Bank of Nevada Announces Scholarship Recipient
Lorena Sarabia, a senior at Chaparral High School, has been awarded the 2017 Bank of Nevada Forward Together Scholarship. Sarabia has a 3.5 GPA and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas next year.
Sarabia was chosen as the scholarship recipient based on academic skill, grade point average, community service efforts and essay. Sarabia wrote a compelling essay about growing up in a Hispanic family and facing adversity as a young, gay female. Sarabia is a member of the G.S.A. (Gay-Straight Alliance) Club, J.A.G. (Jobs for America’s Graduates), Fulfillment Fund, and the 2016 National Student Leadership Academy.
Sarabia was officially presented with her $3,000 scholarship on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Public Education Foundation Scholarship Recognition Luncheon. This is the sixth year the Forward Together Scholarship has been offered to a Clark County School District student by Bank of Nevada, a division of Western Alliance Bank.
“I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to Lorena for winning this scholarship,” said John Guedry, CEO, Bank of Nevada, and a former graduate of Chaparral High School. “Lorena’s desire to pursue education and become a teacher is truly inspiring and we wish her the best of luck in her academic pursuits.”
Bank of Nevada 2017 Scholarship recipient, Lorena Sarabia and Bank of Nevada representative, Karitina Gonzalez.
About Bank of Nevada
Bank of Nevada is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, the go-to bank for business in its growing markets. Founded in 1994, Bank of Nevada offers a full spectrum of deposit, lending, treasury management, international banking and online banking products and services, plus superior service to meet the needs of local businesses. With 10 offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite, along with Western Alliance Bank’s robust national platform of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued partner for Southern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL). One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance ranks #4 on the Forbes 2017 “Best Banks in America” list.
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