Nevada Scholarships

The largely desert state of Nevada joined the Union in 1864. This momentous event took place during the Civil War, earning Nevada the nickname of the Battle Born State. Among much else, Nevada is known for its libertarian approach to laws and societal regulations. 

Nevada has nearly 30 institutions of higher learning in its college and university system. These include the University of Nevada, Nevada State College, Sierra Nevada College and Great Basin College. Community colleges, such as Truckee Meadows Community College, help round out the college offerings. 

State scholarships are awarded based on a number of factors. Financial need awards are given as are scholarships based on merit or academic achievement. The state also distributes money for those studying in under-served vocational areas such as nursing and education.  Private scholarship funds are available for degree candidates studying in fields ranging from media studies to zoology.

Click on the links below to continue exploring the range of college scholarships available in the state of Nevada. 

MGMA Western Section Scholarship

Individuals residing in MGMA Western section states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) who are current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. Eligibility Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas.The scholarships are not intended to support individuals pursuing degrees in: medicine physical therapy nursing or other clinically related professions

William J. and Marijane E. Adams, Jr. Scholarship

# of awards available: 1 award $ Amount: $3,000 Student Status: for study in the sophomore, junior or senior year. Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a mechanical engineering baccalaureate program. The award recipient will be selected on the basis of scholastic ability (minimum GPA 2.5), demonstrated interest in product development and design, and financial need. Locations: Attending a college or university in California, Hawaii or Nevada and demonstrates a special interest in product development and design. Scholarship Description ASME will award annually one scholarship to an ASME Student Member attending a college or university in California, Hawaii or Nevada and demonstrates a special interest in product development and design.

KASF Scholarship - Western Regional Chapter

A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. .Applicants from the Western Region must attend a school in either: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, or New Mexico. Qualifications: Undergraduate, graduate, and high school students enrolled full time during the scholarship application year. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). If extra funds are available, other students (non-Korean) may qualify for some scholarships.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.

Naqvi Law Scholarship

This scholarship is judged primarily on need basis, but does not exclude achievement standards. The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by December 31. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. -INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. -Applications for scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or high school graduate in 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. -This scholarship is available at

MusicAuthority’s Annual Music Lovers Scholarship

MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact that music can have on a student’s learning experience. Studies have shown how music can enhance learning- from improving memory performance to relieving anxiety, music can be a great component to aid a student’s college experience. We are proud to offer our $1,000 scholarship to one current or prospective student. We will be offering this scholarship on a continual basis and we are excited to promote a passion for music and higher education.

ABC Stores Jumpstart Scholarship

Created by ABC Stores, Inc. to support the employees and their dependents in the support of post high education pursuits. Requirements: Be an employee or dependent of an employee of ABC Stores or Company Island Gourmet Markets. Applicants must be residents of Hawai'i, Nevada, Guam or Saipan. Be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student. Demonstrate financial need. Attend an accredited two year or four year college or university as an undergraduate student. Maintain a minimum of 2.7 GPA

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

HSF/HSBC-North America Scholarship

Program Description:The HSBC-North America Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to outstanding Latino undergraduate students. Eligibility Requirements: * Be of Hispanic heritage * Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) * Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale * Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam * Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) * Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree * Must reside in one of the following Counties: Los Angeles, CA (LA, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura); Monterey/Salinas, CA (Salinas); Chicago, IL (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Will, McHenry); New York, NY (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond); Las Vegas, NV (Clark) * Be a current undergraduate sophomore OR a student currently attending community college and planning on transferring to a four-year college or university where you will be a Junior. * Be majoring in one of the following majors: Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Information Technology (IT/MIS), Management, Marketing, Public Relations

William N. and Myriam Pennington Foundation Scholarship

Giving primarily in NV.

Nevada Society of CPAs

For college accounting students (juniors and seniors). Amount: Two universities award three scholarships; one for $1,500 and two for $750/each per semester. Three community colleges award three scholarships; one for $600 and two for $300/each per year. Requirements: Universities/colleges make the selections within the accounting student criteria.


PGM’s Scholarship Program is now open to receive applications. There will be two (2) $1,500 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The first scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing a career in computer science and who demonstrate an interest in the health care industry. The second scholarship is open to graduate students entering into medical school or currently within their medical school program. The scholarship program here at PGM is competitive and will be based upon leadership, academics and achievements.

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