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Cherie Elvin Memorial Fund Scholarship

The Cherie Elvin Memorial Fund was created by the Elvin Family as a legacy to honor their mother, Cherie, who died at the 2011 Reno Air Races. Throughout her life, Cherie cared for her family in so many different ways.

The care the family received from the physicians, nurses, and other care providers from all area hospitals and EMS teams along with the support they received from the community has inspired the Elvin Family to fund two scholarships to individuals wanting to become Registered Nurses in the Reno-Sparks area.

Each scholarship will be valued at $2,500 and awarded to applicants who are committed to working at the bedside and convey the fundamental qualities of a nurse and how they will connect with their patients recovering from traumatic situations.


The deadline for applications is midnight, Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Must be enrolled in a nursing program and in good standing (not on probation or in performance jeopardy)

Committed to working with patients at the bedside in a sector of acute care

Committed to working as a nurse in the Reno-Sparks area after graduation