UNLV graduate seeks donors for $2.3 million matching gift for first-generation business students | News

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — The “first graduate” of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has pledged $2.3 million in matching funds to support the business school’s high-achieving first-generation students.

According to UNLV, Jon Cobain was the first of the college’s first class of graduating students on campus to accept his degree in 1964. A first-generation student himself, he said he hoped the matching gift would help students who work hard and cannot afford it. the cost of college today.

“If there’s a will, there’s a way,” Cobain said in an interview with FOX5 on Friday. “I realize that the cost of education is much higher today than it was when I was in school. So even for the hardworking and dedicated student, they can still be insufficient in today’s economic environment.And that’s where these extra funds in these scholarships for first generation students help.

the Jon Cobain Lee Business School Matching Gift was created to help Lee Business School students graduate on time and professionally prepare them “to make a positive impact in the business world and in their communities,” according to a statement from the university.

Cobain will match dollar for dollar, up to $2.3 million, all gifts that meet the criteria. Donations must be made before November 30, 2022 to be eligible for the matching gift.

More information and a link to donate are available here: https://www.unlv.edu/business/cobain-gift






Jon Cobain was a member of UNLV’s first class of 1964. He is pictured in the Student Union on June 1, 2007. Client: Nancy Syzdek/Student Life/UNLV Photo Services/R. Marsh Starks




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