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











Erin Cordova-Talasek, a first-year nursing student at Northland Pioneer College’s White Mountain Campus in Show Low, is working hard to realize a dream that grew out of a profound respect for nurses, a respect that was developed through a series of personal life experiences. Erin shared her diverse perspectives about nurses and the nursing profession in her scholarship application essay in May 2019:


I remember sitting at the hospital bedside of my Dad, singing to him as he took his last valiant breath against pancreatic cancer. I witnessed nurses caring for him, for all my family. Their expertise in critical care and gentle hands flowed into tears and compassionate hugs. Their small acts of kindness left an impact on a devastated family. I also often think about the nurses and doctors that refused to give up administering CPR to a 36 year-old mother of three young children. She lost her life to the fatal effects of opioid abuse. The unwavering effort and skilled care of doctors and nurses could not reverse the damage already done. But they still made a difference to all those she left, mourning her loss. They believed her life was worth it too. Her name was Emily. She was my sister.


My goal of choosing a life path in the healthcare field is the result of a personal labor of love and sacrifice. After my sister died, I realized how much of my own life I took for granted. I wanted to make a difference and help others who were also struggling. In 2015, along with my family's love and support, I adopted my sister's three kids. A newly single mom, with now eight kids watching my example, I began the journey of attending college to earn my AAS degree in Nursing.


In less than two years, Erin will realize her dream, and the nursing profession will welcome a new member.  Erin Talasek will nurture new life and relationships, educate and empower with respect for diversity, and value every life, offering her skills and heartfelt compassion, not only to her patients, but to their loved ones too. She will be an amazing healer. I am so grateful for Erin’s family – especially her dad and sister – and all the nurses who led Erin to her career path, for her NPC faculty and clinical preceptors and her fellow nursing students who will teach and mentor her, and to Mark and Becky Duncan, whose wonderful scholarship donation helped Erin to begin her journey.

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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 will open by February 7, 2020. 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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