LAS VEGAS – The Project 150 Youth Council is celebrating its 10th anniversary by awarding more than $90,000 in scholarship money to disadvantaged local students at its annual luncheon on Wednesday, June 26, at Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel Conference Center. The scholarship money will be the most awarded in the history of the nonprofit.
The money, which was raised by the Project 150 Youth Council, will be awarded to more than 40 deserving Southern Nevada students served by Project 150. The students will use the money to attend Nevada colleges, universities or accredited vocational training institutes. Since its creation in 2009, the Project 150 Youth Council scholarship program has awarded more than $312,000 in scholarship money to disadvantaged students.
Without the scholarships and commitment from the Youth Council for the past 10 years, many scholarship recipients would not be able to pursue their higher education goals. Scholarship award levels range from $500 to $2,000 per student.
“It’s amazing to see how far our fundraising efforts and community support have grown in the past 10 years. We love knowing that we are able to help these hard-working students overcome life’s obstacles and continue their education,” said Senia Roybal, Youth Council co-founder and Project 150 programs manager. “We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these students, and we hope these scholarships empower them through their educational journey for a brighter and successful future.”
Anyone interested in attending the event is encouraged to purchase a ticket or a table for 10 people. Tickets are $50 per person and $500 per table. Businesses are encouraged to attend. For more information about tickets or to RSVP, please visit www.project150.org.
Members of the media are also invited to attend the luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and can RSVP by contacting Denyce Tuller, B&P Public Relations, at (702) 680-4003 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Project 150 scholarship recipients will be available to share their success stories and plans for the future.
For more information about Project 150 or to make a donation, visit www.project150.org or call (702) 721-7150. Follow Project 150 on Facebook and Twitter.
About Project 150
Project 150 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who were in need of support over the Christmas break. Since that time, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 5,900 registered and non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high-school students in more than 61 schools in Southern Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, college scholarships, workforce readiness, and other needs so they can continue school and be successful in life.