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David Newell Memorial Scholarship

The David Newell Memorial Scholarship was established by Arlene Newell in 2017 to assist young adults who might otherwise not see postsecondary education as a possibility in their lives. David Newell served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1976 and was a Vietnam veteran. He served as the State President and National Committeeman for the Nebraska Young Democrats and as Chairman of the Nebraska Democratic Party from 1984 to 1985. He was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 1977, representing Northeast Douglas County from 1977 to 1985. During his tenure, he served as the Chair of the Urban Affairs and Miscellaneous Subjects Committee and spear-headed the repeal of the sales tax on food. He went on to serve on the Board of Governors at Metropolitan Community College from 2002 to 2014, serving as Chairman from 2008 to 2009. He advocated tirelessly for affordable access to education. This scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • First-time students
  • Full- or part-time students
  • Financial need is required, as determined by MCC Financial Aid through completion of FAFSA
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or above

Scholarships are usually offered during the spring and fall quarters. Scholarship availability varies depending on donor giving.