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    Charles and Phyllis Frias Legacy Scholarship

    Offered by Charles and Phyllis M. Frias Charitable Trust

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 2, 2024
    5 awards worth up to


    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    January 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    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.

    About Charles and Phyllis M. Frias Charitable Trust

    The Charles and Phyllis M. Frias Charitable Trust was established by Charles and Phyllis Frias, a couple who came to Southern Nevada in 1958 with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Neither one had attended college, but with a firm determination and tireless work ethic, they built a five cab company into the largest transportation company in the state of Nevada, fueling the lifeblood of the Las Vegas tourism economy for decades by providing safe and efficient transportation experiences. Hand in hand with their business success, the Frias couple actively engaged in philanthropy by donating millions of dollars to support children, education and the less fortunate members of the community.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Minimum GPA





    Clark County, Esmeralda County, Lincoln County, Nye County

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    350-word essay

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Charles and Phyllis M. Frias Charitable Trust at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Charles and Phyllis Frias Legacy Scholarship is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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