Financial Assistance

Current Scholarship Opportunities

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

DISCLAIMER:
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 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.

Applying

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 (OnlineMedicalAssistantPrograms.net) 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.
      • 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?

        MySolo401k.net 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?

        Who:

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

        What:

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

        When:

        Submission deadline is December 15, 2014

        How:

        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”.

        Reply:

        Please email your essay to: scholarship@mysolo401k.net

        Submission Deadline: December 15, 2014

        Award Date: January 15, 2015

        Pertino IT Innovation Scholarship Program

        Eligibility

        • Information Technology degree focus
        • Legal US residents
        • Currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university or business school in the U.S.
        • Enrolled in a Undergraduate or Graduate degree program

        Award

        (1) $1000 award, and (1) $500 award

        Requirements

        • Submit a 500-700 blog post on one of the following topics:
          • What is the impact of the cloud on computer networking?
          • Describe the security and privacy challenges for companies with mobile workers.
          • How does increasing employee mobility impact a company’s ability to keep them always connected?
        • High school graduate (or equivalent): 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA or University or business school: 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA
        • One letter of recommendation

        The William Gary Allen Scholarship

        Enter for your opportunity to be awarded $1,500 for college tuition.

        The career you’re preparing for in college may take you places you’ve never imagined. But have you imagined the kind of place you’d like to call home in the future?

        Tell us about your vision of the “Home of the Future” in an essay and you may be eligible to be awarded a $1,500 scholarship.

        Essay topics may include but are not limited to green/sustainable building methods and technology, accessibility, community amenities, common spaces and other features that you believe will appeal to homeowners and renters in the future.

        Scholarship Deadline: October 31, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

        Criteria for eligibility:

        • Be enrolled in an accredited university or college in the United States.
        • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of entry submission.
        • Have full-time student status.
        • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
        • Major in or focus on architecture, civil engineering, city planning, environmental services or related fields.

        How to enter:

        1. In less than 500 words, use the form below to send us your essay about your vision of the Home of the Future.
        2. Read the Rules and Regulation page for details on eligibility, the winner selection process and more.
        3. Submit your name and email address along with your essay by (month, day, year, time).

        Scholarship Entry Form

        Please fill out each field and submit your entry.

        INTERIOR-DELUXE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

        Education is important, and having a college degree can make a huge difference to your future. Financing a college education, however, can be difficult. Interior-Deluxe believe in giving our youth a chance, that's why we're offering need-based college scholarship of $1,500. Applying for the scholarship is easy. All you have to do is answer four questions that are open-ended yet thought-provoking.

        Our scholarship is open to students of all majors in all countries who are 16 years of age or older. All are encouraged to apply for our scholarship - including High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners.

        General Scholarship for Higher Learning: Fall 2014

        Students enrolled in a two year, four year, or a graduate program are eligible to apply. The General Scholarship is awarded each fall and spring semester.

        Award Amount: $1500

        Deadline:October 15,2014

        Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship

        Type of Scholarship

        Each winner of this essay contest will be awarded a check from the law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP. These funds must be used to pay for college tuition and / or education-related expenses.

        One (1) essay per student is allowed.

        Eligibility

        This essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18-years-old or older and are currently enrolled in a college or university located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. U.S. territories are excluded.

        Previous first place winners are not eligible for participation.

        Essay Topic

        Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer diagnosed in close to 3,000 Americans each year. The only established cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Most victims were unwittingly exposed to asbestos at work or while serving in the military. Still others developed mesothelioma through exposure from family members coming home from work with their clothes covered in asbestos fibers.

        Unfortunately, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the annual number of mesothelioma deaths is increasing. According to experts, over 20 million people in the United States are at risk of developing malignant mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.

        We believe it is important to get the facts out about mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, and especially, to help educate young Americans by researching and writing about one of the below topics:

        • A mesothelioma survivor’s personal story.
        • A history of asbestos use in America.
        • The latest developments in the treatment of mesothelioma.

        Essay Length

        The essay must be no fewer than 750 and no more than 1,500 words long.

        To Apply to the Essay Contest

        • Fill in “Your Information” in the downloadable application to the right.
        • Read the Rules and sign the application.
        • Return this form by email (also download the PDF application Link Text)
        • .
        • Email your original essay to scholarship@mesotheliomahelp.org. We will accept essays from Sept. 1st, 2014 until Oct. 7, 2014.

        Conversion Digital Marketing Scholarship

        Conversion is a performance-driven digital marketing firm and trusted partner to some of North America’s largest brands. Conversion is awarding two scholarships each valued at $1,000 to post-secondary students passionate about marketing. Students applying must submit a 500-750 word essay outlining their current marketing-related involvement as well as their marketing career aspirations. Students who are able to demonstrate their passion for marketing, as well as a clear understanding of their career goals will be favored.

        Eligibility:

        • Be a full time student at an accredited College or University during the Fall 2014 semester
        • Be a Canadian or American Citizen
        • Enrolled in a post-secondary institution in the field of Business, Marketing, Communications, Information Technology, or related field

        Requirements:

        1. Fill out your correct information (see form on the right)
        2. Email/mail the following documents
        • An official up-to-date transcript
        • Proof of Canadian or American citizenship
        • 500-750 word essay outlining your current marketing-related involvement as well as your marketing career aspirations

        Value: $1,000

        Number of Scholarships: Two

        Length of Scholarship: One semester

        Deadline: September 19, 2014

        Mail to:

        Conversion (Attn: Scholarship)

        174 Spadina Avenue, Suite 200

        Toronto, Ontario

        Canada M5T 2C2

        info@driveconversion.com (Attn: Scholarship)

        Envirosafety Products.com

        • What:Enviro safety products is awarding a $1500 Scholarship to the student who writes the winning essay about safety in the work and professional environments.
        • Who:All active, full time college or technical school students.
        • When:Deadline to submit isSeptember 15th, 2014

        Enviro Safety Products is proud to support motivated students and professionals pursuing a career in Occupational Safety & Health or a related field. The purpose of this scholarship is to help recognize the contributions and importance of proper safety and health practices in the workplace.

        Enviro Safety Products awards one scholarship annually to a full time student enrolled in an occupational health and safety related program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree at an accredited college or university in the United States. The scholarship is awarded based on the applicants knowledge and understanding of the importance of workplace safety. This award is open to eligible students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, personal beliefs, age, sexual orientation or physical challenges.

        Award criteria:

        • One scholarship will be awarded.
        • Must be enrolled in an Occupational Health and Safety related course or program at an accredited college or university in the United States.
        • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
        • Enrolled in at least 12 units.
        • Submit current transcript (unofficial transcripts will be accepted).
        • Submit a one-page cover letter, consisting of a brief statement of approximately 250-300 words, describing your accomplishments, career goals and importance of proper safety and health practices in the workplace. Additionally, write a two page brief discussing the usefulness and importance of a specific kind of safety product(s) in the work environment.

        Suggested subjects include:

        • Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
        • Respiratory Protection
        • Disposable Clothing & HazMat Suits
        • Gloves & Hand Protection
        • Eye & Vision Protection
        • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
        • OSHA Regulations pertaining to PPE

        Your brief should include links to appropriate sections on the envirosafetyproducts.com website, OSHA or the CDC where appropriate.

        Email application to: sales@envirosafetyproducts.com

        Ready to Apply?

        Email us your scanned documents, and your Essay in Microsoft Word format to sales@envirosafetyproducts.com with the subject of "2014 Scholarship Application."

        One Winner will be chosen from all submissions based upon the following criteria:

        • Grammar & Spelling
        • Relevancy of Essay to Safety Industry & Enviro Safety
        • Quality of content
        • GPA
        • Judging will be performed by the VP of Marketing & Technology of Enviro Safety. Under no circumstances shall more than $1500 be awarded. Relatives, employees (prior or current) or Families of Enviro Safety or directly affiliated companies are not eligable.

          All essay's submitted become the property of Enviro Safety Products and may be used in entirety or part for any reason. If 12 submissions from individual students are not received, the scholarship will be prorated based upon the number of submissions. For example, if only 6 students submit, 50% of the scholarship would be paid out. Scholarship can be used to pay for books & tuition and receipts must be submitted for reimbursement.

          2014 Scholarships Sponsored by Xero

          Basics

          • Focus: Accounting or finance
          • Amount:$5000(one award)
          • Level:Undergraduate or graduate
          • Recurs: Biannually

          Applicants

          • Must be legal US residents
          • Must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university or business school in the US

          You must submit

          • Essay
          • Write 500-700 words on the following topic:
          • “What compels you to study accounting, business and/or finance? What is your end goal, and how do you think you will make a difference in this field?”

          Transcripts

          High school graduate (or equivalent): 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA or University or business school: 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA

          Reference

          • One letter of recommendation

          Submit applications to submissions@xero.com

          Internet Providers.com Scholarship

          We’re offering a scholarship to help further your education if you can submit a blog post that is interesting, well thought out,and above all, proves to us that you’re using the Internet to help shape your future.

          This scholarship is only open to currently enrolled students.(you will need your student ID number and valid student email address to submit your blog post).

          The writer of the winning submission will win $2000 toward their education.

          The keys to writing a winning blog post

          We’re looking for someone that sets themselves apart from the crowd. Provide examples that are specific to your needs, your classes,your major and show that you’re using the Internet in ways that expand further than typical educational avenues (like online study guides or looking up internships)

          So in short,

          • Provide meaningful/detailed examples.
          • Use correct grammar and spelling.
          • Show us how you’re passionate about the Internet and your career.
          • How to submit your blog post

            All you have to do to submit your blog post is fill out the form that’s provided for you here. You’ll need to fill in your full name, your student ID number and your current student email Address. The last piece of the puzzle is your actual blog post in the form please copy and paste the link to your post on your personal blog.

            Entry Guidelines

            How to enter the InternetProviders.com 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 August 15, 2014.

            • First Name
            • Last Name
            • Address*
            • Address
            • Zip Code
            • Email Address (.edu)
            • Phone(5555555555)
            • Student ID Number
            • Link to Blog Post
            • JobApplicationsOnline.com Scholarship Program

              JobApplicationsOnline.com Working Your Way Through College Scholarship

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

              At JobApplicationsOnline.com, 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!

              NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

              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.
              7. The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship

                Web design is a form of art. At Rand Marketing we believe that scholarships can give an aspiring web designer/artist the opportunity to focus on his or her web designs instead of worrying about the cost of books and tuition. Our scholarship is about your artistic and creative ability. Rand Marketing is offering a $1000 scholarship to enable one student chosen from all entries to pursue his or her education demonstrating a passion for design and a creative submission.

                Eligibility Requirements:

                Enrollment:

                The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by August 1, 2014 at any accredited U.S. college, university and art or fashion institute.

                Application:

                Each applicant must submit an essay of 250 words or more which includes:

                1. Applicant’s name, address, phone number and the college, university or institute of attendance in August, 2014 and
                2. A description of what inspired the applicant to pursue a career in the design industry, why the applicant chose his or her particular college, university or institute to pursue a career in design and how the applicant expects his or her education to enhance their design creativity and career goals and
                3. An original sketch created by the applicant of any inspired design (image can be computer generated, scanned or mailed in).
                4. OPTIONAL:The applicant may also submit his or her original design on Rand Marketing’ Facebook page

                Where to apply:

                Each applicant must submit their application by Using this online form or by email to following the instructions on stated above to complete the scholarship application.

                Application Submission Deadline: August 5, 2014

                Award:One student will be awarded a $1000 scholarship.

                Award Date:August 30, 2014

                ALL APPLICANT SUBMISSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO THE “GUIDELINES FOR RAND MARKETING WEB DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSIONS“

                Please fill out the form on our webpage or email us at scholarship@randmarketing.com.

                Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program

                Scholarship Award Criteria:

                • Candidate must be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university for the 2014-2015 Fall semester
                • Candidate must have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field
                • Graduate students must have received a cumulative undergraduate GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
                • Graduate students should be maintaining a GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during Graduate School
                • Sophomores and Juniors must have a cumulative GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
                • Freshman must have a cumulative high school GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
                • Candidates must complete an application & submit unofficial transcripts [if selected, an official transcript will be required]
                • Although not required for an application, references can be submitted to:
                • Thermo Fisher Scientific
                • Attn: Scholarship Reference
                • 3734 N. Meridian Rd
                • Rockford, IL 61107
                • or via email to PierceScholarship@thermofisher.com.
                • Deadline for applicants is 3:00:00 p.m. on August 1, 2014

                Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all materials in the checklist before August 1, 2014 (all information should be submitted at once). Award recipients will be notified no later than August 14, 2014. Please see official Terms & Conditions for additional information.

                * Note this scholarship is only available to United States citizens or students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.

                BuyVia Scholarship

                Submission Rules:

                • Create a video on the topic above. At least 90 seconds, but no more than 5 minutes in length
                • Upload the video to our YouTube channel with title starting: BuyVia Contest Entry - Email a link to the video to: info@buyvia.com
                • Be sure to Share the Video on Twitter and Facebook with your friends! Use the link to our scholarship page above

                Requirements:

                • Must be enrolled at an accredited two or four year college within the United States
                • Submission must arrive by July 30th, 2014
                • One submission per person
                • Must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa.
                • Email Entry must include: Full Name, [YOUTUBE USERNAME], Address, Phone, School Name, GPA, Date of Birth, & Parent/Guardian Name (if under 18)
                • All submissions become property of BuyVia, LLC

                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.

                MyBookBuyer.com 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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