For more than a decade, NV Energy has supported Western Nevada College through its scholarship program. This year, NV Energy Scholarship Committee chairman Johnny Hargrove has presented five $1,000 scholarships to WNC students for the 2014-15 academic year.
Recipients are Lisa Moya, Leah Kniffen, Shawnye Garren, Gloria Gouty and Colton Hansen. They are a diverse group of students studying business administration, environmental sciences and engineering, said WNC Director of Development Katie Leao.
â€œWestern has a great partnership with NV Energy, and it is apparent through their commitment to give back to the community,â€ We are grateful for their continued support of our students, and are looking forward to strengthening our relationship.â€
Since 2002, NV Energy has donated $65,000 in scholarships to students at WNC.
â€œWe feel like even a small scholarship can be a head start in life,â€ said Karen Ross, Community Relations manager for NV Energy. â€œWeâ€™re really trying to further education opportunities and access to education for students throughout the state.â€