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Sierra Nevada College Receives $200,000 Donation for Extension Center Students

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Sierra Nevada College, a Nevada based liberal arts university, has received an anonymous donation of $200,000 to fund its two extension centers.

The college operates two extension centers at Lake Tahoe Community College and Truckee Meadows Community College. At these centers, students, who have commitment to their work and community, get bachelor’s degrees without moving to a 4-year university.

The donation in the form of twenty $10,000 scholarships will further lower the cost of enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program.

“Students who have strong ties to work and community, but who want to complete their education, can complete their bachelor’s degree by attending classes on the community college campus where they currently study,” reads the college release.

Jeff DeFranco, President of Lake Tahoe Community College, said the scholarship packages will make a huge difference in opening doors to higher education to the local students and community.

“We’ve really enjoyed our continuing partnership with Sierra Nevada College, and their efforts to make these scholarships possible shows their level of commitment to serving and educating the South Shore,” DeFranco said.

The 4-year degree extension centers are part of college’s Project Eagle whose aim to provide access to the opportunities that come with a bachelors degree without disrupting the lives and commitments of desirous persons.

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