Financial Assistance

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.

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
        • 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 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

          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.


          • For the essay, please write about why you want to become a nurse.
          • How to Apply


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


            • 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 12:00AM MST on July 31, 2014 and 12:00AM 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.



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

            NAQVI INJURY LAW

            Opportunity For a $2,000 Scholarship!

            Requirements for the Naqvi Scholarship

            • This scholarship is judged primarily on need basis, but does not exclude achievement standards.
            • The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by March 31, 2015. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
            • Applications for scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or high school graduate from the state of Nevada.
            • You must be seeking a law oriented degree.
            • A student aid report showing income status of your household must be attached for application to be considered.
            • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
            • A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to be considered.
            • This scholarship is a one time scholarships worth $2,000.
            • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.>/li>
            • This scholarship is available at

            The American Bullion Financial Education Scholarship

            Essay Rules

            • Scholarship essay must be a minimum of 500 words, maximum of 2,000 words.
            • Applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university within the United States.
            • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid U.S. student visa.
            • One submission per person, per year. • Essays that fail to meet the above requirements will be disregarded.
            • Winners may have their essay featured on the American Bullion website, Facebook page, and blog. For up-to-date information on the scholarship and other American Bullion announcements, follow American Bullion on Twitter and Facebook.


            To apply for this scholarship opportunity, please complete the following form using the link above which includes a 500-2,000 word essay answering the question: Why is gold a good investment for future generations?

            2015 Michigan Auto Law Car Accident Injury Survivor Scholarship

            Auto accident law firm is offering two $500 scholarships for college students who have overcome car accident injuries and are rebuilding their lives.

            Eligibility and selection criteria
            Applicants must:

            • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident,
            • Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States,
            • Have sustained injuries from a car or truck accident,
            • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

            Application requirements
            Applicants must submit the following items:

            • A completed application,
            • A current academic transcript (original copy with the name of the college or university),
            • Copy of the police report or other proof of your accident,
            • An essay of not more than three pages describing the car accident, your injury, and how you have worked to overcome your injury.

            OMAP’s 100 Word Essay Health Care Scholarship

            OMAP ( is now offering our 100 word essay scholarship for all current and prospective students pursuing a career in the health care field. New for 2014: we’ve made it easier than ever by changing our 1500 word essay requirements to only 100 words!

          • Click here to apply. Please read the following information prior to applying:
          • Essay Instructions

            Please explain why you should be considered for our scholarship, using the following criteria:

            • Minimum of 100 words, maximum of 200 words.
            • All essays should be written in English using correct grammar and punctuation.
            • All personal information needs to be accurate and truthful.
            • Pictures, audio, and video are accepted as part of the submission.
            How Much Are We Giving Away?

            We are currently offering $2000 in scholarship funds per year. The money will be divided between four lucky students, and dispersed four separate times per year on select dates (see deadline instructions below). Each winner will receive $500 in scholarship money.

            What are the Deadlines?

            If you missed the last deadline, don’t worry! We offer 4 scholarships per year to different individuals. Be sure to get your applications in before the next deadline! Deadlines for 2014:

            • Scholarship #1: March 31st 2014 (funds dispersed by April 30th, 2014)
            • Scholarship #2: June 30th, 2014 (funds dispersed by July 30th, 2014)
            • Scholarship #3: September 30th, 2014 (funds dispersed by October 30th, 2014)
            • Scholarship #4: December 31st, 2014 (funds dispersed by January 30th, 2015)
            • What are the Requirements?
            • All winners will need to provide proof of the following requirements:
              • At least 18 years old (at the time of disbursement).
              • Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
              • Must be enrolled in a Health Care related field.
              • The Special Delivery Scholarship

                2015 Special Delivery Scholarship

                Personal mail delivered by post has almost become an entirely nostalgic mode of communication. The convenience of the digital age has largely overrun everyday communication between people across the globe. People have become so accessible by the digital age, that it is easy to become passive in receiving digital mementoes. While digital mail may be fast, its very accessibility has made it so impersonal. Taking the time and effort to actually write a letter and actually physically send it through the post, ensures that added personal touch to notes sent to friends, family, and loved ones that digital mail just can't compete with. A tangible token of your communication almost always has a bigger and longer lasting impact its receiver. If you have ever been personally impacted in a profound way by a piece of mail that you have received, enter the - Special Delivery Scholarship and you might receive an award of $1000.

                Who Can Apply?

                The Special Delivery Scholarship is currently open to undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time at an accredited post-secondary college or university in the United States. Ensure you meet the following requirements before submitting your Special Delivery Scholarship application:

                • You are a full-time undergraduate student that is presently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary college or university.
                • You are either a citizen of the United States or a permanent legal resident of the United States
                • You hold a minimum 3.0 grade point average, or higher.
                • You are not an employee or a direct relative of a current employee at

                How to Apply

                To apply for the - Special Delivery Scholarship, write an interesting and original essay on the following topic:

                Recount a time when you received a piece of mail that changed your life, and outline how it effected your future.

                The essay should be no less than 500 words but not more than 1,000 words in length. Submit your application and essay by the deadline date of December 31th, 2014 at 9:00PM (EST). Any applications received after this date and time will not be opened and can expect to be immediately disqualified.

                To submit your essay, please send an email to before the deadline. Ensure you format the subject line of your email submission as per the following example: "Your name - Scholarship Application". This email must come from .EDU email address.

                Be sure that you include the following information in the body of your email:

                • First and Last Name
                • Program of Study
                • Current Grade Point Average
                • Expected Graduation Date
                • Permanent Phone Number
                • Email Address

                Flight Network Fly High Scholarship

                Fly High Scholarship

       will be giving away a $1000 scholarship to one (1) University student again!

                You’ve Never heard of FlightNetwork? Where have you been?

                We’ve been around since 2005, providing the lowest prices in flights, hotels, vacation packages and car rentals. We’re the largest Canadian- owned online travel agency in Canada and the second most visited site behind Expedia. We continue to innovate and improve our technology to provide the best possible prices and sizzlin hot travel deals.

                So what makes us different from those other travel guys…?

                • Unlimited price drop protection
                • Best Price Guarantee
                • Price Watch

                The Criteria

                • Students must be a Canadian/American citizen or hold a valid student Visa
              • Eligible students must be currently enrolled in a Canadian OR American University OR College program for the 2014/2015 school year
              • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
              • Submitted essays will become the property of Flight Network. Flight Network may use your essay, name and image in promotional efferts related to the Flight Network marketing campaigns.
              • What To Do

                • Students must submit a 500-1000 word essay about a travel related experience or topic. The winning essay will be featured on the FlightNetwork blog and will also secure the winner a one time scholarship of $1000.
                • Once submission has been made, go to Twitter and mention @FlightNetwork, tweet a travel photo and use the hashtag #FlyHighScholarship
                • OR Post a travel photo using the hashtag #FlyHighScholarship on FlightNetwork’s Facebook page - Discount Flights

                Home Insurance Scholarship

                Write Here. Write Now. Win $1,000 for College.

                Submit the best essay and get a $1,000 scholarship from!

                Choose a Topic

                • Topic 1: Insurance is about managing risk - deciding when to play it safe and buy extra coverage and when to gamble that you won't experience trouble. How have you managed risk? What determines whether you choose to be prudent or whether you decide to take a chance?
                • Topic 2: Insurance is designed to protect against many threats including natural disasters which can devastate any community. What are some ways you have given back to your local community? How will you continue to help others in your community while at college?

                How to Enter

                Write the Best Essay and Enter to Win $1,000. It's that Easy!

                • Write an Essay: Read through the two essay options about risk and natural disaster. Choose the one that appeals to you most and compose a 1,000 word essay on the topic.
                • Enter to Win: Submit your essay online with the web form below. Your composition will be judged by a Copy Editor, Director of Marketing and Senior Web Copywriter.
                • Win a Scholarship: If you write the winning essay, you'll receive a $1,000 scholarship and your work will be published on the blog.
                • * Complete information on the selection of a winner and other guidelines can be found here Rules & Guidelines - Official Rules for the 2014 Scholarship

                  ** Contest begins September 15, 2014, and all entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST December 31, 2014.

                  Moriarty's Gem Art Rock Hound Scholarship

                  Application Process

                  We love rocks! Everyone in our family studied geology, biology and other sciences in college.

                  Would you like to take part in the 2014 Rock Hound Scholarship? Just complete the following step:

                  Fill out this survey which has questions related to Science in School. Also answer the last essay question in the survey with 500 words or less. Punctuation, grammar, clarity and organization will be considered during the evaluation process, as well as content.

                  To enter, fill out the survey and submit by 11:59pm on Dec 25th, 2014. Carefully review your application before you submit it. We recommend that you print a hard copy of your application to retain for your records.

                  Eligibility for Payout

                  • Must be studying a Science Degree Program at your school
                  • Currently residing in the United States
                  • Student must provide the address of the college's Financial Aid Office
                  • Student must provide college student identification number
                  • All decisions we make are final and are not subject to appeal
                  • Before the Prize will be awarded, all information submitted in the application email will be verified. If ANY false or misleading information is submitted on the official entry, the student will be disqualified without notification to the student
                  • Only one entry per student.

                  My Solo 401K .net

                  What are the benefits of using funds in your 401k, IRA or other retirement account to finance your business or franchise?

         is a leading facilitator of 401k small business financing. Our 401k SelfStarter Plan, also known as a rollover as business startup (ROBS), allows you to fund a business with your retirement funds without taking a taxable distribution or loan. By minimizing debt, your business will increase its chance to succeed.

                  Ultimately, we empower individuals to turn their idea or concept…from a dream… into a reality.

                  We know the benefits of funding your business with your 401k, IRA or other retirement funds, but we want to hear it from your perspective: What are the benefits of using retirement funds to purchase or fund an existing business or franchise? Why should an individual use retirement funds over traditional forms of small business financing (equity and debt financing)? What is the long term value of the ROBS transaction to a business owner?


                  Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited United States university, college or trade school.


                  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded; this money can be used toward tuition or books.


                  Submission deadline is December 15, 2014


                  Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum on the topic" What are the benefits of using funds in your 401k, IRA or other retirement account to finance your business or franchise”.


                  Please email your essay to:

                  Submission Deadline: December 15, 2014

                  Award Date: January 15, 2015

                  The Scholarship


                  • US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.
                  • Students enrolled (or committed to attend) a two year, four year, or a graduate program are eligible.
                  • Financial situation and/or monetary awards previous scholarships have no bearing on this scholarship award

                  How to Apply:

                  Successful applicants will fully complete the Scholarship Application. A 'live' version of the application form will be made available ONLY during the open periods listed below. During those periods, the form will provide more detailed instructions on filling out and submitting your application.

                  Note: An official transcript will need to be mailed as part of your application, and must be received by the end of the application submission period. The application form will provide a physical address where transcripts are to be sent.

                  Application Submission Periods:

                  • Open periods to submit an application will be as follows:
                  • Submission Period (2014 Award): August 15th, 2014 to December 15th, 2014 (Closed)
                  • Scholarship Award Winner Announcements:

                    • Winners will be announced on this web page on the following dates:
                    • Award Announcement for 2014 Submissions (Spring Award): January 15th, 2014 (Awarded)
                    • Scholarship award winners will be contacted directly at the time of announcement.
                    • scholarship application

                      Get the Scholarship Application Here! on the above link

                      Once you've completed the application, please email the Word document to We look forward to watching your answers!

                      My Life Safety Essay Scholarship

                      Safety Essay Scholarship Win $1000 for School


                      Safety and privacy are very important to us. In many ways they are one in the same. We live in a world where any information we desire is available at our fingertips. But how much is too much? At MyLife, we strive to help you feel secure knowing that your information has been protected. However, the process begins with you.

                      On the Internet:

                      Many are concerned about how their private information is being used online. What do you think needs to change in order to make users feel safer, particularly on social media?

                      In your Community:

                      Identity theft can occur on paper just as easily as it can behind a computer. Given unlimited resources, how would you make your neighborhood safer? How would you try to solve and eradicate theft?


                      A wise man once said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." So what are you doing as an individual to keep yourself safe, how are you protecting you information, and how would you educate and encourage others to follow in your footsteps?

                      Essay Scholarship Contest Rules:

                      • Applicant must be a high school senior preparing to enroll at an accredited two or four year college or university in the 2015-2016 school year, or a currently enrolled full time student at an accredited two or four year college or university. Future and current online college students are encouraged to apply.
                      • Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to be considered.
                      • Applicant will be required to show proof of enrollment. College acceptance letters or college transcripts are accepted.
                      • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
                      • Applicant may submit one (1) essay of their choosing, which must be at least 750 words, but no more than 1,500 words. The essay must be an original work, written exclusively by the applicant.
                      • Essays are due Monday, December 8th, 2014 by 11:59 p.m. (CST). Submissions after this deadline will not be considered.
                      • Design A T-Shirt & Win A $500 Scholarship From Print Detective

                        Design A T-Shirt & Win A $500 Scholarship From Print Detective

                        Love Facebook and graphic design? Do you have an eye for design? Wear your creativity on your sleeve with the Print Detective Design a Shirt $500 Scholarship Contest! All you have to do is design an original T-shirt!

                        HOW DO YOU WIN?

                        The Print Detective Design a T-Shirt scholarship is a really easy and fun way to get $500 to help pay for school. Use your creativity to design your very own T-shirt. Upload your custom T-shirt design to Facebook and then get all of your friends and family to vote for your design. The entrant who gets the most votes will win $500 to finance their college education. Our scholarship winner will also receive a free T-shirt featuring their original design.

                        You are eligible to win the Print Detective Design a Shirt Scholarship if you meet the following requirements:

                        • You are a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the U.S.
                        • You are (1) a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree program at an accredited college or university or (2) a high school senior planning to attend college in the 2014-2015.
                        • You have a current grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
                        • THE DETAILS

                          All scholarship submissions must be submitted by December 1, 2014. Voting ends December 1, 2014. Submit your original T-shirt design in transparent PNG file format. (Recommended file size is 3000 by 3000 pixels.) Our scholarship is open to full-time students in all majors.

                          Insurance Providers Scholarship

                          Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship

                 is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students.

                          The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester. The deadline to apply is December, 1st.

                          Find out the requirements and how to enter below.

                          How to Enter

                          1. Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.
                          2. Once you have completed Step 1, please proceed to filling out the application in our contact form below.
                          3. Submit a link to your video, artwork, essay or creative element of your choice in the final step of the application form.


                          • Current college student or anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the upcoming school year.
                          • Student must have a valid driver’s license.
                          • Please email if you have any questions.

                            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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