• 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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  • 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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Featured Scholarships!

  • Local Scholarships for NVHS Students! Find them below!

    • SIT Scholarship (no due date)
    • International Women's Day Scholarship (12/23)
    • Soroptimist International Youth Scholarship (1/31)
    • Doyle Foundation Scholarship (2/1)
    • Sierra Nevada DAR Scholarship (2/15)
    • Project 150 (3/3)
    • Jiffy Lube What Drives You Scholarship (3/10)

     

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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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  • 12-13 Science Ambassador Scholarship

    Amount:  FULL tuition

    A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math.
    Funded by Cards Against Humanity.

    Film a three–minute educational video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about. 

    For more info and to apply click here

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  • 12-23 International Women's Day Scholarship

    Local scholarship!!!

    Amount: $250

    To support women in our community, Safe Embrace, Tu Casa Latina, the Domestic Violence Resource Center, and the Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra have established the International Women’s Day Scholarship Fund to assist a high school senior in our community.

    For more info and to apply download the attached application.

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  • 1-31 Soroptimist International Youth Scholarship

    Local scholarship!!!

    Amount: $5,000

    Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors from our community who will be furthering their education with post-secondary college or professional training.  Scholarships are paid in two installments, directly to the school.  

    For more info and to apply click here

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  • 2-1 Doyle Foundation Scholarship

    Local scholarship!!!

    Amount:  up to $2,000

    The mission of The Doyle Foundation, Inc. is to promote communities of productivity and prosperity with access to education and advancement. To fulfill this mission, the foundation offers scholarships to enable students at qualifying schools to pursue further education and training at universities, career technical education and trade schools, and community colleges. If you need financial assistance as a means of making “your way” in the world, tell us your story…we’re here to help you.  

    For more info and to apply click here

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  • 2-15 Sierra Nevada Chapter DAR Scholarship

    Local scholarship!!!

    Amount: $2,000

    The Sierra Nevada Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is pleased to announce its fourth annual chapter scholarship program for students in the Washoe County School District.  At least 5 non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to 5 persons selected by the Sierra Nevada Chapter DAR Scholarship Committee.

    For more info and to apply click here

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  • 3-1 Foundation 649 Scholarship

    Amount:  $4,000

    The Foundation 649 Scholarship is a grant of $4,000 over the course of 4 years that can be applied to college tuition and expenses. To maintain eligibility each year, there will be a brief check-in and renewal process at the end of each school year.

    For more info and to apply click here

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  • 3-3 Project 150 Scholarship

    Local scholarship!!!

    Amount:  $1,000-$4,000

    This program is open to all high school seniors and current college students who would like to apply for financial assistance to attend any of Nevada's higher education institutions including ANY accredited vocational training institute. 

     

    For more info and to apply click here

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  • 3-10 Jiffy Lube What Drives You Scholarship

    Local scholarship!!!

    Amount:  1 Overall $3,500

                     2 Finalist $1,500

                     1 School $500

    Since 2012, your neighborhood Jiffy Lube owners in the Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Minden and Fallon areas have sponsored the unique “What Drives You?” scholarship opportunities for all students attending area high schools.  This scholarship program allows students to express their “inner drive” and personal ambitions with a 500 word essay-with no other requirements!

    For more info and to apply click here

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  • 3-15 ITE Diversity Scholarship

    Amount:  up to $20,000

    This program is open to any US high school or community college student transferring to a 4-year university of African-American, Native American, Alaskan, and Hawaiian or Hispanic/Latino heritage with an interest in a career in transportation and seeking to study transportation engineering, planning or in a related field at a school with an established ITE student chapter.

    For more info and to apply click here

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