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NV Energy Foundation Awards Scholarships

Jul 23, 2014

NV Energy’s Powerful Partnerships Scholarship Program has awarded $39,000 in college scholarships to 22 northern Nevada high school seniors and 14 students currently attending northern Nevada community colleges.

Since the start of the program 14 years ago, the NV Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships statewide. Awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, community service and other need.

“Our company has a long history of giving back to the communities we serve, and education plays a central role in that effort,” said NV Energy’s Mary Simmons, vice president of business development and community strategy. “We’re especially pleased by diversity of locations in northern Nevada represented by this year’s scholarship recipients.”

The one-time $1,000 scholarships, which can be used at any accredited university, college or trade school, were awarded to the following northern Nevada high school seniors:

Jesus-Manuel Cardiel, North Valley’s High School (HS); Robert Dalpe, McQueen HS; Nathan Eldodt and Amaya Davis, Lowry HS(Winnemucca); Erik Endacott, Garrett Kalt, Hannah Perazzo and Victoria Ward, Churchill County HS; Christopher Griffin and Sierra Butler, Bishop Manogue HS; Jonas Norman, Battle Mountain HS; Christin Harp and Sierra Powell, Spring Creek HS; Taylor Ingersoll, Dayton HS;  Daniel Torres Ramirez, Wooster HS;  Omar Ziadeh, Silver Sage HS (Silver Springs); Blanca Rocha Becerra and John Mendelsohn, Reno HS; Joseph Rosal, Reed; Tori Jimenez, Whittell HS.

Two seniors who are dependents of NV Energy employees, Kathryn Moore, McQueen HS, and Sabina Burns, Galena HS, were awarded one-time $2,000 scholarships.

The following community college students were awarded one-time $1,000 scholarships:

Shawnye Garren, Lisa Moya, Leah Kniffen, Gloria Gouty and Colton Hansen, Western Nevada Community College; MacKenzie Graham, Reese Ballard, James Yaunick and  Melissa Wortham, Great Basin College; Victoria Sampson, Jessica Price, Graham Gearhart, Keaton Kiraly and Etzal Corona Padilla, Truckee Meadows Community College.

NV Energy will award additional scholarships this fall through the foundation’s Dollars for Dingers partnership with the Reno Aces baseball team. NV Energy donates $100 to a scholarship fund for each homerun hit by the Aces during the season. At the season’s close, three students enrolled in Renewable Energy programs at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Truckee Meadows Community College receive Dollars for Dingers scholarships.

NV Energy, Inc. provides a wide range of energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada and nearly 40 million tourists annually.  NV Energy is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via

For further information: Contact: Karl Walquist (775) 834-3891