Are you a student interested in scholarship opportunities? If so, you should log in to MyNevada and apply for one or a combination of available scholarships. The Reynolds School awarded more than $95,000 in scholarships to 81 students from 40 different donors in 2013. The deadline to apply for 2014-2015 scholarships is February 1, 2014.

All scholarships are awarded at the Annual Savitt Awards Banquet. The 2014 event is scheduled for April 29 at 6 p.m.

In addition to awarding scholarships at the Savitt Banquet, a select group of Reynolds School students will be inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha. KTA is the national honor society for journalism and mass communication. The Reynolds School chapter is among the oldest and well established in the nation, dating back to 1956.

The Savitt Awards Banquet is a signature event for the School. It provides faculty, staff and students with an opportunity to celebrate student success, show our gratitude to generous donors, and remember the School’s history and traditions.

This Savitt Banquet is made possible by an endowment established more than 30 years ago by Ella and Sol Savitt, and is supported with generous additional funding by the Reverend Jackie Leonard.

One of The Reynolds School traditions for this event is to honor the Savitts. Ella and her husband Sol owned a newspaper circulation company and became philanthropists. Their impact is felt all across the University and Northern Nevada.

Before her death in 2004, Ella would attend this event each year and give a brief speech about the value of education and the importance of a college degree. She urged everyone to keep on learning, whether in school or not, all through their lives.