Local / Nevada Scholarships

  • GO LOCAL FIRST when searching for scholarships.  The applicant pool tends to be smaller and your likelihood of receiving a scholarship is increased.

    Local Scholarships (click on link for eligibility and more information):

    TMCC - Foundations Scholarship Application - if you are planning on attending TMCC in the Fall - you are eligible for this scholarship - click on link to view over 20 different in house scholarships from TMCC, review requirements and apply.  DEADLINE FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS IS MARCH 1ST

    TMCC also has a page that has current scholarship opportunities  from outside agencies specific to a variety of programs. External Scholarships - Financial Aid - Truckee Meadows Community College (tmcc.edu)  

    UNR - First Year Scholarships - if you are planning on attending UNR in the Fall, you are eligible for this scholarship - click on the link to view the application process.  To be eligible for the Presidential Scholarships you must have a 3.8 unweighted GPA.  There is only one scholarship application for all their scholarships.


    Nevada Scholarships (click on link for eligibility and more information):

    NIAA Scholarship: Click here for Application / See below for Requirements / Deadline: February 1st, 2023

    Essay Topic

    “How High School Athletics has Impacted my Life”


    Minimum Requirements

    1. Applicant must be a Senior

    2. Applicant must have achieved at least one (1) of the following:

    (A) minimum of B+ average;
    (B) Ranked in the top 25% of class;
    (C) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Math and Reading)

    3. Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport

    4. Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports

    5. Applicant must complete attached scholar/essay application

    6. Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director 

    7. School athletic director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association

    8. The principal or athletic director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate


    Scholarship Timeline

    • Applications for Nevada are due 2/01/23.

    •.      Each state must select a male and female winner prior to its NIAAA Section meeting

    • April-June: Each section selects its male and female winner

    • July: NIAAA Board selects the male and female national winner

    • August: National winners notified by NIAAA office

    • December: National winners and their parents are invited to attend the national conference to be recognized and present their essay


    Scholarship Awards



    One male and one female will each receive a plaque recognizing them as state winners.  NADA also gives out a $500 scholarship for both winners.



    One male and one female in each of the eight NIAAA sections will each receive a $1,500 scholarship and a plaque recognizing them as section winners.




    One male and one female will be selected from the eight section winners to each receive a $2,500 scholarship and a glass etching recognizing them as national winners in addition to attending the National Conference for Athletic Administrators in December to present their essay.


    Application Deadline

    • Nevada (Wednesday, February 01, 2023)


    Please submit completed applications to:

    Jason Odegard VIA E-Mail: jodegard@nyeschools.org



    James Lathrop and Wayne Capurro Memorial Internship - interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in wildlife management, biology, ecology or a closely related field / Deadline 2/10/23


    Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program
    Students have to meet the following criteria to be eligible for this program: they must graduate with a Nevada High School Diploma; earn at least a 3.25 GPA (weighted or unweighted) or a qualifying test score (1070 on SAT or 21 on ACT); complete the following core cirriculum: 4 units of English / 4 units in Math (including Algebra II or higher), 3 units in Science, 3 units in Social Science or History; be a Nevada resident for at least two years of their high school career - ALL requirements must be met by the date of high school graudation.

    There is no application process for traditional students that graduate from a Nevada public, private or charter high school.  Students qualify by meeting the eligibility requirements listed above.  High schools and school districts submit student information for those who have qualified upon graduation.  For more information about scholarship disbursements and maintaining eligibility, please go to the following:  https://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/ggms/ggms_home/

    Quick Tips for the Millennium:

    • This scholarship ONLY works at institutions within the State of Nevada.
    • There is no application process.
    • RHS will generate the eligibility list AFTER GRADUATION.  Graduation is part of the requirement to obtain the scholarship, so the list is not generated until after graduation day.
    • You will receive a letter in the mail at the end of July / early August.
    • In order to receive the money, you must ACKNOWLEDGE THE AWARD first. All the directions on how to acknowledge are in the packet you receive.
    • Funds go directly to your institution.  They usually do not appear until a week before the semester starts.
    • To maintain benefits, you must continue to meet the requirements of eligibility. (see website for requirements)

    Army Officer ROTC Scholarship (see UNR Statement below)

    Amount Of Each Scholarship:  Full tuition scholarships are available or $5,000 per semester.

    Description:  This scholarship is for anyone who wants to be an officer for the Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserves. The scholarship can be used at any Army ROTC program across the nation as long as you are accepted into that university.

    Student Eligibility/Criteria:

    1. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit and grades, not financial needs.

    Visit: Please follow the link below to start an Army ROTC National Scholarship.

    United States Army Cadet Command ROTC 4-Year High School Scholarship Application 2.01 Secure AccesUnited States Army Cadet Command ROTC 4-Year High School Scholarship Application 2.01 Secure Access SSL VPN (usarmyrotc.com)s SSL VPN (usarmyrotc.com)

    The link below can give you information about ROTC scholarships.


    Below are the deadlines for the scholarship:

               23-Jan-23      2nd High School Selection Board.

            13-Mar-23      Final (3rd) High School Selection Board. 

            4-Feb-2      4-Year High School Application Deadline to open an application for school Year 22-23.

    Ideally, you want to meet one of these scholarship boards to be eligible for the scholarship. To be competitive, the following is recommended: 

    1. 1200 SAT or 27 ACT
    2. Clubs, Sports, and other Organizations (Leadership Positions are Bonus)
    3. 3.6 GPA Unweighted preferred

    UNR Scholarship Information: Completing the application is important to be eligible for campus-based scholarships if you do not receive a national scholarship. The University of Nevada, Reno Army ROTC program will extend opportunities for campus-based scholarships to anyone who completed the National Scholarship Application and did not receive a National Scholarship but put UNR as one of their choices. The UNR Campus Scholarship Board is much looser on its selection process. There is no guarantee you will receive a scholarship. However, there is a guarantee you won’t receive if you don’t apply.

    If you would like additional information about officerships in the Army or about the Army ROTC program, please contact Mr. Todd Gniotczynski at tgniotczynski@unr.edu



      • Try to submit applications at least one week before the due date.  Online servers can get overloaded and stop working properly when everyone submits them on the last day.  In addition, remember to account for the delivery time if mailing an application.
      • DEADLINES!!!!! The majority of free money is first-come, first served. September through January is a great time to seek funds and determine what is due when.
      • NEVER NEVER pay to submit a scholarship application.
      • Always spell check and proof-read applications.
      • Make sure you have submitted everything requested and answered all the questions.
      • Don't submit anything that isn't asked for, and stay under the required word count.
      • Photocopy or save everything before you submit it, in case your application gets lost and needs to be re-submitted.
      • Professionalize your online presence, remove potentially embarrassing content from social media.  Use an appropriate email address