Don't Wait to Apply

           All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships through Western Nevada College's Foundation. Filling out the scholarship application could be the wisest and best monetary decision a student makes in 2021.

More than $600,000 in scholarship funding is available for the 2021-22 academic year because of the generosity of donors and the Foundation’s various fundraising efforts. Students will be considered for several hundred scholarships with one, easy application. The deadline is April 1.

To apply, go to wnc.edu/scholarships. For more information on applying for a scholarship, contact the WNC Foundation at 775-445-3240.

Things to Know
WNC Student Using Miss Lyon County Platform to Help Those with Mental Illness
Abbey Fredenburgh has overcome bullying and mental illness to become a "vibrant young woman" with lofty career goals.
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Nursing Students Assist with COVID Vaccinations
By helping administer COVID vaccines, the Fallon campus nursing students are increasing the number of people who can receive vaccinations in a timely manner. 
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Watch ‘Power of Prison Education and Community’ on WNC’s YouTube Channel
The event on Feb. 4 included a virtual screening of short reels from Ken Burns’ “College Behind Bars” and a live Q&A panel.
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Regent Who Helped Found College Passes
Harold Jacobsen served as a WNC Foundation Board member from 1997-2013 and helped with the founding of the college and acquisition of land.
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Apply for Spring Commencement by Friday, March 19
Students can check their graduation status by phoning Admissions and Records at 775-445-3277.
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Chancellor Rose Establishes Mental Health Taskforce
The group will be charged with responding to the mental health needs of students, faculty and staff who have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Food Pantry Operating Hands Free This Semester
Wildcat Reserve is available to students, regardless of income. Students can order once per week with pickup outside the Student Center.
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Artists with WNC Ties Fill Galleries with Landscapes, Dragons and More
Artwork from photographer Tracy Fish and painters Colleen Reynolds and Bretta Guzzetta will be on display in Bristlecone through March 3.
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Good News
50th Anniversary: Arrigottis Devote Lives to WNC
Stephanie and Richard Arrigotti have collectively represented the college for 92 years, helping the college grow and prosper during its first 50 years.
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Soroptimists Honor Ramirez, Gladys
WNC leaders Lupe Ramirez and Niki Gladys were recognized by Soroptimist International of Carson City among its eight “Women Helping Women” honorees for 2021.
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WNC Recognized as Most Friendly Transfer Institution
Intelligent recently rated WNC as the Most Friendly Transfer institution in its assessment of the Best Colleges in Nevada.
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Quest Helps WNC Upgrade Technology, Remote Learning
Through WNC’s Digital Campus & Technology’s group and Troy Tingle’s association with Quest, WNC has started upgrading its classroom technology and providing better service to faculty and students.
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VFW Auxiliary Creates Scholarship for WNC Veterans
Post 3726 (Kit Carson) holds Buddy Poppy drives where vets make flowers to raise money to aid veterans in need, including scholarships for those attending college.
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Faculty & Staff Celebrate NSHE Anniversaries!
Employees are being recognized in February for their service to the Nevada System of Higher Education, including WNC.
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What's Next?
First Paramedic Graduation Set for Saturday, Feb. 20
The 11 graduates of WNC's new Paramedicine program are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician National Certification Test.
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Nursing Program Adds TEAS Testing Dates
Students must submit their TEAS test score to Admissions and Records by May 10 to be considered for admission into the Fall 2021 Nursing program.
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