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Silver State Opportunity Grant

Offered by Nevada System of Higher Education

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 28, 2024
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

College Students

Application deadline:

June 30, 2024

Scholarship Overview

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!

About Nevada System of Higher Education

The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state university, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada.

Eligibility information

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

Grade Level

College Students

Other Category

Low Income






Applicants must (1) be Nevada residents, (2) enroll in at least 12 credit hours and (3) have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $8,500 or less.

Application information

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


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