Nepantla - Nevada State College


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Nepantla is a Nahuatl term connoting "in-between-ness" or "in the middle."

The Nepantla Program is a competitive four-year commitment dedicated to empower first-generation college students through academic skills, access to resources, community building, and professional success through self-discovery. 

Nepantla's principles of self-exploration and empowerment:

  • Purpose
  • Solidary
  • Grit 

Our four-year programming includes:

  • Summer Bridge
  • First Year Experience (FYE)
  • Mentorship
  • Community Engagement

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The application for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle will become available on October 1, 2019.

Students interested in the Nepantla Program must:

  •  Apply to and be accepted by Nevada State College before they apply to Nepantla. For more information on applying to NSC and admission requirements, click here.
  • Complete and submit financial aid applications for 2019-2020 AND 2020-2021 in order to be considered for the 2020 program.   Learn more about how to apply for financial aid by Office of Financial Aid by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Leilani Carreño, Program Director, at or 702.992.2582.

Johanna Araujo, Program Coordinator, at or 702-992-2583.

Nepantla Office at or 702-992-2680.


The Nepantla Program is generously supported by the James E. and Beverly Rogers Educational Foundation.


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