• Current Scholarships

    Posted by Ms. Applebach 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


    DUE MONTHLY VARSITY TUTORS SCHOLARSHIP.  Write a 200-900 word essay on the topic "If you had the opportunity to create a high school extracurricular activity, what would it be and why?"  Visit here.  More to come next month.


    GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS AWARD. Must be Pell Grant Eligible, of a qualifying group, Min 3.3 GPA and demonstrate leadership, academic excellence, and involvement in the community.  For more details visit: here.


    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.


    DUE 9/30/20 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 9/30/20 ODENZA MARKETING GROUP 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.  


    DUE 9/30/20 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 10/5/20  AES ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP.  Must submit 500-1000 word essay and you do not need to be studying engineering to apply.  Visit here.


    DUE 10/16/20 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 10/16/20  OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY ESSAY CONTEST.  Please see attached flyer for eligibitly and contest rules. Flyer


    DUE 10/15/20 DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN OF NEVADA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Must be senior, involved in school and/or community activities, outstanding leadership, academics or the arts.  Visit http://distinguishedyw.org/.


    DUE 10/20/20 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 10/25/20 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 10/31/20 NEVADA PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP. Complete the application and apply to TMCC by 10/31 to be eligible to receive this scholarship.  If you complete all the required steps by their deadlines, you will be eligible to receive free tuition and no mandatory registration fees for up to 3 years.  Must be enrolled in 12 credits at TMCC by Fall 2021.  For more information visit https://www.tmcc.edu/nevada-promise-scholarship.


    DUE 10/31/20 COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP. National scholarship open to high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, community service and achievement.  Apply here.


    DUE 10/31/20  IVYPANDA ANNUAL VIDEO CONTEST. Make a 30 second to 90 second video on one of three topics given regarding going to college.  Be creative, unique and meet all requirements for a chance to win $500-$1000.  Most votes win.  For more information visit: here.


    DUE 11/30/20 RUMBA MEATS & USHLI PARTNER SCHOLARSHIP.  Do you have at least one parent of Hispanic decent, min 2.5GPA, plan on attending 2 or 4 yr high education institution?  Non US Citizens (DACA or undocumented) are eligible to apply.  Must submit essay.  For more information visit: here.


    DUE 1/29/21  SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF TRUCKEE MEADOWS. Students with a min 2.5 GPA and can demonstrate financial need. Requires reference letters, official transcript, and application. Download the application  here


    DUE 2/10/21  RENO RODEO FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP.  Must have min GPA 3.0, be attending an NV college/university full time, (if you are planning on going out of state must submit documentation that declared major is not offered in NV and will be considered).  Graduate from a Northern Nevada High School.   Apply here


    DUE 2/15/21 DAR NSDAR CHAPTER.  Must have a min 3.25GPA unweighted, involved in school activites, community service, and planning on attending post-secondary education at a university/college, trade or technical vocational school.  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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