Nevada Women's Fund awards scholarships

Reno, NEV. ( & KRNV) -- The Nevada Women's Fund is celebrating local women by awarding education scholarships for the upcoming academic year.

On this Scholarship Award Day, the organization gave more than $167,000 to 64 Northern Nevada women. Many recipients are non-traditional students, or single mothers who have not had the opportunity to complete their education. Scholarship recipients found out the amount of their awards when they arrived at the Nevada Women's Fund office today.

"This is a really special day for the Nevada Women's Fund. It is the day that we fulfill our mission of inspiring achievement in women. It is so heartwarming and many times emotional, when women realize that others believe that they can do this," said Nevada Women's Fund president and CEO Isabelle Rodriguez.

Scholarship amounts ranged from $1,000 to $5,000. Since 1983, the organization has awarded $3.5 million dollars to nearly 15,000 people in our community.

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