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Applications for the 2023 scholarship cycle are now open!

Community Foundation of Northern Nevada Scholarship Program

The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada’s Scholarship Program is intended to help students cover the ever-increasing cost of tuition. Some of our scholarships are based on financial need, but others represent an award for achievement. These scholarships typically go to students who have excelled in an academic area or have shown they can balance academics, volunteer work, and extracurricular activities. There are also scholarships designated for students who have overcome adversity, students pursuing degrees in high-need areas, and adult learners outside the traditional college age group. Community Foundation scholarships can help cover tuition, books, and on-campus housing. It's never too early to start preparing for scholarship applications. Check out our scholarship tips, scholarship FAQs, and other resources.

Receive Financial Assistance Throughout College 

Career opportunities and our job market have changed; graduates from Northern Nevada compete with well-trained applicants from across the nation. The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada scholarship program helps students achieve their educational goals by receiving financial assistance throughout their college careers. Graduating with a degree or certificate for a trade that is in high demand offers our local graduates the opportunity to find the right path for their future and to better their lives and the lives of their families.

Take our eligibility quiz to see which scholarships you qualify for and apply for scholarships within the portal. 

Over 35 Local Scholarships from Local Donors!

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NOW OPEN!

Available Scholarships

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    Atlantis | The Atlantis Award of Excellence

    For children and grandchildren of Atlantis Team Members who are college-bound seniors or currently enrolled in college. Restricted to UNR or UNLV. Recipients must either be enrolled in UNLV's Hospitality Program or a related discipline at UNR.  . . .
    Deadline: 5/1/2023
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    Caesars Nevada | The Caesars Nevada Team Member Scholarship

    For graduating high school senior children of Nevada Caesars Entertainment employees, especially children of tip and wage earners.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/4/2023
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    Carano | The Don Carano Legacy Scholarship

    The Don Carano Legacy Scholarship was established to provide support for dependents of Caesars Entertainment Team Members who are a graduating high school senior or who are enrolled in a college or advanced learning program. The qualifying Team Member must be a Grade 12 or below, have minimum one (1) year of service with the company, and be in good standing with no written discipline at the time of application.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/4/2023
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    Hall | The Hall Family Scholarships

    The Hall Family Scholarship was established by Art and Joanne Hall to support students interested in pursuing an education in a medical-related field. Eligible applicants will be residents of the state of Nevada who have been accepted to or who are currently attending University of Nevada, Reno, Western Nevada College, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, or Feather River College. Applicants must be pursuing a 2-or-4-year degree or certificate in a medical-related field. Awards of up to $1,000 are available. This is a one-time award, but has the potential to be renewed with reapplication.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/16/2023
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    Meruelo | The Meruelo Family Scholarship

    The Meruelo Family Scholarship was established to provide support for dependents of Grand Sierra Resort & Casino and Sahara Las Vegas team members who are a graduating high school senior or who are enrolled in a college or advanced learning program. The qualifying Team Member must be a full-time employee at a qualifying property, have minimum one (1) year of employment, and be in good standing with the company at time of application.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/16/2023
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    Mullins | The Jean Bear Mullins Memorial Scholarship

    For students from Washoe County who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a Physician Assistant program or Medical School program.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/16/2023
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    Nevada Air National Guard | The Nevada Air National Guard Scholarship

    For active enlisted members or their dependents to attend UNR.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/2/2023
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    Quilici | The Reno & Gloria Quilici Scholarship

    For graduating seniors and Churchill residents, who may think college is out of reach, but who show potential, have drive, and are likely to succeed.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/2/2023
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    Read With Me Preschool | The Read With Me Preschool Scholarship

    Provides one year of preschool tuition for children who show an aptitude for reading, ages 2.5 to 5, to attend select schools in Reno and Sparks.  . . .
    Deadline: 5/1/2023
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    Reno Pops Orchestra | The Reno Pops Orchestra Hillary Case Memorial Scholarship

    Applicants must be participants in Reno Pops Orchestra and must be committed to making music a part of their life. High school seniors, college students, and returning college students are eligible to apply.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/16/2023
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    Satre | The Phil & Jennifer Satre Medical Education Scholarship

    For UNR students who are enrolled in the UNR Med School's Post-Baccalaureate Program, or rising 1st year medical students, to provide support for individuals who are committed to pursuing a medical degree—with the intent to practice in Nevada.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/2/2023
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    Scofield | The Officer Mike Scofield Memorial Scholarship

    For northern Nevada students who are active participants in a Bible-based Christian church.  . . .
    Deadline: 5/1/2023
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    Smith | The Ron & Linda Smith Family Scholarship

    A one-time award of up to $1,000 for a student attending Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, or Great Basin College, who is pursuing a degree or certificate program.  . . .
    Deadline: 5/1/2023
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    Stockman | The John Stockman Memorial Scholarship

    For a graduating senior from high school or home school in Washoe, Douglas, Carson City, Storey, Lyon, and Churchill counties, and South Lake Tahoe High School.  . . .
    Deadline: 5/1/2023
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    Williams | The Claudine Williams Harrah's Las Vegas Employee Scholarship

    Any high school senior or current college student (GED acceptable) whose parent or guardian is a full-time employee in grade L14 or below and employed by Harrah's for at least three consecutive years when the application is submitted.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/4/2023
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    Yamamoto | The Mary J. Yamamoto Memorial Scholarship

    For young women graduating high school seniors from Nevada and Michigan who will be attending accredited colleges, universities, or trade schools to obtain and 2 or 4-year degree, or certificate.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/16/2023

Recently added scholarships

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    Carano | The Don Carano Legacy Scholarship

    The Don Carano Legacy Scholarship was established to provide support for dependents of Caesars Entertainment Team Members who are a graduating high school senior or who are enrolled in a college or advanced learning program. The qualifying Team Member must be a Grade 12 or below, have minimum one (1) year of service with the company, and be in good standing with no written discipline at the time of application.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/4/2023
  • Scholarship is open

    Meruelo | The Meruelo Family Scholarship

    The Meruelo Family Scholarship was established to provide support for dependents of Grand Sierra Resort & Casino and Sahara Las Vegas team members who are a graduating high school senior or who are enrolled in a college or advanced learning program. The qualifying Team Member must be a full-time employee at a qualifying property, have minimum one (1) year of employment, and be in good standing with the company at time of application.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/16/2023

All scholarships

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    Arciniega | The Edward Arcinega Scholarship

    For graduating seniors from Churchill County High School, Charter School, or from a Churchill County Home-school program, intending to study at a 2-4 year college, having studied a foreign language for at least 4 years.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/1/2023
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    Atlantis | The Atlantis Award of Excellence

    For children and grandchildren of Atlantis Team Members who are college-bound seniors or currently enrolled in college. Restricted to UNR or UNLV. Recipients must either be enrolled in UNLV's Hospitality Program or a related discipline at UNR.  . . .
    Deadline: 5/1/2023
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    Bain | The Alan Bain Initiative in Math or Science

    Rewards students in 9th-12th grade for their achievements in science or math, based on their submitted project.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/2/2023
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    Becker | The Jack and Jane Becker Medical School Scholarship

    For students entering or currently attending UNR Medical School. Must be graduate of a Nevada High School and be a current Nevada resident.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/2/2023
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    Belding | The Orville Belding Memorial Scholarship

    For student athletes born and raised in Nevada and graduating from a Washoe County High School.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/1/2023
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    Boston | The Boston Family Scholarship

    For high school seniors, college sophomores or juniors to attend a 4-year college in Nevada to pursue a teaching degree.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/1/2023
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    Bowker | The Peggy Bowker Women in Engineering Scholarship

    For women entering or studying at the UNR School of Engineering.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/2/2023
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    Caesars Nevada | The Caesars Nevada Team Member Scholarship

    For graduating high school senior children of Nevada Caesars Entertainment employees, especially children of tip and wage earners.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/4/2023
  • Scholarship is open

    Carano | The Don Carano Legacy Scholarship

    The Don Carano Legacy Scholarship was established to provide support for dependents of Caesars Entertainment Team Members who are a graduating high school senior or who are enrolled in a college or advanced learning program. The qualifying Team Member must be a Grade 12 or below, have minimum one (1) year of service with the company, and be in good standing with no written discipline at the time of application.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/4/2023
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    Dreiling | The Robert and Judy Dreiling Scholarship

    To support students in northern Nevada who have received their high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate who are enrolled in an Associate’s Degree track or certificate program at the school of their choice.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/2/2023
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    Foster Children | The Foster Children Education Scholarship

    For high school graduates who are, or have been, in foster care in state of Nevada and who intend to earnestly pursue high education with at least a 3.0 GPA.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/25/2023
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    GIAR | The GIAR First-Generation Grandmothers Scholarship

    For first-generation young women from Nevada or Hawaii of Portuguese, Mexican, Central American, and South American Ancestry. **This scholarship is only accepting renewal applications for 2023.**  . . .
    Deadline: 1/2/2023
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    Hall | The Hall Family Scholarships

    The Hall Family Scholarship was established by Art and Joanne Hall to support students interested in pursuing an education in a medical-related field. Eligible applicants will be residents of the state of Nevada who have been accepted to or who are currently attending University of Nevada, Reno, Western Nevada College, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, or Feather River College. Applicants must be pursuing a 2-or-4-year degree or certificate in a medical-related field. Awards of up to $1,000 are available. This is a one-time award, but has the potential to be renewed with reapplication.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/16/2023
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    Huth | The Otto A. Huth Scholarship

    For youth under the age of 21 who are about to age out of foster care or have already aged out of foster care in the state of Nevada who are seeking support for post-high school education (university, community college, business school, and trade school) at institutions located within the United States.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/24/2023
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    Lymbery | The Gordon Lymbery Scholarship

    For Nevada residents who have graduated from a Northern Nevada high school or who have obtained a GED in Nevada and plan to seek a degree or certificate.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/16/2023
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    Meruelo | The Meruelo Family Scholarship

    The Meruelo Family Scholarship was established to provide support for dependents of Grand Sierra Resort & Casino and Sahara Las Vegas team members who are a graduating high school senior or who are enrolled in a college or advanced learning program. The qualifying Team Member must be a full-time employee at a qualifying property, have minimum one (1) year of employment, and be in good standing with the company at time of application.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/16/2023
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    Michel | The General Fred Michel Career In Aviation Scholarship

    For graduating seniors interested in careers in areo-space or aviation.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/16/2023
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    Mullins | The Jean Bear Mullins Memorial Scholarship

    For students from Washoe County who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a Physician Assistant program or Medical School program.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/16/2023
  • Scholarship is open

    Nevada Air National Guard | The Nevada Air National Guard Scholarship

    For active enlisted members or their dependents to attend UNR.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/2/2023
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    NV Energy | The NV Energy Powerful Partnerships Scholarship

    For high school seniors in the northern Nevada service area. Up to 30 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and 2 additional $2,000 scholarships for dependents of NV Energy employees.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/2/2023
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    Olds | The Diane Olds Memorial Education Scholarship

    For students who are graduating or have graduated from Reed, Sparks, or Hug who are interested in pursuing teaching as a career.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/2/2023
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    Quilici | The Reno & Gloria Quilici Scholarship

    For graduating seniors and Churchill residents, who may think college is out of reach, but who show potential, have drive, and are likely to succeed.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/2/2023
  • Scholarship is open

    Read With Me Preschool | The Read With Me Preschool Scholarship

    Provides one year of preschool tuition for children who show an aptitude for reading, ages 2.5 to 5, to attend select schools in Reno and Sparks.  . . .
    Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • Scholarship is open

    Reno Pops Orchestra | The Reno Pops Orchestra Hillary Case Memorial Scholarship

    Applicants must be participants in Reno Pops Orchestra and must be committed to making music a part of their life. High school seniors, college students, and returning college students are eligible to apply.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/16/2023
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    Rotary | The Reno Central Rotary Scholarship

    For graduating seniors from Wooster and Hug High Schools.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/2/2023
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    Satre | The Phil & Jennifer Satre Medical Education Scholarship

    For UNR students who are enrolled in the UNR Med School's Post-Baccalaureate Program, or rising 1st year medical students, to provide support for individuals who are committed to pursuing a medical degree—with the intent to practice in Nevada.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/2/2023
  • Scholarship is open

    Scofield | The Officer Mike Scofield Memorial Scholarship

    For northern Nevada students who are active participants in a Bible-based Christian church.  . . .
    Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • Scholarship is open

    Smith | The Ron & Linda Smith Family Scholarship

    A one-time award of up to $1,000 for a student attending Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, or Great Basin College, who is pursuing a degree or certificate program.  . . .
    Deadline: 5/1/2023
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    Snyder | Nicole Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund

    The Nicole Snyder Memorial Scholarship is open to Douglas High School graduates in the 2022-2023 academic year who are pursuing university, college, community college, trade school, technical institute, vocational training, or other post-secondary education programs. The award requires that you have earned a varsity letter or anticipate earning a varsity letter this school year and that you maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.   . . .
    Deadline: 4/1/2023
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    Stegelmeyer | The Eugene & Nadine Stegelmeyer Scholarship

    Eligible students are graduating seniors in a Washoe County High School (or students pursuing post-secondary or graduate studies in teaching and/or geriatrics) who will attend teaching and/or geriatric programs through a community or junior college, private school, or accredited college or university—in or outside of Nevada  . . .
    Deadline: 3/2/2023
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    Steingard | The Mark & Carol Steingard Family Scholarship

    For graduating high school seniors, 1st generation college students, who will attend TMCC or UNR to pursue a business or education degree.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/16/2023
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    Stockman | The John Stockman Memorial Scholarship

    For a graduating senior from high school or home school in Washoe, Douglas, Carson City, Storey, Lyon, and Churchill counties, and South Lake Tahoe High School.  . . .
    Deadline: 5/1/2023
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    Systems Consultants | The Systems Consultants Scholarship

    For graduating seniors from Churchill County High School, Churchill County Charter School, or from a Churchill County home-school program interested in math or computer science.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/1/2023
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    Williams | The Claudine Williams Harrah's Las Vegas Employee Scholarship

    Any high school senior or current college student (GED acceptable) whose parent or guardian is a full-time employee in grade L14 or below and employed by Harrah's for at least three consecutive years when the application is submitted.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/4/2023
  • Scholarship is open

    Yamamoto | The Mary J. Yamamoto Memorial Scholarship

    For young women graduating high school seniors from Nevada and Michigan who will be attending accredited colleges, universities, or trade schools to obtain and 2 or 4-year degree, or certificate.  . . .
    Deadline: 4/16/2023
  • Scholarship is closed

    Zonta Club | The Zonta Club of Greater Reno Scholarship Fund

    Applicants for the YWPA award must be between 16 and 19 years old on April 1.  . . .
    Deadline: 3/16/2023