Seniors need to apply by Oct. 31 for Nevada Promise Scholarship

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Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College

Nevada’s State Legislature continues to provide Nevada high school seniors with an opportunity of a lifetime.

The legislature has funding available through the Nevada Promise Scholarship to cover tuition and other mandatory fees not met by federal or state, 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.

Nevada high school students graduating in spring 2023 must apply for the Nevada Promise Scholarship no later than Oct. 31, 2022, to receive this fortuitous pathway to higher education.

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To apply or to learn more about the Nevada Promise Scholarship, go to wnc.edu/promise/ and “Click to Apply!”.

           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.

           The scholarship doesn’t mandate any income or high school GPA requirements.

           WNC is committed to helping applicants fulfill the requirements to maintain eligibility. Other requirements to receive the scholarship are completing a training session, applying for FAFSA, following up with the Financial Assistance Office with requested documentation, fulfilling community service obligations, meeting with your mentor, taking a placement test, attending a new student orientation and registering for at least 12 units of classes.

           Students who apply for the scholarship are also encouraged to participate in the Bridge to Success program and apply for scholarship funding through WNC Foundation by no later than April 1.

            For more information about the scholarship, contact nvpromise@wnc.edu.

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