Educational Institutions

NORTHLAND PIONEER COLLEGE FRIENDS AND FAMILY INC

  • Snowflake, AZ
  • www.npcfriendsfamily.org

Mission Statement

NPC Friends and Family supports Northland Pioneer College in creating, supporting and promoting lifelong learning through fund raising, advocacy and volunteerism.

Main Programs

  1. NPC Friends and Family Need-Based Scholarships
  2. NPC Friends and Family Emergency Fund
  3. NPC Friends and Family High School Equivalency Grant
  4. NPC Friends and Family Endowment Fund
Service Areas

Self-reported

Arizona

NPC Friends and Family serves the students of Northland Pioneer College, encompassing all of Navajo and Apache Counties. This region of over 21,000 square miles is approximately the size of West Virginia, yet its population density is fewer than ten people per square mile. For comparison, there are over 450 people per square mile in Maricopa County where Arizona's capital city of Phoenix is located. The tribal lands of Arizona's Navajo, Hopi and White Mountain Apache people are part of this vast region, juxtaposed by great natural beauty and appalling poverty. There are no large employers, and the regional economy is based on agriculture (ranching; forest products), government and education, with some tourism and waning power generation (coal-fired power plants). The largest population center in the two-county region, Winslow, is located over three hours from Phoenix, an hour from Flagstaff, and four hours from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

ruling year

1986

Executive Director since 2014

Self-reported

Betsyann Wilson

Keywords

Self-reported

Scholarships, Need-Based, Working Poor, Higher Education

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EIN

86-0478757

 Number

0694813378

Physical Address

1611 S. Main Street

Snowflake, 85937

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community/Junior College (B41)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

NPC Friends and Family Need-Based Scholarships

$500 per semester is awarded to two students at each of our nine rural and remote service locations to help them meet the needs associated with completing their college program. These needs include, but are not limited to tuition, books, course fees, child care and transportation costs - which can be quite significant given that the NPC service area covers 21,000 square miles, about the size of West Virginia!

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

18,000.00

Program 2

NPC Friends and Family Emergency Fund

Up to $250 per semester is given at each of our nine service locations to assist students with unforeseen emergency expenses that threaten their ability to complete the semester.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$4500.00

Program 3

NPC Friends and Family High School Equivalency Grant

This need-based fund provides up to $250 to at least one student at each NPC location each semester to help them with unmet financial need related to their pursuit of a high school equivalency diploma. These students truly fall between the cracks of the college system. Because they lack a high school diploma, they cannot qualify for Federal financial aid, yet they are among our neediest students, and can drastically improve their lives through education by completing the high school equivalency diploma.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$4500.00

Program 4

NPC Friends and Family Endowment Fund

This fund, established in Fall 2014, is intended to provide NPC Friends and Family with long-term financial security, empowering us to continue to award need-based grants and scholarships to NPC students regardless of downturns in the economy that affect our ability to raise funds.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$3,000,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

Arizona

NPC Friends and Family serves the students of Northland Pioneer College, encompassing all of Navajo and Apache Counties. This region of over 21,000 square miles is approximately the size of West Virginia, yet its population density is fewer than ten people per square mile. For comparison, there are over 450 people per square mile in Maricopa County where Arizona's capital city of Phoenix is located. The tribal lands of Arizona's Navajo, Hopi and White Mountain Apache people are part of this vast region, juxtaposed by great natural beauty and appalling poverty. There are no large employers, and the regional economy is based on agriculture (ranching; forest products), government and education, with some tourism and waning power generation (coal-fired power plants). The largest population center in the two-county region, Winslow, is located over three hours from Phoenix, an hour from Flagstaff, and four hours from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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NORTHLAND PIONEER COLLEGE FRIENDS AND FAMILY INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Executive Director

Betsyann Wilson

BIO

Betsyann Wilson has worked for and on behalf of Northland Pioneer College since 1997, in Student Services and as a grant writer. She is passionate about the courage and determination of the students of this rural, remote and economically depressed region, and inspired every day to work for their benefit, helping them achieve their goals of college completion, through NPC Friends and Family.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"NPC Friends and Family serves a truly unique community college. Northland Pioneer College, founded in 1974, is the only comprehensive community college serving all of Navajo and Apache Counties. This rural and remote region encompasses over 21,000 square miles, and includes the tribal lands of the Arizona's Navajo, Hopi and White Mountain Apache people. The two counties are among the poorest 1% of all counties in the United States. Poverty levels are high, and levels of education are low, yet NPC students are the finest and bravest college students you will ever meet. Many are the first generation in their families to even attempt college. Many are parents, some are single parents, some are the caregivers for the elders in their families. Yet they persist, and this tenacity speaks to the knowledge they hold true: that a college education will change their lives, and the lives of their families for the better. Even more than that, they posit that they are setting an example for their children and the younger members of their families: A college education is of great value, and it is attainable. They are challenged by the need to travel great distances to take classes at one of NPC's nine locations, compounded by a lack of the kinds of supportive services urban dwellers may take for granted: affordable, accessible child care; public transportation; well-paying employment opportunities. Yet they succeed. They succeed because generous people like you believe in them. We in the non-profit sector recognize that you can choose where to make your charitable gifts. We ask that you consider NPC Friends and Family. With per-credit tuition the lowest of any college in Arizona's system, there is nowhere your gift will go further or help more students achieve the promise of a college education. We humbly and sincerely thank you!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Eric Bishop

Bishop Technologies

Term: May 2015 - May 2018

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