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The Summerlin Children’s Forum (SCF), a nonprofit organization established in 1997 by leaders of the Summerlin® master-planned community and its developer, The Howard Hughes Corporation®, recently awarded three college scholarships to outstanding recent high school graduates who are residents of the community.

The 2018 SCF scholarship recipients include Caitlyn Somers, a graduate of Faith Lutheran High School, who is headed for UCLA to study English; Lauren Epstein, a graduate of Palo Verde High School, who will attend Arizona State University to study biomedical engineering; and Zachary Marks, a graduate of West Career and Technical Academy who plans to attend the University of Utah to study political science and international studies;

Since 1997, the Summerlin Children’s Forum has funded scholarships, enrichment grants and special educational programs totaling nearly $640,000. The annual scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors who reside in Summerlin.

“These students are representative of the very best in their respective schools and in their community,” said Warden. “The Summerlin Children’s Forum scholarship is awarded to those who have achieved academically while giving back to the community and their school through a commitment to service and extracurricular activities. We are always pleased to award these annual scholarships and look forward to the next exciting chapter for these accomplished young people.”

Summerlin currently offers new homes in nearly 35 neighborhoods in seven villages: The Paseos, The Cliffs, Stonebridge, The Ridges, Summerlin Centre, South Square and Reverence. In total, there are more than 150 distinctive floorplans showcased in nearly 100 models with designs to meet the varied lifestyle needs of today’s modern families – from young professionals and singles to couples just starting their families or empty-nesters looking to right-size their home. Homes in Summerlin range from 874 to more than 5,000 square feet and are offered in a variety of elevations – from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums – priced from the $200,000s to more than $1 million. Custom homesites are offered in The Ridges®, an exclusive enclave of custom homes neighborhoods that overlook the Las Vegas valley.

CAPTION: Joining executives of The Howard Hughes Corporation are 2018 Summerlin Children’s Forum scholarship recipients. From left are Caitlyn Somers, a graduate of Faith Lutheran High School who is headed to UCLA; Tom Warden, senior vice president – community and government relations, Summerlin; Danielle Bisterfeldt, vice president – marketing, Summerlin; Randy Ecklund, senior vice president and executive director, Summerlin Community Association; and Lauren Epstein, graduate of Palo Verde High School who will attend Arizona State University. Missing is Zachary Marks, a graduate of West Career and Technical Academy who plans to attend the University of Utah.

About Summerlin
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 gross acres still remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open space and common areas, all within the master plan. The community is currently home to nearly 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 250 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 26 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, ten golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes– priced from the $300,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges please call 702.255.2500. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 14 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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