Nevada Promise Scholarship to Cover Nearly All Costs for High School Seniors Attending Community College in 2018
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:
- Be classified as a Nevada resident for tuition purposes by the institution where they plan to receive the NV Promise Scholarship.
- Before the beginning of the fall 2018 semester have earned one of the following during the 2017-2018 academic year:
- High school diploma from a public or private high school located in Nevada;
- High school diploma from a public high school in a county of another state that borders Nevada and accepts Nevada residents; or
- General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or equivalent document.
- Be less than 20 years of age when initially receiving the scholarship.
- Not have earned a prior associate or bachelor’s degree.
- Not be in default on any federal student loan.
- Not owe a refund to any federal student aid program.
- Meet all program deadlines, including:
- Complete the Nevada Promise Application (http://bit.ly/nshe-nv-promise-scholarship-app) no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2017 for the fall 2018 award year.
- Attend at least one training meeting offered by the college no later than December 30, 2017.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than April 1, 2018, and subsequently receive an Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
- No later than April 30, 2018:
- Meet at least once with their mentor (assigned by the college);
- Complete at least 20 hours of eligible community service; and
- Attend a second training meeting offered by the college.
- Enroll in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in an associate degree program, a bachelor’s degree program or a certificate of achievement program for each semester of the school year immediately following the school year in which the student graduates from high school.
Eligible students should contact one of the four community colleges below for more information: