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Scholarships set for American Indians

Staff Reports

Sierra Nevada College has established six full-tuition scholarships to be awarded to qualified Native American high school students, beginning in the fall 2007 semester.

Applicants must be members of Nevada tribes and graduates of Nevada high schools.

“Sierra Nevada College is proud to partner with the State of Nevada Indian Commission in paving the way for Native American high school graduates to attend our college and complete a four-year degree,” said SNC Interim President Larry D. Large.

Applicants must comply with terms of the normal SNC application process, according to Julie McMillin, dean of admission and financial aid.

Applications will be reviewed by the Nevada Indian Commission Education Advisory Committee and all viable candidates will be forwarded to the Sierra Nevada College Admissions Office for final selection.

The deadline for applications is April 13, 2007. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 27, 2007.

“SNC is extremely honored to have the opportunity to offer the Native American Scholars Awards,” said McMillin. “We are looking forward to working with the State of Nevada Indian Commission and especially to working with the applicants they bring forward.”

Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission has been working for a year and a half with International Studies Professor Bill Redel to develop the Native American Scholars Awards.

“It is our hope that the Native American Scholars Awards will facilitate the intellectual growth and development of students who will go on to make positive changes in the community we all share,” Large said.

Questions about the application process and terms of the scholarship program should be directed to the Sierra Nevada College Admission Office at (775) 831-1314, ext. 7411 or admissions@sierranevada.edu.