Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation announces 2013 scholarship recipients
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation awarded $42,000 in scholarships to deserving local seniors at ceremonies held at local high schools.
Truckee High School senior Lacey Moore, who plans on attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, was awarded the top scholarship of $30,000. Patrick McElravey of North Tahoe High School received a $10,000 scholarship and plans to attend Middlebury College in Vermont. Receiving $500 scholarships were North Tahoe High senior Daniel Vandewiele, who plans to attend San Diego State; North Tahoe High Senior Camille Joubert, who will be attending NYU Polytechnic in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Truckee High Senior Sarah Williams, who will attend Claremont McKenna in Southern California; and Cold Stream Charter School Senior Shannon Ondry, who is headed to UC Berkeley.
“We had a total of 36 applicants this year which was an increase of 44 percent over the previous year and all were outstanding,” said Terri Stone, TMRF scholarship program director. “It’s exciting and rewarding to see our local schools produce truly excellent students who have been accepted into some of our country’s finest schools.”
Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation is committed to supporting the scholastic efforts of graduating seniors from the Truckee-Tahoe region. Each year TMR Foundation awards six scholarships totaling $42,000. The TMR Foundation scholarship committee reviews all applicants in-depth and selects finalists for interviews. The scholarship criterion includes: financial need, academic performance, extra-curricular activities and an essay provided by the student. The TMR Foundation is supported by East West Partners’ Communities located in the Truckee-Tahoe area. Visit http://www.TMRFoundation.com for more information on its charitable giving programs.
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