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Las Vegas, NV · June 22, 2023
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LAS VEGAS (June 22, 2023) – Credit One Bank debuted their latest community initiative, the One For the Community Scholarship, an all-new scholarship for college-bound high school seniors from low-to-moderate income families pursuing higher education in Nevada. 11 Las Vegas students were awarded an initial $2,500, and can renew the scholarship for an additional three years, earning up to $10,000 for school assistance.
Credit One Bank partnered with the Public Education Foundation (PEF) to fund and award the new scholarship. Since 1995, PEF has supported local students pursuing their college and career dreams through the Scholarships Plus Program. The nonprofit partners with more than 300 organizations and individuals throughout Nevada to award more than 900 scholarships each year.
“This scholarship is the result of many deeply passionate people working together to give back to our community in a meaningful way,” said Lenny Chide, Senior Vice President of Corporate Functions at Credit One Bank. “Hearing these students’ stories of perseverance, dedication and commitment was truly inspiring, and I am thrilled to be able to assist them in their higher education journey.”
The students were recognized at a reception on Wednesday, May 31 at Credit One Bank headquarters. More about each of the 11 scholarship recipients can be found below:
“It has been a privilege to partner with Credit One Bank to help our students achieve their goals through this outstanding new scholarship,” said Kirsten Searer, President of the Public Education Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful for the support of community leaders like Credit One Bank, who are committed to helping students thrive and providing them opportunities for the future.”
About the Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation (PEF) unites the community to inspire support of our public schools. In partnership with the Clark County School District (CCSD), PEF helps guide effective investments in education to meet the immediate, critical needs of our students, families, and educators. For more information about PEF, please visit thepef.org. Follow us on Facebook @ThePublicEducationFoundation and Twitter @ThePEFtoday.
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