LEARN ABOUT OUR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS!
NPC Friends & Family's Named and Memorial Scholarships
NPC's Memorial Scholarships are founded on the memory of beloved contributors and special friends of Northland Pioneer College. These generous scholarships are provided to qualifying NPC students and are gifted by the family and friends of the loved ones we have lost. Each of these individuals held a special place in their hearts for the students at Northland Pioneer College and loved education. This passion for education continues in their name...
• The VAL 153 Memorial Scholarship:
The VAL 153 Memorial Scholarship was established by her fire captain in memory of Valeree Reidhead Claude, a Pinetop, AZ firefighter who passed away on duty. Provides full tuition and fees for students pursuing degrees in Fire Science or Emergency Medical Technology.
• The Charles E. Lisitzky Memorial Scholarship:
The Charles E. Lisitzky Memorial Scholarship continues the work of Mr. Lisitzky, a Holbrook, AZ businessman, by providing a $500 scholarship each semester to a Navajo, Hopi, or White Mountain Apache student.
• The Mary Kay Smith Lindy Nursing Scholarship:
The Mary Kay Smith Lindy Nursing Scholarship honors the memory of "Kay" Smith Lindy by providing $500 each year to a Native American student in NPC's Nursing program. Kay spent her entire career in nursing and nurse education and found her experiences with nurses on the Navajo Nation to be among the most rewarding in her life.
• The Jon Graff, PhD, Scholarship Fund:
The Jon Graff, PhD, Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Jon C. Graff to provide three $500 scholarships each semester - one to a university-bound student, one to a student in Career and Technical Education, and one to a student in College and Career Prep. Dr. Graff was a lifelong champion of education, and in establishing his scholarship fund, he left no student out.
• The Pres Winslow Memorial Scholarship:
The Pres Winslow Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Charles Prescott "Pres" Winslow, a former NPC district governing board member and perennial volunteer in Winslow Unified School District through $1000 scholarships, awarded each semester.
• The Jennifer Lee Witt Memorial Scholarship:
The Jennifer Lee Witt Memorial Scholarship awards three $1000 scholarships each semester. The scholarship was established in memory of this beloved professor of English and Creative Writing. Past awardees have included students that Jennifer taught, and her influence was felt through their scholarship essays.
• The Arvin Palmer, PhD, Memorial Scholarship:
The Arvin Palmer, PhD, Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Palmer, who was an NPC Vice President, and was instrumental in the founding of the college. He even authored a book, "Northland Pioneer College, the First Twenty-Five Years," an invaluable record of the college's history. Each year, $1000 is awarded to a graduate of Snowflake High School.
• The Taking Flight Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Eric B. Henderson:
The Taking Flight Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Eric B. Henderson was established by the family and friends of Dr. Henderson, who served NPC for many years as both faculty and dean. His legacy is preserved through this scholarship, which provides $1500 each year to an NPC graduate who is matriculating to a residential baccalaureate program - Taking Flight to the next chapter in their lives.
• The Martin Lucas Memorial Scholarship
Established by the family and friends of Martin Lucas in honor of his servant’s heart, dedication to the community, and special empathy for those whose lives are affected by disabilities. Martin was a longtime resident of Snowflake and worked for over thirty years as a barber in Phoenix and Snowflake. Hallie, his wife of fifty years, retired from NPC after over nineteen years at the college.
On Sunday, August 7, 2022, Martin passed away. Because he was a servant leader, with a loving heart for his family, friends, and community, Hallie and his family asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to NPC Friends and Family to establish a scholarship in his memory. Donations of almost $2,000 were made in his honor.
Martin had a special place in his heart for those with disabilities, recognizing some of the challenges that a person with a disability endures, as well as what their families experience as they adapt and support their loved ones.
Questions Contact Betsyann Wilson • Executive Director, NPC Friends & Family
1611 S. Main St., Snowflake, AZ 85937 (928) 536-6245 | or email email@example.com