Reno Rodeo Foundation Distributes $116,750 in Scholarship Awards

RENO, Nev. – The Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship Committee awarded $116,750 in scholarships to 22 well-deserving Northern Nevada students with the funds received from the “The Rodeo State” license plate, along with two benefactors that donate awards for the Western Arts & Culture Scholarship and the Al Evans Scholarship.

Since 1986 the Reno Rodeo Foundation has strived to promote educational opportunities to Northern Nevada high school graduates. Over the years the foundation has helped fund hundreds of students furthering their education.

Alongside the Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship is the Western Arts & Culture Scholarship, created to further awareness and appreciation of western arts, culture and heritage in college-age Nevadans through recognition of outstanding potential, contributions and skills in the creative arts. This year’s recipient is Jessica Ochoa.

This year the foundation awarded two Al Evans Silver Spurs scholarships to Kerstyn Countryman and Karen Lund, both with declared majors in Veterinary or Pre- Veterinary degrees.

For more information on the Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship and to see a full list of scholarship recipients, visit

About the Reno Rodeo Foundation
The Reno Rodeo Foundation was incorporated in 1986 and is a nonprofit 501(c)3. In addition to the annual Denim Drive that helps clothe neglected and abused foster children 365 days a year, the organization provides scholarships to eligible Northern Nevada high school graduates, supports community grants, funds a Reno Rodeo Wish for a child, provides funding to purchase new books and new teddy bears to comfort children who must attend family court proceedings, builds community partnerships and serves as the anchor for large capital projects to improve the lives of children. Like Reno Rodeo Foundation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or for more information, please visit

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