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About NV Promise

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

The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and class fees for qualifying students.

WNC is now accepting applications for high school students who will graduate in spring 2019 and plan to attend WNC in the fall of 2019.


Established by the Nevada Legislature in 2017, the Nevada Promise Scholarship provides last-dollar financial aid to Nevada students attending any of the state’s four community colleges, including Western Nevada College.

In order to be considered for an award, interested students must, by established deadlines, complete the Nevada Promise Scholarship application prior to October 31 of their senior year, apply for admission to their college of choice, file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), work with mentors and perform 20 hours of community service.

Award Amount

  • As a last-dollar scholarship, the Nevada Promise Scholarship covers the cost of the registration fees (tuition is not charged to residents of Nevada) not covered by other gift aid.
  • Gift aid is defined as a federal Pell Grant, a federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), a  Silver State Opportunity Grant (SSOG), or a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship (GGMS).
  • The Nevada Promise Scholarship can provide for up to three years of coverage of registration fees and other mandatory fees to eligible students not covered by other gift aid, subject to appropriation.
  • If there are not sufficient funds available for all eligible scholarship applicants, students will be awarded in order of the date the application was received.

Award Renewal

  • Students who received Nevada Promise for fall 2018 will be contacted via e-mail so that they can reapply for the scholarship in 2019.

Senate Bill 391

Nevada Promise Scholarship is a grant provided by Nevada Senate Bill 391. Read the full text here.