Powerful Partnership Scholarship Program

Powerful Partnership Scholarship Program

Scholarship Goals

At NV Energy, we are committed to building strong, healthy and diverse communities, and we believe that a strong community has an educated and productive workforce. To support attainment of a higher education for our youth, NV Energy Foundation offers its Powerful Partnership Scholarship Program.

One-time scholarships of $1,000 are awarded based on the program’s selection criteria and on the number of applications received. It may be used at any NSHE accredited university, college or trade school. NSHE institutions include: College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Nevada State College, Truckee Meadows Community College, UNLV, UNR and Western Nevada College.

Since the scholarship program was established in 2000, NV Energy has helped more than 2,000 Nevada students take the next step in their education.

Application Deadline

  • In southern Nevada, complete the application here. The application deadline is February 13, 2022.
  • In northern Nevada, complete the application hereThe application deadline is March 1, 2022.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • High school senior attending school in NV Energy’s service territory
  • Completed 20 hours of community service within the previous 12 months as validated by school counselor, agency or organization. (Volunteer service may include your work with a nonprofit agency such as a church group, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, Key Club, etc.)
  • Demonstrated academic success with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (Please include your advanced placement classes, student clubs and associations such as Debate Club and Student Government, etc.)
  • Personal goal of pursuing a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution, which includes colleges, universities and trade schools

Ineligible Applicants

  • Relatives of NV Energy employees and retirees (includes children, grandchildren, step-children, etc.) If you are related to an NV Energy employee and would like to apply for the dependent scholarship in southern Nevada, click here.

Application Requirements

Your application must include:
  • Your resume
  • A list of school clubs and/or activities, including the club name, the grade(s) in which you participated, and details of your participation
  • Your most current transcript
  • Your volunteer history outside of school, including the name of the organization, number of volunteer hours, the grade(s) in which you volunteered, and details of your service
  • Two to three letters of recommendation:
    • One from a community or faith-based organization that speaks to your volunteerism with that organization (required)
    • One from a school official, school club advisor or school representative that speaks to your active participation in or service to a school organization or club (required)
    • One from anyone outside of your family that speaks to your community service/volunteerism (optional)
  • A 300-word essay explaining the importance of community service and your most memorable volunteer experience

The decision of the scholarship committee is final in all matters related to the above practices.

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