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    Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: October 18, 2020
    Some Requirements: Video Submission- see website for instructions
    Visit: https://www.drpeppertuition.com/


    Heisman High School Scholarship- ​Amount varies from $500 to $5000

    Application Due Date: October 20, 2020

    Some Requirements: Participate in school sports, minimum GPA 3.0, demonstrated leadership in the community or at school

    Visit: https://heismanscholarship.com/


    Horatio Alger - Up to $25,000
    Application Due Date: October 25, 2020
    Some Requirements: Financial need, extracurricular
    Visit: scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/


    Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship - Up to $40,000
    Application Due Date: October 30, 2020 by 11:59 pm Pacific. 
    Some Requirements: Financial need, high GPA (average is 3.8)
    Visit: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships 


    Distinguished Young Women of Nevada- Amont Varies

    Application Deadline: October 31, 2020

    Some Requirements: a girl in the Class of 2021, involved in school and/or community activities, outstanding in academics, leadership, athletics, or the arts

    Visit: www.DistinguishedYW.org


    Coca Cola Scholarship - Up to $20,000
    Application Due Date: October 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
    Some Requirements: Various
    Visit: www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/blog/be-a-coca-cola-scholar/


    Voice of Democracy Essay Scholarship - Up to $30,000
    Application Due Date: October 31, 2020 by midnight
    Some Requirements: Essay- Topic for 2020- "Is This The Country the Founders Envisioned?"
    Visit: https://www.vfw.org/VOD/


    Nevada Promise Scholarship - Full Tuition
    Application Due Date: October 31, 2020
    Some Requirements: Attend Nevada Community College
    Visit: www.tmcc.edu/nevada-promise-scholarship

    *Nevada Promise Scholarship Information- Deadline is always on Nevada Day, October 31st- The Nevada Promise Scholarship is a unique scholarship, established by the Nevada Legislature, for Nevada high school graduates to attend community college for up to three years covering registration fees (tuition) and program fees. Students must be a Nevada resident, graudate from a Nevada High School by June 15, 2021, and meet program requirements. There is NO MINIMUM GPA and no family finanical requirement. EVERY REED SENIOR ON TRACK TO GRADUATE SHOULD APPLY


    National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship - Varies
    Application Due Date: -TENTATIVE DATE- October 31, 2020
    Some Requirements: Eagle Scout
    Visit: https://nesa.org/search/scholarship/


    UNR Scholarships - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: November 1, 2020
    Some Requirements: Various
    Visit: www.unr.edu/financial-aid/understanding-financial-aid/scholarships


    Prudential Spirit of Community Award - $1000 and potential trip to Washington DC
    Application Due Date: November 10, 2020
    Some Requirements: Exceptional Community Volunteer
    Visit: spirit.prudential.com/


    Elks Scholarships - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: November 15, 2020
    Some Requirements: Scholarship, Leadership, Financial Need
    Visit: www.elks.org/enf/scholars/


    Reed High General Scholarships - Varies by scholarship
    Application Due Date: December 16, 2020
    Some Requirements: Senior at Reed High
    Visit: Reed High Website for link to application or see Mrs. E in the Career Center fore more information 


    US Senate Youth Program (USSYP)- Up to $10,000

    Application Due: December 6, 2020

    Comptetitive Merit Based - Please see Mrs. Egtvedt in the Career Center for more information


    NROTC - Up to $180,000

    Application Due Date: December 31, 2020
    Some Requirements: Join ROTC in college
    Visit: www.nrotc.navy.mil/


    Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship- Application Opens October 15, 2020

    Application Due Date: February 10, 2021 by 5 pm

    Some Requirements: Plans to attend a Nevada accredited college or university, extra consideration to students with FFA, 4-H, Grange, or Rodeo experience. Additional scholarship for Western Arts and Culture applicants available through the link below. 

    Visit: https://www.renorodeofoundation.org/scholarships/ 


    The Fountainhead Essay Contest- Up to $10,000
    Application Due Date: April 29, 2021 
    Some Requirements: 11th or 12th grade read Fountainhead and write essay, online webinars and discussion groups

    Visit: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#thefountainhead-1


     

     

    SCHOLARSHIPS WITH VARYING DUE DATES


    Elks Scholarships (Various) - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: Scholarship, Leadership, Financial Need
    Visit: www.elks.org/enf/scholars/


    TEACH Nevada - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: Varies- Apply at any time
    Some Requirements: Major in early childhood education
    Visit: http://nvteach.org/


    Textbook Brokers Scholarship - Books Awarded
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: Apply
    Visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bDHWh-T8ln3wbx7cqE82Aw4oMYWQ2sGAvHmK_QBwhkI/viewform?edit_requested=true


    Children in Transition Scholarship - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: Student in transition
    Visit: https://www.assistanceleague.org/reno-sparks/philanthropic-programs/students-in-transition/


    Community Foundation of Western Nevada Scholarships - Amount Varies Based on Scholarships
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: Take an eligibility quiz for multiple Nevada Scholarships (quiz available February 1st)
    Visit: https://nevadafund.org/scholarships/


    U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarship - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: Various
    Visit: https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/


    Army ROTC Scholarship - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: Various
    Visit: www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html


    Navy ROTC - Full Tuition
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: Various
    Visit: www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html


    Marine ROTC - Full Tuition
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: Various
    Visit: www.marines.com/becoming-a-marine/officer.html


    American Indian College Fund - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: American Indian student
    Visit: https://collegefund.org/


    Latino Scholarships - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: Latino student
    Visit: www.hsf.net/en_US/scholarship


    United Negro College Fund Scholarships - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: Various
    Visit: scholarships.uncf.org/


    U.S. Bowling Congress Scholarship - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: Bowl
    Visit: www.bowl.com/scholarships/


    Writers and Illustrators of the Future - Up to 5,000
    Application Due Date: Varies
    Some Requirements: Write or illustrate a story
    Visit: www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules/


    ***Scholarships Below Are Currently Closed***


    ​​The Foot Locker Scholarship - Up to $50,000
    Application Due Date: December 14, 2018 CLOSED
    Some Requirements: High school sports
    Visit: footlockerscholarathletes.com

    (Status- 09/21/2020 no new scholarship posted)


    Elks Vocational Grant - Assistance with Training
    Application Due Date: February 13, 2019 CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Vocational career
    ​Visit: http://www.nsea-elks.org/Vocational%202019OnLineApp.pdf

    (Status- 9/21/2020 no new scholarship posted)


    Greater Nevada Credit Union Scholarship Program - $2000
    Application Due Date: March 29, 2019 CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Applicant or parent must be a Greater Nevada Credit Union member
    Visit: https://www.gncu.org/About-Us/Helping-Our-Communities/Scholarships

    (Status- 09/21/2020 no new scholarship posted)

     


    Washoe School Principals' Association Scholarship - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: April 11, 2019 CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Washoe County School District Senior
    Visit: https://wspanv.org/scholarships/

    (Status- 9/21/2020 scholarship opens in spring)


    Hank Vanderbeek Scholarship - $250
    Application Due Date: April 19, 2019 CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Must have attended Mendive Middle School
    Visit: Reed High Career Center For Paper Application​

    (Status- 9/21/2020 scholarship application expected in January) 


    Susan Burkett Memorial Scholarship - $250
    Application Due Date: April 19, 2019 CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Must have attended Mendive Middle School
    Visit: Reed High Career Center For Paper Application

    (Status- 9/21/2020 scholarship application expected in January) 


    Sparks Rotary Scholarship - Up to $1,000
    Application Due Date: April 20, 2019 CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Extracurricular Activities, Participation in Rotary Projects, Merit Based
    Visit: Reed High Career Center For Paper Application

    (Status- 9/21/2020 scholarship application expected in spring 2021) 


     

    AAUW Scholarship - $500
    Application Due Date: June 1, 2019 CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Female graduating students
    Visit: Reed High Career Center For Paper Application​

    (Status- 09/21/2020 scholarship application expected spring 2021)


    Bill Gates Millennium - Amount Varies
    Application Due Date: CLOSED for 2020-2021
    Some Requirements: Minority students
    Visit:  https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship


     

    4-H Youth in Action Awards - Varies
    Application Due Date: August 2020 CLOSED
    Some Requirements: 4-H member or alumni
    Visit: https://4-h.org/parents/4-h-youth-in-action-awards/

    (Status- 9/21/2020 no new scholarship posted for 2020)


     

    Burger King Scholars Program - Up to $20,000

    Application Due Date: December 15, 2019- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Community Service
    Visit: bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/

    (Status- 9/21/2021 no current scholarship for this year posted)


    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest - $400
    Application Due Date: January 1, 2020-CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Essay- OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS

    Visit:https://www.nnbcas.org/archive/mlk-archives/mlk-essay/


    John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Scholarship - Up to $10,000
    Application Due Date: January 17, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Essay
    Visit: www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Contest-Topic-and-Information.aspx


    Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund - Varies
    Application Due Date: January 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST (2:00 pm Nevada time)- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Asian & Pacific Islander American
    Visit: https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/


    The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program - Up to $1,000
    Application Due Date: January 24, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Financial need, community service
    Visit: www.rmhc-reno.org/what-we-do/rmhc-scholarships/


    Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation Scholarship - $1,500 to $3,000
    Application Due Date: February 1, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Financial need, essay
    Visit: https://doylefound.org/


    Reno Rodeo Scholarship - $1,000
    Application Due Date: February 12, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Attend Nevada college or out-of-state with exception
    Visit: https://www.renorodeofoundation.org/scholarships/apply-for-a-scholarship/


    ​Elks Nursing Scholarship - $1,000
    Application Due Date: February 15, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Study nursing
    ​Visit: www.nsea-elks.org/Nursing_Scholarship_Form.pdf


    Soroptimist Youth Scholarship - Up to $2,000                                                                                             

    Application Due Date: February 15, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Financial need
    Visit: http://sitmnv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/SITM-Youth-Scholarship-Application.pdf


    NV Energy Powerful Partnership Scholarship - Up to $1000
    Application Due Date: February 29, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Live in Northern Nevada
    Visit: https://nevadafund.org/nv-energy-powerful-partnerships-scholarships-2/


    Sons Of Italy Academic Scholarship - $$$ Varies                                                                                                                 

    Application Due Date: March 1, 2020-CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Applicant must be wholly or partially of Italian descent
    Visit: http://www.osiaca.org/Scholarships/How-To-Apply


    Sons Of Italy Athletic Scholarship - $$$ Varies
    Application Due Date: March 1, 2020-CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Applicant must be wholly or partially of Italian descent
    Visit: http://www.osiaca.org/Scholarships/How-To-Apply


    ​Sons of Italy Italian Language Grant - $$$ Varies
    Application Due Date: March 1, 2020-CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Ability to study in Italy for 30 days during the month of July
    Visit: http://www.osiaca.org/Scholarships/How-To-Apply


    Truckee Meadows Community College Scholarships - $$$ Varies
    All Applications Due: March 1, 2020 - CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Attend TMCC
    Visit: https://tmcc.academicworks.com/


     JACOB ROBERTS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2020- CLOSED

    PLEASE EMAIL MS. BALSLEY AT LCBALSLEY@WASHOESCHOOLS.NET OR HEATHER.EGTVEDT@WASHOESCHOOLS.NET FOR MORE INFORMATION


    Stan Cooper Educational Scholarship

    Application Due Date: EXTENDED TO April 30, 2020 to Ms. Balsley BY EMAIL- CLOSED

    Criteria: minimum 3.5 GPA, letter of recommendation, essay, copy of most recent report card

    PLEASE EMAIL MS. BALSLEY AT LCBALSLEY@WASHOESCHOOLS.NET OR HEATHER.EGTVEDT@WASHOESCHOOLS.NET FOR MORE INFORMATION


    Stan Cooper Heritage Scholarship

    Application Due Date: EXTENDED TO April 30, 2020 to Ms. Balsley BY EMAIL-CLOSED

    Criteria: essay, letter of recommendation, copy of most recent report card

    PLEASE EMAIL MS. BALSLEY AT LCBALSLEY@WASHOESCHOOLS.NET OR HEATHER.EGTVEDT@WASHOESCHOOLS.NET FOR MORE INFORMATION


    Stan Cooper Trade School Scholarship

    Application Due Date: EXTENDED TO April 30, 2020 to Ms. Balsley BY EMAIL-CLOSED

    Criteria: attending trade school in the fall of 2020, essay, letter of recommendation, copy of most recent report card

    PLEASE EMAIL MS. BALSLEY AT LCBALSLEY@WASHOESCHOOLS.NET OR HEATHER.EGTVEDT@WASHOESCHOOLS.NET FOR MORE INFORMATION


    Stan Cooper Sports Scholarship

    Application Due Date: EXTENDED TO April 30, 2020 to Ms. Balsley BY EMAIL-CLOSED

    Criteria: must have played high school sports for at least 2 years, good citizenship, essay, letter of recommendation, copy of most recent transcript

    PLEASE EMAIL MS. BALSLEY AT LCBALSLEY@WASHOESCHOOLS.NET OR HEATHER.EGTVEDT@WASHOESCHOOLS.NET FOR MORE INFORMATION


    Joshua L. Anderson Memorial Foundation Scholarship - $3,500
    Application Due Date: April 10, 2020 -CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Participation in a high school baseball or softball program-
    Visit: http://jlafoundation.org



    - $1000
    Application Due Date: EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Must be a senior of Hispanic descent and attended a high school in the Washoe County School District- Paper scholarship applications are available in the Career Center
    Visit: http://www.weatoday.org/wea-scholarships/


    Gladys Hamm Scholarship - $1000
    Application Due Date: EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Must be a female senior at Reed, Sparks, or Spanish Springs high schools who plans to attend a four-year college or university-
    Visit: http://www.weatoday.org/wea-scholarships/


    Michael Landsberry Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
    Application Due Date: EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Must have attended Sparks Middle School 7th & 8th grade-
    Visit: http://www.weatoday.org/wea-scholarships/


    WEA Scholarships - Between $1,000 - $2,000
    Application Due Date: EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2020-CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Must be a senior and a child of a WEA member-
    Visit: http://www.weatoday.org/wea-scholarships/​


    Rotary District and Global Scholarships - Up to $3,000
    Application Due Date: April 15, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Community service and academic success
    Visit: https://www.district5190.org/sitepage/global-and-district-scholarships


    Nevada State Women’s Golf Association Scholarship - $1000
    Application Due Date: April 15, 2020 -CLOSED
    Some Requirements: All applicants MUST complete the Northern Nevada Women’s Golf Association application first
    Visit: https://www.nnga.org/women/nnga-jr-connection


    WSPA- Washoe Schools Principals’ Association Scholarship

    Deadline: April 24, 2020- CLOSED

    Award: varies

    Criteria: Child of a Washoe Schools Principals’ Association Member, Interview with Scholarship Committee

    Paper applications available in the Career Center


    Pat Cox Scholarship - $500

    Application Due Date: April 30, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: 2.5 GPA
    Visit: https://sites.google.com/site/patcoxmemorialscholarship/home


    Sparks Firefighters Scholarship - $500
    Application Due Date: April 30, 2020 -CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Seniors that will be earning a degree in public safety
    Visit: RHS Career Center for paper application


    Lou Mendive/ Susan Burkett Memorial Scholarship 2020

    Deadline: May 1st, 2020- CLOSED

    Award: $250

    Criteria: Attended Mendive Middle School the entire 8th grade year; cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, struggled early on in high school and turned it around, will attend college or trade school

    Paper application is available in the Career Center


    Hank Vanderbeek Scholarship 2020

    Deadline: May 1st, 2020- CLOSED

    Award: $250 to be used toward any accredited post-secondary training program not necessarily college affiliated

    Criteria: Must have attended Mendive Middle School for at least 8th grade year, Must have attended Reed, Must have participated in athletics at Reed or Mendive, cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

    Paper application is available in the Career Center


    Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest - Up to $2,000
    Application Due Date: September 21, 2020- CLOSED
    Some Requirements: Seniors read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and write essay 
    Visit: https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/#tab-3-atlas-shrugged