• 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 scholarships 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 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

    https://www.washoeschools.net/ctescholarships

      

    ONGOING  FUTURES IN AEROSPACE SCHOLARSHIP.  Students that participate in the Pathways to Aviation career mentoring program are eligible for a tuition assistance award.  Do NOT need to be pursuing aviation as a career path.  For more details visit http://www.pathwaystoaviation.org/futures_scholarship or pick up a flyer in the Career Scholarship drawer. 

     

    COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN NEVADA DUE VARIES 2/10-4/10.  Multiple scholarships are open, OFFICIAL opening is 2/1/19.  But you can 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!!!

     

    ONGOING Mid November/Mid February UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS (NROTC).  Must be a citizen, 17-23 yrs age, 1000 or better SAT/22 ACT, 74 ASVAB.  Up to $180,000 towards your education.  Apply at http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/

     

    ON GOING Application  HORATIO ALGER CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIPS.  Must be graduating senior, enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2019, exhibit strong commitment to purse 2 year career/technical program, demonstrate financial need, be US Citizen.  Award is $2500.  Apply here or see Ms Applebach for a flyer.

      

    DUE 1/1, 3/31, 6/30, 9/30  BEAUTY AND WELLNESS SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN Open to high school seniors, all majors and GPA's welcome.  $500 award and a care package offered.  For more details visit: https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/ or pick up a flyer in the Career Center. 

       

    DUE 2/28/19  NEVADA WOMEN'S FUND SCHOLARSHIP. Over 50 scholarships available to eligible graduating Senior women who reside in Northern Nevada, have a min 3.0 GPA and plan to attend higher education in Northern Nevada.  Visit https://nwf.awardspring.com/Home/Scholarships or see Ms. Applebach.  DON'T MISS OUT, over 73 women in Northern Nevada were awarded scholarships last year totaling $183,000.

     

    DUE 3/1/19  TMCC ACADEMICWORKS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS.   Going to TMCC or TMCC Pennington Center? Fill out one application and your student profile is matched with appropriate scholarship opportunities based on the information on your application and your MyTMCC account.  Awards vary but must be attending TMCC the award year and be enrolled in at least 6 credit per semester.  For more information visit  https://tmcc.academicworks.com/ .  Many opportunities are listed so please check qualifications to see if you are eligible. 

     

     DUE 3/1/19 P.E.O. MARGUERITE SCHOLARSHIP.  Must be a graduating senior girl, min GPA of 3.0, demonstrate financial need, submit essay, 2 letters of reference,  and display excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service.  Three (3) awards of $2k being awarded.   Download the application here or pick up an application in the Career Center. 

     

    DUE 3/1/19 SONS OF ITALY WESTERN FOUNDATION ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP. Must be partial or full Italian, be pursuing a degree in sports related field, (sports med, sports business, coaching, etc).  Complete application, submit essay, submit letters of references.  Awards range from $500-$5000.  Visit http://www.osiaca.org/Scholarships/Scholarship-Award-Lists to apply or pick up flyer in Career Center. 

     

    DUE 3/1/19 TZU CHI SCHOLARS. Open to seniors, min 3.0GPA, must demonstrate financial hardship while pursuing high education.  Academic and community involvement required.  For more details visit here or pick up flyer in Career Center. Awards $1000.

     

    DUE 3/1/19 SONS OF ITALY WESTERN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. (2) SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. ACADEMIC AWARDS AND STUDY GRANT FOR SUMMER OF 2019. Must be partial or full Italian, attend post-secondary institution, complete application, submit essay, submit letters of references.  Awards range from $500-$5000.  Visit http://www.osiaca.org/Scholarships/Scholarship-Award-Lists to apply or pick up flyer in Career Center. 

     

    DUE 3/7/19  ROTARY DISTRICT 5190 SPEECH CONTEST.  Enter the speech contest to have a chance to win the area, club and district level competitions.  Each level offer awards.  First contest is Thursday 3/7/19 at 12pm at the Atlantis.  Prepare a 5-7 minute speech with the theme "Be the inspiration, how do you see yourself being an inspiration?"  Pick up an application in the Career Center or download here.    Submissions should be sent in by mid February for consideration.  

     

    DUE 3/15/19   NEVADA AGRICULTURAL FOUNDATION AWARD.  Studying agriculture?  Open to college bound seniors interested in agriculture or a field directly  related to agriculture.  Must submit official transcript, application and show financial need.  Multiple awards up to $50,000 available.  For more information visit here.

     

    DUE 3/15/19  DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE JAMES LATHROP/WAYNE CAPPURO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is actually a paid internship; renewable for 4 years.  Candidate must be studying wildlife management, biology, ecology or another conservation related profession.  Must have 2.5 GPA, driver's license, be available to work summer months, letters of recommendation and write an essay on "What motivates me to become a wildlife biologist?".  Download application here or visit here for the full application. 

     

    DUE 3/19/19 WHAT DRIVES YOU JIFFY LUBE CONTEST. Open to students 15-18, fill out short application and submit a 500 word essay on "What Drives You?"  Last year a Galena Student WON the overall $3500 scholarship.  Awards: (1) $3500 scholarship (1) $1500 Finalist award.  Apply https://yourturn2apply.com/nevada.htm or pick up a flyer in the Career Center.

     

    DUE 3/20/19 RENO ELKS LODGE #597.  Open to graduating students attending a higher learning institution in Nevada.  Must have taken US History class and earned a "C" or better, submit application, transcripts by due date.  Award is $1500.  Download application here or pick up application in the Career Center. 

     

    DUE 3/31/19  GREAT BASIN CREDIT UNION. Are you a member of Great Basin Credit Union?  Min GPA 3.25? Do you have volunteer hours?  Check out this scholarship.  Multiple awards given.  Visit 

     

    DUE 3/22/19 NAHAS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT.  Open to UNR bound seniors.  Must have min 3.5 GPA, competed in a sports program for 2 years, proof of enrollment to UNR, record of community service.  Letters of recommendation, transcript and essay required.  For more information download the application here or pick up application in the Career Center. 

     

    DUE 3/22/19 NNCSS NORTHERN NEVADA COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES.  Eligible for seniors who have demonstrated a high level of scholarship in their social studies course-work and can demonstrate both a positive impact on their community through informed action. For more details visit here

     

    DUE 3/29/19 FIDM NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION Are you interested in Fashion, Visual Arts, Graphics, Interior Design, Social Media or Entertainment?  This may be for you.  Many awards available included (8) full one year scholarships worth $31,500.  Visit http://fidm.edu/en/admissions/financial+aid/scholarships/ or pick up a flyer in the career center.

     

    DUE 3/29/19  GREATER NEVADA CREDIT UNION.  Open to graduating seniors who are members or have a parent as a member of GNCU.  (25) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded this year.  Two page or less personal statement, official transcript and (2) letters of recommendations required.   For full application visit here .  

     

    DUE 3/31/19  YOUNG AMERICAN CREATIVE PATRIOTIC ART AWARDS.  Must be canvas or paper, no digital art accepted.  Do not frame, be sure to complete the entry form and submit by deadline.  Application here  Contest rules here.

     

    DUE 3/31/2019 LIGHTHOUSE GUILD SCHOLARSHIP is offering a chance for students that are legally blind up to $10K to help with college costs.  Candidates do not have to demonstrate financial need.  Must provide (3) letters of recommendation, (2) Essays and US citizen or legal resident.  If interested visit https://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/scholarships/ or pick up flyer in the Career Center.

     

    DUE 4/1/19 2019 NINTH CIRCUIT CIVICS ESSAY CONTEST.  Between 500-1000 word essay on the prompt "what is unreasonable search and seizure in the digital age?"  Review contest flyer here.  Open to students 9th - 12th grade. 

     

    DUE 4/1/19 2019 NINTH CIRCUIT CIVICS VIDEO CONTEST.  Between 3-5 minutes of video on the prompt "what is unreasonable search and seizure in the digital age?"  Review contest flyer here.  Open to students 9th - 12th grade.

     

    DUE 4/1/19 2019 NEVADA MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP.  Open to graduating seniors, min 3.0 GPA, application, official transcripts, essay, etc must be submitted and mailed prior to 4/1.   Review application here.

     

     

    DUE 4/1/19 JOURNAL JOG SCHOLARSHIP.  Must be graduating senior, and active member on the cross country or track team at your high school.  Must be attending college in Fall 2019.  See application here.

     

    DUE 4/5/19 JOSHUA L. ANDERSON BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP. Open to seniors that have played baseball or softball.  Awards based on financial need, academic performance, extracurricular activities, level of accomplishments in high school and desire to earn a college education.  Application due, essay, photo and letter or recommendation due.  Apply here.

     

    DUE 4/11/19  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 4/11/19 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 

     

    DUE 4/12/19 WEA MICHAEL LANDSBERRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Did you attend Sparks Middle School for 7th/8th grade?  Are you planning to attend a 2-4 yr college or vocational school?  If so, apply for this scholarship. Application, LOR from a faculty member and official transcript required.  Download application here or pick up application in the Career Center. Applicant must be a child of a WEA or WREA member. 

     

    DUE 4/12/19 WEA ERNIE JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Are you a child of a Washoe Education Association member?  Are you planning on attending a 2 yr college or vocational school?  This scholarship is open and the award is $1000.  Apply here or pick up an application in the Career Center. Application, LOR from a faculty member and official transcript required. Applicant must be a child of a WEA or WREA member. 

     

    4/12/19 WEA KATHY POWELL/THELMA DAVILA SCHOLARSHIP.  Open to a senior of Hispanic descent at a WCSD high school who has an interest in pursuing a career in education.  Application, LOR from a faculty member and official transcript required.  Apply here or pick up an application in the Career Center. Applicant must be a child of a WEA or WREA member. 

     

    DUE 4/12/19 WEA ERNIE JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Are you a child of a Washoe Education Association member?  Are you planning on attending a 4 yr college or university?  This scholarship is open and the award is $1000.  Apply here or pick up an application in the Career Center. Application, LOR from a faculty member and official transcript required. Applicant must be a child of a WEA or WREA member. 

     

    DUE 4/12/19 WEA LANCASTER FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.  This scholarship is open to seniors that are planning to attend a 4 year college or university to pursue a career in elementary education.  Application, LOR from a faculty member and official transcript required. Applicant must be a child of a WEA or WREA member.  Apply here or pick up an application in the Career Center. 

     

    DUE 4/15/19 NORTHERN NEVADA GOLF ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP.  Open to senior girls that participated on a Northern NV High School Golf team this year, has min GPA 3.0, desire to continue their education at college, JC, or vocational school in the fall.  Application and Coaches report found hereAwards vary.

     

    DUE 4/19/19 PLEASANT VALLEY ELEMENTARY PTA SCHOLARSHIP. Open to seniors that attended PVES during elementary school and have a min GPA 2.5.  Fill out one page application and short essay on prompts they provide.  Download application here or pick one up in the Career Center.  

     

    DUE 4/20/19 MASONIC LODGE #13 Open to graduating seniors, easy application, official transcript, and personal resume statement.  Download application here and mail to address listed on the application prior to 4/20/19.

     

    DUE 4/26/19 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP.  Are you attending a school in Hawai'i?  Min GPA 2.5, submit (3) letters of recommendation, personal statement and application by the deadline.  Awards range from $1000-2500.   Download the application here or pick up the application in the Career Center.

     

    DUE 4/26/19 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. 

     

    DUE 5/1/19  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 on "Why College Is Important to Me".  Visit https://americancollegefoundation.org/college-planning-visionary-scholarship-details/ or see Ms Applebach for more details.

     

    DUE 6/1/19. SNPAA SIERRA NEVADA PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP.  Open to graduating seniors who plan on attending college.  Min 2.5 GPA overall, but 3.0 GPA in performing art classes.  Submit application, one page essay, copy of college acceptance letter, 3 recommendations, and a current photo.  Apply here

     

    DUE 6/30/19 THE RECOVERY VILLAGE HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP.  Open to students wanting to study a health related degree program.   Areas considered, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology.  Award $1000.   Must submit a 500 word essay.   For details visit https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    VARIOUS FUTURE DATES:

     

    DUE JUNE -- MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP

    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 next graduating class.  As of fall 2018, 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 at the website for GGMS Fact Sheet on right of screen: http://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/GGMS/GGMS_Home/  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.

     

    Due date varies. CAREER COLLEGE OF NORTHERN NEVADA

    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/

     

    DUE DATE VARIES: AMDA NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR FOR ADMISSION AND 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. Application process requires a typed one-page essay. Must apply for the 2018-2019 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.

     

    DUE DATE VARIES:  OXBRIDGE ACADEMICS SPRING BREAK

    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 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.

     

    Due date varies: ASSISTANCE LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    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 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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