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Apply for A Career Scholarship and Change Your Life!

The first class of Western Nevada College’s Paramedic Program students are posed for a group photo after a subsequent ceremony on February 21 in Carson City. In the back row, left, are Joshua Adams, Craig Palmer, Anthony Abun, Paul White, Jerry Sanchez and first row from left, coach Terry Mendes, Joseph Almeida, Melissa Fraguela, Megan Jackson, Sarah Minkell and Heather Medcafe Alexander. . Not pictured Conor Nicholas. Some graduating class students have received a Pennington scholarship to help them reach their academic goals.

Do you have the financial resources to pursue the profession of your choice? You may want to change your career but cannot afford it. Perhaps you are unemployed and want to pursue a new profession. Or maybe additional training will help you earn that promotion you were working for in your current job. The William N. Pennington CTE Scholarship allows students to advance their careers through appropriate education and training.
Due to the generosity of the William N. Pennington Foundation, Western Nevada College is able to offer scholarship funding to students who are pursuing meaningful careers in areas such as computer information technology/cybersecurity, welding, automotive, machine tool technology, manufacturing, construction, truck driving, phlebotomy Nursing assistant or emergency medical services jobs.
Last academic year, the Western Nevada College Foundation awarded 120 students a total of $200,000 in scholarship. Scholarship recipients have continued to work for Click Pond, Bentley Nevada, Carson Medical Group, Carson Tahoe Hospital, Banner Churchill Community Hospital, SMC Construction, Cooper Nevada, Black Eagle Consulting, Carson City Fire Department, US Forest Service, Office of Land Management, and Tri-State Fire, REMSA, Fallon Physical Therapy, First Service Residential Residential, Central Lyon County Fire Protection District, Nevada State Parks, and more.
Many students have applied for scholarships to study Emergency Medical Services and Paramedics. WNC recently expanded EMS class offerings for Emergency Medical Technicians and Advanced EMT in the Paramedic Program so that students can train to become paramedics.
The students made the most of the scholarship as 11 of them graduated at the First Paramedic Initiation Ceremony on February 20 at Carson Nugget Hall. In order to graduate, they have completed approximately 600 hours of teaching and laboratory courses, more than 20 hours of hospital clinic time and nearly 500 hours of field training.
Reducing the financial burden of student life helps students make a personal career choice that would not otherwise be possible and provides better opportunities for finding a place in the Nevada workforce. “This award helps lift the financial burden I face while juggling full-time enrollment with full-time employment,” said Anthony Pisani, a recent scholarship recipient. “I am eager to see what my future holds and am looking forward to opening my own machine shop one day.”
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“The Bennington Foundation has generously offered several employment options with local employers now available to these individuals,” said WNC Director Nikki Gladys. “Bennington’s support has made a huge impact on students and their students
families and our community.”
To apply for the scholarship, go to wnc.edu/scholarship. The timing to apply for scholarship funding is ideal since the WNC fall semester begins on August 30. Apply today!
Learn more about what WNC has to offer academically at wnc.edu or arrange an appointment to speak with an advisor at 775-445-3267.


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