Scholarships

2017 EXXONMOBIL BERNARD HARRIS MATH AND SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
  • ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships are available to 2017 graduating high school seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools.
  • Four scholarships for two male and two female students for $5,000 each will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of former NASA astronaut, physician, and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris.
  • The deadline for application submissions is April 10, 2017.
  • Please see the attachment titled 2017 Scholarship Guidelines.
  • For additional information or to submit an applications, please visit [Link]http://www.cgcs.org/domain/19.

ExxonMobil and Dr. Bernard Harris strongly believe that education is key to progress, development and economic growth in our country. Together, they have developed a partnership to increase awareness about the need for more math and science graduates, especially among underrepresented populations. For the eighth year, this scholarship is part of their efforts to support students of color who plan to pursue math- and sciencerelated degrees. Four scholarships for two boys and two girls, with a value of $5,000 each, will be awarded in June 2017 to two Black and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school in a member district of the Council of the Great City Schools (see list of member districts on left). Applicants must be accepted for full-time enrollment at a fouryear college or university in the next academic year and pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). The scholarships, named in recognition of Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., serve underrepresented students pursuing careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. As a former astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Harris is an outstanding role model dedicated to serving as a mentor to the scholarship recipients. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the Council of the Great City Schools. Recipients will be selected by Dr. Harris and notified in June. The scholarship will be paid to the university of the recipient’s choice and can be applied to tuition and related expenses during the 2017-2018 academic year. PROGRAM GUIDELINES To apply for the 2017 scholarship, this application must be submitted online by April 10, 2017, at www.cgcs.org and should include evidence of the applicant’s academic achievement in high school, leadership skills or community service in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and the applicant’s commitment to pursue a career in a STEM field. To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted grade point average and have been accepted as a full-time student at a four-year institution of higher education. No person may receive more than one award administered by the Council of the Great City Schools in the same academic year. Employees or immediate family members of employees of ExxonMobil, The Harris Foundation or the Council of the Great City Schools are not eligible to apply for these scholarships. *All applicants must attend a public school in a Council of the Great City Schools district. Go to: www.cgcs.org/domain/57 to find the list of CGCS districts.

 

2017 LIBERTY BELL AWARD (Reposting)
  • The Clark County Law Foundation (CCLF) is accepting nominations for the 2017 Liberty Bell Award.
  • The recipient of the award is an individual in the community who upholds the rule of law, contributes to good government within the community, stimulates a sense of civic responsibility, and encourages respect for the law in the courts.  The recipient’s contribution should speak to the mission of CCLF, which is: dedication to providing community service programs throughout Southern Nevada that are integrated with law-related education.
  • Nominations are due by Monday, March 20, 2017.
  • Please see the attachment titled Press Release Liberty Bell Award 2017 for flyer.
  • For additional information please contact Patrick Montejano at (702) 333-8277

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Patrick Montejano February 17th, 2017 (702) 333-8277 CCLF ACCEPTING LIBERTY BELL AWARD NOMINATIONS The Award honors an individual who promoted a greater respect for the law and government in the community. Las Vegas – The Clark County Law Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2017 Liberty Bell Award. The Liberty Bell Award will be presented at a ceremony on Saturday, April 29, 2017 to kick off Law Week. The recipient of the award is an individual in the community who upholds the rule of law, contributes to good government within the community, stimulates a sense of civic responsibility, and encourages respect for the law in the courts. The recipient’s contribution should speak to the mission of CCLF, which is: dedication to providing community service programs throughout Southern Nevada that are integrated with law-related education. Past recipients include Clark County District Court Judge Elissa F. Cadish (Dept. 6) and Chief Deputy District Attorney Brigid Duffy (2016); Clark County District Court Judge Betsy Gonzalez (Dept. 11) and Former Las Vegas Justice Court Administrator, LaDeana Gamble (2015); Clark County District Court Judge Allan R. Earl, Ret., and Former Nevada Secretary of the Senate, David Byerman (2014); Clark County District Court Judge Gloria J. Sturman (Dept. 26) and George and Doree Dickerson (2013); Mr. Samuel Lionel and Mr. Irwin Molasky (2012); Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael L. Douglas (then-Chief) (2011); Judge Nancy C. Oesterle, Las Vegas Township Justice Court (Dept. 6) and attorney Robert NelsonKortland (2010); North Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Stephen Dahl (2009); Retired Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court A. William Maupin (2008); and Bill Curran, Partner, Ballard Spahr, LLP (2007). Please nominate someone you feel meets the following criteria: • Promotes a better understanding of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights • Encourages greater respect for the law and the courts • Stimulates a deeper sense of individual responsibility so citizens recognize their duties as well as their rights • Contributes to the effective functioning of our governmental institutions • Fosters a better understanding and appreciation of the law Nominations must include: • First and last name • Address • Phone number • A brief description of this person or organization, how he or she has contributed to our community , and how he or she meets the criteria mentioned above. In your description, make sure to include any organizations this person is currently involved in and what his or her contribution has been. Submit nominations by Monday, March 20, 2017 to: • Patrick Montejano Program Director Clark County Law Foundation 725 S. 8th Street Ste. 200 Las Vegas, Nevada 8910 Fax: (702) 405-0746 director@clarkcountylawfoundation.org

2017 GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AWARD (Reposting)
  • The Governor’s School Attendance Awards Program is sponsored by the Nevada Elementary School Principals Association to promote school attendance in Nevada’s elementary schools. The certificates are signed by Governor Sandoval
  • Schools may order the awards no later than May 12, 2017, by returning the school order form in the attached 2017 Governor’s Attendance Award Order Form
  • The awards are given for exemplary (perfect or near perfect) attendance for students in grades K-6*. The objective of the program is to motivate students to come to school every day. Certificates should be awarded to students who have no more than three (3) excused absences, with three (3) tardies equaling an excused absence.
For many years the Nevada Elementary School Principals Association (NESPA) has sponsored the Governor’s Elementary Attendance Awards Program. Each March/April principals simply order the attractive attendance certificates for use at their end-of-year awards activities. Governor Sandoval has agreed to participate in this program. This year the charge will be $0.35 per certificate ordered. For example, a school ordering 150 certificates will be asked to send along a check in the amount of $52.50 with the order. Checks are to be made out to NESPA. You should receive your certificates approximately two weeks after receipt of the School Order Form. If you have further questions email, Dr. Lenette Reece, at Lreece@interact.ccsd.net. Yours in education, Ron Poland, President Nevada Elementary School Principals Association (NESPA) Nevada Elementary School Principals Association Governor’s School Attendance Awards Program Program Fact Sheet The Governor’s School Attendance Awards Program is sponsored by the Nevada Elementary School Principals Association to promote school attendance in Nevada’s elementary schools. The certificates are signed by Governor Sandoval. Schools may order the awards no later than May 12, 2017, by returning the school order form. This form is printed on the second page of this document Criteria The awards are given for exemplary (perfect or near perfect) attendance for students in grades K-6*. The objective of the program is to motivate students to come to school every day. Certificates should be awarded to students who have no more than three (3) excused absences, with three (3) tardies equaling an excused absence. *This includes 6th grade students assigned to middle school, but not 7th and 8th grade students.