October 2017 – Scholarships

October 2017
Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship
Sponsor: Wendy’s
Amount: 100 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000
Eligibility: Students with a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within
their school and community and perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports recognized by
the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of
State High School Associations. For more information, visit their website at
https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com.
Deadline: October 2nd for Phase 1 and October 23rd for Phase 2

Elks Emergency Educational Grants
Sponsor: Nevada State Elks Association
Amount: Renewable one year grants of up to $4000
Eligibility: This grant provides college financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks. Applicant needs to
attend an accredited U.S. college or university as a full-time (12) semester hours) student. Demonstrate financial
need, be unmarried and under the age of 23 as of December 31 in the year of application. For more information,
visit their website at http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Eefgrants.cfm
Deadline: October 31 of the academic year for which assistance is desired

Nevada Promise Scholarship
Sponsor: Nevada Legislature
Amount: Varies depending on need
Eligibility: To qualify, the student must be an official Nevada resident for tuition purposes, have earned a public/private high
school diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED) or other equivalent document during the 2017-2018 academic
year, and be 20 years of age or younger when initially receiving the scholarship. Students must not already have
an associate or bachelor’s degree, and cannot be in default on any federal student loan or owe a refund to any
federal student aid program. For more information, visit www.csn.edu/promise.
Deadline: October 31, 2017
November 2017

Hannah Ostrea Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Little Miss Hannah Foundation
Amount: Two (2) $1,000 scholarships
Eligibility: Sibling of patient diagnosed with a medically complex rare disease (living or deceased). Age at the time of
diagnosis for the affected child must be 17 years or less. Rare disease must be listed here or a documented
undiagnosed condition (significant cerebral palsy and epilepsy/seizure disorders of unknown origin are
considered undiagnosed). Applicant must reside in or have graduated from high-school in Clark, Lincoln, or
Nye county, be enrolled or have acceptance for an accredited two-year or four-year college degree
program, U.S. Citizen or a permanent legal resident, and G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher. For more information, visit
their website at http://littlemisshannah.org/Scholarship/.
Deadline: November 15, 2017

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Elks National Foundation
Amount: 500 four-year scholarships; Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year
Eligibility: High School senior who will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Must be a citizen of
the United States. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Applications must be submitted
online. For more information, visit their website at http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
Deadline: November 27, 2017
December 2017

AXA Achievement Scholarship
Sponsor: AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC
Amount: $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000
Eligibility: High school seniors that can demonstrate ambition, drive, and determination to set and reach goals. One
student from Nevada will be selected. First 10,000 applications will be considered. For more information, visit
their website at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/axa-achievement/.
Deadline: December 15, 2017

Burger King General Track Scholarship
Sponsor: Burger King McLamore Foundation
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico) or graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating
from a home school education. Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
or equivalent. Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2017-2018 academic year at an accredited
two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Canada. For
more information, visit their website at http://www.burgerkingscholarship.com/financial-aid/burger-king-application/
Deadline: December 15, 2017

AFSCME Family Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees
Amount: 10 renewable (4 years) scholarships for $2,000 each
Eligibility: High school seniors whose parent or legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent who is a full dues
paying AFSCMR member. Have taken the SAT or the ACT. For more information, visit their website at
http://www.afscme.org/members/scholarships and click on “AFSCME Family Scholarship.”
Deadline: December 31, 2017

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Discover Student Loans
Amount: Forty (40) $2,500 scholarships (random drawings on 06/08/17, 09/06/17 and 01/08/18)
Eligibility: Open only to residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories who are at
least sixteen (16) years old at the time of entry. Entrants must also be high school senior student who will be (or
college students who are) enrolled at least half-time in a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree program or graduate
program at an eligible school or parent/legal guardians of students that satisfy the above eligibility requirements.
For a list of participating accredited, non-profit colleges and universities, click here. For more information, visit
their website at https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/rules.html.
Deadline: December 31, 2017, for 01/08/18 drawing

G Skin & Beauty Institute Scholarship
Sponsor: G Skin & Beauty Institute
Amount: $3,000 Cosmetology and $2,000 Esthetics Scholarships Offered
Eligibility: Seniors of 2018 interested in Cosmetology, Esthetics at the Henderson Campus. Please complete the
questionnaire and submit to the Admissions Office prior to Orientation Day together with your High School
diploma. For application and more information, go to www.GBeautySchools.com, for questions call 702-628-9320
or 702-765-0134.
Deadline: December 31, 2017

Imagine America High School Scholarship
Sponsor: Imagine America Foundation
Amount: $1,000.00
Eligibility: High school seniors with a grade point average of 2.5 or greater and demonstrated voluntary community
service during their senior year. Applicant must choose a career college and show financial need. To find the
participating career school campuses and get more information regarding the application process please visit
https://www.imagine-america.org/students/scholarships-education/highschoolscholarships/.
Deadline: December 31, 2017
January 2018

Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Amount: Each year the program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an
additional three years up to $40,000 total per recipient.
Eligibility: Be current high school senior and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
Demonstrate at school, the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and
citizenship. Be citizens of the United States and demonstrate financial need. For more information, visit their
website at https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarshipprogram/

Opens: Mid-October
Deadline: TBD

APIASF General Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Amount: $2,500 – $20,000
Eligibility: High school seniors enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2018 that are of Asian and/or
Pacific Islander ethnicity. Applicant must be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have a GED. Must apply for FAFSA and submit
one letter of recommendation online. For more information, visit their website at
http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html
Deadline: January 11, 2018

Ronald McDonald House of Charities Scholarships
Sponsor: Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Current high school seniors in Clark or Nye counties in Nevada with a minimum 2.7 GPA. They must be eligible to
enroll, and plan to attend, an institution of higher education or a vocational/technical school during the academic
year following graduation. For more information, visit their website at http://www.rmhlv.org/scholarship-program or
contact Linett Posada at (702) 252-4663 ext.*2259 or via email at scholarships@rmhlv.org.
Opens: October 1, 2017
Deadline: January 18, 2018

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship
Sponsor: Nurse.org
Amount: $1000
Eligibility: Students who are 17 years of age, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and have been accepted or currently attending a
nursing or medical related program at an accredited institution. For more information, visit their website at
http://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/
Deadline: January 29, 2018

Union Plus Scholarship
Sponsor: Union Plus Foundation
Amount: Ranges from $500 to $4,000
Eligibility: High School Senior who has been accepted into a U.S. accredited college or university, community college,
technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses, and their dependent
children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. For more information, visit their website at
https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/money/union-plus-scholarships.
Deadline: January 31, 2018
February 2018

ELKS Legacy Awards
Sponsor: Elks National Foundation Scholarships
Amount: 300 college scholarships worth $4,000 each
Eligibility: High School Seniors who are children, or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks members. For more information, visit
their website at http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm.
Deadline: February 2, 2018

Truman D. Picard Scholarship **NEW**
Sponsor: Intertribal Timber Council
Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: Native American/Alaskan graduating senior high school students pursuing a higher education in Natural
Resources. Please submit Letter of Application, resume, three signed letters of reference on letterhead and dated
within the last six months, and evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native
Corporation, as established by the U.S. Government. All students must include a transcript. For more information,
visit their website at Intertribal Timber Council.
Deadline: February 7, 2018

The Jackie Robinson Scholarship
Sponsor: The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Amount: Amounts vary based on need
Eligibility: Minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need. Must plan to
attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined
on the math and critical reading sections or composite ACT score of 21. For more information, visit their website
at www.jackierobinson.org/apply.
Opens: November 1, 2017
Deadline: February 15, 2018
March 2018

Green Ambassador Scholarship
Sponsor: Harbor Green, Republic Services, Next Generation Recycling, and Western Elite recycling companies
Amount: Scholarships up to $1,000
Eligibility: Legal redisentsClark County School District Senior (Grade 12). Must complete the Green Ambassador Program
(GAP) Scholarship application and submit a one page essay. For more information, visit the website at
http://nevadarecycles.nv.gov/Education/Student_Scholarships/. For questions, please call Rachel Lewison at (702)
486-2850 ext. 268.
Deadline: March 9, 2018

Drive for Excellence **NEW**
Sponsor: Multiple sponsors
Amount: $3000, $2000, $1000, two (2) $500, and additional prizes including a new 2017 Chevy Spark
Eligibility: Drive for Excellence is a recognition program for CCSD seniors that promotes school attendance and offers an
incentive for students to excel academically. Findlay Chevrolet will give one lucky senior a brand new Chevy
Spark, Silver State Schools Credit Union will be giving away a $3,000, $2,000, $1,000 and two $500 scholarships,
AMS Inc. will be awarding one $500 scholarship and Horace Mann will be giving away $1,000 to be used towards
car insurance based on criteria that has been jointly developed. Please see your school counselor for additional
information.
Deadline: Drive for Excellence event will be held on May 23, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., at Wet’n’Wild
August 2018

Off-To-College High School Scholarship **NEW**
Sponsor: ABODO Apartments
Amount: $500
Eligibility: The ABODO scholarship is open only to those legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of
Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of application and a high school junior or senior
planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the next academic year, at an accredited twoor
four-year college or university in the United States. For more information, visit the website ABODO.
Deadline: August 31, 2018

Scholarship Search Engines
Listed below is a scholarship search engine that may be helpful to students when searching for scholarship opportunities:
http://www.collegescholarships.org/financial-aid/
Scholarship Resources for Undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals (DACA) Students
Listed below are resources that may be helpful to Undocumented and DACA students when searching for scholarship
opportunities:
http://www.thedream.us/
http://www.thedream.us/resources/education/
https://www.nevada.edu/ir/Page.php?p=ssog
http://nsc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/external-scholarships.aspx
http://tinyurl.com/avidundoc