As President of the Western Nebraska Community College Foundation, I welcome you to our website and introduce you to the activities and the many opportunities available through our organization.
For more than forty years, the many volunteers who have served on our board continually plan for the needs of our students and ensure that WNCC will continue providing an excellent education far into the future. The Foundation serves to expand access and maintain affordability of education to all of our constituents within the communities of our service area. Students are our top priority.
Western Nebraska Community College is an important local resource that benefits not only our students, but our entire community. You may have your own unique reasons for wanting to support students at WNCC. Perhaps you were a beneficiary of a scholarship when you attended school. Maybe you recognize what a dramatic difference financial support can make in the life of a student. You might want to extend the opportunity to attend a quality institution of life-long learning that not only helps traditionally underserved students, but also improves the local economy and keeps young people in our area. It may be that you see student support as an investment in the future - the region, the world, your industry, or your community. You might be honoring a loved one. The reasons for supporting students are diverse.
Whatever your reason, making a gift to support students at Western Nebraska Community College is one of the most impactful ways you can make a difference in the Panhandle. Whether it's through annual contributions, memorial and honorary gifts, the creation of expendable or endowed scholarships, or through programmatic support, ever dollar you give makes a difference.
Your generous gifts provide the resources that benefit our students, faculty, staff, and the entire Western community.
The Foundation... "Success starts with a strong foundation."
Howard P. Olsen, Jr.
Featured Scholarship Recipient
I found WNCC after an extensive search. I heard about the fabulous nursing program, the tuition was unbeatable, and I knew I wanted to move out west. I came here in 2013 after living in and briefly attending college in Michigan. The skills I’m earning at WNCC are preparing me not only to fulfill my duties as a nurse, but also display patience, stay calm, and help as many people as I can even in difficult situations. Every professor and staff member I’ve interacted with here have been wonderful. They’ve helped me to see that for every student – no matter what they’re facing or going through – can achieve their dreams.
This scholarship means everything to me. It will help with books, tuition, and every day expenses. I am so grateful for this help because it is one more step toward reaching the dream I’ve always had. I can’t believe the heart of donors who want to see students succeed and just their willingness to give. It is an honor for me to receive this scholarship.