The Republican Club awards scholarships of $1,000 or $1,500 each year to one or two outstanding UNLV College Republicans. These scholarships are funded by membership contributions through the 50/50 drawings, and the coffee donations. Kay Dwyer has done an outstanding job in coordinating the vetting and selection of candidates. This year’s scholarship winners are Serrina Nasrollahi (in red at right) and Haley Roser, (in blue at left). They each received a $1,000 scholarship.
Haley Roser plans to earn a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Haley's goal is to continue her studies in graduate school and become a Certified Nurse Anesthetist. Eventually, she would like to participate in medical missions around the world. Haley credits her grandparents, who raised her, for instilling her conservative values.
Serrina Nasrollahi is a pre-med student whose goal is to graduate next year and enter the UNLV Medical School's 2020 class. She worked through the National Science Foundations REU Program as an undergraduate biologist during the winter of 2015 for a month and a half in Northwestern Ethiopia. Her research involved testing artifacts with a procedure, called amino acid racemization, in order to study the foraging behaviors of man during the Middle Stone Age. Serrina credits her father for inspiring her conservative values.
These fine young people give us great hope that the country’s future is in good hands. We wish them every success in all their future endeavors!