Our scholarships are awarded based on merit or financial need to help you BE EDUCATED to succeed in the world.
The Nevada State College Foundation funds a number of scholarship programs for students. Learn more about offerings and how to apply.
Nevada State College has developed one of the most attractive scholarship offerings in the State of Nevada. The scholarship offerings described on this page reward incoming students for their prior academic performance and help put you on the road to success at NSC.
To BE ELIGIBLE, you must apply for admission to Nevada State College by January 15, 2020, and send your final seventh semester transcripts to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment by February 1, 2020. Scholarships will be awarded based on your unweighted GPA from transcripts received by February 1, 2020. Black & Gold level awards are based on available funding and are not guaranteed.
At the time of admission, new 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. Freshman recipients may qualify to receive an award during the first eight fall or spring semesters of their enrollment, and transfer students during the first four. 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 contact the financial aid office after applying for graduation.
Guaranteed scholarship deadline: January 15, 2020
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 by the priority deadline with a 2.75 unweighted cumulative high school GPA and who enroll as a full-time (12 or more financial aid-eligible credits†), degree-seeking student. Students should notify Nevada State College of their eligibility at the time of application to the college.
The Mentoring to Accelerate Retention and Change Outcomes in Science (MARCOS) Scholarship is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Up to $5,550 of financial support is provided to incoming freshman Biology majors, with increased stipends up to $7,500 for the senior year. To be eligible, students must be an incoming freshman at Nevada State College for fall 2020 or 2021, be financial aid eligible, and keep a 3.0 GPA as a Biology major. Students must apply by July 15th prior to their freshman year. Learn more: MARCOS Flyer_2018 and 2019
This scholarship is available to new and continuing students. Nevada State College will provide a match of up to $500 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†).
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 at http://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/GGMS/GGMS_Home/.
The Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship may be awarded to four students in the state of Nevada each year to bestow additional scholar-ships to students majoring in elementary or secondary education with an intent of teaching in Nevada and who meet additional criteria. Applications must be received by the State Treasurer’s Office no later than midnight April 6, 2020.
† 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:
Amey Evaluna, Program Manager
Office of Community Engagement & Diversity Initiatives