Nevada Promise Scholarship

The Nevada Promise Scholarship was approved by the 2017 Legislature and will be available beginning Fall 2018 for students that qualify and attend participating institutions. Currently the participating institutions are all Nevada public community colleges, CSN, GBC, TMCC, WNC. Nevada Promise Scholarship is a “last dollar scholarship” which means it will cover costs for registration fees and other mandatory fees that are not covered by other gift aid program. Examples of other gift aid programs would be the Pell grant, the Millennium Scholarship, and SSOG. With this program, a student could attend for up to three years at no cost.

The eligibility and requirements for this program are:

  • Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in an associate degree program, a bachelor’s degree program or a certificate of achievement program at their home school for each semester of the school year immediately following the school year in which the student graduates from high school.
  • Students must be bona fide residents of the state of Nevada.
  • First-time recipients must be less than 20 years of age.
  • Award amount varies based on amount of remaining registration fees and other mandatory fees after all other gift aid has been applied.
  • Students who have earned a prior associate or bachelor’s degree do not qualify.
  • Students must complete 20 hours of community service by April 30, 2018.
  • Mentoring is required.
  • Students must not be in default or owe a refund to and federal financial aid program.

The program does have a special application. The deadline to file the application was
October 31, 2017. Please see the institutional website for additional eligibility and application information.

Students that were part of the Promise program for the 2018-2019 academic year will need to continue to meet requirements to maintain eligibility for future years.

For the students entering in Fall 2019, the deadline for that application was October 31, 2018. Funding for this program for students entering college in Fall 2019 will need to be approved at the 2019 legislative session. Institutions are moving forward with program requirements in case funding is approved. Specific requirements such as orientation and community service remain the same.