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NMC Announces NRM Scholarships for Full Time and Part Time Students (August 7, 2010)

The Northern Marianas College has announced the availability of scholarships for full time and part time students majoring in Natural Resources Management.

The Natural Resources Management Scholarship Program aims to promote higher education by providing financial assistance for college students in their pursuit of professional careers in managing natural resources. The program also seeks to provide current public and private sector employees with opportunities to improve their knowledge and skills and to enhance their career and professional development.

“We have been working extremely hard to ensure that we make these scholarship funds available in time for the Fall 2010 semester,” said Ross Manglona, acting dean of NMC’s Community Programs and Services. “Given the economic difficulties that many individuals are experiencing at this time, we hope many students apply and take advantage of this financial opportunity.”

“This is one of only a few scholarships available to part time students, so those who have full time jobs and want to take classes in the evening can still take advantage of the scholarships,” added Manglona.

The Natural Resources Management Program is designed to offer an Associate of Science degree in NRM, preparing student to pursue or advance careers requiring a broad background in agricultural, marine, environmental, and natural resources management, or to transfer to a related baccalaureate degree program at other colleges or universities.

The NMC Natural Resources Management scholarship program will provide 10 full time students with about $1,200 (each) and 15 part time students with about $600 (each), amounts of which are sufficient to pay for all tuition costs per semester (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011).

Scholarship selection will be based on merit and financial need. The scholarship funds will be also be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s community involvement, academic background, letter of recommendation, and a written essay. An interview may also be required.

To be eligible, a student must be a U.S. citizen (or green card holder) and a CNMI resident for the past three years; be accepted and enrolled as a part-time or full-time student at NMC; have a high school or college cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better; and, be able to demonstrate financial need.

If selected to receive the scholarship, the applicant must also sign an agreement stating that he or she will work in the Commonwealth after graduating from the Northern Marianas College for a period twice as long as the period for which the applicant received the scholarship.

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, August 20, 2010. For additional information about the scholarship or to pick up an application, visit the NMC Financial Aid Office in Building N or call 234-5498 ext. 1527. Applications can also be downloaded online at www.nmcnet.edu.

Registration for the upcoming Fall 2010 semester will start on Monday, August 16, 2010 and will last through Saturday, August 21, 2010. For more information, visit www.nmcnet.edu.

To learn more about the NRM program, please contact Dr. Alfredo De Torres at 670-234-5498 Ext 1202 or email [email protected].

TO DOWNLOAD THE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION & REQUIREMENTS, CLICK HERE.



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