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Sierra Nevada College to Offer
Six Scholarships for Native American Students



Marnie MacArthur []


Tuesday, March 20, 2007 8:38 AM


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Sherry Rupert


Sierra Nevada College to offer six scholarships for Native American students

March 20, 2007


Incline Village, NV – Sierra Nevada College has established six full-tuition scholarships to be awarded to qualified Native American high school students, beginning in the fall 2007 semester. Applicants must be members of Nevada tribes and graduates of Nevada High Schools.

“Sierra Nevada College is proud to partner with the State of Nevada Indian Commission in paving the way for Native American high school graduates to attend our college and complete a four-year degree,” said SNC Interim President Larry D. Large.

SNC International Studies Professor Bill Redel commented, “This is a wonderful opportunity not given before to Nevada Indians. The objective of these scholarships is to create a mix of Americans in our student body. I am certain there will be qualified youth who will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Applicants must comply with terms of the normal SNC application process, according to Julie McMillin, dean of admission and financial aid. Applications will be reviewed by the Nevada Indian Commission Education Advisory Committee and all viable candidates will be forwarded to the Sierra Nevada College Admissions Office for final selection. The deadline for applications is April 13, 2007. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 27, 2007.

"SNC is extremely honored to have the opportunity to offer the Native American Scholars Awards,” said McMillin. “We are looking forward to working with the State of Nevada Indian Commission and especially to working with the applicants they bring forward. We are excited at the prospect of welcoming them to our campus this fall.”

Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission has been working for a year and a half with Dr. Redel to develop the Native American Scholars Awards. “It feels great to finally announce this generous opportunity for our kids,” said Rupert. “A lot of Native youth have been discouraged from going on to higher education because of the cost. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime!”

“It is our hope that the Native American Scholars Awards will facilitate the intellectual growth and development of students who will go on to make positive changes in the community we all share,” Large said.

Questions about the application process and terms of the scholarship program should be directed to the Sierra Nevada College Admission Office at 775-831-1314, ext 7411 or

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