• Current Scholarships

    Posted by Galena Career Facilitator on 1/18/2018

    WELCOME OUR CAREER FACILITATOR, Mrs. Applebach!!  She posts all our scholarships and is happy to help you with college questions, FAFSA, applications, and career research.  Stop by the Galena Library and say Hi.

    All information posted here has been sent to Galena High School.  We want to make it easy for you to access, so we included the online links to go directly to the scholarships. Most likely you will need to submit applications at the listed websites.

    We store all the information about scholarship opportunities we've posted in the Galena Career Center file cabinet labeled "SCHOLARSHIP DRAWER". You can also check the Binder above the scholarship drawer, which has information in the DUE DATE order.  All scholarships are listed in due date order, RED font indicates a local scholarship, Black font indicates a national scholarship.  Please come by and pick up a flyer.....


    WCSD's CTE Website posts scholarships monthly. Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying



    Walk on admission and Scholarships available with the U.S. Air Force For more information review this flyer


    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.  Register here.


    COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN NEVADA DUE VARIES 2/10-4/30/20.  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 TBD  ROTARY DISTRICT 5190 MUSIC CONTEST.  Enter the music contest to have a chance to win the area, club and district level competitions.  Each level offer awards.  First contest is 4/2/20 at 12pm at the Atlantis.  You could win up to $1000 for a 3-8 minute solo instrumental performance.   Open to students 14-18 years of age.  Winners must be able to attend the next level of competition.  Final performances are in May. See  here  for more details and fill out this application.  You can submit to Ms. Applebach to send to the Rotary Club. 


    DUE TBD - TEXTBROKERS.COM SCHOLARSHIP.  Are you attending the University of Nevada, Reno as a freshman next fall?  You have 1 in 50 chance to win free textbooks. Visit   https://unr.textbookbrokers.com/ and click on the link under scholarships. 


    DUE 4/6/20 CGCS BERNARD HARRIS MATH AND SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP.   Must present leadership, high academic achievement in STEM and pursuit of a career in a STEM field. Open to seniors that represent the African American/Hispanic community with Min 3.0 unweighted GPA.  Apply here.


    DUE 4/10/20 NORTHERN NEVADA COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL STUDIES CIVIL ENGAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP (NNCSS).  Eligible students must demonstrate direct impact on improving your school or local community and actions you took to implement your plan.  Copy of resume, official transcript, and two LOR's required.  Fill and submit application by April 10th. 


    DUE 4/10/20 JOSHUA 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 4/10/20 WEA MICHAEL LANDSBERRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.  Did you attend Sparks Middle School?  Are you planning on going to a 2 or 4 year college or vocational school?  Apply here.


    DUE 4/10/20 WEA ERNIE JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.  Must be a child of a WEA or WREA member and plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college. Submit an official transcript and LOR from a faculty member.  Apply here.


    DUE 4/10/20 WEA MARILYN OWEN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP.  Must be a child of a WEA or WREA member and plan on attending a 4 year college or university. Submit an official transcript and LOR from a faculty member.  Apply here.


    DUE 4/10/20 WEA KATHY POWELL/THELMA DAVILA SCHOLARSHIP.  Must be a high school senior of Hispanic descent at a WCSD high school interested in pursuing a career in education.  Apply here.



    DUE 4/10/20 WEA LANCASTER FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.  Must be a graduating senior who will be attending a 4-year college or university pursuing a career in elementary education.  Must be a child of a WEA or WREA member.  Apply here.


    DUE 4/15/20 NORTHERN NEVADA WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION.  Must have played on a girls' high school golf team in Northern Nevada, min 3.0 GPA, open to senior girls only, plan on attending a 2-4 yr or vocational school in the fall.  More details in the application.  Must be mailed in by deadline.  application.


    DUE 4/15/20 PAT COX MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP DUE.  Must be a graduating senior going on to post-secondary school, have min 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.  More info here.


    DUE 4/20/20 RENO LODGE NO #13 SCHOLARSHIP.  Open to graduating seniors planning to enroll in post-secondary education, official transcript, GPA and class rank at the end of 11th grade must be submitted.  Fill out application here.


    DUE 4/22/20 SIGNET ESSAY CONTEST. Have you read Wuthering Heights? Would you like to?  Read this book and type a 2-3 page essay from one of the five topics and have your English teacher submit it for a chance at $1000.  More information here.


    DUE 4/30/20.  JIMMY BEANS WOOL SCHOLARSHIP.  REGIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT   Must be a student that knits/crochets/weaves.  Must have strong academics, involved in community service and knowledge about yarn.  For more info visit here


    DUE 4/30/20 UNIGO IT'S ALL ABOUT EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP. Must be 13 years of age or older, be a legal resident and be enrolled in post-secondary school not later than fall 2026. $1500 award.  Apply here.


    DUE 5/1/20 AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS.  0pen to seniors who are accepted into a NAAB program or TMCC architectural design program.  Must complete application, letter of recommendations and official transcript required.  Download the application here  or pick up application in the Career Center Scholarship drawer.  For more information read this flyer.


    DUE 5/1/20  AMERICAN COLLEGE FOUNDATION VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP.  Open to 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th graders.  Awards range from $1K-$5K.  Must submit an application, unofficial transcript and 500-word essay on "Why College Is Important to Me".  Visit https://americancollegefoundation.org/.


    DUE 5/8/20 DESERT HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP.  Must be a graduating senior who attended Desert Heights Elementary School for at least 2 years.  Must be enrolled in post-secondary education or vocational school or training to be considered.  Apply with this application.


    DUE 5/18/20 ANGELS WINGS FOUNDATION THAI SCHOLARSHIP.  Must be a graduating Thai student that demonstrates academic excellence, provide transcript, application, letter of recommendation, personal reference and 500-100 word essay.  To apply visit here.


    DUE 6/1/20  SIERRA NEVADA PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP. Student must have min GPA 2.5, enrolled in post-secondary institution and have at least a 3.0GPA in advanced Performing Arts classes.  Visit here for more information.


    DUE 6/19/20  BIGSUN ATHLETICS SCHOLARSHIP Available to student athletics participating in any sport regardless of participation.  Must be attending a post-secondary institution.  Please fill our applicaiton and 500-1000 word essay.  For more information visit here.


    DUE 6/30/20 UNIGO DO-OVER SCHOLARSHIP. Must be 13 years of age or older, be a legal resident and be enrolled in post-secondary school not later than fall 2026. $1500 award.  Apply  here 


    DUE 6/30/20 EL DABE RITTER SCHOLARSHIP.  Must be enrolling in an accredited university fall of 2020, min GPA 3.0, submit application and 500-word essay on why higher education is important.   Visit here to apply. 


    DUE 7/31/20 UNIGO NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH SCHOLARSHIP. Must be 13 years of age or older, be a legal resident and be enrolled in post-secondary school not later than fall 2026. $1500 award.  Apply here


    DUE 8/31/20 UNIGO MAKE ME LAUGH SCHOLARSHIP. Must be 13 years of age or older, be a legal resident and be enrolled in post-secondary school not later than fall 2026. $1500 award.  Apply  here








    There is NO APPLICATION for the Millennium Scholarship.  Students who qualify by graduation are automatically put on a list that is sent to the Nevada Treasurer's office.  This scholarship has continued many years beyond its original planned funding and could be ended at any time prior to the next graduating class.  As of fall 2019, students who earn at least a 3.25 weighted, cumulative GPA by graduation - OR - earned a qualifying ACT (21) or SAT (1070) score, AND complete all graduation requirements with 4 years of math (including Algebra 2 or higher) and 3 years of science, and graduate from Nevada high school, and were a resident of Nevada for at least TWO years of high school qualify.  Check out the details on the website for the GGMS Fact Sheet on the right of the screen: You can also pick up copies at the Galena Career Center, in the Scholarship Drawer.  In the summer after graduation, recipients get a letter asking "you qualify for... will you accept?"  Say "YES I ACCEPT" (in writing); then when fees are due at Nevada institution, 80% of the cost of up to 15 credits will be credited to your school account, lowering your bill each semester.  There ARE ongoing GPA requirements in college.



    Open to seniors planning to attend CCNN. Three awards: one each for $5000.00, $2000.00, and $1000.00. Pick up a flyer  in the Galena Career Center Scholarship Drawer, or apply online at http://ccnn.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/



    Numerous campuses are holding auditions Sept thru DECEMBER.  Go to https://www.amda.edu/admissions/audition to learn more.


    Due Dates Vary--  WACE NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM  (For specific universities)

    Open to seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. The application process requires a typed one-page essay. Must apply for the 2019-2020 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Merrimack College, R.I.T., Oswego University of New York, University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, UMASS Lowell, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Award amounts: Up to thirty $6000 merit scholarships renewable per Program and University criteria. Pick up a flyer  in the Galena Career Center Scholarship Drawer or visit http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html


    DUE DATE VARIES:  NOW COLLEGE PREP AND HBCU TOUR - Held at University of Nevada, Reno on Saturdays

    Open to ALL 8th - 12th graders.  First, in family,  low income, and underrepresented STEM fields encouraged to sign up.    Call for more info:  775-525-1835.



    Open to students in grades 10-12.  Spring Break academic camps in March and early April (two-match our spring break). Go to the website to learn more, sign up, view the webinar, etc.  www.oxbridgeprograms.com


    Due date varies: RAISE.ME

    Open to all high school students. START DURING YOUR FRESHMAN YEAR! Earn micro-scholarships for your achievements in and out of the classroom. Award amounts vary. Pick up a flyer in the Galena Career Center or visit https://www.raise.me/scholarship.



    This scholarship program was developed with Washoe County School District’s (WCSD) Children in Transition students in mind. The goal is to promote positive outcomes and opportunities for students who may have none at all. The scholarship focuses on providing high school graduates the opportunity to enroll in higher education certification programs while gaining the necessary skills to improve employment opportunities.  To learn more visit: https://www.assistanceleague.org/reno-sparks/students-in-transition-application/ or pick up a flyer in the Galena Career Center Drawer.


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