Greater Nevada Credit Union Awards Scholarships to Two Lyon County Students

Riley Urton, scholarship recipient from Smith.

Courtesy Greater Nevada Credit Union

Among the 29 recipients of this year’s Greater Nevada Credit Union’s (GNCU) scholarship program, two are from Lyon County.

Haley Benitez of Fernley was named a winner of the adult scholarship and plans to attend Truckee Meadows Community College. Riley Urton from Smith was also a winner and will attend the University of Nevada, Reno.

Since 2000, GNCU has helped more than 320 students pursue their education by awarding more than $430,000 in scholarships. This year, GNCU received 125 applications and selected 29 winners to receive $2,000 each.


The annual program is available to GNCU members and their families. Scholarship winners are selected based on financial need, academic performance, community involvement and educational and professional goals. The scholarships can be used for tuition, course registration, special classes or laboratory fees, room and board, textbooks and class materials.

To learn more about GNCU and its annual scholarship program, visit or call (775) 882-2060.

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