Emmy Moreno

Emmy Moreno

On May 15, the Ronald McDonald House Charities awarded Emmy Moreno a $1,500 college scholarship.

Moreno graduated as valedictorian from Virgin Valley High School in 2016 with a 4.8 GPA. She was a member of the National Honor Society, various school clubs and volunteered for the annual Golf for Kids event.

Moreno’s high school counselor told her of the scholarship possibility only days before it was due. There was quite a rush to complete the financial forms and five essays that were required for the application.

Moreno said her passion and her motivation for school came from her family. She serves as a translator for her Spanish-speaking parents.

Moreno will be majoring in mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she now attends along with her older brother.

She decided on mechanical engineering so she can work on developing prosthetics for third world and underdeveloped countries. Her passion and goal to help people is what inspired her to work in the medical field.

According to a recent press release from the Ronald McDonald House Charities, “The Ronald McDonald House scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible graduating high school seniors who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. Since 1999, the scholarship program has awarded more than $3.8 million to students from Clark and Nye Counties in Nevada.”

How to apply for RMDH Scholarships:

Beginning Oct. 1, students may apply online. Graduating high school seniors may only apply for one of the four scholarships. The deadline for the 2016 academic year is Jan. 17 at 11:59 p.m. central time, and all mailed back-up documents must be postmarked by the same date. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status by June 16.

For more information on Ronald McDonald House Scholarships or to apply for a visit their web site: http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships