Deadline to apply for Nevada Promise scholarships Oct. 31

The deadline for Nevada Promise scholarships is Oct. 31. WNC Photo

The deadline for Nevada Promise scholarships is Oct. 31. WNC Photo

The clock is ticking for members of the high school graduating Class of 2024 to apply for Nevada Promise Scholarships, according to Western Nevada College.

The Legislature allocated scholarship funding for students planning to attend a Nevada community college that will cover tuition and other mandatory fees not met by federal or state aid, amounting to a savings of more than $3,000 per year.

The scholarship provides aid for up to three years for students who apply and follow through with the requirements for receiving the scholarship.

“Having worked on the original legislation that created this program back in 2017, I am pleased to see more and more high school seniors enrolling in community college after graduation,” said WNC President Dr. J. Kyle Dalpe. “WNC is at a 10-year high in enrollment this fall due in part to students who have taken advantage of the Nevada Promise Scholarship Program. These students also perform at a high level academically."

Nevada Promise is open to Nevada high school students graduating between Aug. 1 and June 15 who begin classes at WNC in the fall immediately following graduation.

Applicants must be classified as a Nevada resident for tuition purposes and must have earned a high school diploma from a private or public high school located in Nevada, or a public high school that is located in a county that borders the state and accepts pupils who are residents of this state. Students may also qualify if they earn their general equivalency diploma prior to the age of 20.

There are no income or high school GPA requirements. After applying, students will be guided through other requirements to secure their scholarship.

Students who are already receiving the scholarship are reminded that there are ongoing requirements to meet with their mentors and perform community service.

To apply or to learn more about the Nevada Promise Scholarship visit and "Click to Apply!"

For more information, phone 775-445-3267 or email


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