"Young OverAchievers of Today are the Leaders of Tomorrow"
This is the cornerstone belief of the OverAchievers organization. We support this belief by providing scholarships to graduating seniors of No. Nevada area High Schools who exhibit leadership abilities plus scholastic excellence and community involvement. The scholarship selectees are students who have demonstrated above average achievement despite encountering obstacles. Financial need is considered as a final criteria.
With the cost of education increasing each year we feel that helping students achieve their dreams benefits both the student and the community.
OverAchievers has awarded $35,000 in Scholarships from 2007 thru 2015. A list of recipients is on the "Scholarship Program" page of this website.
If you are graduating high school in 2016 and would like to apply for a scholarship, go to the Scholarship tab and download the application or contact us by email or phone. (see Contact tab).
OverAchievers, founded in 1995, is a Nevada Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization with widespread membership. Since 2006, OverAchievers has hosted an annual fundraiser golf tournament in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. The net proceeds go directly to our Scholarship fund.
We are a low overhead (< 10% annual revenue) non-profit organization.
We believe an environment of comaraderie and joie de vivre adds to our fundraising capabilities.
Our organization is independent, has no political or religious bias, and is non-discriminatory.
The OverAchievers 2015 Fundraiser Invitational Golf Tournament and Online Auction benefiting the OverAchievers Scholarship Fund was held August 20-22 in Reno/Truckee.
20 participants enjoyed the combined 3 day Ryder Cup team and 2 day individual calcutta format. Rich Taylor (Reno) won his second straight Tournament Championship with the high stableford point total over the 3 day event. Burnt Toast Team, captained by Patrick Hejlik, regained the Team trophy winning over the Red-White Team 35.5 to 24.5.
The first ever hole-in-one during our 21 year tournament history was scored on the 150 yard hole no. 8 at Gray's Crossing by Steve Small of Hermosa Beach California. This was Steve's first year as a participant.
OverAchievers welcomed a new Diamond Plus sponsor, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. The GSR has been the host hotel for our out of town participants since 2009. Thanks to the generosity of all our sponsor, contributors and participants, we achieved our 2015 fundraising goal. This will enable OverAchievers to award 3 new scholarships in 2016
The OverAchievers Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Northern Nevada area High Schools graduating seniors and former graduates for University, College, or trade school education.
The 2016 OverAchievers Fundraiser is scheduled for August 4-6 in Reno / Tahoe. Kickoff event will be Wednesday August 3rd. Check the "Golf Fundraiser" tab on this website for details
For general information or scholarship opportunities go to the Scholarship tab or Contact John Hejlik, (775)560-2872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org