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NPC Friends and Family Providing Kid’s College Scholarships

“Every child who wants to participate in a 2016 Kid’s College class should be able to, regardless of the cost,” says NPC Friends and Family executive director, Betsyann Wilson. That’s the idea behind the scholarships her group is offering to kids ages 6 – 14 in Navajo and Apache counties.

Kid’s College is a series of fun and exciting classes in areas such as art, engineering, theatre, robotics, and much more. They are designed to give kids an engaging and entertaining learning experience in a real college setting, making a college education a part of every kid’s future.

Wilson says, “EVERY kid who wants to take a Kid’s College class should go to and apply for the tuition scholarship!” There are three available: the STEM Scholarship covers the cost of a class in one of the STEM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering or Math; A Creative Side Scholarship is for students taking a class in art, performing arts, music, cooking, or any creative area; and Ellie’s Empowering Scholarship is for any kid who is referred by his or her teacher, and can be used for any class.

All scholarships require a short, written work or art sample. “We want kids to experience the scholarship application process, so they know that when they go on to college, they CAN find and access all the financial resources that are available to them,” Wilson explains.

Scholarship applications are due by June 3. Reimbursements will be provided if awarded a scholarship after paying for a Kid’s College class.

To learn more about Kid’s College scholarships, please contact Betsy by email, or call (800) 266-7845 ext. 6245. You can learn all about Kid’s College online at, or by contacting Rebecca Hunt, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6244, or email