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. You can find University of Nevada, Reno scholarships and Truckee Meadows Community College scholarships. Students are attending schools throughout the United States with help for Community Foundation Scholarships. 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.
Each year we host a Scholarship Social where scholars and their families get together with Scholarship donors and the fund selection committees. Root beer floats facilitate relationships. Check out the photos from the 2017 Scholarship Social.
(photo: Carly Denning, Cristy Fernandez, Krista Kruger, winners of the 2017 Kendyl Ruth Williams Depoali Memorial Scholarship.)
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.
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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.
Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs
Obtain the Zonta YWPA application online, complete and fax ( 775-333-5487) email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or post (50 Washington Street, Suite 300, Reno, NV 89503) to the Community Foundation office by the deadline directed by local Zonta Club.