Nursing Assistant students at Coconino Community College now
have a new scholarship for which to apply.
Flagstaff, AZ - Coconino Community College students who want
to become Certified Nursing Assistants or Licensed Nursing Assistants
now have another scholarship opportunity.
Thanks to The Peaks Health & Rehabilitation in Flagstaff,
CCC now has $5,000 to create scholarships for five CNA and LNA students
to help with the cost of their classes at the College and certification
by the State. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
"We felt like there was a need for it in the community," said
Russell Goddard, Executive Director, Skilled Nursing for The Peaks.
"It's a way for us to fulfill John's vision and give back to the
Goddard referred to the late CEO of The Goodman Group, the company
that manages The Peaks, John B. Goodman, who specifically set up
a benevolent fund to give back to the Flagstaff community. And because
The Peaks uses a skilled nursing force, the decision was made to
support students at CCC who have goals of becoming Certified or
Licensed Nursing Assistants.
"This particular scholarship is incredible because it helps
low-income people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to
improve their lives with a skills-based profession like nursing
assistant," said Scott Talboom, Executive Director of the CCC Foundation.
Criteria for the classes include: Demonstrating financial need
(federal financial aid [FAFSA] application required); working toward
a Nursing Assistant certificate or declaring a major in AAS Pre-Health
Careers (enrolled in AHS 131, Nursing 110 and Nursing 111); Demonstrating
interest in working as a CAN or LNA.
The Peaks Health & Rehabilitation has a Medicare rating
of 5 Stars as well as a senior living community that delivers a
lifestyle of comfort, care and value amid a unique view of both
nature and history, located on the campus of the Museum of Northern
For more information about scholarship opportunities through
the CCC Foundation, visit www.coconinofoundation.org.
For more information about The Peaks, visit thepeaks.org.
About Coconino Community College
Coconino Community College faculty and staff are dedicated to
promoting an environment of excellence to support students. Since
1991, CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino
County. The College has helped create the region's skilled workforce,
with the goal of improving the lives of our residents through workforce
development and higher education. CCC has served more than 75,000
students countywide, with two campuses in Flagstaff and an instructional
site in Page.
CCC provides affordable tuition and a variety of certificates
and degrees including career/technical programs with more than 50
certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields.
Those fields include nursing, fire science, law enforcement and
business. Additionally, CCC has programs that ease student transition
to any of the three state universities.
CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County including
Williams, the Grand Canyon/Tusayan, Page/Lake Powell, Fredonia,
Tuba City and other remote areas on the Navajo, Hopi and Supai Tribal
Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person
and Interactive Television classes to meet the needs of students
in these rural and remote areas. Nearly 20 percent of CCC's students
are Native American learners.