LAS VEGAS -- The dream of attending college came true for hundreds of Clark County students Thursday as they were awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships.
Scholarships were given to more than 330 students thanks to the non-profit Public Education Foundation. The foundation rallies individuals and corporations in the community to be donors. It's the kind of gift that can change a person's life.
Despite hardships, Kayle Knowlton has strived to be successful.
"I'm unstoppable and nothing is going to stop me," she said.
Knowlton has a 4.6 GPA at Foothill High School. She says her circumstances kept the 18-year-old motivated to want more.
"My mom lost her job a few years back and we lost our home, she had to live at a friend's house and I had to -- more or less -- fend for myself and stay with friends."