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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Cowboy Country, the tourism organization that promotes northeastern Nevada, is seeking high school seniors in Nevada who plan to pursue a degree in a tourism-related field to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 8.
The June Stannard Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 at the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s (NCOT) Rural Roundup conference. June Stannard was operations manager for the Winnemucca Convention Center and a longtime supporter of tourism in Nevada.
“June epitomized the enthusiasm and zeal for tourism that is so essential in our rural areas,” Larry Friedman, NCOT’s deputy director of sales and industry partners, said. “Much of the tourism promotion in rural Nevada is held together by volunteers who love their hometowns and want to share it with the world. This scholarship is proudly awarded in her honor.”
Cowboy Country is one of Nevada’s six “territories” that work under the umbrella of NCOT to promote tourism to their areas. Cowboy Country comprises the communities along the Interstate 80 corridor from Lovelock to West Wendover and north to Jarbidge and Jackpot. It celebrates the western heritage of Nevada, from cowboys and ranchers to railroad workers and Basque sheepherders.
The June Stannard Rural Tourism Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a Nevada high school senior who is pursuing higher education in hospitality, travel or tourism. The recipient will be announced at the 20th Annual Rural Roundup, in Winnemucca March 24-26. The deadline for the scholarship application is March 8. For details on how to apply, contact Sheree Tibbals at 775-623-2220 or [email protected].
Rural Roundup is the only conference designed especially for the tourism industry of rural Nevada. For information on the conference, visit www.ruralroundup.com.