Pedal the Petrified 2020
EVENT DATE: Sep 19, 2020
"I am a full-time student and as a widow with four young children. I go to school, work part time and take care of my family. I depend on my financial aid and scholarships as well as my federal work study pay to support myself and my family while I attend classes. I am a hard worker and very determined person. This scholarship would help me with the transportation costs of attending classes."
How far must you travel to take college classes? For Chelsea Silas, it is a round-trip of over 140 miles from her home on the Hopi lands to the Little Colorado Campus in Winslow. This is not unusual; Northland Pioneer College has nine locations across Navajo and Apache counties, a service area the size of West Virginia! Travel is only one challenge to overcome. Many students are the first generation in their families to attend college. Many, like Chelsea, have families to support. Yet a scholarship means so much more than just financial help. It is tangible proof that someone believes in them. NPC students are courageous, determined, inspiring, and they succeed thanks to people like you, who invest in their hopes, dreams, goals, and their incredible, unrelenting spirits. By the way, Chelsea will graduate from NPC this year, and enter Northern Arizona University to earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Pedal the Petrified was created to raise scholarships for students like Chelsea. NPC serves two of the poorest counties in the US, but people like you can help our students change their lives through education. If each of you raises just $200.00 through your fund raising, we will meet our goal of $50,000! Thank you for helping to change a life with your gift.