Alumni and friends like you ensure that Northland Pioneer College never stops expanding minds and transforming lives!

We are a non-profit, 501-c-3 organization. Please make a gift to us a part of your philanthropic goals!

Here's what your tax-deductible gift can do:

  • $77 - Provides one credit of tuition

  • NPC Student Sponsor - $231 - Provides tuition for one three-credit class

  • NPC Student Patron - $462 - Provides tuition for one student to attend half-time (6 credits)

  • NPC Student Champion - $924 - Provides tuition for one student to attend full-time (12 credits)

To give online, click the yellow "Donate" button above to go to our PayPal donation page. Complete the information requested on the first page and then click on the "Review Donation and Continue" button at the bottom. To designate your gift as a memorial or tribute, on the second page of the Paypal form find the box at the top that shows your donation amount. On the left you'll see a blue link that says, “Add Special Instructions for the Recipient.” Click on the plus symbol to expand a text box and type, "Donation in honor of _____." Then click the "Donate Now" button at the bottom of the page to complete your donation.


Please note that there is a 3% credit card processing fee charge by PayPal.You may also mail checks to NPC Friends & Family, 1161 S. Main St., Snowflake, AZ 85937. Thank you!

NPC Friends and Family

Spotlight Student











Since I was a small child I've wanted to have a career caring for people. When I was a young girl, my parents they left before dawn, and traveled about two hours just to provide for their children. Being the youngest of four kids, and having no babysitter to watch and care for me, I was shipped off to Grandma's house. My grandmother and Aunt were important in raising me to be the woman I am today, whether  it  was from tending to  the livestock or cleaning and cooking in their loving home, my Nalii's (Paternal grandparents) and Aunt were my teachers throughout  my childhood. As a child of four years old, I learned to be a reliable helper to my elderly grandparents, and began to be depended on to help my physically disabled aunt. As young as I was, that's when I knew that my help would often be needed, and my desire to help others began to grow inside me.


My short-term goal is to obtain my Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) licensure. My long-term goal is to become a Registered Nurse (RN). When I accomplish my short-term goal, I will apply at our local hospital and earn money to provide for my family, and also to register for more classes to start on my path into nursing.


As the opportunities for jobs around the local region are scarce, I don't currently have a job but I do receive a decent amount money from babysitting and selling baked goods in the local area. I have applied for financial aid and am optimistic for a great outcome. I used the savings I've accrued over several years to pay for classes this semester. My aunt also set aside money for my education, and she contributed to my tuition this semester. Everyone faces challenges; both big and small, challenges always make us better than we were before.


These are the words of Lavea John, a 22-year-old Navajo woman from Na Ah Tee, Arizona. Lavea is Tódích'íi'nii (Bitterwater Clan), Born for Kinyaa'áani (Towering House Clan). She is extremely proud of her culture and she has a great deal to offer. She is a shining example of why our NPC students inspire me to work hard every day to help raise the scholarships that will help them succeed.  


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2020 Pedal the Petrified is scheduled for September 19!

Mark your calendars for the chance to pedal through beautiful Petrified Forest National Park to help NPC Friends and Family raise scholarships for inspiring and courageous students like Erin Talasek!

Registration for our eighth annual Pedal the Petrified is open now! The ride is limited to only 250 participants, so watch for the registration announcement and sign up! 

Due to an extensive repaving job that is taking place in the park this winter and spring, riders will be enjoying a brand new, improved road surface!  

Please sign up to become a Pedal the Petrified Fundraiser by creating your own fundraising page when you register for the ride. Our goal for 2020 is $50,000, and with your help, I know we can do it!

My heartfelt thanks to all who have ridden Pedal the Petrified in the past, and especially those who have set up fund raising pages and invited their friends and family members to sponsor them - all for the students of Northland Pioneer College! 

If this is your first experience with Pedal the Petrified, welcome aboard! Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions:

See you in September at

Petrified Forest National Park! 








NPC students are succeeding in spite of all the odds. Many are the first generation in their families to attend college. Lots of adults are coming back to school while coping with the responsibilities of caring for children or elderly parents. Most have incredible financial need. Yet they persist and persevere because generous donors believe in them. You believe in them. You make the difference. Check out these results! Since Fall 2014, NPC Friends and Family has awarded over 200 scholarships. Here's how our scholars are succeeding:

  • 85% enrolled at NPC the following semester

  • 56% are still enrolled at NPC

  • 74% have completed their degree or certificate

  • The average cumulative GPA of NPC Friends and Family scholarship recipients is 3.39 on a 4.0 scale!

​Nowhere else will your donation go so far. NPC has one of the lowest tuition rates in the state of Arizona. That means your donation to Friends & Family will assist more students who truly need financial help to achieve their dreams. Your donation will change a student's life.


I hope that you will join NPC Friends & Family in helping students succeed whether it is through a donation of money, your time or gifts in kind. Thank you.

Executive Director, Betsyann Wilson

Contact Us

Executive Director, Betsyann Wilson

1611 S. Main Street

Snowflake, AZ 85939

Tel: 928-536-6245
Fax: 928-536-6212


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a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.

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