Financial Assistance

Scholarships through WNC Foundation

Each year, WNC awards scholarships to students on the basis of academic criteria or any combination of academics, field of study, financial need, activities, community service, and other criteria. The WNC Foundation Scholarship application is open from October 5 - March 5 for the following academic year. Students who are not eligible for federal assistance can still apply for scholarship funds.

online scholarship application

Below are helpful links when applying for scholarships:

Generally, in order to be selected to receive a campus-based scholarship, a student must:

  • meet the specific selection criteria for a particular scholarship program
  • be enrolled in a minimum of six units, unless otherwise requested by the donor
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, unless otherwise requested by the donor
  • have financial need as determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a requirement for many scholarships.

Students awarded a scholarship will have their award disbursed to their student account only when a thank you card has been received for the donor and in accordance with semester disbursement dates. Please be aware that scholarships of $500 and more will be disbursed in two equal payments (fall and spring) unless otherwise requested by the donor. Students must meet the minimum GPA criteria for a scholarship in order to receive the second disbursement.

Information: 775-445-3000
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