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

But for the upcoming academic year, your life-changing gift will go TWICE AS FAR!

At it's March 2020 meeting, the Northland Pioneer College District Governing Board voted unanimously to HALVE tuition to help students affected by COVID-19!

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 in 2020-2021:

  • $40 - Provides one credit of tuition

  • NPC Student Sponsor - $240 - Provides tuition for one student to attend half time (6 credits)

  • NPC Student Patron - $480- Provides tuition for one student to attend FULL TIME! (12 credits)

  • NPC Student Champion - $960 - Provides tuition for one student to attend full-time (12 credits) for the FULL ACADEMIC YEAR!

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 offers over $34,000 in scholarships for fall 2021!


NPC Friends and Family,  has an unprecedented total of over $34,000 available in scholarship funding to assist continuing NPC students enrolling for the Fall 2021 semester. Individual awards range from $500 to $3,000.


Featured in the Fall 2021 lineup, is an exciting new scholarship: the NPC On The House scholarship, funded by Chris Corbin and Matt McGowen of The House restaurant in Show Low. “We wanted to do something special to give back to our White Mountain communities,” Corbin notes. McGowan adds, “Chris and I have both been community college students, and we wholeheartedly believe in community colleges for both the value and quality of education they offer. NPC is a great place for students on the mountain to begin their college degrees, or to develop the skills and knowledge needed to get a great career.”


The NPC On The House scholarship will provide three individuals $2,000 each for the 2021-22 academic year. The awards will go to three 2021 high school graduates who will be attending NPC next fall, one each, to a graduate of Blue Ridge High School, Show Low High School, and Snowflake High School.  Each awardee will receive $1,000 for the fall semester, with the balance awarded in spring 2022 based on the awardees’ continued academic progress.


The new Arvin Palmer, Ph.D., Memorial scholarship was established by the family and friends of Dr. Palmer, former Vice President of Northland Pioneer College, in honor of his devotion to education and community service. It will provide a 2021 graduate of Snowflake High School with $500 in the fall and $500 in the spring to attend Northland Pioneer College.


A complete list of available NPC Friends and Family scholarships, with details and full application instructions, including the required cover letter form and tips on writing a strong essay can be found at, using NPC Friends and Family in the keyword search line. Applications will be accepted from Monday, March 1, 2021 through Thursday, April 15, 2021. All applications must be submitted online per application instructions; no paper applications will be accepted. Students are strongly encouraged to get their applications in early! All students interested in applying for scholarships must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at prior to submitting their scholarship applications. For more information about the FAFSA, students may contact NPC’s Financial Aid office at 928-524-7418.


Since the fall of 2014, NPC Friends and Family has awarded over 300 scholarships to NPC students, making a tremendous difference in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. Over 97% of awardees have either completed an NPC degree or certificate program, or are still enrolled at the college! 






Arizona Gives Day, Tuesday, April 6, is an online 24-hour giving campaign, sponsored by the Alliance of Arizona Non-Profits and the Arizona Grant Maker’s Forum.  NPC Friends and Family has participated in the event since 2015. The nonprofits who raise the most can win thousands of dollars in bonus cash. NPC Friends and Family has finished among the top four in the category of Small Non-Profits – across the entire State of Arizona – since 2016!

This year, in conjunction with AZ Gives Day, NPC Friends & Family invites you to "Take A Hike!" in support of NPC students! This new, fun fundraising event will allow YOU to invite your friends to help in the important effort of supporting NPC students. A donation of $50 or more to NPC Friends & Family, made Tuesday, March 16 through Tuesday, April 6 at qualifies you to participate in our "Take A Hike" event, which includes a free official tee shirt! You and your buddies choose where you hike, when you hike – any time between March 16 and March 31 – any distance, with anyone! Then share photos and stories of your adventure on our Facebook group page! To learn more about how you can participate in this fun, family event, please visit

Our feature AZ Gives Day scholarship this year is a brand-new, endowed scholarship, the "Taking Flight Scholarship" in Memory of Dr. Eric B. Henderson. Dr. Henderson spent the last sixteen years of his life as instructor at NPC, and tireless champion of NPC students.  This endowed scholarship, established by his family, will provide $1,200 each year to an NPC graduate who is pursuing a residential bachelor's degree at any accredited college or university. This new scholarship provides an opportunity to help NPC graduates take this next big step!

Scholarships raised through events like Arizona Gives Day have been truly life-changing for NPC students, no more so than in the past year. Our NPC Friends and Family COVID-19 Emergency Fund has provided students with laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots to keep students connected with their classes. It has even helped them make utility bills and car repairs and buy groceries despite jobs lost to the pandemic. And scholarships mean so much more to NPC students than just financial assistance. They are a validation of all the hard work, dedication and commitment that goes into earning a college degree. They show our students that someone cares about their success. For Arizona Gives Day 2021, please join us on the trail and Take A Hike for NPC students!

Hello, Friend!

I hope this finds you and your loved ones well in these unprecedented times! I want to share with you some great news. As a great supporter of the students of Northland Pioneer College (NPC) through NPC Friends and Family, I want to share this with you and encourage you to listen to it. I want you to hear firsthand about how you have made a real difference in students’ lives, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, an arm of NPR, called APM Reports released a story called “Covid on Campus,” on their website. One of the colleges covered in their story is NPC! The webpage contains a short written synopsis of the audio story. The audio story is great and features several people at the college including our president and an NPCFF scholarship winner. You can listen to this story at:


The link to play the audio story is located UNDER the photograph on the webpage. PLEASE GO TO THE AUDIO link (which is much more comprehensive) than the written version. NPC’s part of the story starts in the audio recording around 22:26 and ends around 36:05. It is a great example of who we are and what we do, and most of all, how you have helped us! Please know how much I appreciate you, and enjoy!

Take good care,


Betsyann Wilson, Executive Director

NPC Friends & Family

1611 South Main Street

Snowflake, AZ 85937


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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