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(from left) Donor Speaker, Darshini Jayawardena; Student Speakers Heather Kadera, Al Faisal Yasin, John Ziegler, Klaire Chisholm; NIACC President Dr. Steve Schulz.

MASON CITY | Students at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) who received scholarships this year had an opportunity to show their gratitude during the 14th annual NIACC Foundation Scholarship Recognition Luncheon held at the Muse Norris Conference Center.

Several student scholarship recipients also spoke at NIACC’s scholarship recognition luncheon.

Klaire Chisholm from Osage, a first year traditional NIACC student majoring in English, shared how she chose NIACC first.

Chisholm said, “The reality of attending college was exciting because it was something new, and I would be able to explore all the possibilities of the world. It was also intimidating as all I had heard were horror stories of debt and student loans, just thinking about how I would afford my education overwhelmed me. Then, one day, I decided maybe I should start listening to the radio ads about choosing NIACC first. I applied to NIACC and was notified that I received a scholarship!

I was astounded and my mind was made up I was attending NIACC. This scholarship helped me realize I am not the only person who wants me to succeed.”

Chisholm plans to get her two year Associate of Arts degree and transfer to the University of Northern Iowa.

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