The Northwest State Community College Foundation recently awarded $1,043,450 in scholarships to 313 students from the region. The total dollars awarded shatters last year’s record totals, offering needed financial help to students through the generosity of donors to the NSCC Foundation.
On April 21, the College welcomed students and donors from the surrounding area to the Archbold campus Atrium for the record-setting event.
“We were excited to host the Scholarship Awards event in person again this year – to show our appreciation for our donors and our congratulations to our scholarship recipients,” said Robbin Wilcox, Executive Director of Development & the NSCC Foundation. “We are so proud of our learners’ accomplishments, and we are grateful for the generosity of our donors – they truly put our students first,” Wilcox noted.
The event kicked off with opening remarks by NSCC President Dr. Todd Hernandez and NSCC Foundation Board member Doug Bernath, each providing congratulatory remarks to both students and gratitude to the donors who make the Foundation scholarships possible. Sally Taylor (VP of Physician Services) and Dr. Carolyn Sharrock-Dorsten represented Parkview Physicians Group for the donor perspective.
Ron Coles, NSCC Alumni Association President, provided a donor perspective, noting, “A Northwest State education counts and will forever be life-changing.”
Adrianna Faust provided the student perspective, sharing her perseverance. “I may not have the traditional path to college, but I’m right where I need to be,” she said. “I’ve maintained a solid 4.0 (GPA) throughout my first four semesters in college. Most importantly, I’m happy and I’m breaking the cycle.”
Area scholarship recipients included:
Archbold: Kalyn Baker, Christopher Foor, Sandra Hernandez, Paige Lantz, Emily Logston, Melayna Stuckey, Mya Stuckey.
Delta: Hunter Adelman, Amanda Bowerman, Elixah Bustamante.
Fayette: Drew Beauregard, Austin Fetterman, Jocelyn Figgins, Aslinn Meeker, Lindsay Moore, Heidi Stambaugh.
Swanton: Deborah Both, Brianna Herrin.
Wauseon: Samantha Boger, Caiden Campbell, Zachary Campbell, Heather Clementson, Halle Frank, Megan Hannigan, Alize Harris, Monica Lavanti, Arlinda Rohda, Silas Sanchez, Samantha Stein, Violet Thomas, Kylee Trucks, Michael Waite, Haleigh Wurst.