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Nevada Promise Scholarship

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Nevada Promise is a scholarship and mentoring program which makes college more accessible to students in our state.

The scholarship covers the cost of registration and technology fees for qualifying students, beginning in Fall 2018. (Students will be responsible for the application fee, lab fees and cost of books. Apply for scholarships at by Friday, May 11 to help offset the cost of books and additional fees.

WNC is committed to helping applicants fulfill the requirements to maintain eligibility. Please refer to the “Steps to Earn Scholarship” section for eligibility deadlines and watch for e-mail communication regarding steps you need to take to stay on track.

There are many additional financial aid opportunities to help students to attend WNC.

Nevada Promise Awarding Examples

Nevada Promise Scholarship is a last dollar scholarship that covers the registration and technology fees, not covered by other gift aid.

Gift aid is defined as a:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Silver State Opportunity Grant (SSOG)
  • Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship (GGMS)

Gift aid IS NOT:

  • Outside scholarships
  • Foundation Scholarships
  • Institutional grant awards

Gift aid will always be applied to registration and class fees, before a Nevada Promise Scholarship is award. The following are examples:

Example 1

$1,250  Registration fees & mandatory fees per semester
– $480  Millennium Scholarship per semester 
$770 Balance left for the semester

Nevada Promise will pay $770 to cover last dollar.

Example 2

$1,250  Registration fees & mandatory fees per semester
– $1,880   Pell Grant per semester
$630 Extra financial aid that can be used for books and supplies

Nevada Promise will pay $0 since the registration and fees are already covered.