Helen and Ollie Westbrook Memorial Scholarship











Ronald McDonald Northern Nevada Scholarship awarded the Jeff Townsell Jr.-Westbrook  Memorial Scholarship to Reed High School Graduate Faven Stoner. 

(Photo courtesy of Demetrius Cheaton)

Ollie and Helen Westbrook led an amazing and tireless journey challenging Northern Nevada establishment and eventually helped incorporated the first and only Northern Nevada community for black people.   Scholarships are presented through Ronald McDonald House Charities.  There have been $50,000 scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors.


Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada Scholarships

As one of the largest of its kind in northern Nevada, the RMHC®Northern Nevada Scholarship program helps relieve the financial burden of college for students so they can pursue their dreams.

This scholarship is offered to students who demonstrate a blend of financial need, academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Funds are raised through the charity’s scholarship committee so we can provide financial assistance in the amount of $1,000 per selected student for up to four years ($4,000).  MEFIYI directs funds each year towards this scholarship program that has awarded 1.36 million dollars to northern Nevada high school graduates.

 Shout out to Ronald McDonald Scholarship Committee Members & Procter R. Hug High School Alumni John Drakulich & sister Helen Townsell-Parker. Me for Incredible Youth