financial boost. Nicole Smith is the second recipient of the Pres Winslow Memorial Scholarship and will receive a $1,000 award covering tuition, books and fees for the fall 2017 semester at NPC.

The scholarship is named in honor of the late Charles Prescott “Pres” Winslow, a three-year member of the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board who died last year at the age of 72. Winslow was greatly admired for his support of education and his creativity and enthusiasm for the college and its students.

A native of Boston and graduate of Harvard University, Winslow later lived and worked in the Gila River Indian Community and also in the city of Winslow. His greatest pleasure was volunteering as a teacher and mentor to hundreds of students of all ages and diverse ethnicities. Ginny Handorf, the former president of the Navajo County Community College District, said Winslow was a “tremendous board member, always well-prepared for each meeting with questions and explanations.”

The Pres Winslow scholarship resulted from more than 40 unique donations, many of them by his former high school classmates from the east coast who still remembered him.

Recipients of the need-based Pres Winslow Memorial Scholarship must be graduates of Winslow High School. Also, they must be degree-seeking students at NPC, enrolled for 6 or more credits at NPC during the semester of the award, possess a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or better and be in good academic standing.

Northland Pioneer College Friends and Family also announced the awarding of scholarships and grants to several additional students for the upcoming fall semester.

Anthony Sanchez, a mechatronics student from Holbrook, received the Charles Lisitzky Memorial Scholarship. The $500 grant applies toward tuition, books and fees for Fall 2017 semester.

Eight students at are receiving the Fill-the-Gaps Grant for the Fall 2017 semester. The $500 need-based grant applies toward tuition, books and fees. One grant is awarded to a student from each campus and center each semester.

Recipients include: Nicole Smith of Winslow, Millie Bonito of Whiteriver, Jessica DeSpain of Heber, Amanda Hatch of Taylor, Holly Wagoner of St. Johns and three students from Kayenta -- Tyra Holiday, Rieshanna Peaches and Terrance Tenakhongva.

Recipients of the Fill-the-Gap grant must be degree-seeking students at NPC who have demonstrated financial need, successfully completed prior credits at NPC, enrolled in six or more credits at the college, have a high school diploma or GED, a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or better and good academic standing.

Five students received the NPC Friends and Family Leg Up Grant. This $500 need-based grant covers tuition, books and fees for Fall 2017 semester.

The recipients are: Pamela Dominguez of Snowflake, Liam MacVane of Heber, Lori Moore of Holbrook, Araceli Rivera of Flagstaff and Kaysha Williams of Show Low.

Recipients of the award must be seeking a degree at NPC, demonstrate financial need, be enrolled in six or more credits at and have successfully completed prior credits at the college, have a high school diploma or GED, a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or better and be in good academic standing.

For additional information on NPC/NPC Friends and Family scholarships, please see: www.npc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.

Northland Pioneer College serves the residents of Navajo and Apache counties through four regional campuses and five centers with a variety of educational options for academic, career and technical and personal enrichment. NPC supports each student’s educational goals through affordable tuition, small class sizes and caring, professional instructors. For more information about NPC programs and services, visit www.npc.edu or call (800) 266-7845.

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