• 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 

    COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN NEVADA - DUE DATE VARIES.  This local organization offers over 40 scholarships to local WCSD seniors.  Take the eligibilty quiz to see which scholarships you can apply to...many are awarded. The application will open 1/15/23 and due dates vary from March through April.  Find Your Scholarship | Community Foundation of Northern Nevada (nevadafund.org) 

    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

    REMSA EMS SCHOLARSHIP.  Qualifying criteria: Must be 18 years of age, Must pass teh EMT or AEMT entrance exam with an 80% or higher, Must have a BLS certification, Must pass a drug screening and background check.  More info here

    DUE 9/30/22 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 14 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 10/8/22 AES ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Apply here.

    DUE 10/14/22. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP ART CONTEST. Use your artistic skills and imagination to create an original artwork that shows us what you want to be when you grow up!  Win a college savings plan at $1000.  More info here.

    DUE 10/15/22 ODENZA MARKETING GROUP SCHOLARSHIP. Must be senior, GPA 2.5, submit essays, citizen status and fill out application. More info here.

    DUE 10/20/22 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 10/21/22 OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY. International HIgh School Essay Contest. Awards range from $1000-$5000. See attached flyer

    DUE 10/31/22 UNIGO ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. Finally a scholarship for zombie fans.  Must be 14 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 10/31/22 COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP. National scholarship open to high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, community service and achievement.  Apply here.

    DUE 10/31/22 VOICE OF DEMOCRACY SCHOLARSHIP. National scholarship audio-essay program provide scholarships for students 9-12th grade.  More info here.

    DUE 10/31/22 NEVADA PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP. Complete the application and apply to a Nevada Community College 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 while you obtain your associate's degree.  Must be enrolled in 12 credits at TMCC, Great Basin, Southern College of Nevada or Western Nevada College to be eligible.  For more information visit https://www.tmcc.edu/nevada-promise-scholarship.  

    DUE 11/14/22.  ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP. Must be senior, US citizen and do not need to related or a member of the Elks to apply.  Visit here: here.

    DUE 11/15/22  NATIONAL SPACE CLUB SCHOLAR APPLICATION. Must be US citizen, senior, intention of pursuing a career in the STEM field and attend/speak at Memorial dinner. For more info visit here.

    DUE 11/17/22 JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. Must be a high-achieving senior, financial-need based, plan to attend 4 year college and 3.5GPA or higher. More info here.

    DUE 11/30/22 EDUCATION MATTERS SCHOLARSHIP. "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?" (250 words or less) Visit here.

    DUE 11/30/22. 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 12/1/22 DELL SCHOLARS PROGRAM. Must be senior, financial need (pell grant eligible first year) enrolling in 4 year post-secondary school.  More info here.

    DUE 12/1/22 BARBARA LOTZE SCHOLARSHIP. Are you interested in becoming a Physics teacher? Submit this application to be eligible for $3000. Can be renewable.  More info here.

    DUE 12/1/22.  Multiple scholarships are open for non-member bowlers and students that are members of the United States Bowling Congress. If you actively compete (tournaments or in league teams) check out this website here.

    DUE 12/23/22 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY SCHOLARSHIP. Must be a female senior planning on attending post-secondary school.  Info here, application here.

    DUE 1/5/23 GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS. This national organization awards students who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity and plan on attending a 4-year university in the fall. More info here.

    DUE 1/11/23 JACKIE ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP. National scholarship for minority high school senior with record of academic excellence. More info here. 

    DUE 1/14/23 DR MEME HEINEMAN SCHOLARSHIP. Are you planning to major in Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis?  This national scholarship might be for you. More info here. 

    DUE 1/13/2023. SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION (SNC) WOMEN IN STEM SCHOLARSHIP. Must identify as a female, current high school, plan to enroll in 4 year school (P/T or F/T) and have min GPA of 3.5. Apply here.

    DUE 1/20/23. GALENA GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP.  This in-house scholarship is available to all seniors in the Class of 2023.  One application is used for multiple scholarships.  View the application here.

    DUE 1/20/23 AMAZON FUTURE ENGINEER SCHOLARSHIP. Must be a high school senior who has taken computer science,engineering or robotics as a subject in school. GPA 2.3 and be planning on attending a 2 yr school with the intent of transferring to a 4 yr school, or 4 yr school to study a computer science related area. Apply here.

    DUE 1/25/23 NIAAA ATHLETIC SCHOLAR APPLICATION. The application must be turned into Ms. Applebach by 1/25 for approval. Once all academic information is confirmed, the application will be  signed and returned to the student to mail to the state representative by the 2/1/23 deadline. Download the application.

    DUE 1/30/23 FOOT LOCKER ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP. Foot locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability.  For more info visit here.

    DUE 1/31/23 SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF TRUCKEE MEADOWS. Great local one. They have increased their scholarship this year to $5000.  View eligibility requirements here.   Last year a galena senior was awarded this scholarship.  Don't miss out.  

    DUE 1/31/23 UNIGO-I HAVE A DREAM SCHOLARSHIP. Answer essay prompt to be considered. More info here.

    DUE 2/1/23 SME EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. Graduating senior, pell grant eligible, GPA 2.5. Working towards engineering or closely related program. More here.

    DUE 2/1/23. DOYLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. This is a great local scholarship that awards students based on many many different requirements.  Everyone should apply to this scholarship.  Apply here.

    DUE 2/6/23 ELKS LEGACY AWARD. Must be senior, child/step-child, or grandchild of a living Elk member. More info here.

    DUE 2/9/23 RENO RODEO FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. Min 3.0GPA, must declare a major at an accredited Nevada System of Higher Education Nevada College or University....OR an out of state accredited college or university IF the declared major is not offered in Nevada. More info here.

    DUE 2/15/23 SIERRA NEVADA DAR CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP. Two Galena students won this scholarship last year.  Please see application and apply here.

    DUE 2/15/23. NEVADA STATE ELKS STATE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP. This is to assist students attending a Nevada School of Nursing.  One time $1000 scholarship.  Apply here.

    DUE 2/15/23. NEVADA STATE ELKS VOCATIONAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP. Available to graduating senior who plans to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course after high school. More info here

    DUE 2/28/23 SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF ITALY IN AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP. Are you of Italian descent and entering into a 4-year school in the fall?  Check out this scholarship.  Previous Galena seniors have been awarded this scholarship.  Apply here.

    DUE 2/28/23 HENRY SALVATORI SCHOLARSHIP. Are you of Italian descent and entering into a 4-year school in the fall?  Check out this scholarship.  Previous Galena seniors have been awarded this scholarship.  Apply here.

    DUE 3/1/23 JAMES R. HOFFA SCHOLARSHIP. For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members. More info here.

    DUE 3/1/23 TALL CLUBS INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP. Are you a female 5"10" or a male 6'2"? Check out this scholarship here.

    DUE 3/3/23 PROJECT 150 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Open to high school seniors attending a Nevada higher education institution, including any accredited vocational school.  This is a GREAT LOCAL scholarship.  Apply here.

    DUE 3/10/23 JIFFY LUBE SCHOLARSHIP.  Write a 500 word essay on "What drives you?" and submit by deadline to be eligible for a local scholarship.  Two GHS seniors in the past 3 years have won, don't miss out.  Apply here.

    DUE 3/15/23. ITE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP.  Are you interested in pursuing a program in transportation engineering or similar studies?  Read more here.

    DUE 3/18/23 RENO ELKS #597 SCHOLARSHIP. Multiple awards given. Download the application and deliver by deadline. More info here. Or download this application

    DUE 4/7/23 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 4/30/23 UNIGO- ALL ABOUT EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP. Submit an online written response to the question:"How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" (250 words or less) Apply here.

    DUE 4/30/23 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP BY IVLA. Must be attending post-secondary school (2,4 yr or vocational school) GPA 2.5 and submit essay. More info here.

    DUE 6/1/23  AMERICAN COLLEGE FOUNDATION VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP.  Open to 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th graders.  Awards range from $1K-$2500K.  Must submit an application, unofficial transcript and 500-word essay..  Visit https://americancollegefoundation.org/.

    DUE 7/1/23 AMERICAN INDIAN SERVICES SCHOLARSHIPS. Plan on attending 2/4 yr school, vocational school and have min GPA 2.25. Please read more here. 


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