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Greater Nevada Credit Union Awards $15,000 in Scholarships

By ThisIsReno

Fifteen students received $1,000 scholarships from Greater Nevada Credit Union for the upcoming school year. More than 64 students applied for the program, which the Credit Union has offered to local students for the past 13 years.

“It’s our pleasure to provide financial support to some of the region’s best students so they can continue their education,” said Wally Murray, President/CEO for Greater Nevada Credit Union.

The scholarships were awarded on a competitive basis and winners were selected based on their academic performance, school and community involvement, recommendation from school and community leaders and financial need. The following students each received the $1,000 scholarship that can be used for tuition, course registration, special class or laboratory fees, room and board, textbooks and class materials:

Omar Garcia, Carson High School; Cheyenne Lawrence, Silver State High School; Zoe VanderByl, Tawnie Wentz, Shannon Hubbard, Breana Chabot, and Chelsea Fent, Douglas High School; Cora Jeffreys, Dayton High School; Susan Konkol, University of Nevada, Reno; Trevor Jones and Sarah Louth, White Pine High School; Emilee Bateman, Jaqueline Carrillo, and Rovi Hidalgo, Wendover High School; and Denisse Gil, West Wendover High School.

In addition to the 15 recipients, three alternates were named in the event that one or more of the winners is unable to enroll or attend school on a full-time basis during the 2012-2013 school year.

For more information about GNCU’s scholarship program, please contact Rita Easley at (775) 886-1357, or visit www.gncu.org.