The Clarence “CJ” Jones Memorial Scholarship is established to honor a special individual. CJ was born in Elko, Nevada, and taught school in Owyhee and Elko before his long career in banking and real estate development in northern Nevada. CJ touched many lives and gave many hours of his time to build a better Nevada. His real estate developments were designed to provide high-quality affordable housing throughout Reno and Sparks so that families could achieve the American Dream of owning their own home.
This scholarship is a testament to CJ and the lives he touched. Through this scholarship fund, CJ’s legacy of helping young people to get ahead in life and to achieve their dreams will live on. The recipients of this scholarship will be a continuing testimony to a great man who gave of himself for the benefit of others.