RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- A UNR student has been selected to receive one of the country's most prestigious scholarships. Ivon Padilla-Rodríguez was awarded the Truman Scholarship in the amount of $30,000 at a ceremony on Tuesday.
The Harry S. Truman Foundation recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate leadership and public service. Padilla-Rodríguez is the fourth UNR student to get the award since 1985.
Padilla-Rodríguez also won a $100,000 scholarship from Dr. Pepper at the 2011 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.