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Greater Nevada Credit Union awards $60,000 in scholarships to the class of 2020

Annual scholarship program celebrates 31 students, a new record

CARSON CITY, NV (June 18, 2020) — Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) has awarded 31 Nevada students with scholarships to continue their academic pursuits through the GNCU Scholarship Program.

Scholarship recipients were selected from a competitive pool of 139 applicants. Twenty-nine winners will receive a $2,000 scholarship each, and two winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship each based on the timing of their graduation and enrollment.

The winners were selected from communities throughout Nevada and will attend institutions throughout the country including the University of Nevada, Reno; Washington State University; Boise State University; New York University; Western Governors University; and more.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate these students, who have all maintained a commitment to the community and their studies in incredibly challenging times”, said GNCU Chief Credit and Retail Officer Dean Altus. “These graduating seniors show us what it means to be resilient. I speak for all of our members when I say we are thrilled to help them continue their aspirations of earning a college degree.”

This is the 20th year of the annual scholarship program. GNCU has helped 350 students pursue their educational goals after high school, awarding more than $490,000 in total scholarships over the years.

The scholarship program is part of the GNCU commitment to allow our members to ‘Live Greater’. All GNCU members and their families are eligible to apply. Scholarship winners are selected based on financial need, academic performance, community involvement, and educational/professional goals. The scholarships can be used for tuition, course registration, special classes or laboratory fees, room and board, textbooks, and class materials.

A full list of all scholarship recipients and their schools are listed below. To learn more about Greater Nevada Credit Union and its annual scholarship program, visit gncu.org or call (775) 882-2060.

  • Adriana Grant from Gardnerville, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Alyssa Zehr from Ely, attending Dixie State University
  • Anthony Hernandez from Gardnerville, attending Hastings College
  • Ashley Aguirre from West Wendover, attending College of Southern Nevada
  • Brenden Hunter from Reno, attending Washington State University
  • Caitlin O’Keefe from Sparks, attending Boise State University
  • Champ Robertson from Sparks, attending Southern Oregon University
  • Citlaly Lujan from West Wendover, attending Weber State University
  • Cory Ratliff from Wendover, attending Great Basin College
  • David Remer from Carson City, attending Arizona State University
  • Dellta Waldburger from Gardnerville, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Dylan Husted* from Sparks, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Edwin Casildo Rios from Sun Valley, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Emarie Howard from Stateline, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Falan Rose from Minden, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Gabriela Avina from Carson City, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Irma Quezada from Reno, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Ismael Armenta Aguirre from Sparks, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Janae Muhammad from Las Vegas, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Jessica Ochoa from Minden, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Jesus Gonzalez from Sparks, attending University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Josey Payan from Carson City, attending New York University
  • Kiana Martinez from Carson City, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Kylie Pack from Dayton, attending Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Lauren Harvey from Reno, attending University of Nevada, Reno
  • Madison Liggens from West Wendover, attending Great Basin College
  • Maritza Lopez from South Lake Tahoe, attending Sierra Nevada University
  • Seth Anderson from Dayton, attending Feather River College
  • Tanya Duran from Wendover, attending Weber State University
  • Tristen Morris from Wendover, attending Southern Utah University
  • Valerie Murphy* from Wendover, attending Western Governors University

About Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU)

Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) is headquartered in Carson City, Nevada and has been helping Nevadans with their financial needs since 1949. The credit union serves more than 87,000 consumers and small businesses and has $1.76 billion in assets. GNCU’s subsidiaries include Greater Nevada Mortgage, Greater Commercial Lending and Greater Nevada Insurance. GNCU is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and has been consistently recognized as a Best Financial Institution in many of its service areas and as a top employer by the Reno/Tahoe Best Places to Work Awards. GNCU is also the title sponsor of Greater Nevada Field in Reno. For more information, call (800) 421-6674 or visit www.gncu.org.

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