July 14, 2011


NACC Receives Disaster Relief Grant to Aid Students

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 Willmon.

“We 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
Financial Aid.

Pictured is Nick Willmon, Director
of Financial Aid at NACC.