Mesalands to host college goal Sunday

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College will be hosting College Goal Sunday on February 20, 2011, from 2-4 p.m. College Goal Sunday is a national initiative to inform families about the millions of dollars in financial aid available and assist students and their families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Participants are […]

Students receive Rotary Club scholarships

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Area students received scholarships from local and state organizations to aid them in their pursuit of higher education. Three Quay County students have received the Tucumcari Rotary Club Quay County Continuing Education Scholarships. Johanna Albright of Logan, David Kneitz of San Jon and Adrian Prieto of Tucumcari will each […]

Ministry of Hope facing shortage of money, food

By Chelle Delaney The cupboard at the Ministry of Hope is almost bare, said Mary Ann Garrett, a Southern Baptists’ outreach ministries consultant. In fact, “because of this shortage, we will not be giving Thanksgiving baskets as we have done in the past. However, we are planning a ‘Holiday Feast’ in early December for the […]

Educational scholarships help pave the way

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College student Ona Padilla said she wouldn’t be attending college — and racking up achievements like being part of Phi Theta Kappa, a member of the Honor Society and a mentor in the Blazing Trails program — if it weren’t for financial help, which includes one of Mesalands’ scholarships. […]

Students receive financial aid

By Angela Peacock After waiting more than a month since the semester’s first financial aid disbursement, eligible Mesalands Community College students are now able to receive the second half of this semester’s aid. In previous years Mesalands awarded its aid in one lump sum at the beginning of the semester, but after a decision by […]

Officials: Issuing aid not easy

By Angela Peacock Don’t despair, financial aid funds for eligible Mesalands Community College students is on its way. Mesalands administration made the decision this semester to award students their aid in two separate disbursements, which Ken Brasher, director of enrollment, said was done for specific reasons. “Once students get used to the idea of two […]

Rep. Udall fights for student aid

By Angela Peacock U.S. Representative Tom Udall is working to prevent the U.S. Department of Education from cutting back on key higher education grants and work studies programs. Udall recently signed a letter to members of the conference committee reviewing the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill, urging Congress to retain a Senate passed provision that would restore […]