The Aaron Arnoldsen Memorial was created to raise funds for the University of Nevada Reno scholarship in his name. Since official establishment with the University of Nevada Reno Foundation in 1993, the scholarship has been given to 72 recipients. Friends, family, and much needed community support have been instrumental in the cause to provide scholarships to young men and women at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The Aaron Edward Arnoldsen Memorial scholarship was created to aid students possessing the following criteria:
1) Male or Female
2) Junior or Senior Class Standing
3) Graduate of Nevada High School
4) 3.0 Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) or below
5) Full time student at the University of Nevada, Reno
6) Continued employment through forthcoming school-year.
The scholarship committee is made up of Aaron's immediate family members JoAnn Arnoldsen, Alisa and Brian Armon and several members of the golf committee. The scholarship fund has contributed over $200,000 to students meeting the set criteria.