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Scholarship Information

Donate to Scholarships

Since 1987 donors have generously donated their dollars to fund scholarships for NCCC students. Scholarships are often named to honor the memory of loved ones. Others are named in tribute to alumni, board members, faculty, retirees, organizations, and companies. The Distinguished Student Scholarship awards are the most prestigious scholarships given to high school seniors in Niagara County. It is two years of tuition-free education at NCCC for students who exemplify superior academics, community service, and commitment to Niagara County. Donors may direct their contribution to one of these existing funds.

NCCC Fall 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Establishing a Scholarship

Numerous NCCC friends have established endowed scholarships to benefit students pursuing their higher education goals. Endowments provide donors with the capability of “Touching Lives & Building Futures” for students, alumni, retirees, their families and the community. At the same time, the endowment’s returns assure there are funds for annual scholarship awards that perpetuate for many years to come. When you endow a scholarship, you decide how it will make an impact on the College.

  • Donors choose the criteria and purpose of the scholarship with consultation from the NCCC Foundation
  • Scholarships can be named in memory of a student, alumnus, retiree or special loved one
  • Specific disciplines of study can be selected for the scholarship award
  • Depending on the contribution amount, naming ability for on-campus buildings, rooms, and focal points can be secured

The most admired scholarships by NCCC students are those open to all, enabling the most diverse group of students to benefit from a scholarship award. The entire scholarship endowment has reached more than $3 million, with more than 50 scholarship funds.

For more information on making a donation towards or scholarship or establishing a scholarship, please contact:

Deb Brewer, Foundation Director
Phone: 716-614-5911
Cell: 716-438-6388
Email: dbrewer@niagaracc.suny.edu

2021-2023
Distinguished Student Scholarship Recipients

Jillian Donovan

Jillian Donovan

High School: Lewiston-Porter
Major: Liberal Arts
Career Goal: Undecided

“I hope one day that I will make enough money to give back not only to local but also national and global charities on a regular basis. It is always better to share your strengths, talents, and passions to leave a positive footprint in this world.”

Bridget Hersee

Bridget Hersee

High School: Starpoint
Major: Criminal Justice
Career Goal: Law Enforcement

“To play a part in protecting the members of our community and those around me would be a dream come true!”

Gina Krolewski

Gina Krolewski

High School: North Tonawanda
Major: Fine Arts
Career Goal: Art Therapist

“My goal is to help young adults find solace in art while working with agencies and schools in Niagara County.”

Mercy Walker

Mercy Walker

High School: Royalton-Hartland
Major: Nursing
Career Goal: Critical Care Nurse

“As a nurse, I will be able to give back to my community by providing competent medical care in a respectful, caring, and informative way to my patients and their families.”

Mackenzie White

Mackenzie White

High School: Royalton-Hartland
Major: Horticulture
Career Goal: Undecided

“Although I don’t know exactly what I want to do in my career, I hope one day to organize my own community volunteer events to clean up garbage and get people in environmental protection and rehabilitation.”

2020-2022
Distinguished Student Scholarship Recipients

Elijah Alker

Elijah Alker

High School: Lewiston-Porter
Major: Engineering
Career Goal: Aerospace Engineer

“Although I'm not originally from Niagara County, it's now the place that I call home. As I continue my education, I look forward to being able to give back through my career and volunteer work to my community.”

Jordyn Bobzien

Jordyn Bobzien

High School: Royalton-Hartland
Major: Massage Therapy
Career Goal: Acupuncturist & Masseuse

“My future goal is to own an acupuncture and massage business to help heal my community so in turn it becomes stronger and healthier.”

Daniel Burns

Daniel Burns

High School: North Tonawanda
Major: Computer Science
Career Goal: Undecided

“A degree in Computer Science from NCCC provides me with a multitude of options and opportunities to give back and hopefully inspire younger generations to do the same as well.”

Angelina Emmons

Angelina Emmons

High School: Lockport
Major: Liberal Arts & Sciences
Career Goal: Journalist

“I aim to further dedicate myself to my community and to truth with my reportage. My confidence in the power of writing and enriching the community I live in continues to fuel my aspirations.”

Katelyn Hurst

Katelyn Hurst

High School: Lewiston-Porter
Major: Nursing
Career Goal: Nurse

“The reason I wanted to become a nurse is that my main priority is to help people. Whether I am working at my local hospital or clinic, I have the opportunity to help my community members and make their lives better.”

Ashley Kopacz

Ashley Kopacz

High School: Lockport
Major: LA&S: Humanities & Social Science
Career Goal: Undecided

“Although I am unsure of my career path at this time, I look forward to attending NCCC which will help me get on the right path to achieving my goals.”

Contact

NCCC Foundation, Inc.
Deborah Brewer, Director
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Phone: 716-614-5911
Cell: 716-438-6388
Fax: 716-614-5913
Email: dbrewer@niagaracc.suny.edu

NCCC Alumni Association
Alli Korta, Assistant Director
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Phone: 716-614-6231
Fax: 716-614-5913
Email: alumni@niagaracc.suny.edu