Merced nursing student wins $2,000 scholarship from Raley's

Raley's said a Merced nursing student won one of its 10 annual Joyce Raley Teel Scholarships.

Jewelene Rezendes is enrolled in the registered nursing program at California State University, Fresno. She looks forward to a career in nursing with her passion for helping others, Raley's said in a news release. She's a courtesy clerk at the Raley's in Merced.

Her scholarship is for $2,000.

The program, now in its 12th year, has awarded $288,000 to Raley's employees and their eligible family members for their academic pursuits.