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Tan Siu Lin Foundation Announces Scholarships for NMC Students (October 9, 2010)

In its ongoing efforts to promote higher education among CNMI students, the Tan Siu Lin Foundation has announced that it is providing scholarships to ten students of the Northern Marianas College.

The Tan Siu Lin Foundation Scholarship program will provide $1,000 per scholarship recipient that can be applied for the 2010-2011 school year (Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters). The scholarships will be awarded to five students pursuing an Associate's in Applied Science degree in Hospitality Management, and five students pursuing other degrees at NMC. In addition to hospitality management, the College offers degrees in business, liberal arts, nursing, natural resources management, criminal justice, and education.

“We recognize the central role that the Northern Marianas College plays in the personal and professional development of CNMI students”and, on a larger scale”the CNMI’s workforce,” said Dr. Tan Siu Lin. “We want to support that role by providing financial assistance to students who have the potential to excel academically and professionally.”

The Tan Holdings Foundation was formed in 2002 and was renamed after the company’s founder and chairman, Dr. Tan Siu Lin. Through the years, the Tan Siu Lin Foundation has launched initiatives and built trusted partnerships with a diverse array of individuals, families, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. These partners represent many different backgrounds and income levels. The TSL Foundation’s main mission is to better serve the regions where it operates to make such communities a better place to live.

“We are very grateful to the Tan Siu Lin Foundation for once again providing this scholarship,” said NMC Interim President Lorraine Cabrera. “The financial assistance will definitely make a significant impact in helping students pursue their educational goals.”

The scholarships are based on merit and will be awarded to the recipient on the basis of the candidate’s community involvement, academic background, and letters of recommendation. The written essay will also play a key role in the final selection of scholarship recipients.

The deadline for submitting applications for the Tan Siu Lin Scholarship is November 15, 2010. Applications and additional information will be available for download on or, or contact either the NMC’s Financial Aid Office at 234-5498 ext. 1527 or Ed Arriola, Jr. at 233-8080.

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