Courtesy of Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College
Western Nevada College is part of a group of Nevada System of Higher Education community colleges that is continuing to offer the Nevada Promise Scholarship funded by the Nevada State Legislature.
The catch is that Nevada high school seniors graduating in spring 2024 must apply for the scholarship no later than Oct. 31, 2023, to receive this fortuitous and opportunistic pathway into higher education. To apply or to learn more about the Nevada Promise Scholarship visit wnc.edu/advising/promise.php and “Click to Apply!”.
The Legislature has allocated scholarship funding for this select group of students that will cover tuition and other mandatory fees not met by federal or state aid, amounting to a savings of more than $3,000 per year. The scholarship provides aid for up to three years for students who apply and follow through with the requirements for receiving the scholarship.
“Having worked on the original legislation that created this program back in 2017, I am pleased to see more and more high school seniors enrolling in community college after graduation,” said WNC President Dr. J. Kyle Dalpe. “WNC is at a 10-year high in enrollment this fall due in part to students who have taken advantage of the Nevada Promise Scholarship Program. These students also perform at a high level academically.”
Nevada Promise is open to Nevada high school students graduating between Aug. 1 and June 15 who begin classes at WNC in the fall immediately following graduation. Applicants must be classified as a Nevada resident for tuition purposes and must have earned a high school diploma from a private or public high school located in Nevada, or a public high school that is located in a county that borders the state and accepts pupils who are residents of this state. Students may also qualify if they earn their general equivalency diploma (GED or HSE) prior to the age of 20.
There are no income or high school GPA requirements. After applying, students will be guided through other requirements to secure their scholarship.
Students who are already receiving the scholarship are reminded that there are ongoing requirements to meet with their mentors and perform community service.
For more information, phone 775-445-3267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.