For Release –August 10, 2019
Summerlin Awards College Scholarships to Outstanding Students
The Summerlin Children’s Forum (SCF), a nonprofit organization established in 1997 by leaders of the Summerlin® master-planned community and its developer, The Howard Hughes Corporation®, recently awarded college scholarships to three outstanding recent high school graduates who are residents of the community.
They include Jason Cornish, a graduate of Faith Lutheran High School who plans to attend Boise State University in the fall to study business; Samantha Silvia Schuetze, also a graduate of Faith Lutheran High School who plans to attend the University of San Diego to study business; and Bailey Cohen, a graduate of Palo Verde High School who will attend the University of California at Davis to study veterinary science.
Cornish, whose inspiration is the Life is Beautiful music festival in Las Vegas, hopes to intern at the Treefort Music Fest in Boise while learning the business side of music. Schuetze chose the University of San Diego for its “changemaking” designation. She hopes to eventually work in the nonprofit sector to improve the lives of the less fortunate. And Cohen, who spent a summer at UC Davis last year, has her eyes set on becoming a veterinarian with a degree in animal science.
Since 1997, the Summerlin Children’s Forum has funded annual scholarships, enrichment grants and special educational programs totaling more than $600,000. The annual scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors who reside in Summerlin.
“These students are representative of the very best in their respective schools and in their community,” said Tom Warden, Senior Vice President, Community and Government Relations, Summerlin. “The Summerlin Children’s Forum scholarship is awarded to those who have not only achieved academically but to those who have demonstrated an exemplary level of giving back to their school and their community. We are pleased to recognize the achievements of these students and look forward to the next exciting chapter for these accomplished young residents of our community.”
The master-planned community of Summerlin® currently offers nearly 180 floorplans in 40 neighborhoods in nine distinct villages. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes, priced from the $230,000s to more than $1 million. For information on all actively selling neighborhoods, visit Summerlin.com.
CAPTION: Joining executives of The Howard Hughes Corporation are 2019 Summerlin Children’s Forum scholarship recipients. From left are scholarship recipient Bailey Cohen, Randy Ecklund, Sr. Vice President and Executive Director, Summerlin Community Association; scholarship recipient Jason Cornish; Danielle Bisterfeldt, Vice President, Marketing, Summerlin; scholarship recipient Samantha Schuetze; and Tom Warden, Senior Vice President, Community and Government Relations, Summerlin.
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 gross acres still remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open space and common areas, all within the master plan. The community is currently home to nearly 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 250 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 27 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, ten golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes– priced from the $300,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges please call 702.255.2500. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit www.summerlin.com for more information.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 14 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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