2017 Scholarships Recipients

Once again, AAUW Capital (NV) Branch is pleased to provide scholarships to two exceptional Carson High School young women.  Jianvanna Wong-Fortunato intends to continue her education at UNR as a student of biochemistry with a probable future career as a physician.  She excelled in Health Science and web design courses and was a runner-up state champion in HOSA Dental Science competition and a state champion in SkillsUSA Chapter Display completion.

Menen Ashagerie also plans to attend UNR majoring in biochemistry to become a radiologist.  During her high school years, Menen was a participant in the JUMP start program at Western Nevada College, the National Honor Society, HOSA and Link Crew.  She is a volunteer at CarsonTahoe Hospital and recently became involved with the Clean Water for Flint project.


We wish them both continued success in the pursuit of their career goals!