Scholarship Due Dates – Nov 1 Update

November Due Date

William “Bill” Endow Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:     William “Bill” Endow Scholarship Foundation

Amount:     $2000.00

Eligibility:   Senior of Asian ethnicity and plan to attend college or university.  Required to attend one of the two orientations to further understand the requirements of the application.  Orientation will be Wednesday, November 20th at 3:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. at Clark High School Theater, 4291 West Pennwood, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102.  Interested students and parents should RSVP by November 15 to the Asian Chamber at 702-737-4300 or via email at

Deadline:  March 3, 2014


December Due Date

Defensive Driving Scholarship

Sponsor:     Defensive Driving

Amount:     $1,500.00

Eligibility:  No GPA requirement.  Please go to to complete application, making of a video segment and the survey.

Deadline:   December 15, 2013


Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Sponsor:    The Elks National Foundation

Amount:     Several four-year scholarships

Eligibility:  High school senior who is a citizen of the United States.  Applicants need NOT be related to a member of the Elks.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student’s permanent U.S. address.  For complete details, visit the Instructions and Guidelines page online at: or contact your local Elks Lodge.  Any questions email the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Office at or call 1-773-755-4732.  Complete and submit the ONLINE application by due date.

Deadline:  December 6, 2013


Nevada State Elks Association Past Exalted Rulers Nursing Scholarship

Sponsor:     The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

Amount:      $1,00.00 per year

Eligibility:   High school seniors from an accredited Nevada High School, who plan to attend a Nevada School of Nursing program, have an aggregate high school gpa of 2.5 or better and have sufficient financial need.  The student must be a U.S. citizen and does NOT have to be related to a member of the Elks to qualify.  Additional information and application is available at or  Any questions email the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Office at or call 1-773-755-4732.  Mail or hand deliver application packet to:  Mr. Phillip Floyd, 2939 Vandermeer, North Las Vegas Nevada 89031.

Deadline:  December 13, 2013


Vocational Grants Program

Sponsor:     Nevada State Elks Association

Amount:     Grant is for up to 2 years

Eligibility:  Student must be U.S. citizen, residing within the jurisdiction of the Benevolent and Protective Order o Elks in the State of Nevada and plan to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course, above and supplemental to high school or preparatory school level.  Eligible program has to be defined as a two year or less vocational/technical program, culminating in an Associate Degree, diploma or certificate.  Student must plan to carry a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.  All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge.  More information t or or contact your local Elks Lodge.  Any questions email the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Office at or call 1-773-755-4732.  Mail or hand deliver application packet to:   Mr. Phillip Floyd, 2939 Vandermeer, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031.

Deadline:     December 13, 2013

January Due Date


Legacy Awards Scholarship

Sponsor:     The Elks National Foundation

Amount:     Several $4,000.00 ($1,00.00 per year for four years)

Eligibility:  High school senior, taken the ACT test by December 31, 2013.  Hs to be a child or grandchild of an active Elk member.  Please go to or for more specific information.  Any questions email the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Office at or call 1*773-755-4732.  Complete and submit the ONLINE application by 12:00 (noon) central time.

Deadline:   January 31, 2014


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Fund

Sponsor:     RMHC of Greater Las Vegas

Amount:     Varies

Eligibility:  High School seniors in Clark or Nye County in Nevada who face limited access to educational or career opportunities.  Be eligible to attend an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school following graduation.  Must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher, be a legal U.S., resident less than 21 years. of age.  To apply and for more information visit or call 702-252-4663.

Deadline:  January 21, 2014


Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program

Sponsor:     Intertribal Timber  Council

Amount:     $2,00.00

Eligibility:  Native American/Alaskan students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.  Please submit letter of application, resume, three (3) signed letters of reference, on letterhead and dated within the last six months, evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. Government.  A photocopy of your enrollment card, front an back, or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) will suffice, and transcripts.  For more information visit:  Inquiries and applications should be directed to the Intertribal Timber Council Office:  Attn:  Education Committee, 1112 North E. 21st Avenue, Suite 4, Portland, Oregon 97232 or call 503.282.4296.

Deadline:     January 17, 2014

February Due Date

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor:     Jackie Robinson Foundation

Amount:     $6,00.00 per year for four years

Eligibility:  High school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.  JRF awards students a four year scholarship to attend a four year accredited college or university of their choice.  In addition the Foundation Scholars participate in an extensive program that includes mentoring, leadership, development, practical skill-building, internships, job counseling and placement, as well as a myriad of networking opportunities.  Application and more information can be found ONLINE at

Deadline:     February 15, 2014

March Due Date

Tobias Mishel Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:     Jack, Louise and Emma Mishel

Amount:     $500.00

Eligibility:  Senior, accepted to a two or four year college, university, or trade school, preferably in music.  No gpa requirement.  Student going through or has overcome a personal challenge or tragedy.  Submit essay on “Personal challenge and goals in life”, resume, and transcript to

Deadline:     March 28, 2014

April Due Date

Alpha Delta Kappa Education Scholarship

Sponsor:     Alpha Chapter – Alpha Delta Kappa

Amount:     $500.00

Eligibility:  Female high school senior who plan to major in education.  Please submit one page essay on
“Why I want to become a Teacher”, transcripts, test scores, gpa, and letters of recommendations.  Mail applications to “Patsy Darnell, 3224 Plaza De Rafael, as Vegas, Nevada 89102.

Deadline:     April 1, 2014


Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Club Academic Scholarship

Sponsor:     The Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Club

Amount:     $9,600.00 (1,200.00 per semester)

Eligibility:  Graduate senior from an accredited high school in Nevada with a minimum weighted or non-weighted 3.5 gpa.  Intends to attend a public college or university in Nevada, UNLV, UNR, Nevada State College or other public college in Nevada.  Renewable for up to 8 semesters of college if maintaining a 3.0 gpa and completes a minimum of 12 semester hours per semester.  Must demonstrate a family or student financial need.  Please send the completed scholarship packet, including the 750 word essay – “Why Las Vegas Southwest Rotary should award me this scholarship” to:  Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Club Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 70126 University Station, Las Vegas, Nevada 89170-0126.

Deadline:     Postmarked by April 1, 2014


Neal Lyon High School Prevention Scholarship

Sponsor:     LARS Research Institute, INC

Amount:     $1,00000

Eligibility:  Graduating seniors who are enrolled in a public or private high school, high school equivalency program or home school programs recognized by the local school system and sanctioned by the State of Nevada.  The essay should examine the need for drug abuse prevention in the schools and have o less than 1,000 and no more that 1,500 words.  Please mail essay and other information to:  LARS Research Institute, Inc., 7251 West Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 530, Las Vegas, Nevada 89128 c/o Weide & Miller, Ltd.  Please indicate “High School Essay Contest” on the envelope.

Deadline:     Postmarked by April 15, 2014

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