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$50,500 in scholarships available to Tahoe-Truckee students

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Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation is offering seven scholarships totaling $50,500 to eligible graduating seniors from the class of 2017 at Truckee and North Tahoe high schools who are applying to a four-year college.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 3, with recipients to be notified at each school’s awards night.

“Year after year, our board is impressed with the caliber of students coming out of our local schools,” said Michael Park, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation Board Member. “Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation considers it an honor to help some of these students work toward their higher education and future goals.”

Annually, one Four-Year Scholarship is available in the amount of $30,000. TMRF provides six additional scholarships — one for $10,000, one for $6,500, and four for $1,000. Requirements of these scholarships are outlined in the TMRF scholarship application.

The TMRF Scholarship Committee, composed of TMRF Board Members and community members, will select recipients based on the following criteria: academic, participation in extra-curricular activities, individual interviews (to be scheduled if selected as a finalist), a 500-750 word application essay, and financial need.

In addition, all applicants must be current California state residents.

Scholarship applications must be submitted online at ttcf.awardspring.com/Home/ScholarshipDetails/32642.

This article was provided on behalf of the nonprofit Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation, which is supported through a dedicated funding source of real estate transfer fees generated in the Mountainside Partners communities of Northstar Village, Mountainside at Northstar, Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing. Visit tmrfoundation.com to learn more.