On September 14, 2019, I am taking part in an event called Pedal the Petrified. It’s a bicycling tour of Petrified Forest National Park, organized by NPC Friends and Family to raise scholarships for the students of Northland Pioneer College. NPC is a rural, multi-campus community college that serves all of Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona. The college service area encompasses the tribal lands of the Navajo, Hopi and White Mountain Apache people, and includes Arizona’s White Mountains and majestic Monument Valley. Still, these features are juxtaposed by the effects of profound poverty. NPC students lack nothing of intelligence, capability, determination or desire, but financial constraints are a tremendous barrier to their success in earning a college degree. Many are the first generation in their families ever to attempt college. Many are adult learners with children and elders to care for and jobs to hold as they juggle the demands of education. Yet they persevere and succeed in spite of the odds against them, because people like you and me believe in them. I have learned that scholarships are so much more than money to NPC students! They are an affirmation that someone cares about their struggles and wants them to succeed. Please join me in raising scholarships for these inspiring college students as I ride Pedal the Petrified! Here’s how your tax-deductible gift breaks down:
$76.00 = 1 credit of tuition – The lowest
tuition rate in Arizona! That’s why
your donation can go so far!
$228 pays for one 3-credit class
$456 pays for 6 credits of tuition
$912 lets an NPC student take 12 credits –
Thank you for helping me to help the students of NPC!