Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Nevada Promise Scholarship, New Applicants must:

  • Be classified as a Nevada resident for tuition purposes by the institution where they plan to receive the Nevada Promise Scholarship.
  • Before the beginning of the fall 2019 semester, have earned one of the following during the 2018-2019 academic year:
    • High school diploma from a public or private high school located in Nevada;
    • High school diploma from a public or private high school in a county of another state that borders Nevada and accepts Nevada residents; or
    • General Equivalency Diploma (GED or HiSET) or equivalent document.
  • Be less than 20 years of age when initially receiving the scholarship.
  • Not have earned a prior associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
  • Not be in default on any federal student loan.
  • Not owe a refund to any federal student aid program.
  • Meet all program deadlines.​

In order to be eligible to renew the Nevada Promise Scholarship, Nevada Promise Recipients must:

  • Be a current Nevada Promise recipient for 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Maintains a minimum 2.50 GPA.
  • Is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester (fall & spring) in a bachelor degree program, an associate degree program, or a certificate of achievement degree program.
  • Maintains SAP Eligibility: https://www.csn.edu/satisfactory-academic-progress
  • Not be in default on any federal student loan.
  • Not owe a refund to any federal student aid program.
  • Submit a renewal application on or before October 31, 2018.
  • Complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on or before April 1, 2019.
  • Meet all program deadlines.

What if I’m not eligible to apply for or renew the Nevada Promise Scholarship?

Award Amount

  • As a last-dollar scholarship, the Nevada Promise Scholarship covers the cost of the registration fee and mandatory fees (tuition is not charged to residents of Nevada) not covered by other gift aid.
  • Gift aid is defined as a Federal Pell Grant, a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), a Silver State Opportunity Grant (SSOG), or a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship (GGMS).
  • The Nevada Promise Scholarship can provide for up to three years of coverage of registration fees and other mandatory fees to eligible students not covered by other gift aid, subject to appropriation.
  • If there are not sufficient funds available for all eligible scholarship applicants, students will be awarded in order of the date the application was received.
  • Each applicant should review Senate Bill 391 for the full details on the Nevada Promise Scholarship.