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Tahoe AAUW awards two scholarships to IHS students

Special to the Bonanza
From left, incoming President Debbie Nicholas, Scholarship Chairperson Karen Loullis and Allison Tong, one of two 2016 scholarship recipients.
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The Tahoe-Nevada Chapter of the American Association of University Women will award nearly $20,000 in scholarship funds to deserving women and girls in the Incline Village community area this year.

These include two recent recipients from Incline High School, who were awarded their scholarships in June.

“We are always pleased to be able to make these funds available to deserving students,” remarks Past President Charlotte Curtis. “Our process is quite detailed and it’s always a difficult choice. Still, we are proud of all those who applied, especially our scholarship recipients.”

This year, the organization will designate scholarships as follows, hoping to have a bevy of applicants from which to choose:

Adult, returning to higher education – $2,500

Incline High School – $5,000 total ($2,500 to two students)

Renewals – $6,000 total ($2,000 each)

Sierra Nevada College Student Teachers – $4,000 total ($2,000 each)

Middle School – $2,000 total ($1,000 for UNR Math Camp and $1,000 for MS Marin Science Trip

With regard to IHS, a $2,500 scholarship was awarded to Allison Tong, who is heading to Dartmouth in the Fall, and to Vanessa Andrade, who will be attending the University of Nevada, Reno.

In addition to the AAUW scholarship, Tong received several other awards, including being named Valedictorian this year. Andrade also received several other scholarships and was chosen as the U.S. Army Reserve Top Female Scholar/Athlete. We congratulate both girls on their achievements!

For many years, the AAUW Tahoe Nevada has raised money for college scholarships for high school graduates. The scholarships are renewable and are re-awarded each year provided the recipient continues to be academically qualified.

In the future, AAUW hopes to expand its program to include more math and science educational opportunities for middle school girls.

This article was provided on behalf of the AAUW Tahoe Nevada Branch, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation registered with the Nevada Secretary of State. Contributions to the scholarship fund qualify for a federal tax deduction. Visit tahoe-nv.aauw.net to learn more.