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Four Valley students win scholarships

Staff Reports

Minden residents Taylor and Tianna Fruth and Gardnerville residents Sierra Clot and Shaena Robinson were each recently awarded a $2,000 scholarship from Greater Nevada Credit Union. Taylor Fruth, Tianna Fruth and Clot plan to attend the University of Nevada, Reno and Robinson plans to attend Marshalltown Community College.

This year, 88 students applied for scholarships from Greater Nevada Credit Union, and 20 students total were selected to each receive $2,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. Nearly $300,000 has been awarded to students since Greater Nevada began its academic scholarship program 17 years ago.

“We recognize how these scholarships can help people reach their personal and professional goals,” said Greater Nevada President/CEO, Wally Murray. “It’s an award Greater Nevada looks forward to presenting each year, and I congratulate the recipients, as well as everyone who applied and is pursuing a continued education.”

The scholarship program, sponsored and administered annually by the credit union, is available to Greater Nevada members and their families. Scholarships are awarded based on each applicant’s financial need, academic performance, community involvement, and educational and career goals. The scholarships can be used for tuition, course registration, special classes or laboratory fees, room and board, textbooks and class materials. In addition to the 20 recipients, four alternates were named in the event that one or more of the winners is unable to enroll and attend school on a full-time basis during the 2016-2017 school year.

To learn more about Greater Nevada Credit Union visit gncu.org or call 882-2060.