Cole T. Burdick has been awarded the Charles D. Gallagher Memorial Scholarship, the Sophia Bano Bartsas Memorial

Scholarship, Cole J. Evers the John P. Bartsas Memorial Scholarship and Lydia Hutchinson the Peter J. Bartsas Memorial Scholarship, according to Elko Lodge #15, F&A.M.

Burdick, age 18, is the son of Martin T. Burdick and Wendy Lopez of Ely. Evers, age 18, is the son of Scott and Darcy Evers of Ely. Hutchinson, age 18, is the daughter of Gina Hutchinson of Ely.  Each of these winners will graduate with the Class of 2016 at White Pine High School.

Burdick will receive a $1,000 award from the Charles D. Gallagher Memorial Scholarship. This award was begun in 1979 as a bequest in the will of the late State Senator Charles D. Gallagher and is given for the benefit of a deserving young man in White Pine County. Over $39,500 has been awarded since the scholarship’s inception.

Burdick will also receive a  $1,000 award from the Masonic Lodge in the name of Sophia Bano Bartsas. This award was begun in May of 2004 and is given to a deserving young man or woman attending the University of Nevada atReno or Las Vegas or a Nevada Community College.  Over $13,000 has been awarded since the scholarship’s inception.

Cole Evers will receive a $1,000 award from the Masonic Lodge in the name of John P. Bartsas.  This award was begun in July of 2000 and is given to a deserving young man or woman attending the University of Nevada at Reno or Las Vegas or a Nevada Community College. Over $17,000 has been awarded since the scholarship’s inception.

Lydia Hutchinson will receive a $1,000 award from the Masonic Lodge in the name of Peter J. Bartsas. This award was begun in July of 1980 and is given to a deserving young man or woman attending the University of Nevada at Reno or Las Vegas or a Nevada Community College. Over $36,000 has been awarded since the scholarship’s inception.  The three Bartsas scholarships are funded by the estate of the late  Mary Bartsas of Las Vegas, Nevada.

All four scholarships are administered and awarded by the scholarship committee and trustees of Elko Lodge #15, F&A.M.Masonic1