Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship

What is the Millennium Scholarship?

The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship is offered to Nevada high school graduates who meet a required GPA and meet a minimum core curriculum requirements.  Check out the requirements below to see if you qualify.

Millennium Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

For more information, see the entire eligibility document. Also available in Spanish.

In addition, the Treasurer’s Office has an FAQ page.

What institutions accept the Millennium Scholarship?

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • College of Southern Nevada
  • Great Basin College
  • Nevada State College
  • Roseman University of Health Sciences
  • Sierra Nevada College
  • Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Western Nevada College

How much is the Millennium Scholarship award?

The Millennium Scholarship awards a maximum of $10,000 to Nevada students who meet the required qualifications.  The total amount will be distributed per-credit hour basis.  Where the students is eligible to take up to 15 credits per semester.  If the student decides to attend an NSHE community college, they will receive $40 per credit hour.  Students who decide to attend an NSHE state college will receive $60 per credit hour.  Students who decide to attend all other eligible institutions will receive $80 per credit hour.

Will the Millennium Scholarship pay for all the classes I am taking?

The Millennium Scholarship will pay up to 15 credits per semester that are NOT remedial or graduate courses.  Remedial courses are any classes with a course number less than 100.

Can I use the Millennium Scholarship to pay for books or other educational needs?

Yes, you can use the additional funds once your registration is fully paid.  If you have additional financial aid coming in, the additional funds may be provided to you by your institution through a residual check.  The check obtained should be used for educational purposes such as textbooks, laboratory fees or other fees you have acquired through your institution.

Will I lose my scholarship if I drop a class? 

Possibly. Any semester, in which you receive funding from the scholarship, you must always finish the term meeting all the minimum requirements. For example, if you are at a university and drop from 12 credits to 9 credits, you will lose your scholarship; however, at a community college, if you drop from 12 credits to 9 credits, you are still meeting the minimum requirements for that institution.  Read below.

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When will I know if I was awarded with the Millennium Scholarship?

The summer of your senior year you will receive an award packet informing you that you have been awarded the Millennium Scholarship.  You will have to fully acknowledge your scholarship.

Acknowledge your award HERE!

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Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship