Commitment Induction

Editors: Media coverage of the induction is welcome.

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College will mark the 25th anniversary of its Commitment Scholarship program for first-generation college students at the annual induction set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Milliken Auditorium.

Since 1993, NMC has committed to a full-tuition college scholarship through the NMC Foundation to promising secondary students in the five-county area who will be the first in their families to attend college and who have financial need. Students are initially nominated by their high school counselors. After an application and interview process, NMC makes the final selection. This year, 42 ninth graders will be inducted in front of friends and family members, Commitment Scholarship alumni, and generous donors.

 Throughout high school, NMC provides coaching and mentorship to help Commitment Scholars meet graduation requirements and enter NMC. While at NMC, Scholars receive additional support to help increase their academic success and retention, and to provide guidance about their plans post-NMC. To date, about 1,500 students from 18 regional school districts have participated in the program. Visit for more information.

Release date: may 7, 2018

For more information:

Kevin D’Alessandro
Commitment Coordinator
(231) 995-1089

Rebecca Teahen
Executive Director, NMC Foundation
(231) 995-1855


Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.