Students from Nevada often wonder to to best fund their education. There are a number of programs available through the federal, state, and local governments to help Nevada students afford college. In addition, most colleges and universities in Nevada offer some scholarships. Some of these scholarships are only available to Nevada residents while others are open to students from anywhere. See below for a list of Nevada scholarships:
University of Nevada Presidential Scholarship: this award provides students with up to $20,000 over four years. It is only open to incoming freshmen at the University of Nevada, Reno who enter college during the semester after they graduate high school. In order to be eligible, students must have high standardized test scores and hold at least a 3.5 grade point average. Additional information can be found at this website: http://www.unr.edu/financial-aid/understanding-financial-aid/scholarships/university-scholarships.
Pack Pride Level Scholarship: This scholarship provides $1,000 to students who have at least a 3.2 grade pin average and a 22 on their ACT. Additional information can be found at this website: http://www.unr.edu/financial-aid/understanding-financial-aid/scholarships/university-scholarships.
Nevada Scholars Level Scholarship: this scholarship provides students with $1,500 to attend the University of Nevada. Students must hold at least a 3.2 grade point average and must have scored at least a 22 on their ACT exam.
Community Foundation of Western Nevada: This Foundation is home to a variety of different awards. Each award has distinct eligibility criteria, deadlines, and application processes. Some of the awards are geared towards specific groups, such as athletes, students of Wooster High schools, women, non-traditional students, or full-time teachers. The majority of the deadlines for these applications fall between March and April of the application year. Interested students should look at the following website to determine the exact criteria for the award that they are interested in applying for: http://nevadafund.org/receive.
Gov. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship: this award is granted to two students annually. In order to be considered, students must be a Millennium Scholar with at least a 3.5 grade point average. Students must show proof of engagement in community service activities and must plan to work as a teacher in Nevada upon graduation from college. Applications for this award must be received prior to the April 1st deadline. Additional information about this scholarship can be found here: http://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/GGMS/GGMS_Requirements.
Silver State Opportunity Grant Program: this award is geared specially to students from Nevada who come from low-income backgrounds. In order to be eligible for this award, students must enroll on a full-time basis, have completed the requirements for entrance into college, complete a FAFSA application, and be a resident of Montana. Only students who are currently enrolled in a college are eligible. Furthermore, students must attend one of the five eligible colleges in order to receive the award (Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, or Nevada State College). The amount of the award varies depending on a variety of criteria, such as the amount of funding received from the federal and state government, the student’s income, the size of the student’s family, and whether the student is living on- campus or off-campus. Additional information can be found here: https://www.nevada.edu/ir/Page.php?p=ssog.