LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Nevada high school seniors are encouraged to apply no later than Oct. 31, 2017 for the Nevada Promise Scholarship, a new financial aid program for students who will be attending any of the state’s four community colleges in fall 2018.
Established by the Nevada Legislature earlier this year, the Nevada Promise Scholarship provides last-dollar funding to eligible students. The scholarship will cover the cost of the registration fee and mandatory fees (tuition is not charged to residents of Nevada) not covered by other gift aid. While the scholarship does not cover some smaller fees, the intent of the program is to cover nearly all of the costs of going to a community college in Nevada.
In addition, students will be required to meet with a mentor who will help them on their journey into and through college. Students must also complete 20 hours of community service by the end of April in order to remain eligible.
“College is accessible to all graduating high school seniors in the class of 2018 thanks to this new program,” said Dr. Thom Reilly, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education. “The Nevada Promise Scholarship not only increases student access to a college education, the mentoring and community service components will help these young women and men succeed in college and in life.”
Eligible students are encouraged to complete their application as soon as possible ( http://bit.ly/nshe-nv-promise-scholarship-app) but no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2017 for the fall 2018 award year. The Nevada Promise Scholarship is the state’s newest effort to help community college students. Nevada also has the merit-based Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship and the recently launched needs-based Silver State Opportunity Grant.
To be eligible for the Nevada Promise Scholarship, a student must:
Eligible students should contact one of the four community colleges below for more information:
About the Nevada System of Higher Education
The Nevada System of Higher Education — comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute — serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to nearly 106,300 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.