“I am very proud to present this scholarship to Miss Contreras,” Morrison said. “She has studied hard, she has great goals for the future, and I am glad these funds will help her continue her education.”
Contreras plans to use her scholarship to attend Truckee Meadows Community College this fall before transferring to the University of Nevada, Reno. She plans to study social work.
“I am extremely grateful to Dr. Morrison for selecting me to receive the Envision scholarship,” Contreras said. “My family and I have experienced many hardships and overcome many obstacles. Our case manager at the Children’s Cabinet, Andrea Brown, helped us to get on the right track. I hope to help kids and families in need, giving them love and support, the way Andrea and the Children’s Cabinet helped my family and me.”
The other recipient of a $5,000 scholarship is Cameron Quan Dickson of Alexandria, Va. Dickson will graduate from Hayfield Secondary School, from which Morrison received his diploma.