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Scholarship List

Below are current NHCC scholarships and external scholarships. For NHCC scholarships, students only need to complete one NHCC Scholarship Application to be considered for all current scholarships. To apply for external scholarships, students can click on the individual "Apply" links below.

ScholarshipAmountProgram / MajorCredits RequiredDeadlineMinimum GPANew or ReturningApply
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NHCC: Albert D. Law Endowed Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students majoring in Nursing or other health professions. 
Must be a veteran or a sibling of a veteran. 
 
Must demonstrate financial need.
 
Must have a minimum of 8 credits earned in life sciences (biology, anatomy physiology, etc.).
 
Established in memory of Albert D. Law by Don Levens and family.

$500 Biology Health Professions Medical Lab Technology Nursing Science 6 + credits5/14/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Caterpillar Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students undergoing challenging life circumstances.
 
Must demonstrate  financial need.
$1,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Charles (Chuck) Long Physical Science Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Engineering, Science, or other related field.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.
 
Must have at least 3 credits earned in science.

Established in memory of Charles Long, former NHCC Science Faculty (1971 to 1995). 
 
 
$1,200 Engineering Science 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Charlotte Howe and Keith L. Nordby Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.
 
Established in memory of Charlotte Nordby who along with her husband, Keith created the Nordby Lectureship at NHCC.
$1,000 Health Professions Nursing 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Chuck And Mary Jane Thompson Health Career Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.

Established in honor of Mary Jane and Chuck Thompson.
$1,000 Health Professions Nursing 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Don Davis Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, or other related field.

Established in honor of Don Davis, former NHCC Law Enforcement faculty . 
$1,200 Law Enforcement / Criminal Justice 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Dr. Barbara J. Johnston Scholarship for Re-Entry Women

Description / Criteria

For current NHCC female students at least 28 years of age or older who have  entered college after a period of absence.
 
Must be US citizens. 
 

Must have earned a minimum of 16 credits at NHCC (1000-level coursework and above) and enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits for the upcoming semester. Minimum GPA of 2.5 required.


Must provide two letters of support from NHCC faculty and answer additional essay questions. Letters of recommendation and essay answers should be submitted to the foundation office at Foundation@nhcc.edu.

Established in honor of Dr. Barbara J. Johnston, former NHCC Sociology faculty. 

$1,000 Any / General 9 or more credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.50Returning students only 
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NHCC: Edinburgh Pro-Am USA Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students undergoing challenging life circumstances.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established by Edinburgh Pro Am. 
$1,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Eldon A. and June E. Tessman Nursing Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.
 
Established by Eldon A. and June E. Tessman in memory of Eldon’s mother, Esther J. Tessman, former Dakota County Public Health Nurse.
$900 Health Professions Medical Lab Technology Nursing 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: GLBT Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students who are GLBT or otherwise affiliated with NHCC's  GLBT organization.
$500 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Graduating Student Nurses Association Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For current year NHCC Nursing graduates pursuing a four-year degree.
 
Must be affiliated with the NHCC Student Nurses Association.
 
Established by the Nursing Department and the Student Nurses Association.
 
$600 Nursing 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00Graduating students 
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NHCC: Biology Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Biology.  
 
Must have at least 8 credits earned in biology. 
 
Established by the NHCC Biology Department.
$1,000 Biology 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Hennepin County Nurses Association Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the  program by the end of the current term.
 
Established by the Hennepin County Nurses Association.
$500 Health Professions Nursing 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: High School Graduate Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For current year high school student.
$1,000 Any / General 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New students only 
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NHCC: Idelia Loso Community Service Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students involved in service to others and their community (civic, charitable, cultural, political, or religious).
 
Essay requirement: Describe your involvement in service to others and your community. 
 
Established in  memory of Idelia T. Loso, NHCC's first Dean of Instruction.
$1,300 Any / General 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: International Student Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For international (F-1) students or students otherwise born outside of the US. 
$1,000 Any / General 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.50Returning students only 
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NHCC: Jerry and Beth Sandvick Baccalaureate Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For current year NHCC graduates pursuing a four-year degree.
 
Essay requirement: Describe how your experience at NHCC has changed your outlook on a subject or problem. Include your academic achievements, your view of the value of higher education, your concern for the future beyond oneself.
 
Letter of Recommendation requirement: Provide two letters of recommendation from NHCC faculty. Letters of Recommendation should be submitted to the Foundation Office at Foundation@nhcc.edu

Established by Jerry Sandvick in memory of Elizabeth Guiney Sandvick, founding member of NHCC Faculty. 
$5,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Graduating students 
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NHCC: John F. Helling Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For current year AFA, AA, AS, or AAS graduating students who have not yet completed more than one term in a Bachelor's degree program.
 
Established in honor of Dr. John F. Helling, former NHCC President (1967 to 1990).
$2,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00Graduating students 
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NHCC: Joseph Gazzuolo Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students majoring in Art or Graphic Design.
 
Portfolio requirement: Submit your portfolio (10-15 examples of work). 

$500 Art Graphic Design 6 + credits5/14/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Joseph Iten Business Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Marketing, or other related field.
 
Must have at least 6 credits earned in business.

Established in memory of Joseph Iten.                  
                                                                 
$500 Accounting Business / Business Management Computer Science Construction Management Engineering Marketing 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Joyce Savage Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in any field. 
 
Must demonstrate financial need. 
$500 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Kopp Access Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For first-generation students (neither parent has obtained a college degree). 
$1,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Bradtke/Waller Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Math.
 
Must have at least 6 credits earned in college level math (MATH 1150 or higher). 
$800 Math 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.25Returning students only 
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NHCC: Liberal Arts Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Liberal Arts.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.  
$1,000 Liberal Arts 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Luther Toyota Scion Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students undergoing challenging life circumstances.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established by Toyota City SCION. 
$500 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Math Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Math. 
 
Must have at least 6 credits earned-college-level math (math 1150 or higher).
$1,000 Math 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Medical Lab Technician Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in or graduating from the MLT Program. (Preference given to graduates). 
 
Must be an active member of ASCLS or ASCP. 
 
Essay requirement. Describe your involvement in ASCLS or ASCP and CEUs. 
$1,000 Medical Lab Technology 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00New, returning or graduating students 
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NHCC: Merle Warnest, LPN Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the program by the end of the current term. 
$1,000 Health Professions Medical Lab Technology Nursing 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Miriam Hazzard Nursing Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.
 
Established in honor of Miriam Hazzard, former NHCC Nursing Department Member. 
$1,000 Health Professions Medical Lab Technology Nursing 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Neil F. Sands Chemistry Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Chemistry.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established in memory of Neil F. Sands, founding member of NHCC Chemistry Faculty.
$1,000 Chemistry 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: New Student Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students undergoing challenging life circumstances. Renewable for a second year if a 2.0 GPA is maintained.
 
Must demonstrate financial need. 
$1,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New students only 
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NHCC: Nursing Scholarship

Description / Criteria
$1,000 Nursing 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Osseo Lions Career Change Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For residents of  Osseo.
 
Must be undergoing a career change.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established by the Osseo Lions Club.
$1,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Brooklyn Park Rotary High School Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For current year high school graduates of Brooklyn Park, Champlin Park, or Osseo high school.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.
 
Established by the Brooklyn Park Rotary Club and Foundation. 
$1,500 Any / General 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New students only 
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NHCC: Paralegal Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Paralegal. 
$1,000 Paralegal 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.50Returning students only 
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NHCC: Paul and Sheila Wellstone Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For international (F-1) students or students otherwise born outside of the US.
 
Established in memory of Paul and Sheila Wellstone.
$1,000 Any / General 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.50New or returning students 
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NHCC: Rose Hancock Health Professions Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.
$1,000 Health Professions Medical Lab Technology Nursing 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Sarah Robinson Pollock Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For female students 25 years of age or older.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established by the Sarah Robinson Pollock estate.
$1,000 Any / General 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Sharon Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For female students 25 years of age or older.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established in memory of Sharon A. Johnson, former NHCC Staff (1977 to 1990).  
$1,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Shirley Graczyk Accounting Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Accounting.
 
Must have at least 6 credits earned in accounting or business.  
$1,000 Accounting 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Student Support Services Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students enrolled in the NHCC Student Support Service Program who demonstrate the attitude and degree of commitment necessary for academic success. 
 
Must demonstrate financial need. 
$1,000 Any / General 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: T. Christ Staael Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students who demonstrate service to others and the surrounding community through involvement in civic, charitable, cultural, or political arenas or through contributions of artistry and innovation.
$1,000 Any / General 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: West Suburban Industrial Supply Nursing Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or Health Care program or taking general education requirements to enter either program. 

Established by Craig and Sandi Annis.                         
            
$1,000 Health Professions Nursing 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: John Diedrich Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in any field.
 
Must be a veteran (or a child or spouse of a veteran). 

Established by Mary Diedrich in memory of John Diedrich. 
$1,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Buffalo Lions Career Change Grant

Description / Criteria
For students of Wright county.
 
Must be undergoing a career change. 
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established by the Buffalo Lions Club.
$1,300 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Evelyn Schmidt Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession.  

Established in memory of Evelyn Schmidt, former NHCC Foundation Board member. 

$1,000 Health Professions Nursing 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: JoAnn Jones Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession.  

Established by JoAnn Jones, NHCC Alumnus. 

$1,000 Health Professions Nursing 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Alan LePage Second Chance Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students who have struggled to overcome alcohol or drug abuse and are ready to make a positive change in their lives by pursuing higher education. The scholarship may be awarded to students who have been impacted by addiction of a family member.

Essay requirement: Describe the impact alcohol or chemical abuse has had on your life and how receiving a scholarship will help you reach your goals.
 
Letter of recommendation requirement: Provide two letters of support from persons who are either involved in  your recovery or can  address your commitment and potential for making a positive change in your life. Letters of recommendation should be submitted to the Foundation Office at Foundation@nhcc.edu.

$1,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/14/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Phi Theta Kappa/Bookstore Text Book Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students majoring in any field.
 
At least one scholarship is awarded to a PTK member and at least one scholarship is awarded to a non-PTK member. 
 
Established by Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Xi Chapter, and the NHCC Bookstore and will fund 50% of required textbook costs up to a maximum award.

$200 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Service Learning Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in any field.

Must be able to demonstrate at least 20 service/volunteer hours by the end of the current term.
$500 Any / General 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.50New or returning students 
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NHCC: Phy Ed Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Physical Education.
 
Must be involved in service to others and the surrounding community.
 
Must have at least 12 credits earned in Health and/or Phy Ed.
$700 Physical Education 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.50Returning students only 
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NHCC: Kristin Sandeen Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For NHCC students in any major, established in memory of Kristin Sandeen.
 
Must have earned 31 or more credits.
 
$1,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Barbara K. Mantini Phi Theta Kappa

Description / Criteria
Must be a member in good standing of Phi Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa with a minimum of 40 Phi Theta Kappa service points. Must submit an evaluation form from a Phi Xi advisor, answer additional essay questions, and submit two letters of recommendation to the foundation office at foundation@nhcc.edu.
$1,500 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.50graduating or transferring students 
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NHCC: June E. Tessman Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
$500 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: The Howard and Sonja Olson Endowed Scholarship

Description / Criteria
This scholarship is to provide for returning NHCC students who demonstrate a financial need and is open for any NHCC major or program.
 
Established by Howard & Sonja Olson
$1,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/14/2014 12:00 AM2.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Buffalo Program Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students of Wright, Sherburne, or Meeker counties who are 25 years of age or older.
 
Must enroll in NHCC classes  at the Buffalo location.

Established by the Buffalo Lions Club. 
$500 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: June E. Tessman & Larry D. Finch Endowed Scholarship

Description / Criteria
Must be students enrolled at NHCC and priority for recipients shall be returning students and part-time students.
 
Established in Memory of June E. Tessman and Larry D. Finch by Eldon and Addie Finch Tessman
$500 Any / General 6 + credits5/14/2014 12:00 AM2.50Returning students only 
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NHCC: Janice Hancock Nursing Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
Must be students enrolled at NHCC in their second year, adult learner and a full time student.
 
Established in Memory of Janice Hancock, Nursing Instructor at NHCC.
$1,000 Nursing 6 + credits5/14/2014 12:00 AM2.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Kurt & Kelly Johnson New Student Scholarship

Description / Criteria
Must be a high school graduate and must be in the top 50% of the class.
 
Established by Kurt & Kelly Johnson
$5,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/14/2014 12:00 AM2.50New students only 
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NHCC: Kurt & Kelly Johnson Financial Need Scholarship

Description / Criteria
Financial need scholarships
 
Established by Kurt & Kelly Johnson
$2,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/14/2014 12:00 AM2.50New or returning students 
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NHCC: Buffalo Rotary Career Change Grant

Description / Criteria
For students of Wright county.
 
Must be undergoing a career change.
 
Must demonstrate financial need. 
$1,000 Any / General 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM2.00New or returning students 
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NHCC: Business Computer Systems Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students majoring in Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Marketing, or other related field.
 
Must have at least 6 credits earned in business or computer science. 

$500 Accounting Business / Business Management Computer Science Marketing 12 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only 
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NHCC: Business Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Accounting, Business,  Computer Science, Marketing, or other related field.
$500 Accounting Business / Business Management Computer Science Construction Management 6 + credits5/15/2014 12:00 AM3.00Returning students only