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Top 26 Nevada Scholarships in February 2024

Written by Kayla Korzekwinski

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Updated: September 1st, 2023

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$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, 2024
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, 2024
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 Feb 29, 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Engineering/Geology Scholarship

Offered by Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute

Multiple awards worth $5,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute

The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Engineering/Geology Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students at a four-year school who are looking to pursue a career…Show More

The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Engineering/Geology Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students at a four-year school who are looking to pursue a career…Show More

The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Engineering/Geology Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students at a four-year school who are looking to pursue a career in the mining industry. To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of one of the RMMI member states (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, or Wyoming). Additionally, they must be pursuing a degree in a mining-related field or in one of the engineering disciplines such as mining, geology, mineral processing, metallurgy, electrical, mechanical, or environmental. The selected students will receive an all-expense paid trip to the RMMI Annual Meeting and Conference in late June, where they will have the chance to meet industry leaders and attend all of the technical sessions. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to jumpstart your career in the mining industry!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $5,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Apply

Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Technical Scholarship

Offered by Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute

The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Technical Scholarship annually awards $2,000 to students from an RMMI Member State who are pursuing a degree in a…Show More

The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Technical Scholarship annually awards $2,000 to students from an RMMI Member State who are pursuing a degree in a…Show More

The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Technical Scholarship annually awards $2,000 to students from an RMMI Member State who are pursuing a degree in a mining-related field or in engineering disciplines such as mining, geology, mineral processing, metallurgy, electrical, mechanical, and environmental. The monetary value of the scholarship will be sent directly to the college or university to be used as tuition credit for the winner. The scholarship is valued at up to $5,000 over a three-year period ($2.000 for the initial application, $2,000 for first renewal, and $1,000 for second renewal). If you're a resident of an RMMI Member State and are pursuing a degree in a mining-related field or in an eligible engineering discipline, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Niche $25,000 No Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 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 $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

ICF First-Year College Scholarship

Offered by Italian Catholic Federation (ICF)

Multiple awards worth $400
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
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
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
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
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
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
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate 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 Mar 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 Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

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

Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
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
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

Caesars Nevada Team Member Scholarship

Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 3, 2024
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
Deadline Apr 3, 2024
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, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program

Offered by Asian Pacific Community Fund

4 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
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
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

John R. Stockman Scholarship

Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
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
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Ron and Linda Smith Family Scholarship

Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada

1 award worth up to $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
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
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Aloha Scholarship

Offered by 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas

4 awards worth $500 - $750
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas

Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Clark County, Nevada? If so, you may be eligible for the Aloha Scholarship! Each year, the…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Clark County, Nevada? If so, you may be eligible for the Aloha Scholarship! Each year, the…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Clark County, Nevada? If so, you may be eligible for the Aloha Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $750 each to two students pursuing a 4-year degree, and $500 each to two students pursuing a trade/vocational degree. Applicants must also have a minimum 2.5 GPA and attend a charter, private, or CCSD high school. Applicants will be judged on prior academic performance, recommendations, an essay on reasons for applying for the scholarship, and participation in community and school activities. If you're a college-bound senior from Clark County, Nevada, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

4 awards worth $500 - $750
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Charles and Phyllis Frias Legacy Scholarship

Offered by Charles and Phyllis M. Frias Charitable Trust

5 awards worth up to $25,000
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Charles and Phyllis M. Frias Charitable Trust

Are you a college-bound high school senior living in Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln or Nye County, Nevada with plans to enroll full-time in a four year…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior living in Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln or Nye County, Nevada with plans to enroll full-time in a four year…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior living in Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln or Nye County, Nevada with plans to enroll full-time in a four year university? If so, you may be eligible for the Charles and Phyllis Frias Legacy Scholarship! Each year, five annual scholarships in an amount up to $25,000 are awarded to eligible applicants. This scholarship may be renewed annually for $25,000 for a cumulative total of $100,000 over four years provided each year the recipient continues to be enrolled on a full-time basis and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

5 awards worth up to $25,000
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Nevada Promise Scholarship

Offered by College of Southern Nevada

Multiple awards worth Up to 3 years’ tuition
Expected deadline October 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

Offered by College of Southern Nevada

Are you a Nevada resident and high school graduate who will be enrolling as a full-time community college student for each semester of the school…Show More

Are you a Nevada resident and high school graduate who will be enrolling as a full-time community college student for each semester of the school…Show More

Are you a Nevada resident and high school graduate who will be enrolling as a full-time community college student for each semester of the school year immediately following high school graduation? Further, will that community college be one of the College of Southern Nevada campuses? If so, you may be eligible for the Nevada Promise Scholarship! As a last-dollar scholarship, the Nevada Promise Scholarship annually covers up to three years of tuition and other mandatory fees (not covered by other gift aid) for incoming CSN students. If you're a Nevada soon-to-be high school graduate who will be attending a College of Southern Nevada campus, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Up to 3 years’ tuition
Expected deadline October 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen
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)

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