Students benefit from Campagni Auto Group Scholarships

Niki Gladys (right), WNC Foundation executive director, accepts a donation from Dick Campagni, owner of the Campagni Automotive Group, to be used toward the Dick Campagni Automotive Scholarship at WNC.

Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College

Carson City Toyota has generously funded $5,000 in scholarships for students attending Western Nevada College this fall. This donation is dedicated to helping students who are pursuing careers in automotive mechanics as well as students pursuing their associate degrees in other academic areas.

“The Dick Campagni Automotive Scholarship was created two years ago to benefit this community by offering local students help in attaining higher education and, with that, their best chance at a successful future,” said Dana Whaley, general manager of Carson City Toyota.

This is the second consecutive year that the Campagni Automotive Scholarship will be awarded.


“Campagni Automotive Group is a true community partner,” said Niki Gladys, executive director for WNC Foundation. “Their support for this program will have a lasting, positive impact on scholarship recipients and their families.”

In addition to scholarships, the Campagni Automotive Group supports the WNC Golf for Education Tournament with hole-in-one prizes, including a brand-new car. This year’s tournament will be held at Toiyabe Golf Club in Washoe Valley on Sept. 28. For information on participating in the Golf for Education Tournament, call 775-445-3240.

Western Nevada College Scholarship funding increased by 30 percent year over year to nearly $260,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year. With the addition of several new scholarships for WNC nursing students, manufacturing students and students pursing teaching as a career, the 2018-19 school year is on track to award at an even higher level.

“Community-driven scholarships continue to increase,” Gladys said. “Our community has rallied around WNC students with the intent to make a difference in the lives of students. At a time when we’re experiencing concerning shortages in in our local workforce, there’s never been a better time to make a difference through scholarships.”

WNC Foundation scholarship applications have increased by 20 percent year over year, creating a greater need for student scholarship support than ever before. For information on starting a scholarship in your name, to memorialize a loved one or to simply help change someone’s life, contact WNC Foundation at 775-445-3239 or

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