RENO — The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) and One Nevada Credit Union are pleased to announce $20,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded for the NIAA / One Nevada Top Ten Student Athletes of the Year program. 

The student-athletes of the year awards are presented to the top students who excel in sports, maintain a high academic status, and volunteer in their community. 

The winners will be presented with a $1,000 scholarship, a special commemorative program, and a special gift to help them as they further their education.

“The spirit of the Silver State is embodied in high school athletics and activities,” Donnie Nelson, Interim Executive Director of the NIAA said. “The Top Ten winners we honored this year have achieved and maintained an exceptionally high level of excellence in all aspects of their lives. These will be our future leaders. They will continue to make a positive difference in our communities.”

“We’re proud to celebrate these student-athletes’ outstanding achievements in athletics, in their classrooms, and in their communities,” said Paul Parrish, One Nevada President and CEO. 

“Through pure determination, hard work, and Nevada grit these students excelled during the most challenging years of the pandemic. Their commitment to showing up for themselves, their teams, and their communities will help us build one Nevada that’s stronger than ever. That’s why we’re so pleased to award each of them a college scholarship and special gift in support of their education journey.”