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Nevada State College Foundation

The Nevada State College Foundation funds a number of scholarship programs for students. Learn more about offerings and how to apply.

Scorpion Academic Scholarship Program

Nevada State College has developed one of the most attractive recruitment 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.

Eunice Foote Environmental and Resource Science Scholarship

The “Eunice Foote Environmental and Resource Science Scholarship” (a part of NSF Geopaths award # 1801605) is open to current NSC Environmental & Resource Science majors and CSN transfer students who have graduated with an associate of science degree (AS or Physical science AS) from CSN in the spring semester immediately preceding fall 2021 and declaring a major in ERS at NSC.


  • Be enrolled at NSC Fall 2021 and declare ERS as your major on the application (no GPA requirements from CSN)
  • Take 12 credits or more in fall semester and remain an ERS major passing all your classes with a C or better
  • Students making good progress on the program taking 12+ credits and maintaining a 2.0 GPA will automatically get an additional $500 for spring semester
  • Must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

Application details

  • Application deadline April 30, 2021 no cover letter or resume required; email Dr. Paul Buck (Paul.buck@nsc.edu) for an application
  • $500/semester starting fall 2021; Spring semester scholarship contingent on meeting all ERS program requirements ( maximum $1000 total award)

Read about Eunice Foote—"The Female Scientist Who Discovered the Basics of Climate Science—and Was Forgotten By History”. She predicted the effect of greenhouse gases before the man who gets the credit. Two hundred and two years ago, on July 17, 1819, Eunice Foote was born. Thirty-some years later, the amateur climate scientist made the remarkable discovery that when sunlight shines on carbon dioxide in a closed container—our atmosphere, for example—heat builds up inside. The man who usually gets credit discovered the effect 3 years later. https://www.audubon.org/news/the-female-scientist-who-discovered-basics-climate-science-and-was-forgotten

Ascent Scholarship Giveaways

Shining Stars Scholarship: Ascent is giving away a $1,000 student scholarship every month. Just three simple steps and no essay required.

Community Champions Scholarships: Ascent is giving away $1,000 scholarships to students who want to make an impact in their community. Enter in just three simple steps.

Citizens Scholarship Sweepstakes

The Citizens Scholarship Sweepstakes is open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students as well as their parents or sponsors to help them pay for college. Entering is easy, all they need to do is fill out the registration form online and submit by June 30, 2021 to be entered for a chance to win a Grand Prize of $15,000 to use towards school expenses or one of the $2,500 monthly prizes.

Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Sweepstakes

Undergraduate and graduate students (and their parents) can enter to win 1 of 12 monthly scholarships worth $5,000 each. No essay or lengthy application required. No purchase or student loan necessary to enter. Sweepstakes ends 1/31/22. To enter and for Official Rules, including odds and prize descriptions, visit scholarship.collegecovered.com.

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Search 5 million scholarships awarding up to $24 billion in free money!

  • Create an account at salliemae.com/scholarshipsearch
  • Register for free and create your profile
  • Get matched to scholarships based on your skills, activities, and interests
  • Get detailed info based on each matched scholarship: deadlines, requirements, and award amounts
  • Receive emails when new matches are posted

Matching Scholarship

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.

Millennium Scholarship

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.



† 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.

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