NMC’s Scholarship Open golf outing raises more than $100,000 for scholarships

TRAVERSE CITY — Supporters of Northwestern Michigan College raised more than $100,000 for student scholarships on Thursday, August 6 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa during the 39th annual Scholarship Open. This year’s event was in memory of long-time college volunteer and community leader Jim Beckett.

More than 234 golfers and volunteers participated, and more than 120 sponsors made donations ranging from $250 to $10,000.

“The funds raised at this event are critical for NMC students,” said Rebecca Teahen, Executive Director, NMC Foundation. “Especially now, scholarships make it possible for students to stay in school.”

The NMC Scholarship Open, one of northern Michigan’s premier golf outings, provides access to higher education through Honors, Presidential, Academic Area, and other scholarships. This tournament has raised more than $2 million since its inception in 1982.

This year’s event was modified to meet the health and safety guidelines established by the College and the Resort to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Individuals and organizations can support students any time of year, with gifts of any size, at nmc.edu/give. Gifts to the Scholarship Open are part of the NMC Foundation’s Be What’s Possible campaign, which aims to raise $35 million to support NMC students.


Release date: August 7, 2020

For more information:

Paris Morse
NMC Foundation
(231) 995-2822


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