Boyd student Tasha Schwikert recently sat with FOX5 News anchor Monica Jackson for a segment about scholarship opportunities through the Las Vegas Business Academy (LVBA). The morning news segment titled “Former Olympian touts grad school scholarship opportunities” aired April 27.
Schwikert, a past recipient of a LVBA scholarship and former Olympian, promoted the program to encourage graduate students enrolled in UNLV's Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration, or Master of Hospitality Administration programs to apply. Scholarships, which are awarded up to $75,000, help with tuition expenses.
Speaking about the application process, Schwikert said: “It’s a rolling application process so there’s no deadline. …No fee (to apply). Just go on the website, lvbanv.org, and apply. If they feel like you’re a qualified candidate, they’ll call you, set up an interview process. I know they just gave two more scholarships out in the last two weeks, and this week’s actually the Las Vegas Business Academy’s fourth anniversary.”
The LVBA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to graduate school education and is committed to providing selected college students financial aid and mentoring resources during their education so that they may become the future leaders of Las Vegas.