The Rogers Foundation to Award $500,000 in College Scholarships to Clark County High School Seniors
Southern Nevada’s premier champion of arts and education, The Rogers Foundation, is now accepting applications for college scholarships, available to local high school seniors. Those interested in scholarship opportunities are urged to apply directly online as soon as possible to meet the Feb. 15 deadline. A total of 11 Rogers Achievers Scholarships will be given away, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 per year for four years, and the money is valid toward educational costs at any college or university in the United States. Additionally, The Rogers Foundation is giving out a minimum of 12 full-ride scholarships to Kentucky Wesleyan College, an institution many of Jim Rogers’ family members attended which also features one of the top arts programs in the area. Additionally, ten $500 one-time only Chapman Dodge BASA (Books and Supplies Allowance) Scholarships will also be awarded.
Rogers Achievers Scholarships
The Rogers Foundation is offering a total of $100,000 annually in new scholarships for students wishing to pursue higher education, both within the State of Nevada and beyond; the scholarships are for students attending any institution of higher education, including vocational or technical schools, community colleges, or state universities. $25,000 scholarship: This award is for $25,000 per year (renewable for an additional 3 years). One (1) scholarship will be offered. $10,000 scholarship: This award is per year (renewable for an additional 3 years) to any institution of higher education. Five (5) scholarships will be offered. $5,000 scholarship: This award is per year (renewable for an additional 3 years) to any institution of higher education. Five (5) scholarships will be offered. $500 BASA scholarship: New this year, The Rogers Foundation-Chapman Dodge Book and Supplies Allowance. This is a one-time award that may be used by the recipient for books
“Receiving the Rogers Achievers’ Scholarship has completely changed my life because my mom and I don’t have to stress about my finances for college. Not having to worry about paying for college is the most precious and wonderful gift I could have ever received. I have the honor of being at a college where I can truly thrive and change for the better, and I never take that for granted. I get to be the best version of me because of them. The Rogers Foundation allowed me to follow my dreams and find new dreams to pursue, and for that, I am forever grateful.”
– Chika A.
Graduate of Nevada State High School, attending the University of North Carolina and recipient of the $25,000 Achievers Scholarship.
Kentucky Wesleyan Rogers’ Fellows Scholarship
In honor of James E. Rogers, a Kentucky-born, long-time Las Vegas resident, The Rogers Foundation established the Kentucky Wesleyan Rogers’ Fellows Scholarship. It is open to college-bound residents of Southern Nevada who wish to attend Kentucky Wesleyan. The Rogers Foundation will offer a minimum of 12 annual full scholarships to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College. These scholarships are open to current high school seniors in the Clark County School District, as well as transferring college freshmen and sophomores enrolled in a college in Southern Nevada. Additionally, each scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition, fees, and room and board. Each award recipient will receive the scholarship for up to four full years of study.
“Being a Rogers Scholar has given me the opportunity to learn and grow as a student and person! This scholarship has helped to aid me in my journey to become a teacher. Kentucky Wesleyan truly feels like a second home now and the people here, as well as in The Rogers Foundation have truly made sure we all are on the right path to success.
– Taylor K.
Graduate of Northwest Career & Technical Academy and recipient of the 2018 Kentucky Wesleyan Fellows Scholarship.