Drive For Excellence: 

Seniors who maintain a 3.7 weighted GPA through early May with NO unexcused absences

could win a new Chevy Spark!  The drawing will be in late May or early June.

Scholarship Information

Every year thousands of dollars designed to assist students in pursuing a college education go unused.  The scholarship application process should be considered like a part-time job; it requires a significant amount of time and effort that results in good benefits…money!  It is very important to pay attention to deadlines and ensure that you complete the FAFSA so that you may be eligible for the most amount of scholarship and grant money.  We have highlighted many of the common scholarships for our state, but it is up to you to create accounts on the various search engines and apply for the scholarships.  Remember that ultimately the place to receive the most amount of financial assistance is through the institution you will attend.  If you have any questions along the way, please visit with your counselor.

Scholarship Calendar of Events

Check this calendar regularly to get the latest in scholarship information!

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Completing the FAFSA is a requirement to receive any federal assistance for attending colleges and trade programs.  It is sometimes required for scholarships as well.  Be sure to use the government website fafsa.ed.gov/ as some sites are scams and require you to pay money.  DO NOT PAY to file the FAFSA!

 

Prior to beginning your FAFSA application, student and parent must obtain his/her FSA ID Site to create your FSA ID.

  • Gather all necessary information prior to January 1st and use the FAFSA worksheet or FAFSA 4caster to prepare for completing the FAFSA and obtaining an estimated expected family contribution (EFC) amount.

  • Complete the FAFSA beginning January 1st and prior to February 1st to meet college priority deadlines.
     

Millennium Scholarship

Students in the state of Nevada graduating 2009 or later have the opportunity to obtain the Millennium Scholarship which provides financial assistance to attend approved Nevada state institutions.  To see if you qualify, please visit the Millennium Scholarship Fact.

 

 

 Selective Service Registration

 

All males must register with the Selective Service within 30 days after turning 18. Registering keeps our young men eligible for college loans, job training, government jobs and even driver’s license renewals in most states. They may fill out a paper registration form at the post office or simply register online at www.sss.gov

 

State Scholarships

UNLV -- University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • New Freshman Scholarships

  • Grid Scholarships determined by GPA and test scores.

  • Review Available Grants

UNR -- University of Nevada, Reno

  • New Freshman Scholarships

  • Scholarship Matrix - $1,000 - $5,000 per year available depending on GPA and test scores

  • Specific Subject Area Scholarships - explore additional scholarship opportunities based upon your major

NSC - Nevada State College

  • Presidential, 3.75 GPA and higher, $5,000 per year

  • Scorpion, 3.5 - 3.74, $3,000 per year

  • Black and Gold, 3.25 - 3.49, $1,000 per year

  • Leadership - Students holding leadership positions in clubs/organization/sports with a 2.75 GPA will receive $1,000

  • Matching - NSC will match outside scholarship up to $1,000

CSN - College of Southern Nevada

  • Complete the CSN Scholarship Application online beginning mid-February to be considered for scholarships based upon academic achievement or special talents.

SNC - Sierra Nevada College

  • Trustee, 3.75 GPA and higher, $11,000 per year

  • Presidential, 3.25 - 3.74, $6,000 per year

  • Provost, 3.00-3.24, $5,000 per year

  • Eagle, 2.80 - 2.99, $4,000 per year

  • Millennium Plus Scholars Award, if you receive the Millennium Scholarship you will also receive this award, $12,5000

  • Visit the SNC Freshman Scholarship website to view more scholarship opportunities.

SCHOLARSHIP & CAREER SEARCH ENGINES

  • American Indian College Fund  - provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation's 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.

  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund - the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

  • Big Future allows you to search scholarships through College Board.

  • Cappex - A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more then $11 billion in merit air scholarships.

  • CashCourse - Information that helps college students stay financially informed.

  • http://www.chegg.com/--Lists over 1 million scholarships and allows students to create a social media page (like a Facebook) with the goal of connecting with colleges and applying for colleges.

  • College Cost—Allows you to get financial information about colleges and also to compare the cost of attending several different colleges.

  • College Navigator allows you to research and compare colleges and form a list that is right for you.

  • College Niche--provides a college search engine with information from the student perspective.

  • Dell Scholars Program--recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.

  • http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/links.cfm 

  • Fastweb.com—A scholarship search engine that contains over $3 billion in scholarships.

    • Takes 15 minutes to create an account so suggested scholarships are based upon your interests.

  • Federal Student Aid provides links through the Department of Education.

  • http://www.finaid.org/ -A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools including a month by month checklist for financial aid.

  • Gates Millennium Scholars - Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.

  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Finder) - Scholarship information for Latino students.

  • My College Dollars lists state and federal money available.

  • Net Price Calculators will let you see the actual cost of attending college.

  • Nevada Career Information System—Log into NCIS using your town and zip code.  Select the “My Portfolio” tab to create a username, password and login in order to be able to save your searches.  Once logged in, select the “Education” tab in the middle of the page and choose the last option “Where can I get help paying for school?”.  Browse through the abundance of information, especially Nevada Awards and Financial Aid Sort.

    • “Financial Aid Sort” complete a questionnaire which will tailor scholarship suggestions specifically to you.

  • The Public Education Foundation is  a great source for scholarships for NEVADA students.

  • Raise.me is a great opportunity for student to earn micro-scholarship-no essays or competition.  Micro-scholarships are for things they will accomplish during their high school years (earning A’s, B’s, taking an AP/IB course, taking 2 Foreign Language courses, perfect attendance, participating in a sport, volunteering, taking the ACT/SAT, etc.  Register and build your portfolio.

  • Scholarships.com—Offers a plethora of scholarship information and searches and aims to assist students in finding ways to find money for colleges. Select scholarship search and create an account to input your information to discover scholarships available to you.When creating an account, take the time to fill in the answers as that determines which scholarships are shown to you.

  • Scholarup.net-- A great resource for college tips and unique scholarships, such as the Chamber of Awesome scholarship for students of Asian Pacific Island descent that want to pursue a career in hospitality.

  • Scholar Snapp - a free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc.

  • Tuition Tracker—Shows you what you really pay for college “Sticker Price vs. Net Price.”  You will be surprised at what colleges/universities you can afford to attend!

  • UNCF - Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low and moderate income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.

The mission of the the College of Southern Nevada high School is to provide our students with essential skills, attitudes, and integrity necessary to become successful, responsible citizens. 

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