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NRCA awards scholarship to current SCC student, incoming student

Kody Potter, an Automotive Technology student at Southeast Community College, is one of three students who received $1,000 scholarships this spring from the Nebraska Rod & Custom Association.
 
Taylor Whitney, another recipient, has enrolled in SCC's General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program after graduating from Northeast Community College.

Potter, from Lincoln, is in the Automotive Technology program on SCC's Milford Campus. He is a member of the engine building team. His father has been a transmission specialist for 20 years in Lincoln, and Potter hopes to open a general repair shop in Lincoln with his father.

Whitney, from O'Neill, rebuilt restored and "hot-rodded" a 1974 Chevrolet Nova. He is being sponsored in SCC's GM ASEP program by a dealership in O'Neill.

Christopher Lundquist of Hastings, who has enrolled at Central Community College, is the other recipient.

Twenty-two students applied for the NRCA scholarships this year. After a review of the applications, eight students were interviewed in early April. Scholarship committee chairman Rich Blum said the quality of the applicants was exceptional, making it difficult to select those to be interviewed and ultimately receive the scholarships.

The NRCA was able to fund three scholarships this year. However, it is working with another source to award a fourth scholarship in the NRCA's name.

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For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing
402-323-3401
sosterthun@southeast.edu