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Community Foundation scholarships help all types of students. From med school to preschool.

Like the students pictured above, you could be attending college with scholarships from the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. Generous fundholders created scholarships to meet a variety of needs and help students accomplish their education goals. In addition to scholarships for graduating high school seniors heading to college and university students continuing their graduate studies or medical school, we have a host of scholarships for other students. Re-entry and nontraditional students, students interested in earning a technical certificate and even preschool students can receive tuition support. Scholarships applications open January 1 of each year.

Complete List of Scholarships

You probably have lots of questions. We have some answers. Call Lauren Renda, Program Officer at 775-333-5499. If you prefer, check out the FAQ page and scroll down to the scholarship area.

*Students: Increase your odds of earning a scholarship. Your effort and energy will pay off. You are encouraged to apply for more than one scholarship if you feel you qualify.
Check out 16 Tips for Winning Scholarships!

To help you find even more tuition support we have listed links for you to explore scholarships not managed by the Community Foundation.

Tuition Funding Sources is a privately owned website exclusively sponsored by Wells Fargo. It provides access to over 7 million scholarships.

Homeless Youth & Higher Education: Resources & Awareness for College Students in Need

Navigating College – Resource Guide for Homeless & Low-Income Students

National Scholarship Search Tool

College Financial Aid for Women

Frank M. & Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation

Alpine Recovery Lodge Scholarship

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Nevada Women’s Fund

Soroptimists International Truckee Meadows

Zonta  Young Women in Public Affairs
Obtain the Zonta  YWPA application online, complete and fax ( 775-333-5487) email: tturner@nevadafund.org, or post (50 Washington Street, Suite 300, Reno, NV 89503) to the Community Foundation office by the deadline directed by local Zonta Club.

Good luck!