NPPD presents scholarship funds to WNCC

On November 20, 2013, NPPD and Wells Fargo presented $16,000 in scholarship funds for WNCC students. From left, WNCC Vice President of Student Services Dr. Sue Yowell, Wells Fargo representative Verlin Schaefer, Nebraska Public Power District Account Manager Terry Rajewich, WNCC Financial Aid Director Sheila Johns, WNCC President Dr. Todd Holcomb, and Western Community College Area Board of Governors Chairman Dr. Merlyn Gramberg.

Western Nebraska Community College President Dr. Todd Holcomb and the Western Community College Area Board of Governors accepted golf tournament proceeds totaling $16,000 from Nebraska Public Power District Account Manager Terry Rajewich and Wells Fargo representative Verlin Schaefer

The funding, which is used for scholarships awarded to students enrolled in the state's community colleges, was part of $80,000 raised by the 22nd annual Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament held in September.

Since its start in 1991, the annual tournament that NPPD coordinates has raised more than $1.2 million for students across Nebraska. During that time, the funds donated to scholarships for Western Nebraska Community College students totals $235,185, according to Rajewich. The $16,000 donated this year will benefit WNCC students at the Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney campuses.

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