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    Top 31 Nevada Scholarships in July 2024

    Written by Kayla Korzekwinski

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    Updated: July 4th, 2024

    Looking for Nevada scholarships? You’ve hit the jackpot! With offerings for UNLV, UNR, and a number of community colleges, there are several opportunities to further your education in the Silver State. Continue reading to discover scholarships in a variety of areas of study and interests.

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    Silver State Opportunity Grant

    Offered by Nevada System of Higher Education

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,500
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Nevada System of Higher Education

    Are you a low-income, Nevada resident enrolled in one of NSHE's community colleges (College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, or…Show More

    Are you a low-income, Nevada resident enrolled in one of NSHE's community colleges (College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, or…Show More

    Are you a low-income, Nevada resident enrolled in one of NSHE's community colleges (College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, or Western Nevada College) or Nevada State College? If so, the Silver State Opportunity Grant (SSOG) may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the grant is awarded to Nevada residents attending an NSHE Community College or Nevada State College who have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) under $8,500. Recipients' SSOG award amounts will be calculated by subtracting the student's contribution, their expected family contribution, and federal awards received from their total cost of attendance. Recipients may earn up to $5,500 annually through the SSOG. To be considered for the grant, interested student must complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If you're a Nevada resident and incoming NSHE community college or Nevada State College student, keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,500
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Foster Children Education Scholarship

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

    Are you a high school senior who is about to age out of foster care or who has already aged out of foster care in…Show More

    Are you a high school senior who is about to age out of foster care or who has already aged out of foster care in…Show More

    Are you a high school senior who is about to age out of foster care or who has already aged out of foster care in the state of Nevada and are seeking support for post-high school education at an institution located within the United States? If so, consider applying for the Foster Children Education Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple students who have been accepted to post-secondary institutions and who were formerly in (or are about to age out of) foster care in Nevada. To apply, interested students must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate significant financial need. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    BigFuture $40k Essay-Free Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Apply

    John R. Stockman Scholarship

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

    Are you an ambitious, college-bound high school senior from Washoe, Douglas, Carson City, Storey, Lyon, or Churchill County in Nevada, or at South Lake Tahoe…Show More

    Are you an ambitious, college-bound high school senior from Washoe, Douglas, Carson City, Storey, Lyon, or Churchill County in Nevada, or at South Lake Tahoe…Show More

    Are you an ambitious, college-bound high school senior from Washoe, Douglas, Carson City, Storey, Lyon, or Churchill County in Nevada, or at South Lake Tahoe High School? If so, you may be eligible for the John R. Stockman Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple eligible Nevada applicants who have also received a minimum 3.2 GPA and a minimum 1200 SAT or a minimum 22 ACT. To apply, interested students must submit a 1-2 page essay detailing their aspirations for college and beyond, and describing how they will support themselves through 4 years of college. This scholarship was named after John R. Stockman, a selfless leader who, through a commitment to hard work, creativity, honesty, and kindness, became a recognized leader in the commercial real estate industry. If you wish to honor John's legacy and become a leader in your own right, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Ascent’s $10,000 Summer Scholarship Giveaway

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship or job! Whether you're figuring out what interests you, checking out career resources, or picking up skills for your dream job, we want to know: Do you have what you need to enter the next phase of life, post-graduation? Ascent is committed to your long-term success and is giving away $10,000 to one lucky winner for sharing your feedback and ideas on what you need to build the skills and confidence to thrive in the workplace. To apply, complete these three easy steps below: Step 1: Visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” to complete a quick survey and contact form. Step 2: Follow @ascentfunding on Instagram and like the post. Step 3: Tag 3 friends below that would benefit from this scholarship! Be sure to end your comment with #AscentSponsored. Disclaimer: Deadline to apply for Ascent’s $10,000 scholarship prize (1) is September 2nd at 8:59AM PT. To apply and see official rules, visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” link here: AscentFunding.com/Scholarships.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen
    Apply

    Ron and Linda Smith Family Scholarship

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

    1 award worth up to $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

    Are you a Northern Nevada resident pursuing a degree or certificate from Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), Western Nevada College (WNC), Great Basin College (GBC),…Show More

    Are you a Northern Nevada resident pursuing a degree or certificate from Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), Western Nevada College (WNC), Great Basin College (GBC),…Show More

    Are you a Northern Nevada resident pursuing a degree or certificate from Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), Western Nevada College (WNC), Great Basin College (GBC), or another vocational program? If so, you may be eligible for the Ron and Linda Smith Family Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $1,000 to one student attending TMCC, WNC, or GBC in Nevada. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.2 GPA, agree to maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average, and provide a copy of unofficial transcripts at the end of each semester they are receiving a scholarship. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth up to $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship Program

    Offered by American Pacific Community Fund

    20 awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by American Pacific Community Fund

    Are you a high school senior residing in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, or Washington state? Further, are you planning…Show More

    Are you a high school senior residing in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, or Washington state? Further, are you planning…Show More

    Are you a high school senior residing in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, or Washington state? Further, are you planning on attending a college in one of the aforementioned states for the upcoming school year? If so, consider applying for the Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship Program! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,500 to twenty applicants who fit the above criteria and demonstrate financial need. To apply, interested students must submit an online application, recommender form, and high school transcript. If you’re a college-bound high school senior who is both from and planning to attend university in one of the mentioned states, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    20 awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Apply

    Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program

    Offered by Asian Pacific Community Fund

    4 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Asian Pacific Community Fund

    The Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program annually awards $1,000 each to four college-bound high school seniors from select counties in New York, New Jersey, California,…Show More

    The Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program annually awards $1,000 each to four college-bound high school seniors from select counties in New York, New Jersey, California,…Show More

    The Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program annually awards $1,000 each to four college-bound high school seniors from select counties in New York, New Jersey, California, Nevada, Illinois, and Hawaii. Eligible counties include New York, Kings, Queens, and Richmond County in New York, Middlesex County in New Jersey, Orange, Los Angeles, and Ventura County in California, Clark County in Nevada, Cook County in Illinois, and Honolulu County in Hawaii. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a household income at or below the County Low Income Level. If you're a high school senior from an eligible county and will be enrolling in college in the upcoming Fall, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    4 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) Scholarship

    Offered by JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC)

    1 award worth up to $2,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC)

    Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Nevada or one of the 48 northernmost counties of California who has a demonstrated interest in…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Nevada or one of the 48 northernmost counties of California who has a demonstrated interest in…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Nevada or one of the 48 northernmost counties of California who has a demonstrated interest in Japan or Japanese culture? If so, you may be eligible for The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $2,500 to one eligible high school senior who will be enrolling (full-time) in an undergraduate program at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university commencing the Fall semester after receiving the award. If you're a college-bound, Nevada or northern California high school senior with an interest in Japan, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth up to $2,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Caesars Nevada Team Member Scholarship

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

    Are you a high school senior at a Nevada or bordering high school whose parent has been a full-time employee of Caesars Entertainment (formerly Harrah’s…Show More

    Are you a high school senior at a Nevada or bordering high school whose parent has been a full-time employee of Caesars Entertainment (formerly Harrah’s…Show More

    Are you a high school senior at a Nevada or bordering high school whose parent has been a full-time employee of Caesars Entertainment (formerly Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.) at any Caesars property in Nevada for at least three years? If so, you may be eligible for the Caesars Nevada Team Member Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to the dependent, college-bound children of Caesars Entertainment employees. To be eligible, applicants must also have a minimum 3.2 GPA and a minimum 1100 combined SAT or 24 ACT score. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Celebrate The West

    Offered by Western Governors' Foundation (WGF)

    Multiple awards worth up to $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Western Governors' Foundation (WGF)

    Are you a high school student residing in the American west or U.S. territories whose Governors participate in the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association (WGA)? More…Show More

    Are you a high school student residing in the American west or U.S. territories whose Governors participate in the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association (WGA)? More…Show More

    Are you a high school student residing in the American west or U.S. territories whose Governors participate in the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association (WGA)? More importantly, do you love where you live and have a passion for art? If so, you might consider applying for the Celebrate the West Contest! Each year, the scholarship awards between $200 and $1,500 to 23 lucky students who create a piece of artwork that most thoughtfully reflects an insight about the West or the applicant’s relation to the West. In order to apply, you simply need to email a digital copy of your artwork and your entry form to [email protected]. If you’re passionate about art and have some insights about where you live, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    ICF First-Year College Scholarship

    Offered by Italian Catholic Federation (ICF)

    Multiple awards worth $400
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Italian Catholic Federation (ICF)

    Are you a Roman Catholic high school senior of Italian descent who lives within the Roman Catholic Dioceses or where the Branches of Federation were…Show More

    Are you a Roman Catholic high school senior of Italian descent who lives within the Roman Catholic Dioceses or where the Branches of Federation were…Show More

    Are you a Roman Catholic high school senior of Italian descent who lives within the Roman Catholic Dioceses or where the Branches of Federation were established in California, Arizona, Illinois, or Nevada? Alternatively, are you a Roman Catholic high school senior with a parent, guardian, or grandparent who is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation? If either applies, you may be eligible for the ICF First-Year College Scholarship! In order to apply, you must submit an essay, transcript, and proof of enrollment at your soon-to-be university. If you win, the scholarship is automatically renewable, with the award amount increasing from $400 to $1,000 from freshman to senior year. If you fit the criteria and are looking for some help to pay off your college costs, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $400
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Robert W. Thunen Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by Illuminating Engineering Society of North America-San Francisco Section

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

    Offered by Illuminating Engineering Society of North America-San Francisco Section

    The Robert W. Thunen Memorial Scholarship annually awards between $1,000 and $5,000 to college upperclassmen and graduate students who are attending a university in Northern…Show More

    The Robert W. Thunen Memorial Scholarship annually awards between $1,000 and $5,000 to college upperclassmen and graduate students who are attending a university in Northern…Show More

    The Robert W. Thunen Memorial Scholarship annually awards between $1,000 and $5,000 to college upperclassmen and graduate students who are attending a university in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, or Washington, and desire to pursue illumination as a career. Graduate applicants must be undertaking a lighting-centered project as part of work towards a graduate degree. To apply, interested students must submit a Statement of Purpose with respect to their lighting education and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation, at least one of which shall be from someone involved with lighting professionally or academically. If you're a college upperclassman or graduate student in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, or Washington, and desire to pursue illumination as a career, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen
    Apply

    The Chief Master Sergeant Gerald L. Larson Nevada Air National Guard Scholarship

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

    The Chief Master Sergeant Gerald L. Larson Nevada Air National Guard Scholarship provides support for active enlisted members of the Nevada Air National Guard or…Show More

    The Chief Master Sergeant Gerald L. Larson Nevada Air National Guard Scholarship provides support for active enlisted members of the Nevada Air National Guard or…Show More

    The Chief Master Sergeant Gerald L. Larson Nevada Air National Guard Scholarship provides support for active enlisted members of the Nevada Air National Guard or dependents of active members who will be attending the University of Nevada, Reno. While current UNR students must hold a minimum, cumulative 2.5 GPA, high school applicants who are graduating seniors must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. To apply, all applicants must submit a transcript, proof of enrollment at UNR, and proof of active enlisted membership in the Nevada Air National Guard or proof of dependent status. If you're a Nevada Air National Guard member or a dependent of one who is or will be attending the University of Nevada, Reno, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started
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    How to win Nevada scholarships 

    In order to win Nevada scholarships, you should be emphasizing your own passions and the unique nature of Nevada as a state. By showcasing your genuine interests and enthusiasm, you can stand out from the competition and demonstrate your commitment to personal and professional growth in Nevada. 

    Nevada is home to vibrant Las Vegas, contrasted by its beautiful desert landscapes. Therefore, it may be no surprise that studying in Nevada would be out of this world! In your scholarship applications, you should emphasize how your passions align with these unique characteristics. By embracing your individuality and connecting it to sublime qualities of Nevada, you can make a compelling case for why you are deserving of a Nevada scholarship! 

    Writing resources for acing Nevada scholarship essays 

    Winning Nevada scholarships may require you to write an essay about yourself. Therefore, read over our Scholarships360 ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships and our overview of common scholarship essay prompts to help ensure you are prepared to win Nevada scholarships! Everything you need is at your fingertips with Scholarships360 from guides on how to start a scholarship essay to how to write a 500 word essay. Best of luck!

    Nevada student debt snapshot

    According to the Department of Education, in total, Nevada residents owe $11.8 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $33,743 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 47.5% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Make sure that you apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for!

    Keep on reading to learn more about merit scholarships from colleges and universities in Nevada!

    Merit scholarships at Nevada colleges and universities 

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    • Eligibility: First year undergraduate students in recognition of their academic achievements
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Admission to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    University of Nevada, Reno

    • Eligibility: New freshmen who complete the University’s freshman application for scholarships and file a FAFSA
    • Amount: $8,000 up to $16,000
    • Deadline: February 1

    Nevada State College

    • Eligibility: Incoming first year students who have a 3.25+ GPA
    • Amount: $1,000 up to $4,000
    • Deadline: February 1

    Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity 

    In-state tuition allows residents of a state to receive cheaper tuition for a college or university in their state. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

    Here are a few well-known Nevada universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

    University of Nevada Las Vegas

    • In-state tuition: $9.299
    • Out-of-state tuition: $26,255

    Nevada State College

    • In-state tuition: $
    • Out-of-state tuition: $14,082

    How do you get in-state tuition? 

    It is clear that in-state tuition is a cheaper option when compared to out-of-state tuition for Nevada public universities. So, how do you become a Nevada resident to unlock in-state tuition rates? 

    To establish residency for tuition purposes, a student must be able to prove continuous physical presence in Nevada for at least 12 months immediately preceding the semester of application. The presence must be coupled with clear evidence of intent to establish a domicile in Nevada beyond the circumstance of being a student. 

    Some examples of establishing a domicile include:

    • Place of employment and proof of earnings in Nevada 
    • Proof of filing a Nevada state income tax return
    • Motor vehicle is registered in Nevada 
    • Nevada driver’s license
    • Voter registration in Nevada
    • Change in permanent address on all pertinent records

    For a full list of how to establish a domicile in Nevada in order to receive in-state tuition at Nevada public universities, you should consult the website of your intended university.

    Does Nevada offer tuition reciprocity? 

    Nevada is a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange, which is a tuition reciprocity agreement. Through the Western Undergraduate Exchange, Nevada residents may enroll in certain programs at a variety of nearby public universities. 

    Nevada scholarship spotlight

    Caesars Nevada Team Member Scholarship

    • Eligibility: High school seniors who are children of full-time employees of Caesars Entertainment in Nevada for three consecutive years. Must have at least a 3.2 GPA and 1100 SAT or 24 ACT score.
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Early April

    The Chief Master Sergeant Gerald L. Larson Nevada Air National Guard Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Active enlisted members of the Nevada Air National Guard or dependents of active members attending the University of Nevada, Reno with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA.
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: April 1

    Aloha Scholarship

    • Eligibility: College bound seniors in Clark County, NV pursuing any accredited degree
    • Amount: $500
    • Deadline: January 31

    Nevada’s Otto Huth Scholarship

    • Eligibility: About to age out, or have already aged out, of foster care in the state of Nevada. Seeking support for post-high school education within the United States. Apply before turning 21 years old with a 2.0+ GPA
    • Amount:  Up to $40,000
    • Deadline: Mid-April

    Public Education Fund Nevada Scholarships

    • Eligibility: Wide variety of scholarships available for high school, college, and trade school students across Nevada
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Varies

    The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Possess a sincere interest in Japan, demonstrated by at least one year of study or related activity. Be a high school senior living in Monterey, Kings, Tulane, or Inyo county and all California counties north of them, as well as all counties in Nevada
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Deadline: Mid-April

    Foster Children Education Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Be, or have been, in foster care in the state of Nevada and demonstrate financial need. Been accepted to an accredited 2-year or 4-year school, or certificate program at a trade school or vocational school
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: End of April

    James S. McPhee Memorial Scholarships

    • Eligibility: Member in good standing of the Nevada Library Association and planning to study library science. Be eligible for admission to an American Library Association accredited graduate library science program
    • Amount: $500
    • Deadline: End of April

    John R. Stockman Scholarship

    • Eligibility: High school senior in Washoe, Douglas, Carson City, Storey, Lyon, or Churchill counties, or at South Lake Tahoe High School. Have a minimum 3.2 high school GPA. Have a minimum 1200 SAT or 22 ACT score.
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Mid-March 

    Ron and Linda Smith Family Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Northern Nevada residents attending Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, or Great Basin College
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Deadline: April 30

    Nevada Promise Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Nevada residents attending community college at CSN, GBC, TMCC, or WNC. Have a high school diploma or GED by June 15. Be less than 20 years old. Must not have earned a previous bachelor’s degree. Meet all program deadlines and enroll in at least 12 credit hours
    • Amount: Up to 3 years’ tuition
    • Deadline: October 31

    Additional Nevada resources

    FAFSA Guide

    On October 1st of every year, the FAFSA opens. Nevada students should apply as soon as possible to be considered for the Silver State Opportunity Grant. The general deadline is March 1, including for the Nevada Promise Scholarships.

    Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE)

    Stay up-to-date with information about Nevada higher education.

    Frequently asked questions about Nevada scholarships

    Are there Nevada scholarships for certain fields of study?

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