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To BE ELIGIBLE, first-year students must apply for admission to Nevada State College by May 1, 2021, and send final seventh semester high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment by May 15, 2021. Scholarships will be awarded based on the unweighted GPA.
Transfer students must apply for admission to Nevada State College by June 1, 2021, and send all college transcripts, including the associates degree conferred by an NSHE college, to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment by June 15, 2021. Scholarships will be awarded based on the cumulative GPA of all transcripts.
At the time of admission, new first-year and transfer students who have met the scholarship deadline will be evaluated for eligibility to be named as a Scorpion Academic Scholarship recipient. Eligible students must graduate from high school with a minimum 3.25 unweighted GPA, or from a community college within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) with a 3.25 GPA and an AA, AS, AB. Students must enroll as a full-time (12 or more financial aid-eligible credits†), degree-seeking student at Nevada State College the semester immediately following graduation. First-year students may qualify to receive an award during the first eight fall or spring semesters after admission, and transfer students may qualify to receive an award during the first four fall or spring semesters of after admission. Students will be placed in one of three award levels based on their entering GPA as shown below.
Students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more financial aid-eligible credits) at Nevada State College to receive the award during a semester**. Nevada State College will confirm enrollment after the end of each semester's add/drop period, and reverse any disbursements for which a student is no longer eligible based on decreased enrollment.
Students placed on Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) suspension are ineligible to receive an award until they regain good SAP standing, which requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative NSC GPA and 70% pace of credit completion. The full SAP policy is available here.
In the event recipients do not meet the enrollment or SAP requirements for any award in a semester, they may regain eligibility in the next fall or spring semester until their award expires, by enrolling full-time or regaining good SAP standing.
† In order to qualify for any financial aid funding, including grants, scholarships or loans, a course must fulfill an unmet requirement for a student's degree or certificate program at NSC.
* Award levels may be met with a combination of scholarships and grants.
** Students in their final semester of enrollment who are not required to attend full-time to satisfy graduation requirements may have their award prorated according to their enrollment level. 75 percent for ¾ time, 50 percent for ½ time and 25 percent for less-than-half-time. Students should complete the Scholarship Exception form after applying for graduation.
Nevada State College Foundation funds a number of scholarship programs for students. Learn more about offerings and how to apply.
Nevada State College will award a one-time $1,000 scholarship to new freshman students in their first semester of enrollment who served as an officer in their high school student government, applied for admission by May 1, 2021 with a 2.75 unweighted cumulative high school GPA based on final seventh semester transcripts received no later than May 1, 2021 and who enroll as a full-time (12 or more financial aid-eligible credits†), degree-seeking student. Applicants must submit the Leadership Scholarship Application including a letter of recommendation no later than May 1, 2021. For questions about this scholarship, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership Scholarship Letter of Recommendation Requirements:
This scholarship is available to new and continuing students. Nevada State College will provide a match of up to $500 total per semester total to students who receive scholarships from an outside agency (excludes any scholarships awarded by Nevada State College, NSHE, or the State of Nevada).
The match will be automatically applied during the semester to degree-seeking students with a minimum 2.75 cumulative NSC GPA who are making Satisfactory Academic Progress and are enrolled full-time (12 or more financial aid-eligible credits†). Award disbursements will be held until after the enrollment cancellation for non-attendance has taken place.
Eligible Millennium Scholars must be enrolled full-time (12 or more financial aid-eligible credits) to receive the $60 per credit award and may be funded for up to 15 credits per semester. (Remedial courses are not eligible for funding, but will count toward the full-time enrollment requirement.) For information on the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship, please visit the Office of the State Treasurer's website.
For information about other scholarship opportunities, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.
† In order to qualify for any financial aid funding, including grants, scholarships or loans, a course must fulfill an unmet requirement for a student's degree or certificate program at Nevada State College.
Nevada State College is a proud partner of TheDream.US, a national scholarship fund for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protective Status eligible DREAMers.
The scholarship is open to:
Find out if you qualify by visiting: http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/
For more information, contact:
Pao Lee Vue, Ph.D.
Director of Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives