2019 high school grads can have tuition, registration fees paid
Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College
Wednesday, Aug. 1 marked the opening day to apply for the Nevada Promise Scholarship.
High school students graduating from a Nevada high school in spring 2019, who plan to attend Western Nevada College in fall 2019, must apply for the scholarship no later than October 31, 2018, to be eligible. To apply or for more information about the Nevada Promise Scholarship, go to www.wnc.edu/promise/.
Nevada Promise is a scholarship program for Nevada high school graduates under 20 years of age. Through the scholarship, the state intends to pay the cost of attending classes at Western Nevada College (or any other state community college) that is not otherwise funded by the Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, the Millennium Scholarship or the Silver State Opportunity Grant.
The scholarship stands to save Nevada families more $3,000 per year. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree can use the scholarship to complete their first two years at WNC before transferring to a university. They may also earn an associate degree and industry credentials in a variety of career and technical programs. If necessary, students may use the scholarship for remedial coursework, and students have the ability to renew their scholarship twice after the first year.
“The Nevada Promise Scholarship clears the most common barriers to higher education for Nevada’s recent high school graduates. It provides easy, flexible access to degrees that transfer to a university, as well as career and technical programs, for up to three years. Students pursuing a degree are funded to take 12 or more credits whether they attend in person at a WNC campus or online. It is clear evidence of the New Nevada’s commitment to providing access to higher education and high-level training for the future leaders in our state,” said Scott Morrison, WNC’s Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Nevada Promise students will be assigned a WNC mentor who will support them with the transition to college. Nevada Promise staff will be working closely with applicants to assist them with the scholarship requirements, as well as the admissions and financial aid processes. Completion of 20 hours of community service no later than April 30, 2019, is one of the scholarship’s requirements.
WNC is committed Nevada Promise and will assist students with the various requirements for the program.
The Nevada Promise Scholarship is a part the approved Senate Bill 391. The scholarship is funded by the State of Nevada.