388 students earn top academic honors for Fall semester

North Central Michigan College’s Fall 2022 Scholars List includes 388 students who achieved top academic honors.

Thirty-seven students notched highest academic honors and were named to the President’s List for earning a 4.0 grade point average in at least 12 credit hours (full-time status). An additional 132 full-time students earned a GPA of 3.5—3.999 and were named to the Dean’s List, and 219 students earned a place on the Scholar’s List with a 3.5 or higher GPA for 6—11 credit hours (part-time status).

The complete list of students who earned academic honors is available at ncmich.edu/academics/scholars.html

Scholarship application window opens February 15

North Central is issuing a call for applications for the first of two scholarship award cycles. Applications for Cycle 1 funds will be accepted February 15 through August 15, with funds to be awarded during the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 semesters.

A second application window, for funds to be awarded during the Winter 2024 semester only, will run October 15 through December 15.

The college awarded more than $557,000 in scholarships during the 2021-22 academic year.

“Each scholarship helps bring a student’s dream of a college degree within reach,” said Chelsea Platte, vice president for advancement and executive director of the NCMC Foundation.  “We are grateful to our generous donors who recognize that investing in a student’s potential is truly life-changing—for both the student and the donor.”

The college’s general scholarship application automatically matches students to many of the scholarship(s) for which they qualify. Scholarships that require additional information, such as essay responses, will be recommended to students once they complete the general application. Find more information about scholarship opportunities at ncmich.edu/scholarships.html.

NCMC announces new scholarship opportunity

North Central has also added a new scholarship opportunity: the Joint Endeavor for Women in Education and Leadership, or JEWEL.

The result of a partnership between North Central and the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM), the JEWEL program is designed to support students by providing improved access to resources that address barriers disproportionately faced by women. In addition to being matched with a mentor to encourage their professional and personal development, JEWEL participants will receive a $1,000 scholarship split between the fall and winter semesters. The scholarship is renewable for up to two years.

The JEWEL program is funded by a generous gift from John Holder and Julie Fasone Holder, businesswoman and advocate for women in the workplace.

“JEWEL is an excellent example of what’s possible when community organizations join together to leverage their impact,” Platte said. “It’s an honor to work alongside the WRCNM team to realize Julie and John’s vision of a network of supporters helping students achieve their educational and professional goals.”

The JEWEL scholarship is open to 10 current or returning students with financial need and a high school diploma or GED. The program will expand to include an additional cohort of 10 students each subsequent year. Qualifying students will participate in a success program designed to improve academic outcomes by providing supportive services and consistent opportunities to meet with their mentor.

Applications for the JEWEL Scholarship are due April 15, and completion of the FAFSA is required. For more information or to apply, visit ncmich.edu/scholarships.html.