students study in the atrium at Truckee Meadows Community College
An anonymous donor has funded new scholarships to help extension center students maintain a full-time course load and graduate without delays.

Smoothing the Road to Graduation

SNC Project Eagle’s new Extension Centers offer students at community colleges a new route to their four-year degree. Students who have strong ties to work and community can finish their undergraduate education on the community college campus where they currently study.

Extension center tuition is already significantly more affordable than many traditional 4-year programs. Cost can still slow progress for many students, however. Now, a generous anonymous donor has come forward with twenty $10,000 Achieve Scholarships. Their goal is to help extension center students maintain a full-time course load and graduate without delays.

“These are generous scholarship packages that will make a huge difference in opening doors to higher education to our students and community. We’ve really enjoyed our continuing partnership with Sierra Nevada College, and their efforts to make these scholarships possible shows their level of commitment to serving and educating the South Shore.”

Jeff DeFranco, President of Lake Tahoe Community College

SNC currently operates two extension centers. One is at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV. The other is at Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Students take SNC upper-level courses without having to commute or move to a 4-year university.

Sierra Nevada College prides itself on its small classes and dedicated faculty. Their commitment to their students is as strong as their professional expertise. Project Eagle takes this combination onto community college campuses. It creates a seamless pathway for working adults to pursue the opportunities that higher education brings without disrupting their lives and commitments.

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