• Welcome to the Scholarship Library!

    Scholarships are in chronological order by due date. Simply click on one to download the information sheet, see if the scholarship matches you, then follow the link to apply! 

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    Tis the Season for Scholarships! Don't get fooled.

    TIPS:

    • NEVER pay for scholarship applications or fees.
    • Make sure all pages you submit are typed, NEAT, well edited, and that all the information you include is true and verifiable.
    • Always try and beat the deadline posted.
    • National scholarships can involve BIG money. However, they are very difficult to get.  Go LOCAL if you can.  Look for local stores, businesses, or perhaps your parent(s) employer may offer scholarships.
    • Try to submit applications as least one week before the due date.  Online servers can get overloaded and stop working properly when everyone submits them on the last day.  In addition, remember to account for the delivery time if mailing an application.
    • Always spell check and proof-read applications. 
    • Make sure you have submitted everything requested and answered all the questions.
    • Don't submit anything that isn't asked for, and stay under the required word count.
    • Photocopy everything before you submit it, in case your application gets lost and needs to be re-submitted.
    • Professionalize your online presence, remove potentially embarrassing content from social media.  Use an appropriate email address.
    • Gather information early.  Most scholarships require various versions of:
      • Community service activities, hours, location, services
      • Personal Essay
      • Letters of recommendations
      • Resume with test scores, honors classes, and awards received
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Featured Scholarships!

  • Local Scholarships for NVHS Students! Find them below!

    • SIT Scholarship (no due date)
    • Matt Barnes Memorial Scholarship (4/12)
    • Tony & Linda Bonnici Scholarship (4/12)
    • Dare 2 Dream (4/14)
    • Reno Pops Orchestra Scholarship (4/15)
    • Mary J. Yamamoto Memorial Scholarship (4/15)
    • Calla Lily Scholarship-Alpha Pi Sigma (4/20)
    • Van Gorder Elementary School Scholarship (4/22)
    • Atlantis Award of Excellence Scholarship (4/30)
    • John R. Stockman Scholarship (4/30)
    • Ron & Linda Smith Family Scholarship (4/30)
    • Foster Children Education Scholarship (4/30)
    • Ric Licata Memorial Scholarship (5/3)
    • Raymond Hellmann Memorial Scholarship (5/3)

     

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Scholarships

  • 2022 SIT Scholarship

    Local Scholarship!!!

    Assistance League of Reno-Sparks partners with WCSD Children in Transition (CIT) program and Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) Workforce Development and Community Education (WDCE). Our partnerships do not restrict the applicant from entering another accredited vocational or technical training school located in Washoe County.

    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. 

    For more info and to apply click here

     

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  • 4-20 Calla Lily Scholarship

    Local Scholarship!!!

    Amount:  $500

    Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority, Incorporated is a Latina-based, but not exclusive sorority founded in 1990 on the San Diego State University campus.  Our mission is to unite and support women to advance themselves personally, academically, and professionally.  The Calla Lily Scholarship was established in 2022 by the Sigma Chapter at UNR to award and recognize incoming students based on academic and non-academic criteria such as leadership, community involvement, educational aspirations, career goals, special circumstances and financial need.

    For more info and to apply download and complete the attached application.

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  • 4-22 Van Gorder Elementary School Scholarship

    Local Scholarship!!!

    Amount:  $1,000 (2)

    The Van Gorder Elementary School Parent Faculty Association is excited to offer a $1,000 scholarship to 2 former Van Gorder Elementary students who are graduating from high school during the 2023-2024 school year.

    For more info and to apply, download and complete the  application.

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  • 4-30 Atlantis Award of Excellence Scholarship

    LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP!!!

    Amount:  TBD

    The Atlantis Award of Excellence Scholarship provides financial support to college-bound high school seniors or those currently enrolled in college who are children or grandchildren of Atlantis Team Members. Applicants must have a desire to work in the hospitality industry, ideally with the intention, but not required, to join the Atlantis Team.

    For more info and to apply CLICK HERE

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  • 4-30 John R Stockman Scholarship

    Local Scholarship!!!

    Amount: TBD

    The John R. Stockman Scholarship was created to provide an opportunity for life advancement to an ambitious, driven young person, who may require financial assistance in order to achieve higher education.

    For more info and to apply CLICK HERE

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  • 4-30 Ron and Linda Smith Family Scholarship

    Local Scholarship!!!

    Amount:  $1,000

    The Ron & Linda Smith Family Scholarship is offered to Northern Nevada residents attending Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, or Great Basin College, who are pursuing a degree or certificate program, or who are enrolled in a vocational program at a qualifying vocational school. 

    For more info and to apply CLICK HERE

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  • 4-30 Foster Children Education Scholarship

    Local Scholarship!!!

    Amount:  TBD

    This scholarship supports youth who are or have been in foster care (never legally adopted or expected to be legally adopted) in the State of Nevada and who have received a high school diploma and desire to earnestly pursue high education with at least a 3.0 GPA. 

    For more info and to apply CLICK HERE

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  • 5-3 Ric Licata Memorial Scholarship

    Local Scholarship!!!

    Amount:  TBD

    The Ric Licata Memorial Scholarship is for students engaged in TMCC's Architecture, AAS/ Landscape Architecture, AAS/ Residential Design, AAS.

    For more info and to apply, download and complete the application.

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  • 5-3 Raymond Hellmann Memorial Scholarship

    Local Scholarship!!!

    Amount:  TBD

    The Raymond Hellmann Memorial Scholarship is looking for students accepted to an NAAB accredited scholl of Architecture or be accepted to TMCC Architectural Design program.

    For more info and to apply, download and complete the application.

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  • 5-3 Reno 13 Scholarship

    Local Scholarship!!!

    Amount:  $1,000 (2)

    Reno Lodge #13, Free and Accepted Masons in Reno offers 2 scholarships with this one application!  Both the Reno #13 Scholarship and the Pat Tholl scholarship are offered to graduating high school seniors in Washoe County.  Open to students of any gender.

    For more info and to apply, download and complete the applications.

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  • 6-7 Reno Zazpiak Bat Basque Club Scholarship

    Local Scholarship!!!

    Amount:  $1,000

    The Reno Zazpiak Bat Basque Club is offering up to $1,000 in scholarships for any high school graduating senior planning to attend technical school, community college, or four-year university.

    For more info and to apply complete and submit the attached application.

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  • Eight great suggestions to help your application stand out in front of the scholarship selection committee.

    1.  Maintain impeccable grades in subjects directly related to your major. Example: if you want to be a doctor, make sure your grades in science and math reflect a strong likelihood for success to scholarship selection committees.

     

    1. Begin volunteer community service as early as possible. Maintain a relationship with someone within the organization where you volunteer who you feel will accurately speak to your accomplishments in a future letter of recommendation- don’t let yourself get lost in the shuffle after all your hard work!

     

    1. Participate in school activities- either sports, clubs, government- whatever you are interested in. As noted above, maintain a relationship with someone who will be able to write a strong letter for you in the future.

     

    1. Find a local business/organization you might be able to intern with. This will, more than likely, be unpaid work, but you will demonstrate your commitment to your field and initiative.

     

    1. Earn high GPA and test scores. You can begin taking your SAT and ACT at any age, but scores take a few months to report. It is safe to bet your last ACT/SAT should be taken in the fall of your senior year to make sure your score report is back in time for spring applications. You can report your highest scores, so the more you take these tests, the more likely you are to increase your score.

     

    1. Maintain a relationship with your school counselor. They may need to write a letter of recommendation for you (on top of hundreds of other students). You want your counselor to know who you are and what your interests and passions are so they can speak to them in your letter. Don’t let yourself be “just another letter” they must to write. Ask Early! Don’t put yourself in a stressed position because someone is too busy.

     

    1. Start touring universities. Tour universities you don’t even want to go to. You may learn about a program/assistance/project/perk you didn’t know of before and will be able to ask the universities you are interested in about those things. Going on a tour completely unfamiliar and unprepared is not a good idea.

     

    1. Get a job! Not just because your parents are telling you to, either. Having a job will show that you are responsible and trying to help fund your college degree. Even minimum wage demonstrates that you are not expecting a “free ride” from anyone and want to take responsibility for some of the costs of your education.

    -From Community Foundation of Nevada

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