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Heritage Foundation awards three scholarships to current college students

By ThisIsReno

The Nevada Heritage Foundation announced today that three students currently pursuing post-secondary education will each receive a $1,000 scholarship this fall.

The foundation awarded Francisco Chavez, Kelsie Leas and Kaley Sproul the 2014 Continuing Education Scholarship. All three students are originally from Clark County, Nev. Chavez attends the University of Nevada, Reno, studying agricultural science, Leas is pursuing a degree in animal science at Sam Houston University and Sproul is studying agriculture at Great Basin College.

“We are excited to assist these three outstanding individuals. We strive to promote agriculture and supporting our upcoming agriculturists is one of the best ways to reach this goal,” said Nevada Heritage Foundation President Jill Combs.

Each year, the scholarship is awarded to students currently enrolled in either traditional or non-traditional post-secondary programs. Students must be from a Farm Bureau member family and preference is given to students pursuing career goals in agriculture or the agri-business industry.

The scholarship is paid for by generous donations to the Nevada Heritage Foundation. The Nevada Heritage Foundation is the non-profit associated with the Nevada Farm Bureau Federation through which individuals can donate to scholarships and programs such as Ag in the Classroom and the Young Farmers & Ranchers. Interested individuals can send donations to the Nevada Heritage Foundation at 2165 Green Vista Drive, Suite 205, Sparks, Nev. 89431.

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