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Students win awards

by staff reports

A total of 47 Western Nevada Community College students received $61,050 in grants and scholarships during a formal presentation last week.

According to the college, financial assistance has grown from $1.68 million in 1999 to $1.97 million in 2000, with most of the increase coming from Pell Grants and Millennium Scholarships.

This year the maximum amount for a Pell Grant is $3,750, up from $3,500 last year. For the fiscal year ending June 30, $915,000 in Pell Grant money was disbursed to WNCC students.

Millennium Scholarships are awarded to Nevada high school students who graduate with a 3.0 grade point average. At WNCC, Millennium Scholars receive $40 per enrolled credit hour, which covers most of the $48 per credit charged by the college. Scholarships increased from $131,000 in 1999 to $322,000 in 2000.

Work-study funds increased from $137,000 to $178,000 and grants-in-aid remained the same at $35,000. One area that decreased was student loans, from $410,000 to $298,000.

“We are de-emphasizing student loans because there are other grants and entitlement programs,” Financial Assistance Director Susan Hanna said.

“Loans have to be paid back, and we don’t like to see students go heavily into debt while they are going to a reasonably priced two-year college. They still have a long way to go in their education if they are after a bachelor’s or advanced degree.”

Scholarship winners

-Juliana Apodaca: Diane Wood Memorial Scholarship, $200

-Victoria Brinckerhoff: Warren W. Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,000

-James Campbell: Nevada Bell Scholarship Fund, $1,000; Phi Theta Kappa, $250

-Dustin Cheney: Nevada Bell Scholarship Fund, $1,000

-Candice Chilton: Zola Scholarship Fund, $500

-Marc Christensen: John Sheldon Endowment Scholarship, $500; Sierra Pacific Resource Foundation Scholarships, $1,000

-Adam Christopher: Carson-Tahoe Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship, $800; Sunset Rotary Scholarship Fund, $600

-Brenda Clarke: Helen Close Charitable Foundation Scholarship, $3,000; United Methodist Men’s Scholarship, annual giving

-Caroline Clotere: A.V. Lane, $500

-Kim Coker: Taeibel-Classified Professional Development Award, $100

-Jennifer Cornwell: Anne M. Phillips Memorial Scholarship, $500; Carson-Tahoe Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship, $800

-Kelli Dickinson: Nahas Family Nursing Scholarship Endowment, $1,500;

-Nicole Dunn: Jack Diehl Memorial Scholarship, $500;

-Rachelle Flowers: Native & Newcomers Club of Carson City Nursing Scholarship, $1,000;

Alape Gelverio: A.V. Lane, $500;

-Joreen George: Unger/Diamond, $500, Foundation Scholarship Committee of WNCC;

-Ronda Gore: Emblem Club 507 of Carson City Scholarship, $500

-Cathy Haight: Taeibel-Classified Professional Development Award, $100;

-Emily Harrison: Fallon Campus Catherine “Sue” Fitz Scholarship Endowment, $3,000;

-Amanda Heiderman: Rhianna Redwine Memorial Scholarship, $500;

-Elisa Heras: Carson-Tahoe Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship, $800;

-Alexander Hernandez: Andy Butti Scholarship, $500; Bernice Sheldon Scholarship, $500; Builders Association of Western Nevada Endowment Fund, $500; John Sheldon Endowment Scholarship, $500

-Juan Hernandez: Bernice Sheldon Scholarship, $500; Builders Association of Western Nevada Endowment Fund, $500; John Sheldon Endowment Scholarship, $500;

-Doris Isakson: Fallon Campus Catherine “Sue” Fitz Scholarship Endowment, $3,000; Fallon Campus Scholarship Endowment, $250;

-Ronald Jacinto: Nevada CPA Society Scholarship, $600

-Mary Jeffers: Sierra Pacific Resource Foundation Scholarships, $1,000;

-Jessica Lamb: Sierra Pacific Resource Foundation Scholarships, $1,000;

-Amber Law: Nevada CPA Society Scholarship, $300;

-Elizabeth Little: Emblem Club 507 of Carson City Scholarship, $1,000; Soroptomists’ Margaret Hersey LPN Memorial Scholarship, $600; Vivian Wilde Memorial Scholarship, $500;

-Katherine Maita: Robert Bush Endowment Fund, $3,000;

-Leanna Martin: Bessie C. Gilmer Scholarship, $500; Sierra Pacific Resource Foundation Scholarships, $1,000; Single Parent Endowment Fund, $300 Foundation Scholarship Committee of WNCC

-Kathleen McGlone: Nevada CPA Society Scholarship, $300

-Crystal Miller: Jack Diehl Memorial Scholarship, $500

-Krissica Montano: Jack Diehl Memorial Scholarship, $500

-Steven Murray: Fallon Campus Catherine “Sue” Fitz Scholarship Endowment, $3,000

Everett Musselman: Archie Pozzi, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, $500; John Sheldon Endowment Scholarship, $500;

-Loretta Nason: A.V. Lane, $500;

-Dale Nolan: A.V. Lane, $500; Soroptomists’ Margaret Hersey LPN Memorial Scholarship, alternate

-Chris Perry: Andy Butti Scholarship, $500; Nevada Bell Scholarship Fund, $1,000

-Jorge Pierrott: Sierra Pacific Resource Foundation Scholarships, $1,000

-Tobi Pilgrim: Bessie C. Gilmer Scholarship, $250

-Milynn Poell: Carson-Tahoe Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship, $800; Sunset Rotary Scholarship Fund, $600

-Gloria Rosenbaum: Annie Johnson Elliott Scholarship Fund, 1 at $500

-Gloria Schofield: Bessie C. Gilmer Scholarship, $500

-Vivian Settle: Jack Diehl Memorial Scholarship, $350

-Brenda Shaver: Vivian Wilde Memorial Scholarship, $500

-Christy Sheldon: Nevada Bell Scholarship Fund, $1,000; United Methodist Men’s Scholarship, annual giving;

-Reid Slayden: John Sheldon Endowment Scholarship, $500

-Christina Stamps: Phi Theta Kappa, $250

-Jennifer Stevenson: Nevada Bell Scholarship Fund, $1,000

-Katherine Tenney: Nahas Family Nursing Scholarship Endowment, $1,500

-Juanita Thompson: Builders Association of Western Nevada Endowment Fund, $500; John Sheldon Endowment Scholarship, $500; Lane-Morsani Memorial Scholarship, $500; Unger/Diamond, $500, Foundation Scholarship Committee of WNCC

-Browyn Williams: John Sheldon Endowment Scholarship, $500

-Christine Winder: American Association of University Women Scholarship – Carson Branch $1,000

-Cathy Zelaya: Carson-Tahoe Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship, $800