Friends & Family Spring Scholarships

December 8, 2017 by Anonymous

Northland Pioneer College (NPC) Friends and Family has announced that Carlotta Belone is the third recipient of the Pres Winslow Memorial Scholarship. Belone, a student at NPC’s Little Colorado Campus in Winslow, will receive a $1,000 award covering tuition, books and fees.

The scholarship is named in honor of the late Charles Prescott “Pres” Winslow, a member of the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board who died in 2016. Winslow was greatly respected for his support of education, his creativity and enthusiasm for Northland Pioneer College, Winslow High School and its students. A native of Boston and graduate of Harvard University, Winslow lived in Arizona for many years and worked in the Gila River Indian Community and in the city of Winslow. His greatest pleasure was volunteering as a teacher and mentor to students of all ages and ethnicities.

Betsyann Wilson is the executive director of NPC Friends and Family, which awards scholarships and grants at the college. She said, “I think Pres would have been happy to know he was helping Carlotta achieve her goals. She is a widowed mother of two young children working to complete her prerequisites in advance of entering the nursing program at NPC. Her dream is to become a registered nurse and serve the health care needs of her people on the Navajo Nation. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant and works at a nursing home in Winslow.”

Belone and her children are former neighbors of Pres Winslow’s, and she said he touched their lives in a very positive way. “My kids and I had daily chats with him, and I know he made a difference in many lives.  He wanted to help his people and our community. I can still see him, walking to his yellow car and carrying his canvas tote bag, knowing he was going to make a change in someone’s life that day. He was determined to make a change and he did! He inspires me to do the same.”

Recipients of the need-based Winslow scholarship must be graduates of Winslow High School and degree-seeking students at NPC. They must be enrolled for six 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.

NPC also announced the recipient of the Charles E. Lisitzky Memorial Scholarship. Ivy Honie, a Polacca resident, will receive a $500 award covering tuition, books and fees for the spring 2018 semester as she pursues an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Additionally, NPC Friends and Family announced the names of several grant recipients.

The $500 Leg-Up Grant covers tuition, books and fees. This needs-based grant is awarded to students who are ineligible for the PELL grant, but demonstrate financial need. Recipients must be degree-seeking and enrolled at NPC for six or more credits, with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

Recipients for the 2018 spring semester are: Pamela Dominguez, Sherawn Dewitt and Britney Kay of Snowflake; Alexis Butler of Lakeside; Ashley DeMaria and Lori Moore of Holbrook; Genia James of Sanders; and Terrlyn Pusher of Ft. Apache.

The $500 Fill-the-Gaps Grant is applied toward tuition, books and fees. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate financial need, must have successfully completed prior credits at NPC and must be enrolled in six or more credits during the semester of the award.

Recipients for the 2018 spring semester are: Kevin Widner of Nutrioso; Rinda Hancock and Amanda Hatch of Taylor; Rieshanna Peaches and Terrance Tenakhongva of Kayenta; Megan Joe and Marissa King of Winslow; Valyncia Yazzie of Ft. Apache; Theresa Burris of Lakeside; Mau Loa Pacheco of Kula, Hawaii; Ian Alexander of Sun Valley; Tarrin Tanner of Snowflake; Ivy Honie of Polacca; and Jocilyn McCleve of Show Low.

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