• Current Scholarships

    Posted by Sylva Applebach on 1/18/2018

    All scholarships are listed in due date order, RED font indicates a local scholarship, Black font indicates a national scholarship. You can also find these listed in your SENIOR CLASS OF 2022 TEAMS class under the Scholarship tab. 

    Scholarships For DACA/Undocumented Students 
    Undocumented students do not qualify for federal aid, and though some of states offer state grants to undocumented students, it can be difficult to find dollars.  Below, find several web site that list scholarships for DACA/undocumented students. 

     Are you a Foster Youth or a Native American student who is a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe or nation, all or part of which is located within the boundaries of Nevada?  The Nevada Board of Regents provides waivers for certain fees for both foster youth and Native American students who meet the eligibility requirements and are attending a Nevada post secondary school.  See attached flyers NSHE Foster Youth Fee Waiver and NSHE Native American Fee Waiver 

    FUTURE IN AEROSPACE SCHOLARSHIPS AND PROGRAM.  Are you interested in a career in Aviation?  Pathways to Aviation is hosting several "Flight Plan" workshops to include career planning advice and support, presentations from industry leaders, trips to aviation companies, and matching with mentors. Visit here

    DUE 9/30/21 SHOUT IT OUT SCHOLARSHIP. Do you have something on your mind?  Give your thoughts for a chance to win $1500.  The "loudest" applicant will receive the award.  Open to 13 years old and up, resident of the US, submit a 250 word essay on "If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?"  Visit here to apply. 

    DUE 9/30/21 DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE SCHOLARSHIP. Open to all grades, no min GPA requirement. 1st step is to complete the application form including a 140 character message about texting and driving.  10 finalists will be selected to continue on and write a 500-1000 word essay.  Award is $1000.  Apply here

    DUE 9/30/21 ODENZA MARKETING FALL AND SPRING SCHOLARSHIP. Must be between the ages of 16-25, submit answers on the application, have a min GPA 2.5 or higher and be a US citizen. For more info visit here

    Nominations Open: United States Senate Youth Scholarship Program DUE 10/1/21     The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 60th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 5–12, 2022. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a virtual week in Washington experiencing their national government in action and be awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Additionally, the two students will spend a day at the Nevada Capital Building. See Ms. Applebach if interested in being nominated.

    DUE 10/5/21  AES ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP.  Must submit 500-1000 word essay and you do not need to be studying engineering to apply.  Visit here

    DUE 10/14/21 DREAM CORPS TECH SCHOLARSHIP. Scholarship to support students in specialized tech courses, career technical education and advancement  More info here

    DUE 10/15/21 DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN OF NEVADA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Must be senior, involved in school and/or community activities, outstanding leadership, academics or the arts.  Visit here

    DUE 10/16/21 NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP.  Must be 15-18 years old, US citizen/resident, submit audition or portfolio, many disciplines available.  Visit here  for more information.  

    DUE 10/19/21 HEISMAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLAR. Must have GPA 3.0, participate in one school sponsored sport, be a leader in your community and role model at your school.   Apply here

    DUE 10/25/21 HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIPS. National, State, Career and Technical, and Targeted Scholarships available at various amounts ($10,000 - $25,000).   To view all of them visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/

    DUE 10/31/21 COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP. National scholarship open to high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, community service and achievement. Apply here

    DUE 10/31/21 VOICE OF DEMOCRACY SCHOLARSHIP.  The essay prompt is "America: Where do we go from here?" Write an essay and record yourself delivering a 3-5 minute original speech.  Fill out application online here

    DUE 10/31/21 UNIGO ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. Finally a scholarship for zombie fans.  Must be 13 years or older, be enrolled in a post secondary school by 2025, and write a 250 word essay on the topic given.  To view visit here

    DUE 10/31/21 NEVADA PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP. Are you attending a Community College in Nevada?  This is a last dollar scholarship in which your tuition and mandatory registrations fees can be waived for up to 3 years.  More information here

    DUE 11/4/21 PRUDENTIAL EMERGING VISIONARIES we are accepting applications from young leaders ages 14-18 who are bringing powerful vision and real change to their communities. The program supports young people across the country who are making change that focuses on two categories: solutions to financial barriers and solutions to social issues. Projects must have been started on or before June 1, 2021.Apply here.

    DUE 11/18/21 THE JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP.  Must have 3.5GPA or higher, enroll in 4 year college in fall 2022, demonstrate financial need.  Appy here

    DUE 11/30/21 EDUCATION MATTERS SCHOLARSHIP-UNIGO. Must be 14 years or older, be enrolled in a post-secondary school and write a 250-word essay on the topic given. here.

    DUE 11/15/21 ELKS MVS SCHOLARSHIP. Multiple awards are given for students based on academics, leadership, financial need and service. For more information visit here

    DUE 12/1/21. THE NHS SCHOLARSHIP. Must be a graduating senior planning to attend a college in the fall and be in active standing with an active NHS club. More info here.

    DUE 12/17/21 FOOTLOCKER SCHOLAR ATHLETES. Must be enrolled in post-secondary school FALL 2022, currently involved in sports, GPA 3.0, not employee of Foot Locker.  More details here 

    DUE 12/31/21 UNIGO TOP TEN SCHOLARSHIP. Must be 13 years of age or older, be a legal resident and be enrolled in post-secondary school not later than fall 2025. $1500 award.  Apply here.  

    DUE 12/31/21 NFAA, NATIONAL FIELD ARCHERY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP. Must be a current member and have a 2.0GPA and be attending a 2/4 college or vocational school in the fall 2022.  More info here.

    DUE 1/9/22.  RON BROWN SCHOLAR PROGRAM.  Must be current US citizen, Black/African American, current high school senior who demonstrates academic achievement, leadership and financial need. More info here.

    DUE 1/13/22 SNC WOMEN PURSUING STEM CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP. Must be a high school senior, pursuing a degree in a non-medical STEM related degree, identify as a female, min GPA 3.5 on 4.0 scale (unweighted). Application opens Dec 1st, but can receive notification when the application goes live here



    DUE 1/31/22 UNIGO - I HAVE A DREAM SCHOLARSHIP. "We want to know... what do you dream about? Whether it's some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college." (250 words or less) Apply here.

    DUE 1/28/22 SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL TRUCKEE MEADOWS open for seniors with 2.5GPA, demonstrate financial need and plan onf furthering their education with post-secondary college or professional training. Apply here

    DUE 2/1/22 AMAZON FUTURE ENGINEER SCHOLARSHIP. Open to seniors planning on earning a degree in a computer science related major.  Must be planning to attend a 4 year accredited college or a 2 year college with the intent to transfer to a 4 year school. Apply here.

    DUE 2/1/22 DOYLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. This is a great local scholarship providing multiple scholarships to WCSD students.  They offer traditional and vocational scholarships.  Please APPLY HERE

    DUE 2/2/22 NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL CHILDHOOD CANCER SIBLING SCHOLARSHIP. Are you a childhood cancer survivor or a sibling affected by childhood cancer? More details here.

    DUE 2/7/22 ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP LEGACY AWARD. Are you a child, grandchild, step child, step grandchild or legal ward of a living Elk member? Open for graduating seniors. Visit  here

    DUE 2/7/22 McDONALD'S HACER NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP. Seniors with a 2.8GPA and are attending 2-4 yr post-secondary school and have one parent of Hispanic heritage are eligible. Apply here.

    DUE 2/10/22 RENO RODEO FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. Are you a senior planning on attending a Nevada Higher Education Institution or a school out of state because Nevada doesn't offer you degree?  There are four options.  Reno Rodeo, Al Evans Silver Spurs, and Western Arts & Culture Scholarship.  Apply here

    DUE 2/14/22 HSF SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Must be of Hispanic heritage, min 3.0GPA, plan to enroll full-time at a 4-year university and have submitted a FAFSA application.  Apply here.

    DUE 2/15/22 - The Sierra Nevada Chapter DAR Scholarship. Scholarship Eligibility: *Minimum 3.25 G.P.A. unweighted *Washoe County School District Senior *Involved in school activities *Involved in community service *Attend college/university/technical or vocational school upon graduation.  Award $2000.  Download application here

    DUE 2/18/22 GALENA GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  Open to Galena High School seniors.  Apply here

    DUE 2/21/22 COLUMBUS CITIZENS FOUNDATION. Are you min 25% Italian heritage?  Min 3.5GPA? This is a financial-need based scholarship, must provide your SAR report, 3 letters of recommendation and transcript.  Apply here.

    COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN NEVADA DUE VARIES 3/1-4/30/22.  Multiple scholarships are available.  Review now and see what you are eligible for.  Interested in Medical School, are you an athlete, pursing teaching degree, want to work in the field of geriatrics, or maybe you are interested in an AA degree or certificate from a vocational school.  There are many open scholarship opportunities listed at https://nevadafund.org/scholarships/Apply TODAY!!  

    DUE 3/1/22 RICHARD G. ZIMMERMAN JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP. Must be a high school senior with 3.0GPA and plan to attend college in the fall and pursue a career in Journalism.  Apply here.

    DUE 3/1/22 SEG SCHOLARSHIP. High School student attending college curriculum directed toward a career in geophysics.  Apply here.

    DUE 3/1/22 THE TALL CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION. Are you 5'10" female or 6'2" male student planning to attend college in the fall?  This scholarship may be for you. Apply here.

    DUE 3/1/22 EAGLE SCOUT OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP.  Award winner $10,000 scholarship, (3) runner up will be awarded $2,500.  See more here.

    DUE 3/1/22 SONS OF ITALY FOUNDATION ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP/ ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP/STUDY ABROAD ITALIAN GRANT.  Are you wholly or partially of Italian decent? Are you planning on pursuing a degree in a sports related field?  Would you like to study Italian in Italy?  There are three separate scholarships available.  Visit  here to apply.   

    DUE 3/1/22 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP. Have a 2.0GPA?  Partnered with Bold.org, this scholarship exists to support two students who want to improve their life. More details here.

    DUE 3/14/22 - Jiffy Lube "What Drives You" Essay Scholarship Simply write your 500-word typed essay about what drives you now. Apply online or print the application and mail your submission.  Details here
    DUE 3/14/22 NIAA TOP STUDENT ATHLETE.  All applications must be submitted to Mr. Sakelaris by 3/14.  
    DUE 3/15/22 - ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP. Applications are judged on Scholastic Achievement, Financial Need, Leadership roles, extracurricular activities, etc.  More information here
    DUE 3/15/22. MICROSOFT DISABILITY SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship will be awarded to seniors with disabilities who plan to attend vocational or academic college and target a career in the technology industry. More info here.
    DUE 3/12/22 NIADA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. High School senior with high academic record and a desire to work in the automotive industry. Apply here.
    DUE 3/15/22 HSINTELLIGENCE MINORITY/INDIGENOUS NURSE LEADER SCHOLARSHIP. Must be first-generation, BIPOC senior and interested in pursuing studies in nursing. More info here.
    DUE 3/15/22 NEVADA AGRICULTURAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. The NAF will be awarding $50,000 educational assistance awards to students pursuing education in agriculture.  Studying animal science, wildlife biology, agribusinss? All are acceptable.  These awards will be given to deserving Nevada students. Apply here .
    DUE 3/18/22 RENO ELKS LODGE #597 SCHOLARSHIP. Regular, Nursing and Vocational scholarships available. Must be a graduating senior, demonstrate financial need and be attending post-secondary school or vocational school in fall 2022.  Apply here.
    DUE 3/25/22 NAHAS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT. Are you a student athlete that has participated in a competitive sport for at least 2 years, attending UNR in the fall and have a min 3.5GPA?  Then please apply to this scholarship.  Informational flyer and application here.  Deadline is 5pm on 3/25.
    DUE 3/28/22 ROLLAN MELTON PFA SCHOLARSHIP. Did you attend Rollan Melton Elementary School? Are you planning to attend a 2 or 4 year post-secondary school? This award is $1000.  Apply here.
    DUE 3/31/22 SIERRA JUNIOR TENNIS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP.  Must have participated in USTA, high school tennis or other organized youth tennis program in Truckee Meadows area.  Application must be postmarked 3/31.  Apply here.
    DUE 3/31/22 PENNINGTON APPLIED TECH SCHOLARSHIP The William N. Pennington Applied Tech Scholarship is awarded to students studying Advanced Manufacturing, Architecture and Design Technology, Auto, Construction Management, Diesel, HVAC, Machining or Welding. They must have a 2.0 GPA and be enrolled in 6 credits. Scholarships will be given to students who plan to remain in Northern Nevada upon completion of their program. Apply here
    DUE 3/31/22 UNIGO $10K SCHOLARSHIP. 2020 was a year to remember. What will you remember most about 2020 and why is it important to you? Apply here
    DUE 4/1/22 P.E.O. MARGUERITE SCHOLARSHIP.  This $2500 award if for female students graduating WCSD. This award is offered for (4) years totaling $10,000.  Must have GPA 3.0 or higher, display leadership, community service, and attend a post-secondary institution in the fall. Information sheet here, Student profile must be completed here and complete both the Student Extra curricular form and Student/Parent form. Extracurricular form and Parent/Student form.
    DUE 4/1/22 GREATER NEVADA CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP. Are you a member of the Greater Nevada Credit Union? If you are a member or the child of a parent or legal guardian of a member, you can apply.  Application here.
    DUE 4/8/22 JOSHUAL L. ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP Do you play softball or baseball for your high school?  Are you hard working, enrolling in a post-secondary school?  This may be for you...apply here.
    DUE 4/8/22 WEA MARILYN OWEN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP.  $1000 is awarded to a senior who will be attending a 4-year college or university. Must be a child of a WEA member or WREA member. Apply here.
    DUE 4/8/22 WEA ERNIE JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. $1000 is awarded to a senior who plans on attending a 21-year college or vocational school.  Applicant must be a child of WEA or WREA member.  Apply here.
    DUE 4/8/22 WEA LANCASTER FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. $2000 is awarded to a senior of WCSD who will be attending a 4-year college and university to pursue a career in elementary education. Applicant must be a child of a WEA member.  Apply here.
    DUE 4/8/22 WEA KATHY POWELL/THEMLA DAVILA SCHOLARSHIP. $1000 is awarded to a senior of WCSD of Hispanic descent who has an interest in pursing a career in education.  Apply here.
    DUE 4/8/22 WEA MICHAEL LANDSBERRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.  Did you attend Sparks Middle School in 7th or 8th grade?  If you did and plan on attending a 2-4 year college or vocational school, please apply here.
    DUE 4/11/22 BEN HAYES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP DUE TO MS. APPLEBACH. Must fill out the application and submit the essay to Ms. Applebach by 4/11 to be considered.  One applicant will be selected to represent Galena High School.  Winners will be notified in late May.  Application  here and includes essay prompt. 
    DUE 4/11/22 BARNEY BELL GOLF SCHOLARSHIP. Award is $1500 to graduating senior who has participated in golf competitions during high school. Must have 3.0GPA to be considered. Apply here.
    DUE 4/15/22. NORTHERN NEVADA GOLF ASSOCIATION GIRLS GOLF SCHOLARSHIP. Min GPA 3.0, good citizenship, played golf on a girls high school team in Northern NV.  Apply here.
    DUE 4/15/22 BROADCASTING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP. Must be NV resident, GPA 2.7, enrolled in broadcasting or related broadcasting study, full time 12 credits, and attending a NV 2/4 year college.  More info here.
    DUE 4/18/22 CAREERS THAT CARE SCHOLARSHIP.  Must demonstrate financial need and be pursuing a career in healthcare, social work, government, education or a related field. More info here.
    DUE 4/30/22 PLEASANT VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA SCHOLARSHIP. Student must have attending PVES. Award $250.  Use this Application to apply. 
    DUE 4/29/22 WESTERN NEVADA CATTLEWOMEN SCHOLARSHIP. Must be pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture, but does NOT need to be involved with the cattle industry. As least a 3.3GPA or above.  Download the cover letter and application to learn how to apply. 
    DUE 4/30/22 RENO LODGE #13 Scholarship.  Available to GHS senior attending College, JR College, or vocational school.   Award is $1000. Download application here. 
    DUE 5/1/22  AMERICAN COLLEGE FOUNDATION VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP.  Open to 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th graders.  Awards range from $1K-$5K.  Must submit application, unofficial transcript and 500 word essay.  Visit https://americancollegefoundation.org/college-planning-visionary-scholarship-details/ 
    DUE 5/16/22 RAYMOND HELLMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.  Are you a high school senior attending TMCC and accepted in their Architectural Design program? Demonstrate financial need?  Read more here,  apply with this application.
    DUE 5/16/22 RIC LICATA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.  Are you a high school senior attending TMCC and accepted in their Architectural Design program, Landscape Architecture, Residential Design? Demonstrate financial need?  Read more here,  apply with this application. 
    DUE 6/17/22 SIERRA NEVADA PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION (SNPAA) SCHOLARSHIP.  Must be a senior, attending college or university in performing arts. Overall GPA 2.5 or higher, includes (3) references and application. More info here.
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