Five students to be awarded annually
Release | Media Contact: Mandi Enger
HENDERSON, Nev. Roberto's Taco Shop (RTS), a family owned and operated business, has partnered with the Nevada State College Foundation (NSCF) to establish the Roberto's Taco Shop Scholarship Program. An annual gift of $10,000 from RTS will provide scholarship awards to five students to be known as Roberto's Taco Shop Scholars.
I was very thrilled when the opportunity to partner with the NSCF came about as this is the first time I am given the chance to provide a scholarship to a local college, said Reynaldo Robledo, owner of RTS. I feel it is very important for local companies to give back to the community whenever possible it is a win-win for everyone.
Nevada State College (NSC) students maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or above will become eligible for the scholarship program. First preference will be given to students majoring in psychology, biology, business administration, criminal justice, law enforcement, education, or nursing.
Students must additionally complete the free application for federal student aid (FASFA) and have the completed the NSC Scholarship Application through the Office of Financial Aid & Student Employment.
Awards will be made each fiscal year, with the first scholarships being distributed during the 2013-2014 school year. The 2014-2015 scholarship application will be available December, through mid-April 2014.
We are pleased to work with Mr. Robledo as well as his company, Roberto's Taco Shop, in the development of the Roberto's Taco Shop Scholarship Program, said NSCF Chair David Grant. As our local students work towards achieving their educational and career goals, their successes will in turn enhance the success and growth of our community as a whole.
Established in 2001, the NSCF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization developed to encourage and promote the growth and improvement of NSC. The 19-member foundation receives and administers private gifts in support of the educational, technological, operational, facility and research needs of students, faculty and staff.