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$50,000 in scholarships awarded to 7 Tahoe-Truckee seniors

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Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation top scholarship recipients received their awards at Truckee High School's Evening of Excellence event. From left: Jacob Hamilton, Zoe Peterson and top award winner, Eli Yale.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation increased its scholarship funding this year, awarding $50,000 to seven deserving local seniors at award ceremonies held at local high schools this month.

Truckee High School senior Eli Yale, who plans to attend Santa Clara University, was awarded TMR Foundation's top scholarship of $30,000.

Zoe Peterson and Jacob Hamilton, also from Truckee High, received $10,000 and $6,000 scholarships, respectfully.

Zoe will be attending Cal Poly and Jacob will be attending Florida Technical Institute.

In addition, $1,000 scholarships were awarded to the following Truckee and North Tahoe High seniors: Savannah Wilkinson, who will attend Northeastern University in Boston; Teagan Pado, who will attend UC Santa Barbara; Johanna Gur, who will attend UC Berkeley; and Ingrid Roske, who is heading to Boston College.

"We had a large pool of exceptional applicants this year," said Kurt Krieg, TMRF scholarship committee member. "It's exciting to see our local schools produce truly excellent students who have been accepted into some of our country's finest schools. Our Foundation is pleased to be a resource in helping these outstanding young adults achieve their goal of higher education. "

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Each year, the TMR Foundation scholarship committee reviews applicants and selects finalists for interviews. The scholarship criteria include financial need, academic performance, extracurricular activities and an essay provided by the student.

The TMR Foundation is supported by sales at Old Greenwood, Gray's Crossing, the Village at Northstar and Northstar Mountainside.

Over the past thirteen years, it has awarded nearly $400,000 in scholarships to local students.

This article was submitted by Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation. Visit TMRFoundation.com to learn more.