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Academic scholarships announced

A Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort Environmental Scholarship will once again be awarded to a graduating Truckee High School student.

Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort and parent company, Booth Creek Ski Resorts, Inc. are founding contributors to the Truckee-Tahoe Community Foundation, where their endowment of more than $30,000 has helped yield environmental grants every year since inception. In donating the funds, the resort established the Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort Environmental Scholarship awarded annually to a Truckee High School senior demonstrating commitment to enhancing the environment during his/her high school years, and who will be going on to a college to study environmental studies.

Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort recognizes the environment is their livelihood, and as such, their goal is to be stewards of the environment and do everything they can to preserve and protect it. The Environmental Scholarship is one of many actions that demonstrates this important company value.

The scholarship is available through the Tahoe Truckee Scholarship Committee application process.

Friends and family members of Pat Sutton have established the Pat Sutton Memorial Scholarship at Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation for a graduating student at Truckee High School. This yearand#8217;s scholarship will be for $3,000. As a fitting remembrance to Pat, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who has a demonstrated commitment to public service and a demonstrated financial need. To apply, fill out the Tahoe Truckee Community Scholarship form and submit a 400-word essay about your volunteer work and what it means to you. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 23, 2010.

Pat Sutton dedicated her life to family, business, and public service. She served 37 years in public office and worked tirelessly for many community projects. She served on the Truckee Donner PUD Board of Directors for 30 years, Nevada County Board of Supervisors for four years, Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board for four years, as well as the Local Agency Formation Commission and the Golden Empire Health Council.

For more information on applying for the scholarships, contact Counselors Nancy Evans at nevans@ttusd.org or Rachel Falk at rfalk@ttusd.org.

The Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation helps people give back in ways that matter to them and to strengthen our region. To contribute to the Pat Sutton Memorial Scholarship Fund or to establish your own philanthropic fund, please contact Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation at 587-1776 or lisa@ttcf.net.