Pardee Homes commits $24,000 in scholarships to Southern Nevada students
Pardee Homes recently awarded four scholarships to Southern Nevada high school seniors as part of the Pardee Homes Community Building Scholarship Program through The Public Education Foundation. Each $1,500 scholarship is renewable annually, enabling recipients to receive as much as $6,000 during their college years if they maintain high grades and a full course schedule each semester.
Since Pardee Homes began its scholarship with the Public Education Foundation, the company has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships to more than 80 Clark County students.
“Pardee Homes has a legacy in Southern Nevada that goes back to 1952,” said Dan Hale, vice president of community development for Pardee Homes. “We are proud to once again recognize local students who demonstrate an interest in home building and community development with a scholarship.”
The 2014 Pardee Community Building Scholarship recipients include Seth Barfield of Durango High School; Savannah Jorgeson of the College of Southern Nevada High School – East; Dan Justin Sabiniano and Redd Sarmiento both of Southwest Career & Technical Academy.
“Our 2014 scholarship recipients represent many of our community’s brightest young minds,” said Judi Steele, president of The Public Education Foundation. “Of course, these scholarships wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the generosity of our donors and their belief in the value of public education and their commitment to helping students achieve their career goals. Pardee Homes has been a scholarship sponsor for more than a decade – and the Foundation is proud to have them as our partner.”
Created in conjunction with the builder’s 50th anniversary in Southern Nevada in 2002, the Pardee Community Building Scholarship supports seniors who demonstrate an interest in home building and community development and plan to attend an accredited college or university in Nevada.
“Whether it’s awarding scholarships to local students or building a community park, Pardee Homes has strong ties to the communities in which we build homes,” said Hale.
Working with the Public Education Foundation, students were invited to submit an essay related to development in Las Vegas. Each student also had to demonstrate a strong record of academic achievement as well as involvement in extracurricular community and student activities.
Pardee is Southern Nevada’s longest-established homebuilder and has been recognized as a strong supporter of education and community enhancement with donations of land and equipment for schools and parks.
Pardee maintains a strong presence in Southern Nevada, covering the Las Vegas Valley with eight single-family home neighborhoods, including Horizon Terrace in Henderson; Durango Ranch, Durango Trail and Summerglen in southwest Las Vegas; LivingSmart Eldorado Ridge and LivingSmart Eldorado Heights in Pardee’s Eldorado master-planned community in North Las Vegas; Sandstone, across from Eldorado; and LivingSmart Providence in northwest Las Vegas. Pardee will open Alterra and Solano in the master-planned Inspirada community this summer.
For information about Pardee neighborhoods in the Las Vegas area, contact a new homes specialist at 702-604-3332 or visit Pardee’s Web site at www.pardeehomes.com. You can also follow Pardee on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PardeeHomesLasVegas.
One of the West’s largest and longest-established home builders, Pardee has built homes for more than 40,000 families in Southern Nevada since 1952 (Nevada contractor’s license #3633A). Sales office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.