North Central Missouri College is concentrating on the growth of first generation student scholarships and mid-career student scholarships. An additional focus is to increase allied health and nursing scholarships for current students as well as future students of the NCMC Allied Health & Nursing program in Savannah.
Help educate tomorrow’s leaders and invest in the future of the region by supporting students who wish to continue their education. Scholarships allow current students and generations of future students to pursue their educational dreams. Without additional support, many students will not be able to reach their true potential.
Students pay approximately 37% less to attend North Central Missouri College than other public, in-state institutions. NCMC is committed to providing an affordable, quality education; yet the reality for students includes rising college costs, coupled with declining funding sources. In the past, traditional financial aid covered most of a student’s college expenses. Today, this financial aid falls short and students find themselves borrowing additional funds to complete their education. On average, 92% of NCMC students receive some form of financial aid including student loans. In 2020-2021, the average loan per NCMC student was $6,026.
MANY NCMC STUDENTS ARE…
The first in their families to attend college. Many of these students juggle full and/or part-time jobs while taking care of their families.
FIRST GENERATION STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS – $100,000
Students who left college before graduating due to the pandemic or other factors. They are students who need to learn new skills in order to better their own, and in many cases the circumstances of their family.
MID-CAREER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS – $100,000
Allied health or nursing students who have elected to enter the healthcare field or who are currently working in healthcare and wish to advance their career. Many of these students are a main source if not the sole financial support of their family.
HEALTH CARE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS – $200,000
By broadening scholarship opportunities to include more students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, and by targeting scholarships to specific fields and areas of study, NCMC will increase a student’s ability to enter and successfully complete college.
Building scholarships helps NCMC keep tuition costs down and ensures all students can afford a quality education.
There are many ways you can support students through these scholarships. You can invest in a specific scholarship, or more than one, depending on your interest. Additionally, for a pledged gift of $20,000, you can establish a permanent endowment under the name of your choosing.