The Achievement Beyond Obstacles Scholarship Program aims to provide support for and award scholarships to deserving high school seniors who have triumphed over hardships, demonstrated personal leadership and courage, and yet show academic improvement.
Counselors from each high school in Washoe County are contacted to select the ABO Student(s) from their school.
Each year, Rotarians and their partners will provide individuals selected as an ABO Student, with:
Leadership training and development with a nationally recognized program
Assistance in understanding what to expect in college, and in completing financial aid applications
Mentoring in career and life skills
Recognition for their achievements with a cash prize and an award event
$1,000 or more 1st year scholarships for at least 10 students to attend vocational school, college or an apprenticeship program
Continuing scholarships for qualifying students in the second through fourth years of their educational and vocational pursuits