Scholarship Recipient Testimonials

I would like to take an opportunity to express my sincere thanks to the donors and all those involved in the CCC scholarship process. With this scholarship, you have given me more opportunities and more confidence than I ever knew was possible. Additionally, the support and confidence you have bestowed upon me is invaluable. I am deeply grateful and utterly speechless for your generosity in all parts of the process. I wish you good health and good luck because karma is going to get you back one day! - Recipient of the Skilled & Technical Sciences Scholarship

Thank you so much for selecting me for your scholarship! Your funds are greatly appreciated as I continue to work toward my degree. I’m excited to show my daughter what hard work and dedication can accomplish, as well as, provide a better life for her! Thank you again! - Recipient of the John & Sonia Sahling Scholarship

I would like to take a moment to thank you for your generous award. I am a non-traditional student with a busy family and an entry-level career. I have quite a cheer section that includes my three girls, husband, other family, and friends. Although having this support is wonderful, it doesn’t take care of everything. The support you have shown inspires me to keep reaching for those stars. I send my gratitude and warmest thank you! - Scholarship Recipient

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for the Myrtle Grimminger Endowed Scholarship. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor and I am deeply appreciative of your support. I am currently majoring in nursing with hopes of becoming a registered nurse. I’m a non-traditional student and a single parent. The financial assistance you provided will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses and it will allow me to concentrate more of my time for studying. I promise I will work very hard and look forward to being able to give back to others through nursing. - Scholarship Recipient

Thank you for selecting me to receive the scholarship this year. I appreciate that you took the time to look over my application and picked me for it. With the scholarship, I will be able to pursue my goal of completing my associates degree in accounting. With this degree, I will be able to do two things; one, show my two young girls that anything is possible when you put your mind to it and two, that I will be able to support my girls with a great paying job. Thank you again for selecting me! - Recipient of the Bernice Blomenkamp Smith Scholarship

I am writing to thank you for the generous Dr. Pete Rush Memorial Scholarship. I was very happy and appreciative that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship. I will use this towards finishing my general education classes at CCC. After CCC, I plan to attend Wayne State College and begin my pharmacy major. Thank you again for selecting me! - Scholarship Recipient

I am writing to thank you for your generous scholarship. For me, attending Central Community College in Hastings is honestly a dream come true. My major is heavy equipment operator technician. I will graduate in the fall of 2018. Thank you so much. I really do appreciate your gift to me. - Scholarship Recipient

Thank you so much for awarding me your scholarship. I’m currently in my second year of nursing school and it will be a great help in finishing my degree. I have enjoyed my time at CCC, the instructors have been great. I look forward to becoming a nurse. - Recipient of the Drs. Greg P. & Marilee Smith Scholarship

I am writing to thank you for the generous scholarship I received. I was very happy to hear the news and it will be used very wisely in the future to come. By awarding me this scholarship, it will be used to alleviate some of my college cost. My plan for the future is to complete my two years at CCC so I can receive my associates degree in nursing. After achieving this, I plan to transfer to a four-year college so I can obtain my bachelor’s degree. It has always been a dream of mine to be in the medical profession. Since I was little, I have always been intrigued by helping people. Thanks to your generosity I am a step closer to achieving my dream. I cannot thank you enough for this award because it will allow me to focus more on my studies and less on financial problems. I hope one day, I can give back to my community and help someone just as you have helped me. Thanks again. - Recipient of the Employee Gifts Scholarship

I am very grateful for this opportunity I have been granted. It is a great blessing and allows me to appreciate and value my decision in joining the army more than I already do. Since enlisting, I have had many opportunities I would not have had, had I not joined. I assure you your selection and decision was the right one and I will not disappoint! – Recipient of the Women’s Veteran Fund Scholarship

Thank you for the opportunity to continue my education at Central Community College. I appreciate the generosity that I have received through the Duo-Lift Welding Scholarship. I plan to study agricultural sciences with an emphasis on Precision Agriculture at CCC. While in high school I had the opportunity to study welding and will continue studying welding at CCC as well. My parents both graduated from CCC and my grandfather was a longtime employee of the college so I am proud to have the opportunity to continue my education at CCC. - Scholarship Recipient

I am writing to thank you for your generous Lee & Eileen Saathoff Scholarship. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship. I plan to pursue a double major of welding and advanced manufacturing technology over the course of my three years at Central Community College. Upon graduating from CCC, I will pursue a position in this growing industry here in Nebraska. By awarding me the Lee & Eileen Saathoff Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. - Scholarship Recipient

I am writing to thank you for your generous scholarship for the 2017-18 school year. This fall, I will begin the dental hygiene program at CCC in Hastings. This is a very rigorous, expensive program. Thanks to you, I am one step closer to pursing my goals. By awarding me the Wendell & Francis Starr Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden, which allows me to focus more on school. Your generosity has not gone unnoticed, and I am extremely appreciative to be chosen as a recipient of your scholarship. - Scholarship Recipient

I was surprised, honored, and humbled to discover I was selected to receive the scholarship. I truly believe that to receive, one must give. I have always strived to give of my time, resources, and knowledge to the benefit of those less fortunate and the greater good. May your generosity also come back to you one hundred-fold. I appreciate your confidence in me, and my academic commitment, through your willingness to contribute to my education. The fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters are already pre-planned and dedicated to the prerequisite general education courses for the occupational therapy assistant program, I am also seeking an adjunct certificate in human services assistive therapies. My end goal is to be competently trained in service to the needs of our communities. Again, thank you. I am truly grateful for your investment in my future! - Recipient of the Pro Am Golf Tournament Scholarship

Thank you for choosing me as a recipient for your scholarship. It will be put to great and helpful use as I plan to pursue my education in the major of dental assisting. I greatly appreciate being chosen for this scholarship. Thank you again. – Recipient of the Edgar Reynolds Foundation Scholarship

I wanted to thank you for selecting me for this award as it will allow me the opportunity to complete my associates degree in nursing in May 2018 without incurring any additional debt. As you may be aware, raising a family while attending college requires a lot. With this scholarship, I will have one less thing to worry about in order to finish my education. Thank you so much. - Recipient of the Vicki Harvey Scholarship

I am writing to express my gratitude for granting me the Nebraska Open Scholarship. Central Community College is helping me get the technical skills that I need in order to earn an electrician’s license, and your scholarship is helping me toward that goal. I am currently in the electrical program at CCC in Hastings. My goal is to earn an electrician’s license and start my own renewable energy company, installing solar and other forms of alternative energy in my community. I am confident that this venture will help people in Hastings reduce their energy bills and reduce pollution in our community. It is also my goal to use my skills toward philanthropy, installing renewable energy in places where resources are scarce. Your scholarship is helping me towards my dream of building my own company and helping improve my community through renewable energy. I will continue to work hard in class and honor your investment in me. - Scholarship Recipient