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3 Incline Village seniors earn AAUW scholarships

AAUW Tahoe-Nevada scholarship winners (from left) Ashley Ramirez-Urzua, Lupita Ramirez-Gomez and Angie Garcia-Alberto.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The American Association of University Women, Tahoe-Nevada Branch, located in Incline Village, has awarded three new scholarships to Incline Village High School seniors.

The following are recipients of this year’s awards:

● Lupita Ramirez-Gomez, who will attend Villanova University in Pennsylvania with a major in nursing

● Angie Garcia-Alberto, who will attend Truckee Meadows Community College / University of Reno, with a major in education

● Ashley Ramirez-Urzua, who will attend University of Reno, Nevada with a major in journalism

The three were highlighted at the recent AAUW Tahoe-Nevada annual business meeting, held at The Chateau in June. Each made a presentation to more than 30 members who attended the luncheon event. The families of each scholarship recipient were also in attendance.

AAUW Tahoe-Nevada awards up to $3,000 each year (depending upon fundraising efforts) to deserving Incline Village High School senior girls, with scholarship renewability yearly, as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 grade point average and continues to take 12 units per semester. Currently, AAUW Tahoe-Nevada is supporting eight qualified college students. This past year, AAUW Tahoe-Nevada awarded a total of $7,000 for four girls (a total of $16,000) and this year’s goal is to award an additional $10,000 to five additional girls (a total of $18,000).

AAUW Tahoe-Nevada Branch sponsors a monthly dinner meeting in Incline Village that features speakers on a broad range of subjects to its 145 members. The branch also has many interest groups (outdoor enthusiasts, book club, and a great decision discussion group, to name just a few).

The AAUW Tahoe-Nevada Branch is a nonprofit whose purpose is to further AAUW’s mission in advancing equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

For more information, visit their website at https://tahoe-nv.aauw.net.

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