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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 educational goals.  Scholarships applications open January 15, 2021.

(photo: winners of the 2019 GIAR Scholarship with Gail Pfrommer.)

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 Eight Tips for Winning Scholarships! 

More Scholarship Resources

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.

The Path To College

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

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships ( Young Scholars Program, the College Scholarship Program and the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program)

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

National Scholarship Search Tool

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services – Education Opportunities

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: lrenda@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!