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Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship

The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund or Fund was established in October 2001 by family members of the late Janice Marie Scott to honor her legacy as an advocator for youth and a supporter of community services within the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC. Mrs. Scott was among the 125 individuals who perished in Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into that building. As we prepare to observe the 12th year of this tragic event. I am take great pleasure to announce that the Fund has awarded $260,950 in scholarships to 101 recipients since its inception.

This milestone could not have been achieved without the staff disseminating timely guidance each year to the district offices and high schools within the fifty states and the District of Columbia. This repetitive action will no longer occur after this high school academic year of 2013/2014 unless a change or changes should occur in the program. Modifications have been made to the enclosed application and criteria sheet which will allow continuous use of these documents. The number of scholarships will range each year from three to six scholarships. The amount of the scholarships will be $2,500. They will be issued on a one-time basis and sent directly to the institutions for deposit to the student accounts of the recipients.

Deadline: March 31, 2018



The Rotary Club of Pahrump Valley will award two $500.00 scholarships, one academic and one vocational, to graduating seniors for the academic year 2017/2018, to attend an accredited college or trade school of his or her choice.   

Completed scholarship applications must be received no later than March 31, 2018. Mail your application to: Rotary Club of Pahrump Valley, P.O. Box 883, Pahrump, Nevada 89041.



Silver States Schools Credit Union will award seven $2000.00 scholarships.  The scholarships are renewable up to four years.  To be eligible students must be a member of the Silver States Schools Credit Union.  Selection will be based on GPA, ACT and/or SAT test scores, student essay, and recommendations.  DEADLINE: MARCH 22, 2018.



Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient's American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download the entry form and brochure before you submit your entry at your local VFW Post.
The 2017-18 theme is: American History: Our Hope for the Future




Four $1,000 scholarships to be used for continuing education, will be awarded to qualified high school Seniors.  The selection will be based on academics, participation in school activities, and volunteer service.  The applications will be scored by a committee made up of Kiwanis Club members in good standing.  DEADLINE: April 15, 2018.




The Dr. King Scholarship Program is designed to assist students in Pahrump to be able to attend a college or a vocational/technical school of their choice.  Awards are given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. 

Eligibility Criteria:

2.5 GPA

Satisfactory conduct and positive attitude

Participation in community service or extracurricular school activities

Two letters of recommendation

Proof of enrollment in accredited post- secondary institution



Nevada Telecommunications Association Scholarship



The Nevada Telecommunications Association and its member companies are dedicated to the principles of higher education. The NTA Member Companies Customer Scholarship is designed for dependent children of customers of the Association's member local exchange telephone companies. Seniors graduating from a Nevada State high school and enrolling in an accredited college, vocational school or university are eligible for the Scholarship.

Each scholarship is for $1,000.00. The number of awards distributed each year depends on the funds available for distribution within that year. The NTA will announce the number of scholarship awards annually.

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of representatives from member companies based upon the committee's review of four (4) criteria:

1. Academic achievement
2. Curricular and extracurricular activities
3. Financial need
4. Written essay

The NTA works closely with the Nevada Department of Education to disseminate our scholarship application. The scholarship application is sent out the first part of January each year. Completed applications are due no later than April 15th. If you are interested in applying please contact the career counselor office at your high school. They have the applications and related material. 

DEADLINE:  April 16, 2018


Kathy Gailey "Making A Big Difference" Scholarship

Kathy Gailey "Making A Big Difference" Scholarship

The Kathy Gailey "Making A Big Difference" Scholarship has been established in memory of Kathy Gailey, who worked as a guidance counselor for Nye County School District and also served as president of the Nye County Teachers Union.

In honor of Ms. Gailey's efforts to assist, encourage, and financially support students and colleagues, often from behind the scenes, the Kathy Gailey "Making A Big Difference" Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Nye County High School senior(s) who has established an exemplary commitment to community service.

To be eligible for the Kathy Gailey "Making A Big Difference" Scholarship, all completed applications are to be submitted or postmarked by the last academic school day of April.

The scholarship must be used the year it is presented and may be used for attendance at a university, college, vocational or technical school.

Students may reapply for the Kathy Gailey "Making A Big Difference" Scholarship for subsequent post secondary academic years. Students may be awarded this scholarship a maximum of FOUR times.


Applicants must have attended, for a minimum of two years, and graduated from a Nye County high school.

Deadline: Due or postmarked on April 13, 2018


Great Basin College Scholarships

Great Basin College scholarship applications are due March 9, 2018.  These scholarships are NEED based.  The 2018-19 FAFSA must be completed by March 9, 2018 in order to be considered.  Applications are available at www.gbcnv.edu/financial.


The Region 14 of the American Iris Society Scholarship


The members of Region 14 of the American Iris Society are pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship with the intent of promoting interest in irises.

The award shall be given to a student who is pursuing a career in horticulture, floriculture,  landscaping, nursery production or a related field. Applicants may be current seniors in high school, attending college or a university or be returning to college by fall 2018. Preference will be given to students who are family of Region 14 members or who have demonstrated interest in iris activities with Region 14. However, all those interested are encouraged to apply. The applicant's home address must be within the Region 14 area of Northern California, Nevada or Hawaii .  DEADLINE: April 5, 2018.


Southern Nye County Conservation District Scholarship

The Southern Nye County Conservation District Scholarship application is now available.  To be eligible you must have a 3.5 GPA and be interested in studying Environmental Science, Biology, or Geology.


DEADLINE:  April 10, 2018 .  



The Nevada Association of Conservation Districts


The Nevada Association of Conservation Districts 2018 scholarship is now available for application. 


Stop by the counseling office for more information and an application.  DEADLINE: May 11, 2018.




Two scholarships to be used for continuing education will be awarded to qualified high school Seniors by the Pahrump Valley Lions Club. The selection will be based on academics, volunteer service and good moral character.  Application DEADLINE:  April 20, 2018


Pahrump Valley Masonic Lodge Scholarship

The Pahrump Valley Masonic Lodge has established a $1000.00 scholarship. 


Please check with Mrs. Luck for more information.  DEADLINE: April 6, 2018.


Microsoft Technical Scholarships for Minorities and Women

Who's Eligible

Anyone who is enrolled full-time in a four-year Bachelor of Arts program at an accredited university in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico may apply for these scholarships; however, preference will be given to applicants who are female, belong to a minority group, or have a disability. Additionally, scholarship recipients must:

Actively pursue a degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, math, physics, or other STEM-related field

Demonstrate an interest in computer science

Maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the academic year

Apply for and (if selected) complete a 12-week, salaried internship at Microsoft headquarters in Washington state

What It Covers

Recipients will be awarded either full or partial tuition for the entire academic year; full tuition amounts are determined by the financial aid office at the recipient's higher learning institution. Funds are not transferable to other colleges or universities, and must be exclusively used for tuition payments.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit an application containing the following items:

Resume: One copy of the student's official academic transcript

Answers (no more than one page total) for the following application detail questions: What is your estimated tuition cost for the academic year (base cost; not including room and board or books)?

Is your tuition in state, out of state, private, or international?

Would receiving a Microsoft scholarship adversely impact any other financial aid you will receive for the academic year?

Answers to the following essay questions:

Describe how you demonstrate your passion for technology outside the classroom

Describe the toughest technical problem you've worked on, how you addressed the problem, your role in reaching the outcome if it was team-based, and the final outcome

Describe a situation that demonstrates initiative and your willingness to go above and beyond

Describe how you are currently funding your college education

Letter of referral from a professor, faculty member, or academic advisor

Confirmation page from online application to the Microsoft Internship Program

Deadline: January 26, 2018


Arsham Amirikian Engineering Scholarship

The purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an engineering student pursuing a career in the application of the art of welding in civil and structural engineering.
The Arsham Amirikian Welding Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelors degree in civil engineering or welding related degree at an accredited university. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.
1. Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age.
2. Applicant must have a minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
3. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
4. Proof of financial need is required to qualify.
5. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and plan to attend an accredited engineering school located within the United States
6. Applicant must submit all required application information.
7. Maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average throughout the academic year to apply for continued assistance in successive years. The maximum time allowed for financial aid under this grant is four years.
The award will be presented to individuals nationwide. Applicant does not have to be a member of the American Welding Society.
The AWS Foundation does not discriminate by age, race, color, national origin, disability, creed, or gender.
The recipient will be chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of five (5) members, selected by the Education Scholarship Committee. The Selection Committee will determine award recipient in February of each year. Recipient will be announced at the National Awards Luncheon.
One $2,500 award will be given annually. No recipient shall receive more than one AWS National Scholarship award per year.
No awards will be paid to the recipient. All awards are for tuition and books only, and will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation.
Deadline: February 15, 2018



The Jackie Robinson Foundation Grant

Who's Eligible

This award is open to any male or female African-American high school senior who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and meets the following criteria:

Is planning to attend an accredited four-year institution in the United States
Demonstrates leadership potential and a commitment to community service

Has a financial need
Has earned a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined for math and critical reading, or a composite ACT score of 21
Has not earned a degree from a two- or four-year college at the time of application

What It Covers

Selected applicants will receive an annual $7,500 award for all four years of undergraduate study. The monies may be used to cover tuition, books, supplies, administrative fees, room and board, and other college-related expenses.

Online programs are eligible.
How to Apply

Applicants must submit an online application, as well as the following items:

One letter of recommendation (online only)
SAT and/or ACT scores sent directly from the testing agencies (the JRF's college codes are: SAT: 4248, ACT: 6570)

Applicants who are invited to interview for the scholarship will be required to bring the following items:

Official high school transcript
Proof of U.S. citizenship
Student Aid Report

Deadline: March 30, 2018


Undergraduate Academic Scholarships
Computer Science & Computer Engineering

Scholarship Description
$1,000 awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Areas of study that will be considered include computer science, computer engineering, computer information systems, software engineering, database management, computer networking, computer programming and information technology management.
• Amount: $1,000
• One Award Annually
Previous Scholarship Winner - $1,000 Award
Scholarship applicants should be pursuing a degree at the associate degree level or higher in a program related to Computer Science or Computer Engineering including:
• Computer Science
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Information Systems
• Software Engineering
• Information Technology Management
• Networking Technology
• Database Management
• Computer Programming
Selection & Eligibility Criteria
Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
• Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
• Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
• Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
• Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Study.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.
The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.
Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide Study.com with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.

Deadline: April 1st, 2018

Welcome to the Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Application System

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2016, SWE awarded approximately 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $750,000.
Sophomores and above: Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will open December 1, 2016.
SWE provides one application for sophomores through graduate students and one application for freshmen. Applicants complete an application and are considered for all scholarships that they are eligible for. Applications will be available for the 2017-2018 academic year:
Scholarship are typically awarded in May (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and July (freshmen students) for use during the upcoming academic year. Scholarship payments are made in September. Recipients are announced in September also.
More information on eligibility and requirements is available on the scholarships pages of the SWE website. A few main eligibility points:
• Only women are eligible.
• Undergraduate applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.
• Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.
• You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
• You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.
• Transcripts must be in English. See link for more details
Accredited programs are based on ABET accreditation for universities in the U.S. The list of SWE-approved programs is the same list as the ABET-accredited programs in engineering (EAC), computing (CAC), and technology (TAC). Visit abet.org for more information.
SWE's Scholarship Program is open to both SWE members and non-members; however, some of the scholarships do require SWE membership. Read about the benefits of SWE membership.

Submitting an Application
Please read through the instructions below.
Confirm your eligibility.
Click on Register Now to create your login and password.
• You will use this login and password to enter the online application system.
• SWE Members: Use the Register Now option if you have not accessed the scholarship system previously.
Fill out your Profile information.
• Once you submit your profile, you will be automatically logged out so SWE can verify your email address.
Check Your Email.
• You will receive an email from SWE. This email will contain a link for you to access to verify your registration. Click the link provided in your email to verify your account.
Tip: Identify the SWE Application System as a safe sender. Add scholarships@swe.org to your address book to ensure that emails from SWE are delivered to your inbox.
Login and complete the following steps. Please note that you steps 2 and 3 can be concurrent. Do not wait until you complete step 2 to pursue step 3. We recommend submitting your reference contact information as soon as possible.
• Select your class level from the drop down list.
When you login after verifying your account, select your application from the list of Available Applications (there should only be at most one at any time).
• Fill out the questions on the application page and click 'Continue'. Additionally, you may 'Save for Later' and come back at any point before the deadline to submit the application.
• Confirm the responses you submitted, the terms and conditions, add your signature and 'Confirm and Submit'.
• By the same deadline as step 2, applicants must also submit contact information for: A faculty reference, a personal reference, and (if applicable) a university financial aid contact. To view the instructions on how to complete these requirements, please click on the appropriate "Show Instructions" link.
• Both references must also complete their recommendations for your application to be considered. Their deadline is ~1 week after the applicant deadline.
• Once SWE has received and processed your documents, the status will say 'Received' or 'Completed' next to each item.
Best wishes with the application process!
Register Now to start the process.

Freshmen Application: March 1, 2018 - May 1

Sophomores through Graduate Students Application: December 1, 2017 - February 15, 2018
Note all deadlines are 5:00 p.m. central time. There will be no exceptions to the deadlines.

The Generation Google Scholarship 

Who's Eligible

This scholarship is open to high school seniors and enrolled college students. High school seniors must:

Plan to enroll as full-time students at an accredited university in the U.S. or Canada during the academic year.
Intend to earn a degree and pursue a career in computer science, computer engineering, or another related field.
Belong to at least one of the following minority groups:
American Indian/Alaska Native
Disabled individuals
Be able to attend Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer

Enrolled college students who wish to be considered for this award must:

Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university for the academic year and plan to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the U.S. or Canada during the school year.
Earn a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field.
Demonstrate a strong academic record.
Belong to one of the following minority groups:
American Indian/Alaska Native

What It Covers

Selected students enrolled at U.S. schools will receive $10,000 for the school year; those enrolled at schools in Canada will receive 5,000 Canadian dollars.

Online programs are eligible.
How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online application that includes the following items:

General background (contact information, as well as information about all schools the student plans to attend during the academic year)
A copy of his or her current resume
Academic transcripts from current and (if a degree was earned) former universities
Two letters of reference from a professor, instructor, academic advisor, or employer/supervisor
Responses to four essay questions


Educator's Legacy Scholarship
Undergraduate | Admissions | Apply | Educator's Legacy Scholarship
For Children of K12 Educators and Community College Full-time Employees

To honor and recognize the importance of excellent teaching, McDaniel College offers a scholarship of up to $100,000 ($25,000 annually) to the children of K-12 and community college educators who have at least four years of current employment in a school setting and are eligible for full-time benefits at their institutions. Any service in a K-12 school or community college qualifies as long as the employment is directly through the school or college - teachers, counselors, nurses, support staff, administrators - at least four years of service equals recognition with up to a four-year scholarship, based on the student's status as freshman or transfer. Students are required to live on campus to receive the $25,000 scholarship. The scholarship award for students who are eligible to commute is $20,000 annually.

Current high school seniors who complete a college preparatory program with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Undergraduate transfer students who enter McDaniel College for the first time (Fall of 2016 or later) with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA in college coursework who have not yet attained a bachelor's degree.

Parent or guardian must meet educator eligibility requirements and submit appropriate verification information.


Your parent or guardian must be currently employed full time in K-12 education or at the community college level where he/she is directly employed by the college and receiving full-time benefits. Parents or guardians must have worked full time in education for a minimum of the past four consecutive school years. The expectation is that the parent is a full-time educator by profession and currently engaged in the field of education.

Any kind of service in a K-12 school or community college qualifies - faculty, staff, administrators - as long as the verification process is completed successfully. A letter verifying dates of employment must be submitted to the McDaniel Office of Admissions by the principal, president, or designated Human Resources officer.

This scholarship is designated for undergraduate students who are pursuing their first bachelor's degree.

If you complete the full admission process and are admitted to McDaniel, and you submit the appropriate criteria for the Educator's Legacy Scholarship verification, then you will receive the ELS. There is no limit to the number of recipients each fall.

For a student residing on campus at McDaniel, the Educator's Legacy Scholarship is valued at $25,000 annually for up to four years, a $100,000 value. Commuting students are eligible for an Educator's Legacy Scholarship valued at $20,000 annually with a four-year value of $80,000.

To retain the scholarship, you must maintain continuous full-time enrollment at McDaniel College for up to eight consecutive semesters or until your graduation, whichever comes first.


First-year students should complete the following steps:

Complete and file the online employment verification form.
Your parent's school administrator (principal or designated Human Resources director) will need to verify the employment record in writing on school letterhead.
Submit The McDaniel Application or The Common Application for admission.
Send a copy of your high school transcript.
Submit a Secondary School Report form and two letters of recommendation from academic sources.
Provide SAT or ACT scores unless you qualify for our Test Optional Plan.
Send a $50 application fee or official fee waiver.

Transfer students should:

Complete and file the online employment verification form.
Your parent's school administrator (principal or designated Human Resources director) will need to verify the employment record in writing on school letterhead.
Submit The McDaniel Application or The Common Application for admission.
Refer to the Transfer Student Apply page for additional information about supporting documents to complete the transfer admission requirements, including official transcripts from all colleges attended, the Residential Student Release Form (if applicable), and $50 application fee or waiver.


McDaniel offers a wide range of admission deadlines for first-year and transfer students. Once we receive all your credentials, we will include your application for review at the next appropriate deadline. Consideration for the McDaniel Educator's Legacy Scholarship will be based on the credentials submitted at the time of admission.

The deadline you choose should reflect the final credentials you intend to submit. All application materials may be submitted online or by regular mail - choose the option you prefer.


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships

  The Elks National Foundation is glad to announce its Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest for 2017-18. This student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. The ENF is able to help Elks build stronger communities, Elks-offer your Lodge an opportunity to serve your community in ways that will raise the Lodge's profile, energize the membership, encourage former members to return to the fold. The Elks National Foundation will award a total of $2.44 million to this year's 500 finalists. Twenty top awards range from $20,000 to $50,000 over four years. Four hundred and eighty runners-up receive $4,000 scholarships.

The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. The ENF is able to help Elks build stronger communities thanks to contributions from our generous donors.


To be eligible for the scholarship you must be

Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
College students are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Male and female students compete separately.

How to Apply:

The 2018 application for ELKS Most Valuable Student Contest will open on September 1, 2017.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

First Place: 2 awards of $50,000 each
Second Place: 2 awards of $40,000 each
Third Place: 2 awards of $30,000 each
Fourth Place: 14 awards of $20,000 each
Runners Up: 480 awards of $4000 each


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Applicant must be a graduate or a graduating senior from a Nevada Public High School
NSEA has two (2) scholarships categories in the amount of $2,000 each

Application is due on Jan. 26th 2018

Categories: 4 year college or  Community College/Trade/Vocational School

Application Instructions: Please complete the application in full by providing all requested information.


Applicants must attach the following information to the application:
1. Official High School Transcript.
2. Official letter of acceptance or proof of enrollment to the licensed or accredited Nevada.
education institution providing the post-secondary education or training.
3. A typed essay: See following page for requirements.
4. A typed resume that should not exceed 2 pages.
5. Two (2) letters of recommendation.



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