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Mar 16
MPEA offers $1,000 scholarships

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Two $1,000 scholarships are up for grabs at North Platte Community College. 

They are available to any student enrolled in at least nine credit hours for the fall of 2017. Applicants must have already completed at least 12 credit hours and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered. 

The scholarships are awarded every year by NPCC non-technical faculty members of the Mid-Plains Education Association. They raise the funds by collecting donations and hosting 50/50 raffles at home athletic events. 

"These are unique scholarships," said Aaron McLean, MPEA vice president. "We don't have limitations that the money must be spent on tuition or books. It can be for cost of living, school supplies or whatever else would help students be successful in college." 

MPEA members will choose the winners. Selections will be based on academic excellence and responses to essay questions asking applicants to describe how a scholarship would help them achieve their goals and what difference a degree from NPCC would make in their lives. 

Applications are available at the NPCC Financial Aid Office, in the Welcome Center on South Campus and from any MPEA member. 

Completed forms must be returned to McLean in Room 207 of the Health and Science Center by April 7. Scholarship recipients will be announced April 27 at the NPCC Honors Convocation.

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​