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Bank of Nevada Scholarship Awarded to Member of UNLV’s School of Medicine Charter Class

Bank of Nevada Scholarship Awarded to Member of UNLV’s School of Medicine Charter Class

Las Vegas Resident Pursuing Medical Degree at New UNLV School of Medicine

 

Bank of Nevada is proud to provide significant scholarship support to a member of the charter class of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ School of Medicine. The scholarship recipient, Diana Peña will join 59 other students at UNLV who are also pursuing a medical degree.

Bank of Nevada committed $40,000 in scholarship funds over four years to assist Peña in her educational pursuits. Eventually, Peña hopes to apply her medical skills by working with children in need of medical treatment. Bank of Nevada’s scholarship support is an important part of the effort by UNLV to attract medical students and help increase the number of future physicians in Nevada.

Diana Peña is a graduate of Cheyenne High School and also received her undergraduate degree from UNLV with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Biology, where she was also a student of the Honor’s College. She began her medical studies at the UNLV School of Medicine on July 17, 2017, and will be a member of the school’s charter class upon graduation in 2021. She is a first-generation college student.

In 2016, Peña was named the UNLV Office of Undergraduate Research Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar, recognized, in part, for her “… outstanding intellectual and scientific talent.”

“Diana Peña has shown to be an excellent student, achieving double majors at UNLV, while also a student of the Honor’s College”, said John Guedry, Bank of Nevada CEO. “She also found time to mentor young adults about their higher education career paths and tutor at-risk students as a UNLV Buddy. She is an outstanding example of the caliber of those attending UNLV’s School of Medicine, and one that we are pleased to support.”

“I can’t thank Bank of Nevada enough for this incredible scholarship,” said Diana Peña, recipient of the Bank of Nevada Scholarship. “I feel like I can now concentrate more on my studies over the next four years and worry a little bit less about funding my education.”

By joining with other organizations in Southern Nevada and pledging its support for the UNLV School of Medicine more than two years ago, Bank of Nevada assisted UNLV in efforts to attract an outstanding charter class of medical students and ultimately help address a community need, by working to increase the state’s shortage of medical doctors.

Bank of Nevada is providing significant scholarship support to a member of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ School of Medicine. Las Vegas resident Diana Peña is a member of the School of Medicine’s charter class and will graduate in 2021. Pictured at the UNLV School of Medicine Scholarship Mixer are (left to right) Jerrie Merritt, S.V.P./ Relationship Manager, Bank of Nevada; Daline Januik, E.V.P./Regional President, Bank of Nevada; Diana Peña, UNLV School of Medicine student; Jeff Miracle, V.P. / Loan Officer, Bank of Nevada.

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