Retired educators continue to support NCTC scholarship

by Darin Allred | Jan 29, 2016

A group of retired educators continue to help students achieve their goals through a scholarship at North Central Texas College.

In 2014, the Cooke County Retired School Personnel made a donation to the NCTC Foundation to establish a scholarship to assist second-year students at NCTC in their completion of a certificate or Associate's degree. The group recently presented another check to NCTC President Dr. Brent Wallace and NCTC Vice-President of External Affairs Debbie Sharp to offer the scholarship for a third year.

The scholarship is given annually to a graduate of a Cooke County high school who has successfully completed two semesters as a full-time student at NCTC.

Patrick Hermes, the President of the Cooke County Retired School Personnel, says the group is happy to give back and help others reach their educational goals.

"We've depended on education all our lives," he said. "We've worked in education and we want to help anyone that we can. We know this is just a small token but we enjoy doing it."

Sharp, whose office manages all NCTC scholarships, said organizations like this group of former educators can have a profound impact on future students.

"The Cooke County Retired School Personnel understand the impact an education has on someone's life and what better way can they continue to impact someone through education than helping them continue their educational pursuits," Sharp said. "We appreciate their continued support of our students."

The scholarship application period for the Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 semesters will open on March 1, 2016. Only on-line scholarship applications will be accepted

For more information on the scholarship or the NCTC Foundation, contact Sharp at 940-668-4213 or by email at

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