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Stegelmeyer Scholarship

For graduating high school seniors, 1st generation college students, who will attend TMCC or UNR to pursue a business or education degree.

The deadline to apply via the online application is March 1st.

The Stegelmeyer Scholarship supports students who are pursuing post-secondary and graduate studies in teaching and/or geriatrics.

Eligible applicants for the Eugene and Nadine Stegelmeyer Scholarship 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 of a university, in or outside of Nevada.

You are eligible to apply for this scholarship if you:

  • are a Washoe County High School graduate or graduating senior
  • are interested in the field of education or geriatrics as a career
  • have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0
  • have a minimum 1050 SAT or 18 ACT (if still in high school)
  • agree to maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average and provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts at the end of each semester you are receiving a scholarship

You will need to upload the following documents with your application:

  • Transcript
  • SAT or ACT score report (if you are still in high school)
  • Resume
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • Essay on why you are interested in teaching or why you are interested in geriatrics

Eugene and Nadine Stegelmeyer


Eugene and Nadine were both born in 1917. They met when they were 2 years old and were childhood playmates until age 7. Even after Nadine’s family migrated to California in 1927, Nadine and Eugene stayed in touch. In 1932, Gene sent Nadine a 5-year diary after his family home was destroyed by fire. Nadine said she would marry a man who promised her two things: that they would move to California and that she would never have to pack a suitcase. Gene proposed to Nadine on New Year’s Eve 1942. They got married on May 29, 1943, while Gene was home on furlough from the Army.

Nadine worked as a school librarian at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. Gene was a middle school teacher. They both retired in 1974 at age 57.

Gene and Nadine were serious travelers—they spent months and months traveling in Europe, Alaska, the United States, South America, and New Zealand.

Eugene and Nadine were passionate about education and established this scholarship to ensure students with similar passions would be able to achieve their dreams.