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Applications accepted for Guinn scholarship

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Mar 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-06 19:01:00-05

The Nevada State Treasurer’s Office is accepting applications for the Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded each year to two Nevada students pursuing a degree in elementary or secondary education, with intentions of teaching in Nevada.

Applications will be accepted until midnight April 1 for the Fall 2016 semester. In order to qualify, students must be entering into their last year of college with 90 or more credits completed, pursuing a degree in education and commit to teach in Nevada upon graduation.

There will be two scholarships awarded, one in Northern and Southern Nevada. Each scholarship recipient will receive a $4,500 award to pay the educational expenses for the next school year.

To apply, students are required to produce a resume, a short essay, a community service statement, and recommendation letters. Those interested in applying can visit the Nevada State Treasurer's Office website to learn more about the scholarship and how to apply.