Nov. 10, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Joe Cockrell, UNLV Public Affairs, 702-895-0898
Lisa Jacob, R&R Partners, 702-318-4221
Las Vegas Centennial Scholarships Awarded to UNLV's Honors College Students
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Nov. 10, 2005) -- The Office of the Las Vegas Centennial recently provided funds in the amount of $11,000 to UNLV for scholarship awards to 13 students enrolled in the university's Honors College.
The scholarships, which range from $500 to $1,000, recognized students in the Honors College with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
The students who were awarded the Las Vegas Centennial Scholarships are all first-year freshmen and graduates of Clark County High Schools. The following were awarded scholarships: Mary Catania, Caryn Crowley, Natalie Dattoli, Ryan Foley, Jamie Gifford, Nicole Goodwin, Mary Girard, Rhiannon LaViolette, Meredith Pettit, Allison Sutton, Samantha Thomas, Nathalia Thomas and Ashleigh Thompson.
The Honors College is a small college inside UNLV that attracts some of the most academically talented students from Nevada and throughout the nation. The Honors College brings to students the advantages of an outstanding small-college liberal arts education in the context of the vast academic and cultural resources of a rapidly growing national university. With an outstanding core curriculum, small classes, superlative faculty, a broad range of majors, special advising, personal attention, opportunities to do research with faculty, scholarships, leadership opportunities, and special residential arrangements, honors students enjoy the benefits of a private education at a small fraction of the cost.