Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College
Time is running out for Nevada high school seniors to take advantage of an opportunity that could shape the rest of their lives.
The deadline to apply for the Nevada Promise Scholarship is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
WNC is participating in the state’s new Nevada Promise Scholarship program so that young Nevadans can attend WNC starting with the fall 2018 semester, free of tuition and class fees.
Nevada Promise is a scholarship and mentoring program in which the state intends to pay the cost of attending classes at Nevada community colleges that is not otherwise funded by federal aid, the Millennium Scholarship or the Silver State Opportunity Grant.
The scholarship stands to save Nevada families more than $3,000 per year.
In addition to covered class fees, Nevada Promise students will be assigned a WNC mentor who will 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, 2018, is one of the scholarship’s requirements.
WNC is committed to guiding applicants through the scholarship requirements so that they are well-positioned to be awarded the scholarship. The college will be communicating to applicants via e-mail regarding next steps for mentorship and community service.
To apply and learn more about the Nevada Promise Scholarship, go to www.wnc.edu/promise/.