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CSN Mission Graduation Scholarship

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Scholarship Background:

The College of Southern Nevada has created the Mission Graduation Scholarship for students that are in their final semester to graduate. The Financial Aid Department would like to alleviate the financial stress that may be felt as students try to achieve their educational goals.

We are looking for students that have completed their 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have attempted enough credits to achieve the degree they currently have declared with CSN.  We would like to encourage these students to meet with their counselor and determine if they are in their final semester for graduation.

Funding is limited and will be awarded on a first-come/first-serve basis. Applications should be submitted at the beginning of the graduating semester to allow time for processing.  Once funds are exhausted, no additional students can be considered. Due to the limitation of funds, we are unable to award this program retroactively (previous semester or previous academic years). CSN high school & NSC high school students are not eligible to apply for the CSN Mission Graduation scholarship.

A deadline of December 1st for Fall graduates and May 1st for Spring graduates applies to all applicants.

Scholarship Amount:

The maximum award amount is $2,000 at full-time enrollment (12 credits or more).  Students needing less than full-time to graduate will be considered for an amount prorated based on their enrollment level. (Offered during Fall & Spring semesters only.)

Funding is limited to only classes leading to the graduating degree(s) approved by the counselor.  Please note that students using a substitution waiver in the funded semester must have this noted on the Signed Degree Sheet for eligibility.

Students in their final semester for graduation may qualify for this scholarship if they meet the following criteria:

Qualifying Criteria:

  1. Must meet one of the following:
    • Cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher at CSN.
    • Have an Academic Satisfactory Progress pace of 80% or higher at CSN (You can find this information on your Satisfactory Progress Letter that the Financial Aid Department sends to students).
  2. Completed 2021-2022 FAFSA and turned in any documents listed on student's “To Do” list.
  3. Registration must have a completed Application for Graduation on file.
  4. Be enrolled  and completing the last required courses for a DCS certificate or degree
  5. Met with an Academic Counselor/Advisor and provided a signed degree sheet confirming the student will be eligible to graduate at the completion of the term.  Students may use a sub-waiver if the signed degree sheet is clearly indicated for the class/es being substituted for eligibility to graduate.

**Please note, this scholarship is for Fall and Spring semesters only**

Scholarship Application

Students must submit the following attachments: (Please click the Submit Forms button below to complete the Mission Graduation Info Form and to send additional attachments.)  

1. Completed Mission Graduation Info Form

2. Signed Degree sheet from Counselor/Advisor

3. Emailed response from Registrar's Graduation confirming receipt of application to graduate.

All attachments must be legible. Students will receive a confirmation email within one week to confirm that data provided has been received.

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