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:
$74 - Provides one credit of tuition
NPC Student Sponsor - $222 - Provides tuition for one three-credit class
NPC Student Patron - $444 - Provides tuition for one student to attend half-time (6 credits)
NPC Student Champion - $888 - 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
Reuben Williams has a passion for helping people. At sixteen years old, he lost his mother to cancer, leaving him in the care of his older brothers. Reuben took a life chapter that could have embittered him and found in it a future. Being at his mother’s bedside, witnessing the kindness she was shown and the care she was given by the many medical professionals – and feeling their concern and compassion for him – inspired him to pursue a career in medicine.
When his brothers could no longer afford to care for him, Reuben moved out on his own, took a job at Subway, and began his medical education, pursuing licensure as a Certified Nursing Assistant – the first step in applying for an Associate Degree in Nursing program. His work ethic and excellent grades helped him to be selected for NPC’s President’s Scholars program, which provided him tuition through the associate degree level. He took part in an NPC Friends and Family workshop on pursuing scholarships and developing a strong scholarship essay, and he worked closely with me through several drafts to make his essay as strong as it could be. Then he applied for and won the NPC Friends and Family Fill-the-Gaps scholarship and the Jon Graff Ph.D. University Bound Scholarship!
Reuben has a drive and focus that sets him apart. He works 34 hours per week as a CNA and takes a full course load, all the while continuing to maintain excellent grades. He plans to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Arizona State University, then work in the Phoenix area as a Registered Nurse, gaining knowledge and experience to apply for the Nursing Anesthesia program at Midwestern University in Glendale.
As he wrote in his scholarship essay, “People are amazing, knowledge is amazing….There is nothing that can hold me back from being a Nurse Anesthetist. I am destined for greatness and will overcome whatever comes in my path.” There is not a doubt in my mind that Reuben will reach his goals, and that the medical profession will be the better for it.
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2019 Pedal the Petrified is in the History Books!
Pedaling through a serene landscape of mysterious geological formations, molten-like rock slides and unearthly scenery at Petrified Forest National Park, nearly 250 bicyclists raised over $34,000 for scholarships in this year’s Pedal the Petrified bicycle tour Saturday, September 14th.
Through our partnership with the Petrified Forest National Park and numerous sponsors and volunteers, our seventh annual event once again attracted bicyclists from all over the nation, with participants from as far away as Michigan and New York. This year 85 percent of the event’s participants traveled from outside the local area. From what began in 2013 with 45 riders in the first Pedal the Petrified, in recent years the event has grown to full capacity with 250 riders ranging in age from 13 to 77.
Heartfelt thanks go out to Petrified Forest National Park, La Posada Hotel, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, Quality Inn of Holbrook, OK RV Park, and the Holbrook EconoLodge for their great event sponsorship and support of our riders! A special shout-out goes to our friends at Holbrook's Painted Desert Kiwanis for sponsoring a sag stop and providing all our riders with free admission to the Navajo County Fair. The great folks at Homolovi State Park also put on a wonderful star party for our riders to enjoy the night of the ride, making participant's experience even more memorable. I appreciate all of you, and our 70+ volunteers, including NPC's entire Fall 2019 class of law enforcement recruits under the guidance of Academy Director Jon Wisner, NPC faculty and staff, NPCFF board members, and (best of all) NPC students!! Pedal the Petrified could not happen without you! You are THE BEST!
Next year's ride is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020. Stay tuned for details.
YOUR LEGACY - THEIR FUTURE
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 155 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