Nevada Promise Scholarship – Eligibility

To be considered for funding for the Nevada Promise Scholarship, New Applicants must:

  • Before the beginning of the fall 2020 semester, have earned one of the following during the 2019-2020 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 High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
  • Have obtained a high school diploma before the age of 20
  • Not have earned a prior associate or bachelor’s degree

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

  • Have successfully completed the requirements for the Nevada Promise Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Submit a Nevada Promise Scholarship Application by Oct. 31, 2019
  • Reapply for 2020-21FAFSA and complete verification by the assigned deadlines.
  • Enroll in at least 12 credits per semester (fall and spring semesters) that are applicable to a program of study.
  • Maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) every semester. To read more about the Satisfactory Academic Policy please click here, SAP.

Award Amount

  • As a last-dollar scholarship, the Nevada Promise Scholarship covers the cost of the registration fees and mandatory fees not covered by other gift aid.
  • Financial 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 up to three years of coverage of registration fees and other mandatory fees to eligible students not covered by other gift aid, subject to legislative approval.
  • The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) will determine the maximum amount of the scholarship which each student is eligible to receive based on available funding. If there are not sufficient funds available for all eligible scholarship applicants, students will be awarded in the order the completed application was received.
  • The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) shall award applicants filling out an alternative determination form at the participating institutions only after all students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid have been awarded a full scholarship. 
  • Each applicant should review Senate Bill 350 for the full details on the Nevada Promise Scholarship.

What if I am not eligible to apply or to renew the Nevada Promise Scholarship?