scholarships, honors

AAUW Re-entry Scholarship

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Fallon Branch, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Churchill County resident who wishes to resume college studies.

Financial need, career goals, and academic ability are among the criteria for the scholarship. Applications are available at the main office at Western Nevada College, Fallon Campus, or online through the financial assistance office at

Applications must be typed and submitted to Dr. Doris Dwyer at WNC by April 3.

AAUW High School Scholarship

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Fallon Branch, is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a graduating high school student. Applications can be found at the Churchill County High School website under Counseling and Guidance.

Completed applications must be typed, signed by a parent or guardian, and returned to Renie Knittle, high school counselor, by the deadline, April 3.

Fernely Republican Women scholarship

The Fernley Republican Women will offering a $1,000 college scholarship to a female accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited school of higher education to be used toward education expenses.

The applicant, if over 18 years of age, must be a registered Republican; if she is under 18 years of age, her parent or legal guardian must be a registered Republican. She must reside in Fernley, Silver Springs or Wadsworth and meet certain other criteria listed on the application which can be downloaded from their website:

Preference will be given to applicants/parents/guardians who are members of Republican clubs/organizations. The application deadline is April 15.

For information, contact Anita Trone at 775-575-7810 or or check the FRW website

Host an overseas student

Have you ever thought about sharing your home with a student from another country? We are actively searching for people across the state that would be interested in opening their homes and hearts to a student from overseas. Students come with their own spending money and insurance. You also can pick the individual student from a list of waiting high school students. All family types are encouraged.

For information email or call 775-575-9510.

Nevada Beef Ambassador

The Nevada CattleWomen, Inc. and the Nevada Beef Council are teaming up to hold the statewide contest for selecting a Nevada Beef Ambassador in April 2015. Last year was the first time in several years since a contest has been held in Nevada.

Nevada CattleWomen are seeking a young person to once again represent the beef industry over the next year (April 2015-April 2016). Ranching or agricultural experience is not required, but enthusiasm for sharing the story of cattle ranching in Nevada is a plus.

Applications are due March 15. The contest will be held the evening of April 7 in Mesquite just prior to the Nevada State FFA Livestock Judging and Clark County Fair and Rodeo events.

There are two divisions in the contest (juniors 12-16, seniors 17-20) and the top senior will be selected as the Nevada Beef Ambassador for 2015-2016. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each division and cash incentives provided to all contestants who complete all three portions of the contest (issues statement, media interview, and consumer promotion).

The winner of the contest will receive an all expense-paid trip to the national contest in Denver, Colo., Sept. 25-26 and other state events. The winner will be expected to complete the Master’s of Beef Advocacy (MBA) online program and several beef education/promotion activities prior to the national competition.

Five state winners are selected to be on the National Beef Ambassador Team. The national winners are given scholarships and travel to events around the country educating consumers about beef. For more on the National Beef Ambassador program, see

To request an application or for more information about the Nevada contest in April, contact Tracy Shane, Nevada CattleWomen President, at 775-934-5646 or


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