The Rogers Foundation Awards $125K in graduate scholarships

Posted at 1:44 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 17:53:35-05

Southern Nevada's premier champion of arts and education, The Rogers Foundation, is at it again.

In addition to the $2 million in scholarships they award annually to deserving CCSD high school seniors, for the first time ever they have awarded an additional $125,000 to seven of the inaugural 2016 scholarship award recipients who have completed their undergraduate studies and are now interested in pursuing advanced degrees.

The impressive group of seven are all young women who are pursuing master’s degrees in a variety of fields including public health, public administration, and engineering at distinguished universities including New York University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Reno, Boston University, University of Michigan, and Western Governor’s University.

The winners were each personally notified of the award via a special video conference call to capture their surprise and delight.

The scholarship application period is still underway for 2021 CCSD high school seniors.

The Rogers Foundation will again award more than $2 million in college scholarships.

Those who are those interested in the scholarship opportunities are urged to discover the minimum eligibility requirements and apply directly online via The Rogers Foundation's website to meet the Feb. 8 deadline.

While applicants are required to complete the SAT or ACT, there is no minimum score requirement.

The Rogers Foundation offers two different scholarship programs – Rogers Achievers Scholarships and Kentucky Wesleyan Rogers’ Fellows Scholarships. A total of 11 Rogers Achievers Scholarships will be given away, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 per year for four years, and the money is valid toward educational costs at any college or university in the United States.

Additionally, The Rogers Foundation is giving out a minimum of 10 full-ride Kentucky Wesleyan Rogers’ Fellows Scholarships to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College, an institution many of Jim Rogers' family members attended which also features one of the top arts programs in the area.