Great Basin Federal Credit Union recently selected Alexandra Vallas and Justin Rashidi as the co-recipients of the 2011-2012 scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each.
Online PR News – 30-September-2011 – – (Reno, Nev.) Great Basin Federal Credit Union recently selected Alexandra Vallas and Justin Rashidi as the co-recipients of the 2011-2012 scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each. Alexandra is currently a student at Scripps College in Claremont, California set to receive her undergraduate degree in Genetics and Biology. Justin is in his third year at the University of Nevada, Reno studying Biology.
Both winners had a remarkable roster of achievements, including outstanding grades and a history of volunteerism. Both Justin and Alexandra founded their own non-profits organizations that assist others in our local community. They dedicate hours upon hours to their causes on top of maintaining outstanding grades.
Each year, Great Basin Federal Credit Union awards at least one scholarship for the academic year in the amount of $1,000. The funds can be used for tuition at any accredited post-secondary school or for books. Selection is based on the applicant's involvement in community service, leadership activities and academic achievement. This scholarship is open to all credit union members with at least one year's membership with the credit union. This is our eighth year awarding the scholarship. This year, we received 10 very impressive applications.
For additional information on Great Basin Federal Credit Union, please contact Elisabeth Hadler at 775.789.3109 or visit www.greatbasin.org.
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Great Basin Federal Credit Union was established in 1951 as a 50 member credit union open to employees of the Reno-Bell Phone Company. In the past 60 years, Great Basin Federal Credit Union has grown to over 14,000 members and over $100 million in assets. Membership is open to anyone living or working in Washoe County. Great Basin Federal Credit Union is committed to forming personable relationships with all of its members while providing sound financial education. For more information, please visit us at www.greatbasin.org or call 775.333.4228.