358 students earn top academic honors for Winter semester

PETOSKEY––North Central Michigan College’s Winter 2022 Scholars List includes 358 students who have achieved top academic honors.

Thirty-one 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 104 full-time students earned a GPA of 3.5—3.999 and were named to the Dean’s List, and 223 students earned a place on the Scholar’s List with a 3.5 or higher GPA for 6—11 credit hours.

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

Fall 2022 scholarships available

North Central is also accepting scholarship applications for funds to be awarded during the Fall 2022 semester. 

Students who complete the college’s simple, online application and are registered for at least three credits are eligible to receive scholarship dollars.  Applications will be accepted through August 15 at http://www.ncmich.edu/scholarships.

The college awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships during the 2020-21 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.”

Because some scholarships take into consideration financial need, North Central Financial Aid Director Katie Malone recommends that all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, in addition to the college’s scholarship application.

“Completing the FAFSA is the most important step a family can take during the college planning process, and it only takes about an hour,” Malone said.  “A completed FAFSA is your key to accessing federal grants, work-study opportunities, or loans ­­–– funds you might not even know you’re eligible to receive.”

NCMC announces new scholarship opportunity for returning students

North Central has also designated an additional $25,000 in scholarship dollars for returning students.  The 2022 Persistence Scholarship will help returning students continue toward their degree.

“Our Persistence Scholarship will help students who want to return in the Fall to complete their degree but might be wondering whether they can afford to continue,” said Corey Lansing, North Central’s director of admission.  “We want to support these students now, so that we can celebrate with them when they walk across the stage at graduation.”

Currently enrolled North Central students who have completed the FAFSA and register for at least 12 credit hours in the Fall can enter to win a $2,500 Persistence Scholarship, with funds split between the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 semesters. 

Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded via prize drawing to students who register between June 15 and August 1.  An additional five $2,500 scholarships have been awarded to students who registered between March 15 and May 15.

For more information about the 2022 Persistence Scholarship, email clansing@ncmich.edu.