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Nevada has long been known for the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. Students in Nevada now have another reason to love Nevada. Many scholarships are available to students with Nevada ties. While locating these awards can be challenging, this post will provide some guidance to help you on your quest.
The best way to determine if you are eligible for any federal or state funding is to complete the FAFSA application. In addition to completing the FAFSA form, students may want to consider inquiring about available scholarships at the financial aid office of their future college or university. Sometimes, students have additional luck asking about scholarships in their academic department. Since some scholarships are college or major specific, it could not hurt to ask at both the financial aid office and at the departmental level. Below is a list of additional scholarship opportunities that are open to Nevada students.
Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarships are awarded to two students each year. In order to be eligible for these awards, students must be eligible for the Millennium Scholarships and must be entering their final year of post secondary studies. Furthermore, students must be majoring in a degree that will lead to a teaching license at the elementary or secondary levels. Students must hold at least a 3.5 grade point average and plan to teach in Nevada upon graduation. In addition, they must have been involved in community service. And application form can be found at this website: http://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/GGMS/GGMS_Requirements/.
The University of Nevada Reno Presidential Scholarships provides students with funding worth $5,000 per year for up to four years. It is open to incoming freshmen who complete an application prior to the February 1st deadline. In order to be eligible, students must hold at least a 3.5 grade point average from high school, a score of 31 or higher on the ACT or a score of 1360 on the SAT, and the student must accept college admission and must accept the scholarship in writing, and pay a $250 registration fee before June 1st. In order to renew the award, students must enroll for at least 15 credits each semester and maintain a 3.50 grade point average. Additional information can be found here: http://www.unr.edu/financial-aid/understanding-financial-aid/scholarships/university-scholarships.
Jack and Jane Becker Medical School Scholarship provides scholarships to students who are majoring in medicine at the University of Nevada Reno. Information about this award can be found here: http://nevadafund.org/jack-and-jane-becker-medical-school-scholarship/.
University of Nevada Las Vegas rebel Challenge Transfer Scholarship provides awards ranging from $5,000 to $11,000 per student. In order to be eligible, students must hold at least a 3.0 grade point average and have less than 90 transferrable credits. The amount of the award is based on the student’s grade point average, such that students with a GPA of 3.75 or higher are eligible for the highest amount of the award. All transfer students will be automatically considered for these awards. Students must enroll on a full-time basis and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Additional information can be found on the school’s website: https://www.unlv.edu/finaid/rebel-challenge-transfer.
Author: Jeff Gitlen