Nebraska Public Power District donates $15,000 in scholarship funds to MPCC

Gale NPPD check presentation
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Mid-Plains Community College President Ryan Purdy receives two checks totaling $15,000 from David Gale, member of the Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors, during a MPCC Board of Governors meeting in North Platte Wednesday night.

The funds were raised during the 32nd annual Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament in Columbus in September.

The Wells Fargo Nebraska Open is endorsed and operated by the Nebraska Section of the PGA and the Nebraska Golf Association and is coordinated by NPPD. 

The $75,000 raised from the tournament this year will be distributed to five community colleges within NPPD’s service area in the form of scholarships.

MPCC’s share will be split evenly between McCook and North Platte campuses and used to provide scholarships to students pursuing careers in the trades and STEM fields.

The golf tournament has generated $1,936,821 in scholarship money over the past 32 years. Of that, MPCC has received $386,160.