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5 Best Scholarships for Nevada Residents

Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 09:36 AM

Nevada scholarships are available through the Nevada State Treasurer's Office, the Nevada State College System, and the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education to assist students in paying for schools in the state.

If you are a resident of Nevada and planning on continuing higher education, you are probably checking out your options at various colleges and universities. If you are concerned about the cost of continuing your education, check out the best scholarships for Nevada residents listed here:

1. One of the most commonly awarded scholarships for Nevada residents is the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship, also known as The Nevada Millennium Scholarship. Applicants must:
  • Be graduates with a diploma from a public or private high school
  • Have a minimum 3.25 GPA (weighted or unweighted)
  • Have passed all areas of the Nevada High Proficiency examination
  • Have been a resident of Nevada for at least two years of high school
  • Have completed the core curriculum as defined in the NSHE Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship policies and procedures of the Board of Regents.

2. The Nevada Women’s Fund Scholarship: The Nevada Women’s Fund is a community foundation dedicated to strengthening the community by empowering women to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Northern Nevada women pursuing their course of study at Northern Nevada educational institutions are eligible for this scholarship. These Nevada Scholarships may be used for undergraduate, graduate, and vocational studies. The scholarship amounts are a minimum of $500 and maximum of $5,000, depending on whether it is a restricted or endowed policy.

3. The Nevada State College System offers a number of financial assistance programs to entice individuals to enroll in one of the schools in the state school system. For example, the Regents Award Program is for disadvantaged students with a financial need, especially those who have a need to secure work while attending school. To be eligible for this Nevada scholarship, students must meet at least one of several requirements, including being a single parent, being 22 or older, lacking financial ability to pay for school, having a lack of support through society and culture or even family, or a history of educational displacement. Students applying for this Nevada state scholarship must hold jobs in areas of community service.

4. Greater Nevada Credit Union Scholarship: Greater Nevada Credit Union has a school program for students who have passed high school and wish to continue their education. Fifteen $1,000 scholarships for Nevada residents are available. To receive this Nevada scholarship, the applicant must be a Greater Nevada member. The selections depend on the financial need of the applicant, their academic performance, school and community involvement, and written recommendation from school and community leaders.

5. The Nevada Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants: This grant is based on the financial needs of the applicant, who needs to be a resident of Nevada. The award amount varies up to $2,000. The applicant must be enrolled in a full time program and have a 2.0 cumulative GPA. A Certificate of Indian Blood must be provided to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

If you are planning on applying for one of these or other Nevada scholarships, it is important to contact your campus financial aid offices as early as January of your senior year to explore the full range of financial assistance options that are available to you.

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