NACC Receives Disaster Relief Grant to
Northeast Alabama Community College will receive a Disaster
Relief Grant in the amount of $10,000 to assist students
adversely affected by recent federally declared disasters,
according to college officials. This grant was made possible
through contributions to Scholarship America from USA Funds.
“USA Funds and Scholarship America are pleased that students
with financial need will receive additional assistance,” said
Pei-loh Lo, Director of Scholarship Management Services, a
division of Scholarship America, in a letter to the college.
“Best wishes to you in your work to aid students,” continued Lo.
Eligible students must be enrolled at least half-time (minimum
of 6 credits per term). Priority consideration will be given to
Pell Grant recipients. The funds may not be used to support
capital needs of the school or to aid faculty and staff. Funds
will be used to supplement financial aid packages for students
who have experienced additional financial difficulties related
to the defined weather event. Assistance is to be used for
expenses incurred in the 2010-11 academic year or the 2011-12
academic year. The amount of assistance granted to individual
students is left up to the discretion of the Financial Aid
Officer but should not exceed $1,000 per student. Assistance
will be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board/housing
and food, or other education-related expenses as determined by
the professional judgment of NACC Financial Aid Director, Nick
are very thankful to have this extra benefit to help students in
need,” said Willmon. “With so many affected, we plan to award in
amounts of $500 to assist as many as possible.”
For more information, contact the Office
of Financial Aid at college phone ext.437 or 227; or e-mail
For other Financial Aid information, go to
Pictured is Nick Willmon, Director
of Financial Aid at NACC.