The Rogers Foundation Awards More Than $2 Million in College Scholarships to 20 Clark County Seniors
THE ROGERS FOUNDATION AWARDS MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO 20 CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SENIORS ON FACEBOOK
In a Surprise, Two New Scholarships Awarded! – See full video
LAS VEGAS, NV (April 29, 2021) – Pivoting again this year from an in-person awards ceremony, The Rogers Foundation created a special, celebratory virtual opportunity to recognize 20 impressive CCSD high school seniors and presented them with more than $2 million in college scholarships on Facebook this evening.
“Despite the challenging year these students faced, CCSD students persevered and have continued to strive, study, learn and hope,” said Rory Reid, President of The Rogers Foundation. “They’ve continued to dream about their futures and about the ways they’ll make this world better. And, because of that, The Rogers Foundation scholarship program, despite the pandemic, has continued to thrive and believes that their achievements deserve to be celebrated.”
Over the past several months, hundreds of southern Nevada students applied for the scholarships. After the initial reading, the foundation interviewed dozens of students to determine the top 20 finalists.
The presentation on Facebook began with a video of previous celebrations and remarks by Chairman Beverly Rogers, who shared the foundation’s ongoing pledge to transform lives through arts and education.
“This is our favorite time of year because we get to meet the young men and women who will be the future leaders of our city, and yes, our country. Even better, we get to act on our pledge. Today, we carry out the legacy of my husband, Jim, who was a determined and tireless champion for education. We’re excited and honored to have the opportunity to enable you to go to the college of your choice. Success awaits you.”
Following the introduction of the finalists, Michelle Sanders, Executive Vice President and COO, began announcing the winners and their awards.
She began with the Kentucky Wesleyan Rogers’ Fellows scholarship. Each recipient receives a four-year, full-ride scholarship, including tuition, books, housing, and meals.
Kentucky Wesleyan College Full-Ride Scholarship Winners:
Abigail Reed, Spring Valley High School
Camryn Bechtel, Spring Valley High School
Adalai Zambrano Freyermuth, Clark High School
Noah Huckabee, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Caiden Glantz, Liberty High School
Sanders went on to introduce two new scholarships– the $2,500 Clifton Dickens Law and Legal Studies Award granted to an exceptional student studying in the field of law or law enforcement and the $1,500 Dean Madsen Writing Scholarship in recognition of outstanding writing.
The Clifton Dickens Law and Legal Studies Award recipient was Gregorio Alberto.
The Dean Madsen Writing Scholarship was awarded to Abigail Reed.
Sanders continued with the Rogers Foundation Achievers’ Scholarships. Ranging from $20,000 to $100,000, the scholarships are valid toward any college or university in the United States.
Rogers Foundation Achievers Scholarship Winners: Symone Moore Advanced Technologies Academy $100,000 Kiara Adams Silverado High School $40,000 Joanna Bieda Advanced Technologies Academy $40,000 Colleen Keene Ed W Clark High School $40,000 Riley Ramos Coronado High School $40,000 Taranatee Khan Coronado High School $40,000 Nijel Murray Nevada State High School $20,000 Kusha Rohani Las Vegas Academy of the Arts $20,000 Seyed Shayan Hosseini College of So. NV HS West $20,000 Daisy Ayala Advanced Technologies Academy $20,000 Jaden Tan Virgin Valley High School $20,000 Luis Zamora Rojas Rancho High School $20,000 Katie Sullivan Coronado High School $20,000
For more information about The Rogers Foundation, visit www.therogers.foundation