The Rogers Foundation Awards Life-Changing College Scholarships to 21 Clark County School District Seniors

April 19, 2023

Following the lunch banquet, The Rogers Foundation presented nine students with full-ride scholarships to Kentucky Wesleyan College, an institution many of Jim Rogers' family members attended which also features one of the top arts programs in the area. The awards continued with Cindy Reid revealing that Araz Asherian of the College of Southern Nevada High School was the winner of the Dean Madsen Writing Scholarship in honor of her father and then the Rogers Achievers Scholarships were announced. Ranging from $20,000 - $100,000 and valid toward educational costs at any college or university in the United States, six students each received $20,000, and five students were awarded $40,000 before Justyce Maestas of College of Southern Nevada High School West was revealed as the $100,000 recipient.

“Scholarship season is our favorite time of year,” said Michelle Sanders, Chief Operating Officer of The Rogers Foundation. “These students are impressive on paper and even more remarkable when you meet them in person. They are future leaders who will make a positive impact on the world. We can’t wait to see what they do. We are thrilled to be able to assist all these students who have worked so hard throughout their academic lives so far. We know they are going to do amazing things.”

Over the past several months, hundreds of Southern Nevada students applied for The Rogers Foundation scholarships. After reading through every application, the selection committee narrowed the pool down and conducted dozens of interviews with the students to determine the top finalists.

“These young people really blew us away. Despite any challenges they faced, they not only persevered but have thrived,” said Rory Reid, Chief Executive Officer of The Rogers Foundation.  “There is no question these students will be impactful in making this world a better place.  We are proud of them and are thrilled to be able to help provide them the opportunity to pursue their goals of higher education.”

Kentucky Wesleyan College Full-Ride Scholarship Winners:

  • Natalie Stevens, Southeast Career Technical Academy
  • Brooklynn Wolf, Southeast Career Technical Academy
  • Bella Riggs, Foothill High School
  • Jasmine King, Mojave High School
  • Mathilda Seekatz, Foothill High School
  • Andrew Humphries, Basic Academy of International Studies
  • Chelsey Jones, Spring Valley High School
  • Alexis Jones, West Preparatory Academy
  • Morgan Fleisher, Foothill High School

Rogers Foundation Achievers Scholarship Winners:


  • Andrew Mathiason, Advanced Technologies Academy
  • Aracely Hernandez Canizalez, West Preparatory Academy
  • Daniel Anguiano, Durango High School
  • Katelyn Flood, Coronado High School
  • Kaylynn Diebold, Boulder City High School
  • Paola Trujillo, Virgin Valley High School


  • Joshua Placido, Advanced Technologies High School
  • Madelyn Rowley, Coronado High School
  • Matthew Yi, Coronado High School
  • Mikal Dawit, College of Southern Nevada High School West
  • Samantha Reagan, Coronado High School


  • Justyce Maestas, College of Southern Nevada High School West

“These scholarships honor the legacy of my husband, Jim, who was a determined and tireless champion of education and he’d be so proud of these students,” said the Chairman of the Board of The Rogers Foundation, Beverly Rogers. “Seeing the look on the faces of these deserving students as we announce their names is so rewarding and we look forward to hearing about their college experience along the way. These are our future leaders, and we couldn’t be in better hands.”

About The Rogers Foundation

The Rogers Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Founded in 2013 by James E. and Beverly Rogers, The Rogers Foundation awards scholarships to individual students in Southern Nevada and grants to educational institutions, artists and organizations that support the arts in Southern Nevada. For more information about The Rogers Foundation, visit

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