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Applicants sought for NIACC scholarship for women over age 40


MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College Foundation, the administrator of the Garrity-Sandage Door Opener Scholarship, is seeking applicants for this unique scholarship.

Longtime Mason City resident, the late Shirley Sandage, established the Garrity-Sandage Scholarship in 2010.

“The Garrity-Sandage Door Opener Scholarship provides financial assistance to women to attend NIACC because of some very specific criteria,” said Andrea Mujica, Scholarship Coordinator for the NIACC Foundation. “The scholarship will be awarded to a female applicant who is at least 40 years old, a widow, separated or divorced.  The applicant can be new to NIACC or a returning student and can attend class part-time or full-time.”

“Shirley’s generosity and careful planning assured that her life’s passion for assisting women to self-improvement or advancement continued on,” Mujica said. “These could be women who have raised families, cared for aging parents or simply worked all their lives to support others only to find they were middle-aged and had no opportunities left.”

Interested women are encouraged to contact the NIACC Admissions Office at 641-422-4245 or 1-888-GO NIACC ext. 4245 to get more information and develop a plan.

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