Heartwell Renewables Funds CCC Scholarships

April 24, 2023

Central Community College has received a $100,000 donation for scholarships at the Hastings Campus. Heartwell Renewables, a partnership between Cargill and the Love’s Family of Companies, made the donation to benefit students in the career and technical sciences programs.

Heartwell Renewables is constructing a processing facility adjacent to CCC-Hastings, which is expected to produce 80 million gallons of renewable diesel fuel each year. The plant is expected to be operational by the summer of 2024 and will employ nearly 100.

“Heartwell Renewables is proud to present this check for $100,000 to Central Community College to further opportunities for technical training and development,” said Rocky DeMello, Heartwell senior operations advisor. “As neighbors, not only do we share a property line, but we also share a commitment to advancing innovation and knowledge in the Hastings community and beyond. We are grateful for this partnership and look forward to continued collaboration in the weeks, months and years ahead.”

More than 50 career and technical science students will benefit from the scholarships over the next three years.

“We are excited about how this scholarship will directly impact the lives of our students in our career and technical science programs,” said CCC-Hastings President Dr. Chris Waddle. “With a preference for students in financial need, or who are first generation students or single parents, this scholarship will allow CCC to provide more opportunities for those looking to advance their skills. Heartwell Renewables has been a great partner to work with and we are looking forward to a collaborative relationship for many years to come.”