Congratulations to our

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Elizabeth Gignac

Elizabeth Gignac  attended Douglas High School, where she was a member of the Key Club, the National Honor Society, and Future Business Leaders of America. Elizabeth plans to major in Business and Finance at UNR or UNLV.

Elizabeth Gignac Democratic Credo Essay

Elizabeth Gignac

Amrit  Kaur

Amrit Kaur is a Douglas High School graduate, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Treasurer of the Key Club, and active in Psi Mu Sigma, Study Buddies, and Students Taking on Prevention. She speaks four languages: English, Spanish, Punjabi, and Hindi. Amit plans to attend UNR or UC Davis and study Kinesiology.

Amrit Kaur Democratic Credo Essay

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Scholarship Winners for 2019

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Scholarship Winners for 2018

Ann Keasling – Douglas High School

Simranjit Kaur – Douglas High School

Makena Snipes – Whittell High School


Scholarship Winners for 2017

Madelyn Landerfelt of Douglas County High School

Aspen Kid of Whittell High School

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Scholarship Winners for 2016 

Colin Buchholz from Whittell H.S. has been an outstanding student with an A average in all classes for the four years he was there. He was selected to the National Honor Society and the Key Club. Colin also participated and excelled in football, golf, and basketball. He was the team captain when Whittell won the basketball state championship. Colin did volunteer work for the Rotary, March of Dimes, the K-9 Trials, and the United Blood Services. He hopes to pursue a major in biology and pre-med at the University of Oregon or the University of Nevada. We feel certain he will attain his goals.

Grace Gautereaux from Douglas H.S is a young woman interested in making changes in our society to overcome any kind of prejudice. She founded SAGA on her high school campus to promote sexuality and gender acceptance. Her interest in politics has already turned into action by helping with the Democratic caucus in February. Grace studied Psychology, US History, US Government, Speech and Debate, and four years of French. She plans to pursue political science at Willamette College in Oregon where she is currently enrolled. No doubt, she will have a profound influence on the future generation.

Sandra Paul, Scholarship Chair