Today, students face rising college costs coupled with declining funding sources. In the past, the Pell Grant covered most of a qualifying student’s college expenses; however, students still find themselves borrowing additional funds to complete their college education. Currently, the average loan per student at NCMC is $6,000. Investing in the scholarships helps NCMC to continue to provide an affordable and quality education for students.
Since 2013, the NCMC Foundation’s Gifts in Action Scholarship Campaign has helped to educate tomorrow’s leaders by contributing to the growth of endowed scholarship funds. Only a portion of endowed funds is awarded each year which guarantees the Foundation will continue to assist generations of future students to pursue their educational dreams. The Foundation is blessed to manage over 50 endowed/named scholarships. Criteria for these scholarships is set by the scholarship donor and may reflect a donor’s passion or interest.
An endowed general scholarship fund, the Knowledge Fund is available for donors who wish to donate to scholarships but not start their own endowed/named scholarship. This scholarship with its open criteria allows more students to qualify for a scholarship and increases the reach of the Gifts in Action Scholarship campaign.
If you are Interested in establishing an endowed/named scholarship tailored to your passion or interest or have a questions about NCMC Foundation Scholarships contact Alicia Endicott at (660) 357-6403 or [email protected].
Establishing a named scholarship in honor of a family member or in memory of a special friend is a wonderful way to leave a legacy. These endowed scholarships can be awarded in accordance with the donor’s specific wishes. Donors who have benefited from scholarships themselves can “pay it forward” by establishing a named scholarship with their Gifts in Action.
Every donation to Gifts in Action will make a difference in the lives of NCMC students and help the leaders of tomorrow achieve their higher educational goals.
No! One hundred percent of your contribution will go to the scholarship fund.
Yes. The NCMC Foundation is an IRS approved 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions toward the Campaign are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Please consult your tax advisor for complete details.