Private Donor Scholarships

Current Scholarship Opportunities

The following is a list of scholarships available through outside organizations.

Be advised that the scholarships listed on this page are not offered, administered or awarded by Western Nevada College. Although the college attempts to assure that the links listed are legitimate and reputable sources, and the college lists them as a means of making scholarship information available to students, the college cannot guarantee the validity of any claims made by these organizations on their websites. Accordingly, students should be cautious in providing personally identifiable information on internet sites and should report suspicious sites to the college. Western Nevada College is not responsible for how personally identifiable information you provide in pursuing scholarships may be used.

Undergraduate Scholarship Program Directory

This website has links to many scholarships. It implies graduate level scholarships, but many scholarships are also available to undergraduate students as well.

The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship

Contest Overview

Without the technical insights provided by members of the healthcare and life science communities, attorneys would not be able to effectively seek justice for their clients. From prescription drug and medical device torts, to intellectual property disputes surrounding proprietary biological research, healthcare and life science professionals have become an essential part of American justice. In recognition of these vital contributions to the practice of law, The Expert Institute is offering a $1000 scholarship to students in medicine and the life sciences.

Official Guidelines


    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be actively pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA.


    A completed application form (below) with

  • Full name
  • School and program
  • Expected graduation year / month
  • Mailing address
  • Phone and email
  • Current GPA
  • Essay

    500-1,000 words on how you feel your specialized knowledge and training could be applied to improving the practice of law, submitted electronically through the form below.


    One scholarship totaling $1,000 will be awarded


    All submissions must be received before midnight on December 31, 2015 in order to be considered. Please include all required information in a cover sheet on the submitted document.

    The T.E.A.C.H. Program

    T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Nevada requires a partnership between the participating early learning facility, the teacher/scholarship recipient, and the T.E.A.C.H. Nevada program and staff.

    This partnership between T.E.A.C.H. Nevada, teachers, and early learning programs creates a cohesive effort toward improving the quality of the early childhood workforce in the state of Nevada.

    The four components of our program scholarship, education, compensation, and commitment - are addressed by T.E.A.C.H. Nevada, the scholarship recipient, and participating center through program requirements.

    Successful results in our partnership approach are reflected in our annual data on wages, teacher retention, and increased levels of professional development.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Employment in a licensed early learning program or home care facility 30 hours per week
    • Excited to major in Early Childhood Education
    • Maintain a 2.5 GPA minimum
    • Participation of the applicant’s program of employment
      • Scholarships Available to a Variety of Early Childhood Professionals

        • Early childhood teachers, aides, and floaters/li>
        • Center directors/owners
        • Center professional support staff
        • Licensed home child care providers
          • Mosaic Clinic Hair Transplant Center Educational Scholarship

            As a Houston hair transplant leader, we feel it is our responsibility to give back to the community and further advance the world of education. As such, the Mosaic Clinic is offering a scholarship for those who need tuition assistance. This will be paid directly to the school of the winning applicants.

            Criteria: Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the United States of America and be a legal resident. Applicants will need to mail in a resume as well as a 500 word essay as to how they, or a family member, have been affected by hair loss. The thinning hair story can include details about the restoration journey, if applicable.

            This should be mailed to the Mosaic Clinic Hair Transplant Center attention of Scholarship Program. Our address is 2401 Yale St #2A, Houston TX 77008. Your application should also list your school information and details as to how the payment can be made directly the school in your name and towards your tuition. Winning applicants will be awarded $250.00. All rights of the produced work will be transferred and owned by the Mosaic Clinic. Applicant cannot be an employee, or related to an employee, of the Mosaic Clinic. Applicant can only apply once per 4 year cycle.

            Deadline:August 30, 2015

            Award Date:September 30, 2015

   Scholarship Program

   Working Your Way Through College Scholarship

            Are you currently working to pay your way through college or some other post-secondary program?

            At, we’re excited to unveil our newest resource, a scholarship award intended to help students currently working their way through college. Students enrolled in higher education today face more expenses than ever, and we’re glad to provide a little extra support. College students working hard to pay their way through school deserve recognition, and a $1,000 check doesn’t hurt either.

            Apply today to receive $1,000 to help supplement your college education!


            Deadline: August 9, 2015. Awards will be issued by August 15, 2015.

            Requirements:. 500 to 800 word essay: Discuss the complexities of paying your way through college, explain how you are able to manage it, and describe what the process has taught you about personal and financial responsibility.

            Eligibility: The Working Your Way Through College Scholarship Award Program is open to any person who:

            1. Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
            2. Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and
            3. Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
            4. Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and
            5. Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and
            6. Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.

            OFFICIAL RULES:

            Official Rules for Working Your Way Through College $1000 Scholarship Award Program

            • ELIGIBILITY: The Working Your Way Through College Scholarship Program is open to any person who:
            • Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
            • Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and
            • Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
            • Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and
            • Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and
            • Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.

            Employees of (“Sponsor”), its divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, their law firms, accountants, program administrators, promotional or marketing agencies, and their immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse) and persons living in the same households of each such employee (whether related or not) are not eligible.

            HOW TO APPLY: For each Application Period, will offer a specified number of scholarships. Upon completing and submitting the official Application form during the applicable Application Period, you will be automatically entered in the Scholarship. To apply go to: and fully complete the “Application Form.” When you apply, you will be automatically entered in the Scholarship for the applicable Application Period.

            An Application and/or entry will be declared withdrawn and void only by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address used to apply.

            Potential winners may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she meets the eligibility requirements for this Scholarship and is the Authorized Account Holder of the email address associated with a winning application.

            Any attempt to obtain multiple applications by using different or multiple email addresses, identities, log-ins, automatic entry software or any other method is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute, the Authorized Account Holder of the email address used to apply will be determined to be the applicant.

            APPLICATION PERIODS. Essay is due by August 9, 2015. Winner will be chosen on August 15, 2015.

            RN to BSN Online Scholarship Program

            RN to BSN Online Program is pleased to announce its 2015 scholarship program which will reward one fortunate college student with a $500 nursing scholarship.

            • We will award a $500 scholarship to the applicant chosen.
            • Must be at least 18 years old.
            • Applicant must be currently attending a college or university, or will be attending in the fall of 2015.

            Essay: For the essay, please write about why you want to become a nurse.

            How to Apply: Fill out our scholarship application.

            Winner: A person will be selected July 31, 2015. The scholarship will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient's college or university.

            Privacy: won't contact the applicants unless he/she wins the scholarship.

              Required Documents?
            • Publicity/Liability Release
            • Assignment
            • IRS Form W-9


            When does the process begin and end?
            Essays may be submitted between 12:00 am MST on July 31, 2014 and 12:00 am MST on July 31, 2015. The winner will be notified via email by August 15, 2015.

            Who is eligible?:
            Any student who is currently attending a college, or will be attending in the fall of 2015.

            How will the essays be judged?:
            They will be judged by creativity, specificity, and grammar.

            Privacy Policy?:
            A small amount of personal information is needed to verify the submission and provide us with the means to contact the winner. Personal information is used for internal purposes only. We will not share personal information with any third-parties.

            Icing On The Ring Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship

            Icing On The Ring is excited to announce our first Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship was created to assist one achievement-oriented student who is struggling with or has survived breast cancer.

            Like so many in the community, we at Icing On The Ring have witnessed the devastating effects of breast cancer and its ability to completely overturn a life. That is especially true when an individual is working hard to put themselves through school. Although all college students face difficult obstacles, we believe that a disease like cancer should not be allowed to derail an aspiring student's dream. Our intention is to offset the financial burden to a student who is continuing to study despite their encounter with breast cancer with two $1000 scholarships, one in the Fall and the other in the Spring.

            Our Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship is open to any student who is currently fighting breast cancer, in remission or has beaten breast cancer. Additionally, the student must either:

            • Be currently enrolled at an accredited university, or
            • Have been accepted to an accredited university

            We warmly invite all eligible candidates to apply and we look forward to bestowing this scholarship.

            Deadline for Application:

            • Fall Semester - July 31st
            • Spring Semester- November 30th

            Applicant Essay Topic Please provide an answer to the following question between 500 and 1000 words:

            • How has breast cancer challenged you to pursue your education goals?

            Applicant's Requirements

            • Applicant must be either currently accepted to or attending an accredited university.
            • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
            • Applicants must submit an official copy of their transcript.

            How to Apply To apply for the Icing On The Ring Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship, please complete our online application.

            Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates

            The law firm of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene dedicates a large part of our practice to helping families who have faced child abuse in any form. We know that many future lawyers also hope to champion this cause, and we are pleased to offer a semi-annual $1,000 scholarship for a child advocate or abuse survivor seeking a law degree.

            We believe that attorneys stand in a unique place to be able to help families and individual victims of child abuse. While the damage that abuse causes can be life-long, a dedicated lawyer can help end abuse, establish legal protections for victims, win custody battles, and even secure compensation to provide medical treatment and therapy. These are the essential tools to protecting children and helping them manage and move past trauma as they grow.

            The Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates is open to dedicated students who meet either of the following criteria:

            You have personally worked to protect children's rights or stop abuse either as a volunteer, as a counselor, in your professional work or by legal means.

            • You are an abuse survivor who wishes to use your own experiences to help others.
            • Additionally, all applicants must either be currently enrolled in or accepted to an accredited law school, or a current undergraduate student with the intention to go to law school.

            We understand that abuse is not an easy topic and we respect the bravery and confidentiality of all applicants. We look forward to receiving applications and supporting future leaders with whom our firm shares passion toward advocacy for those who need it the most.

            Deadline for Applications:

            • Fall Semester- July 31st
            • Spring Semester- November 30th

            Applicant Essay Topics

            Please choose one of the questions provided for your essay. Essays must be between 500 and 1000 words.

            1. How has being a child advocate inspired you to pursue a career in law?
            2. How has your personal childhood experiences affected your outlook on the legal system?
            3. How did you become a child advocate?

            Applicant Requirements

            • Applicant must be either a current law student at an accredited law school or at an accredited undergraduate university planning to attend law school for the following academic year.
            • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
            • Applicants must submit an official copy of their transcript.

            How to Apply

            To apply for the Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates, please complete our online application.

            Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

            Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law are proud to support the disabled students of America with the launch of their Semi-Annual Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, awarded in both the Spring & Fall Semesters to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree.

            As a personal injury law firm, our attorneys frequently represent families who are coping with the aftermath of serious injuries and disabling impairments. We observe firsthand the unique challenges that disabled men and women face and see the strength and perseverance necessary to overcome expectations. As part of our efforts to give back to the disabled community, Auger & Auger is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship, given twice a year, to assist with tuition and expenses at a qualifying undergraduate institution.

            Deadline for Applications:

            • Fall Semester- July 31st
            • Spring Semester- November 30th

            Applicant Essay Topics

            Please choose one of the three topics provided for your essay. Essay must be between 500 and 1000 words.

            1. Describe a time in your life when you have overcome your disability to do something extraordinary.
            2. Describe how your college degree will contribute to your short and long term life goals.
            3. Discuss how your disability has made you unique.

            Applicant Requirements

            • Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States.
            • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
            • Applicants must submit an official high school transcript.

            How to Apply

            Apply for the Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, please fill out our online application.

            EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship

            EverSpark Interactive is proud to support deserving students with the launch of our first JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship. Named in honor of co-founder Jason Hennessey's son JJ who lives with epilepsy, this $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one high-achieving student with epilepsy.

            Having seen firsthand the challenges that epilepsy brings, we are eager to bestow this first annual scholarship. We recognize that epilepsy in all of its forms presents serious but surmountable obstacles at any stage of life, but particularly for college or university students seeking to complete their studies and begin a career.

            The JJ Hennessey Scholarship is available to achievement-oriented students who meet two key criteria:

            • You are currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited college or university, and
            • You have been diagnosed with epilepsy (any form)

            Additional Requirements

            • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA
            • Applicants must submit an official copy of their transcript, an application form and a video essay no longer than 2 minutes on one of the topics below.
            • Deadline for Applications: July 31st

            Essay Topics:

            • Tell us about a time that epilepsy created an obstacle or special challenge and how you overcame it.
            • How has living with epilepsy affected your goals and dreams for the future?
            • How did you learn to accept your epilepsy and how has this acceptance changed you?

            How to Apply?

            To apply for the EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship Award, please complete our online application.

            The Healthy.Com Scholarship

            General Scholarship for Higher Learning: Fall 2015

   will be awarding a scholarship of $500 to an incoming college student. With the increasing costs of education, decided to help make it easier for one student each year by providing this scholarship. We take pride in helping students reach their education goals through this financing. To apply for this scholarship. Fill out the information below to the best of your ability. Please write an essay that is 500 words minimum that relates to one of the topics below. The student who provides the most compelling and well written essay will be rewarded the scholarship. This will be judged by's owner and writer.

            Essay Topics:

            1. 1) Health: What does being healthy mean to you? What healthy initiatives have you done to improve your lifestyle?
            2. Inspiration: What inspires you? What does this inspirational allow you to accomplish that you couldn't otherwise?
            3. Travel: If you could travel to anywhere in the world. Where would it be and why?

            Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

            Winner will be chosen by: August 15th 2015

            • All Fields Are Required.
            • Applicants must be US Residents
            • Applicants must be an incoming College Freshman"Fall 2015"

            Please Note:

            By submitting this information, you agree to use the $500 scholarship prize for education purposes only: tuition or expenses such as books, school supplies etc.

            Submitting this information also gives us permission to use your essay on our website's marketing platforms including our website content and social media. We will never share personal information from your application form. This information will be kept completely confidential.

            Healthcare Scholarship Program 2015

            Are you looking for a scholarship to help with the costs of your medical assistant training? We a delighted to announce that we are currently accepting applications for our 2015 scholarship program. Medical assisting can be a rewarding career, but before you can get a job, first you will need to pay for your education. We are currently offering a $500 scholarship to one lucky student in 2015.

            Details and Requirements

            • Applicants must write and submit an essay in English of between 750 and 1000 words on the topic “Why I Want to Pursue a Career in the Healthcare Field”.
            • Applicants must submit an essay that is original and entirely their own work. Any essay that contains plagiarized content or false information will be automatically disqualified.
            • Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of disbursement.
            • Applicants must be US citizens.

          • Applicants must be in full time education or enrolled on a course that starts in 2015.
          • Selection Criteria

          • The judge’s decision is final and is based on the quality of the essays submitted.
          • The essays will be judged on originality, creativity, grammar and punctuation.
          • Financial need is not taken into account when awarding the scholarship.

          Terms and Conditions

        • We will only contact the applicant who is the selected scholarship recipient and will not contact other applicants.
        • All contact information submitted by applicants will only be used by for the purpose of contacting the scholarship recipient and dispersing funds.
        • We will not share applicant contact information with third parties.
        • Any essay submitted by applicants may be published on and may also be used for marketing purposes.
        • We reserve the right to publish the winning essay and a photograph of the winner, along with the winner’s name, on the website and to use the winner’s name, photograph and essay for marketing purposes.
        • All entries must be submitted by June 30th 2015. Any entry submitted after this date will not qualify. The winner will be notified by email and funds will be sent to them within 28 business days from the close of the competition.
        • By submitting your essay you agree to the terms and conditions.

        InkAddict Tattoo Art Design Scholarship

        Thank you for visiting the InkAddict Tattoo Art Scholarship! Applicants will submit their best example of ORIGINAL tattoo art or art that could be used on tattoo inspired clothing. Good Luck!


        • $1,000 for First Place
        • $$500 runner up prize

        Applicant Rules:

        • Must be pursuing a Graduate or Under-Graduate level degree for Graphic Design or Art
        • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
        • Submission: Submit your best example of tattoo art OR art that could be used on tattoo inspired clothing

        Disclaimer:designs must be original and cannot repurpose or use in any way copy written material

        • Must submit most recent college transcript
        • Must submit essays/art by deadline of June 15th, 2015
        • The first place winner may have their original design printed on InkAddict apparel
        • The runner up winner may have their original design printed on InkAddict apparel
        • All rights to first and second-prize winning art become the sole property of InkAddict, to be used at its discretion

        Design Submission

        Please upload an original tattoo design or tattoo-inspired clothing design. All work must be your own and cannot contain duplicated or copyrighted content.

        AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program

        In an effort to help those who are helping others, AAC is excited to offer 3 scholarships for those studying in the fields of behavioral health, counseling, psychology, social work, nursing or related sciences.

        With facilities across the United States, AAC provides comprehensive, compassionate treatment for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction along with co-occurring mental/behavioral health issues. Our CARF accredited treatment facilities support individualized treatment plans with research based therapies and well appointed amenities.

        AAC established these scholarship awards to provide financial assistance to college and graduate students pursuing careers in behavioral health and addiction related studies. Students eligible for scholarships are those enrolled or will be enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/ family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

        $10,000 in Scholarships Being Awarded

        Submission Guidelines:

        Award Amounts: First Place: $5,000 Second & Third Place: $2,500

        Deadline: May 31, 2015

        Announcement: June 26, 2015

        Award Date: August 14, 2015


        • High school graduate as of Summer 2015
        • Open to full or part-time undergraduate or college graduate students
        • Must be entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/ family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

        Requirements: Essay (800 words max.) Why are you interested in pursuing a career in behavioral sciences?

        Applying for an AAC Scholarship Simply fill out a scholarship application form and our AAC selection committee will select the three essays.

        Online applications may also be printed/returned to: American Addiction Centers AAC Scholarship Director 115 East Park Drive, Second Floor Brentwood, TN 37207

        Selection Process: All essays will be reviewed by a committee selected solely by AAC. Review period will begin after the application deadline. Final selections will be made by the AAC selected committee.

        GreenPal Business Scholarship

        GreenPal's scholarship for Tomorrow's Entrepreneur has been awarded for 2014. We will begin accepting applicant entries for the 2015 period on November 1st, 2014 and will be awarding the spring award by May 30th, 2015. This is an evergreen scholarship and will be renewed annually.

        GreenPal believes small businesses are the backbone of our country's economy. Our CEO started his first company, a small lawn mowing business, in high school and grew the company while attending college, ultimately scaling the organization to over 100 employees. Having recently guided that company through acquisition by a respected national organization he wants to assist aspiring entrepreneurs attending college while starting or running a small business.

        The purpose of The GreenPal Small Business Scholarship is to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. We believe that the generation of today's students are the future employers of tomorrow. The future of our county will be forged by the entrepreneurial spirit of today's generation.

        If you currently run a small business while attending college or have a small business idea to start while you plan to attend college, see below for the instructions and criteria for applying for the GreenPal scholarship.

        Scholarship Eligibility

        1. We will open up the 2015 application entry period November 1st, 2014
        2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements
        3. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., evidence of GPA.) Incomplete applications will not be considered
        4. Submissions are to be submitted through the online application process below
        5. This is an evergreen scholarship and will be renewed and funded each year by GreenPal Co.


        Scholarship funds will be awarded to the student's institution, upon evidence of registration in classes. This includes student identification number and correct address of school's Bursar's Office.

        Who is eligible to receive the awards? In the spirt of our founder, who founded his own lawn care company GreenPal's scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior, college freshman or sophomore who owns and operates his/her own small business, or has put together a business plan to start a business while in college. Additionally, the student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall of 2014.

        GreenPal will publish all essays to the GreenPal blog. Social Media shares will serve as a method of voting and will be used as a component for picking the annual scholarship recipient.

        Award Components:

        Scholarship is $2,000 paid equally over (4) semesters, This scholarship will be renewed each year with a new winner. Each winner will receive (4) awards of $500 for each semester completed.


        1. Applicant must be graduating High School's Senior Class in 2015 or currently enrolled in a college of business with a 3.0 or higher GPA
        2. Applicant must demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner
        3. Applicant must have a declared major or minor in the college of Business, Economics, or Finance.
        4. Funds must be used for full-time enrollment at accredited two or four-year colleges, Universities, vocational or technical schools in the United States

        GreenPal provides on demand lawn care services to residential customers in Nashville, TN and Tampa, FL.

        To apply for the GreenPal Scholarship, email your essay (500-1000 words) along with a photo to scholarship We will announce the winner on this page by May 30th, 2015.

        National Home Improvement Scholarship

        National Home Improvement is dedicated to "Building on Integrity" and in doing, so we are active in supporting our community. Change starts from the ground up and we want to help you build your foundation by giving $1000 toward your education.

        If you are a high school or college student (undergrad and graduate students), we want to know how you will use your education to help the world.

        Our Challenge to You

        We are looking to give one student the opportunity to prove why they deserve this scholarship. The challenge is simple, we want you to write and essay of 1000 words or less about how you will use your education to help others. The deadline for submissions is on May 1st, 2015.

        BE CREATIVE!

        We encourage every applicant to be creative and really let your passion for helping others with your education resonate.

        How Do You Apply?

        • Your Full Name
        • Your Major
        • Your Grade
        • Your School
        • Your Essay

        To apply for this scholarship email your essay to Please be sure to include the following in your email:

        The only restrictions for applying to the scholarship are that you MUST be in the United States and that your submission must be original and not plagiarized.

        We will be in contact with you shortly after receiving your submission. A winner will be selected after the contest deadline, and we will be in touch with the winner with further details.

        Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

        Veterans United Foundation, formed and fully funded by Veterans United Home Loans and its employees, strives to enhance lives by recognizing the selfless contributions of service members and their families through support of such individuals in need.

        Despite the aid of benefits like the GI Bill, the ever-increasing expense of a post-secondary degree is one of the greatest challenges facing so many of our nation's finest, and in an effort to address this need, Veterans United Foundation has established the Veterans United Foundation Scholarship program.

        The program's primary goal is to assist military service members and their families by awarding up to twenty $2,000 scholarships per semester to help pay for tuition and books.

        Scholarship Eligibility

        To be considered, the scholarship applicant must fall into at least one of the following categories:

        • A current active-duty service member in the United States Military
        • Veteran of the United States Military
        • Spouse of a service member or veteran of the United States Military
        • Surviving spouse or child of a fallen service member of the US Military
        • Child of a service member or veteran of the US Military

        Applicants must currently be pursuing a post-secondary degree (associates, bachelors, masters or doctorate) at an accredited college or university and provide a form of proof of enrollment.

        In addition, applicants must have a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

        Scholarship Application Periods

        • March 15: Scholarship application opens up for applicants at
        • April 30: Scholarship application closes to applicants
        • May 19-26: Scholarship winners are contacted directly
        • May 31: Spring Scholarship Winners announced at

        Fall Scholarship Application Period

        • September 15: Scholarship application opens up for applicants at
        • October 31: Scholarship application closes to applicants
        • November 19-26: Scholarship winners are contacted directly
        • November 30: Fall Scholarship Winners announced

        How to Apply

        The scholarship application link will be made available at ONLY during the spring and fall application periods.

        The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship application will ask applicants to:

        1. Answer a series of questions regarding contact information, relation to the military, leadership experience, etc.
        2. Write an essay in response to one of four prompts given within the scholarship application
        3. Attach a photo of themselves only, which will be used on the website to announce scholarship winners
        4. Attach a copy of the DD214 or a Leave and Earnings Statement of the veteran or service member of interest. Example: If you are applying as a veteran or service member, you will attach your OWN document. If you are applying as the child of a veteran or service member, you will attach your mother or father's document. If you are applying as the spouse of a veteran or service member, you will attach your spouse's document.
        5. Attach a document that proves you are presently enrolled at an accredited college. Examples: official or unofficial transcript, class schedule for the current semester, letter from the college or university, etc.
        6. Sign and reattach a release form provided by Veterans United Foundation


        There are many scholarships to choose from and people can visit the link paymaster scholarships to browse the various scholarships and their requirements

        Rotary Club of Carson City Scholarsteps Scholarship Application


        • Fill out the application
        • Personal/Extracurricular Statement Type a personal statement and limit your response to 500-1000 words. The statement should include your personal goals for the future, educational plan and career objectives, planned employment status during the school year, extra-curricular and volunteer activities, school and community activities, and a description of how you spend your time outside of school. Detail any academic honors you have received and your financial need. Remember, your personal statement is your opportunity to share with the scholarship committee who you are, and why you should be chosen to receive scholarship funds for your education
        • GPA Verification: Students' grade point averages will be evaluated for this merit based scholarships. Applicants must provide academic transcripts from the most recently completed semester.
        • Return Application to one of the following: Western Nevada College Foundation, Rm. 147, 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703 Carson High School Guidance Office Rotary Club of Carson City, P.O. Box 504, Carson City, NV 89702.


        READY TO WIN?

        1. Enter to win $1,000 to contribute to your education bills. All you have to do is write and submit an original blog post to the following prompt: The Internet has increased my awareness of ____________ and this is how.
        2. Submit your post in the submission box below. You will need your .edu email address to submit your blog post.

        Your answer should be 500-800 words of thoughtful writing that demonstrates your personal experience with this topic. Complete and submit your response by April 24th, 2015. This scholarship is available to any and all students enrolled in college or university programs.

        Word Count: 500-800 words

        Open to: Enrolled college students

        Deadline: April 24, 2015

        Entry Guidelines

        How to enter the Scholarship

        • Tell your story Write an essay describing the topic above. Don’t forget to be creative.
        • Send us your best Fill out the form below, no later than April 24, 2015.

        Other Scholarship Opportunities

        There are hundreds of thousands of scholarship opportunities that an ambitious student can discover. While your local library will contain many scholarship directories in the reference section, the best way to match your particular characteristics to scholarship opportunities is to search through the Internet. Students may use computers in WNC's library for this purpose. Several free online scholarship searches are available. WNC recommends:

        Be sure to begin your scholarship search early!

        HubShout Online Marketing Scholarship

        The HubShout Online Marketing Scholarship is designed to help students who are on the path to any type of business or marketing career that will involve online marketing. Students who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, have at least a 3.0 GPA and are working toward a career in business or marketing are encouraged to apply. Textbooks for a Year Scholarship

        The Textbooks for a Year scholarship is a 750-1,250 word essay contest. One grand prize of $1,250 and one runner-up prize of $250, to the winning students will be awarded in the Fall and again in the Spring.

        Tribal Scholarships

        For those who are Native American, your tribe or nation may offer college scholarships. To learn more, contact your tribe or call the regional office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Sacramento at (916) 978-6058 or visit the BIA website.

        Many tribes and the BIA require a "needs analysis" from your college's financial aid office to document eligibility, so be sure to file your FAFSA early.

        Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)

        About the scholarship

        The Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) was created in 1999 to help formerly battered women overcome barriers to the education necessary for their becoming employable and financially stable. The primary intent is to help single mothers with young children who have the greatest financial challenges (childcare costs, etc.) to gain work skills so they can support their families. Our funds target women who are in desperate financial situations and absolutely must have both an education and our funds to assist them.

        WISP Program Eligibility Criteria

        A woman who meets the following requirements is eligible to apply:

        • Survived intimate partner abuse & has been separated from their abuser a minimum of one year;
        • Is a citizen or legal resident of the United States;
        • Has applied to or is officially accepted into an accredited course of study at a United States institution;
        • Demonstrates a critical need for financial assistance;
        • Exhibits a strong desire and the ability to complete a training and/or academic program;
        • Has a definite plan to use the desired training to upgrade skills for career advancement, to train for a new career field, or to enter or reenter the job market; and
        • Has sought services from a non-profit, domestic violence agency for a minimum of 6 consecutive months, and this agency is willing act as sponsor by mentoring and providing support to the student throughout her educational experience

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