Caesars Entertainment awards $20k scholarships to 22 students
America’s largest gaming company, Caesars Entertainment, recently awarded a US$20,000 scholarship to 22 students in the United States. The students will each receive $5,000 each year for four years.
The inaugural Don Carano Legacy Scholarship was offered to Caesars team members’ dependents who are currently enrolled at any degree-awarding institution or planning to attend.
The students were selected from a pool of applicants, and the entertainment giant partnered with the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada to ensure transparency. The students come from communities where Caesars currently operates in the US.
Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, noted the company’s commitment to staff welfare as its main priority.
“We were incredibly impressed by the applicants for our inaugural year of the Don Carano Legacy Scholarship,” he said.
“Supporting our team members is our top priority, and that means supporting their families as well. We’re proud to launch this scholarship program and provide financial aid to these remarkable and diverse students.”
The successful recipients of the inaugural Don Carano Legacy Scholarship hail from Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Wisconsin, and Missouri.
Anthony Carano – the grandson of Don Carano and currently the President and COO of Caesars Entertainment – recalled his grandfather’s love for education and team members’ growth.
“At Caesars Entertainment, our primary focus is treating our team members and guests like family, something my grandfather started with the launch of Eldorado Resorts in 1973,” he said.
“He always considered education a fundamental building block, and I know he would be so proud to help open doors for our team members’ families. Congratulations to all the recipients of this year’s award. We can’t wait to continue to watch these young people flourish over the next four years.”