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WNCC Students Receive Buckley Trust Scholarships
Nebraska Ag Connection - 06/17/2019

A group of Western Nebraska Community College Sidney Campus students received scholarships recently from a $5,000 grant from the Thomas D. Buckley Trust.

Students who were awarded scholarships studied basic nursing assistant, aviation maintenance, criminal justice, business administration, and licensed practical nursing at WNCC over the last academic year.

Jared McMaster, Thomas D. Buckley Trust award recipient, plans to use this scholarship to better himself and his community.

"Upon graduation, my goal is to be personally successful as well as give back to the community as you have done for me, " McMaster said. "I believe personal success is not achieved without helping others and the community that surrounds us. In the future, I plan to take that belief and use it to better the lives of others."

Scholarships, which ranged from $180 to $555, are meant to aid WNCC students with tuition and fees.

The Thomas D. Buckley Trust is a private foundation created in memory of Thomas D. Buckley, a man who spent most of his life as a farmer in Chappell until his death in 1979. According to the official website, the trust "provides resources for the needs of eligible, tax-exempt organizations in the communities in the Panhandle of Western Nebraska and in Northeastern Colorado."

The trust awards $20,000 annually to students who have graduated from high schools in western Nebraska and northern Colorado, and are currently enrolled in college seeking an associate or bachelor's degree. To learn more about the Thomas D. Buckley Trust, please visit thomasbuckleytrust.com.

For more information about WNCC scholarships and financial assistance, contact the WNCC Financial Aid office at 308-635-6011 or email financialaid@wncc.edu.

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