Community colleges can now offer financial assistance through the Community College Gap Assistance Program.
The state's six community colleges may begin offering Gap Assistance funds on this date. Interested students should contact their local community college. Visit the Gap homepage for contact and other program information.
The CCC board will meet at the college's Grand Island campus. Agenda and meeting materials can be found on the college's website.
The M-SARA Regional Steering Committee and Portal Agents will meet in Rosemont, Illinois. Attendees represent 12 Midwest states - including Nebraska - participating in the national State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) initiative. The Coordinating Commission serves as Nebraska's portal agency for SARA.
Application period opens for Access College Early scholarships for students enrolled in a career program of study.
The Coordinating Commission has elected Carol Zink of Lincoln to a second one-year term as chair. Zink's fellow commissioners voted unanimously for her appointment at the June 9 commission meeting.
Zink is a retired educator with Lincoln Public Schools, where she worked for more than 40 years. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and early childhood education from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, and a master's degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was first appointed to the commission in 2007.
The NSCS board will meet at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 O St., Lincoln. Agenda and additional information is available on the NSCS website.