External scholarships

Many scholarships are available each year from organizations that are not affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno. We refer to these as, “external scholarships.” All students are encouraged to apply for external scholarships.

Each external scholarship organization determines its own criteria and deadlines, so be sure to read through all information carefully. In general, the best time to apply for external scholarships is at the end of the calendar year prior to the start of each fall semester. For example, if you will be attending school in Fall 2021, you should be applying for external scholarships as early as November 2020.

External scholarship award notification process

If you are awarded an external scholarship, you must submit a copy of your award notification and your NSHE ID to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships by emailing finaid@unr.edu so we can add a placeholder to your account. Once we receive a check from the external scholarship organization, we will remove the placeholder and apply the scholarship.

If you do not submit a copy of your award notice to our office, many complications can arise, including reduced aid from other sources. Checks received by the University just prior to the start of each semester may be posted to your account after University fees are due because of processing delays. If your scholarship is not applied before tuition and fees are due, you will either need to pay your outstanding balance or sign up for a payment plan and make the first payment so that you are not penalized with late fees or course cancellation.

Information about our external scholarship list

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships has reviewed and approved the following list of external scholarship opportunities for announcement. Each scholarship is a continuing program (this is not the first time the scholarship has been awarded) of at least $500 that directly issues funds made payable to the winner’s school. We do not promote scholarships requiring social media interaction.

This list is provided as a courtesy to our students and prospective students. However the University of Nevada, Reno has no influence over external scholarship application or selection processes. Following any links provided may take you to websites that are not accessible for people with disabilities because we have no control over content managed by external organizations. You should never pay for scholarship applications or scholarship search services, and if you feel uncomfortable with any application or awarding components, you are under no obligation to proceed.

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List of external scholarships

American Association of University Women Fallon Branch
In order to be eligible for this $1,000 scholarship, the applicant must be a resident of Churchill County at least 25 years old and must have completed at least 12 credits of college work and hold a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or better. The applicant must complete nine or more semester credits (or the equivalent) each term with at least a 3.0 GPA during the upcoming year. Courses taken must be part of a prescribed program or certification at a regionally accredited institution leading to a recognized degree. This scholarship will be contingent upon meeting the above requirements. Applications must be typed. Application deadline is April 15th. Please contact Kathryn Reynolds for application at kmreynolds3@gmail.com.

American Association of University Women Tahoe-Nevada Branch
Recipient shall be a female student pursuing her first associate or baccalaureate degree and shall have experienced a cumulative gap in her education of three years or more (or fewer depending upon circumstances) due to personal, financial or educational challenges. Preference shall be given to residents of Incline Village or the greater North Lake Tahoe area with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. Recipient can apply for the scholarship renewal annually. For renewal, she must maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA (on a four point system) and provide the AAUW Tahoe Nevada Branch or the scholarship monitoring institution with a current official university transcript and documentation showing the next term's registration. If the recipient is attending the University of Nevada, Reno as a full-time student (twelve credits or more), the award amount will be $2000. If she is attending as a part-time student (fewer than twelve credits), it will be $1000. Application is due by April 15th.

American Indian Services
Applicants must be one-quarter enrolled member of a federally recognized Native American Tribe. Applicant must be an undergraduate student with no more than 150 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.25. Summer application deadline is Feb. 1; Fall application deadline is June 1; Spring application deadline is Nov. 1. For more information, please visit the website or email scholarship@amercanindianservices.org.

Arka Scholarship Program
The Arka scholarship program is aimed to help students that are interested in design, photography, packaging, engineering, business, supply chains or logistics. Applicants will choose from one or more of the following three categories and submit a 2000-word "blog post" with photos taken of packaging styles that inspire them:

  • Packaging Photography: Blog post as well as original pictures about what inspires the applicant with respect to the packaging’s design. Justify with links and brand callouts.
  • Packaging Design: Blog post as well as pictures of designs from existing brands found online about what inspires the applicant with respect to the packaging’s design. Justify with links and brand callouts.
  • Packaging Tear Down: Blog post as well as pictures of designs from existing brands found online and/or original photography that covers the schematics of packages that have unique structure/dielines. This will speak more to the form and functionality of packaging along with efforts taken towards sustainability. Justify with links and brand callouts.

For more information about the application process, please visit Arka's website.

Army Emergency Relief Scholarships (Multiple)
Army Emergency Relief maintains two scholarship programs: the Spouse Education Assistance Program and the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Both scholarships provide financial assistance for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Please visit the website for more details.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships
Scholarships of up to $5,000 to study and intern abroad. Must be Pell eligible US Citizen. Study abroad program must be for credit and at least 4 weeks long. Study in Cuba and State Department "Travel Warning list" countries currently prohibited. Preference given to students who self disclose in essays if they are ethnically diverse, first generation college students, students with disabilities, or students within STEM majors. Applications for spring study abroad close the first Tuesday of October. Applications for summer, fall or full year study close the first Tuesday of March.

Cobell Scholarship
A Scholarship open to highly qualified American Indian students at both the undergraduate and graduate level of study.

Community Foundation of Northern Nevada Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada – Scholarship Program is intended to help students cover the ever-increasing cost of tuition. Some of our scholarships are based on financial need, but others represent an award for achievement. These scholarships typically go to students who have excelled in an academic area or have shown they can balance academics, volunteer work, and extracurricular activities. There are also scholarships designated for students who have overcome diversity, students pursuing degrees in high-need areas, and adult learners outside the traditional college age group. Community Foundation scholarships can help cover tuition, books, and on-campus housing. It's never too early to start preparing for scholarship applications. For details on specific scholarships, please visit the website. Applications open on January 15th and deadline dates range from the end of February through April.

Frank M. & Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation
This annual scholarship application is open November 1 to February 1 1) You are a graduating senior or past graduate (G.E.D. is acceptable) of the Washoe County School District in Northern Nevada. 2) You are a graduating senior or past graduate (G.E.D. is acceptable) of the Huntington Beach Union High School District in Southern California. 3) You are a graduate/current or previous student of Truckee Meadows Community College or certain Community Colleges in Southern California.

Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarships
The Hawaii Community Foundation manages various scholarship programs. Applications open in mid-November and are due by January 31. A completed FAFSA (fafsa.ed.gov) is required prior to application.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships (Multiple)
Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and there is an emphasis on STEM majors. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 and are open to graduate and undergraduate students. To qualify, you must: Have a 3.0 High School GPA and/or a 2.5 college GPA Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam in the upcoming academic year. Complete the FAFSA or state Dream Act financial aid application (if applicable).

Horatio Alger Scholarship program
Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association Members and Friends have been funding need-based college scholarships to support deserving young people to overcome their adversity and pursue their dreams through higher education. Open to high school seniors with values ranging at up to $22,000.

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
For high school seniors who are children or financial dependent of Teamster members. Recipients are selected by an impartial committee of university admissions and financial aid directors based on academic achievement, SAT/ACT scores, character, potential and financial need. Areas that are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee include, but are not limited to the following: Academic Accomplishments, Community Service, Letters of Recommendation (if a Canadian or Puerto Rican applicant), and Financial Need. The scholarship awards are paid directly to the schools. Scholarship winners are awarded either a $10,000.00 award split up over four years at $1,250.00 per semester, or a one-time $1,000.00 award. Winners of the $10,000.00 award will have their scholarship renewed each year, pursuant to the Scholarship Renewal guidelines, and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or higher. Scholarship applicants compete in one of the five geographic regions where the Teamster Member Relation’s Teamsters Union affiliate is located. Complete applications must be received by the organization before March 31.

Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship Application
Apply by April 1 for the Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship of up to $4,500 for tuition, fees and books. Criteria: 1. Must currently be an eligible Millennium Scholar; 2. Must be entering his/her senior or last year of college with 90 or more credits at an NSHE institution; 3. Be enrolled in and remain enrolled in a course of study leading to licensure in elementary or secondary education; 4. Maintain a college grade point average of not less than 3.5 on a 4.0 grading scale; 5. State a commitment to teaching in Nevada upon graduation; and 6. Have a commendable record of community service.

Lucille Adin Women of Substance Scholarship
A scholarship from the Reno-Sparks Club NBPWC for a non-traditional or returning student who is an african-american female undergraduate with a 2.5 GPA or higher and freshman, sophomore or junior standing. Application deadline is March 1.

NAHAS Scholarship Endowment
APPLICATION DEADLINE - MARCH 31. A $6,000.00 scholarship will be awarded ($1,500 per year for four years) to two of this year’s applicants from a group of six finalists all of whom will be asked to participate in a short virtual or in person interview with the members of the Endowment’s Selection Committee. Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Northern Nevada High School, public or private. Applicant must have a record of community service. Applicant must show academic ability (minimum grade point average of 3.5). Applicant must have proof of admission to the University of Nevada - Reno. Applicant must have competed in a competitive sports program for at least two years. Applicant must remain in good standing in order to maintain eligibility (must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and take no fewer than 12 units per semester). Applicant must be a U. S. citizen. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE FOLLOWING: 1.High School Transcript. 2. Copy of Admission Letter from UNR 3. A short autobiographical essay of approximately 500 words 4. Community service information, including names, places, length of time and type of service 5. Letters of Recommendation - Each applicant should obtain three (3) letters of recommendation from his/her coach, teacher or counselor and someone acquainted with the applicant's community service. These letters may include personal anecdotes. For additional information, please contact Shelly Aldean or Robin Stevenson at (775) 885-8282.

Nevada Agricultural Foundation Scholarship
Up to 20 $2,000+ scholarships available to Nevadans who are graduating high school seniors or current college students enrolled in an agricultural related field of study and intending to pursue an agricultural career. Awards are based on financial need, scholastic proficiency, character, service, and specialized talents. Be concise! Preference to 4-H/FFA members. Applications and transcripts are due prior to March 15 with notification to winners in mid April.

Nevada Broadcasters Foundation Scholarship
Applicants must meet these criteria: (1) Nevada resident; Must submit proof of a valid Nevada I.D., (2) Accepted to or attending a Nevada post- secondary institution (two-or four-year college), (3) Enrolled in a broadcast or related curriculum such as broadcast journalism, broadcast accounting, broadcast engineering, etc, (4) Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours (full-time) each semester the scholarship is in effect, (5) Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, (6) Application signed by college radio/TV/ communications department head or high school counselor certifying the applicant meets the eligibility criteria. Please visit the website for more information. Application deadline in April.

Nevada Department of Education Dave Cook Memorial Scholarship
This is a four year renewing scholarship for an incoming freshman who is a Nevada Resident pursuing a degree in education from an NSHE institution. The recipient must pledge to teach in Nevada for 3 years after graduation. Must maintain a 3.2 GPA, be a full time student majoring in education, and demonstrate financial need annually. The scholarship is limited to registration and mandatory fees and books. Apply prior to July 1.

Nevada Women's Fund (NWF) Scholarships
NWF scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 and are designated for women who reside in northern Nevada pursuing a course of study at a northern Nevada educational institution and earning at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. If an eligible applicant wishes to pursue a course of study that is not offered at a northern Nevada (or Nevada) institution, the NWF will consider this on a case by case basis. Scholarships may be used for undergraduate, graduate studies or vocational study with minimum half time enrollment. Applications open in January and the application deadline is February 28th annually with announcements in June.

Otto Huth Scholarship
This fund is available to children in custody of the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services who meet the following criteria: the child must have been in our custody in a foster or group home and must be graduating from high school or receiving the GED the year of application. Deadline for application is April 15th of each year.

Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation offers more than 260 different scholarship opportunities for Southern Nevada’s high school seniors to attend both in-state and out-of-state schools. Review committees select recipients based on information submitted by the applicant. Some scholarship funds have specific eligibility requirements established by the donor, such as enrollment at a particular high school or specializing in a particular field of study.

Reno Gem and Mineral Society
Annual scholarship for a part-time or full-time student at University of Nevada, Reno or TMCC with a major in Earth Science. If no applicants in Earth Science, STEM majors would be considered. GPA at least 3.0. Two hundred word essay maximum to explain who you are and what are your plans. The successful applicant needs to provide a digital photo suitable for framing for the Society's Scholarship Wall. Please contact Stephen Norman at snowm11@hotmail.com for additional questions.

Reno Rodeo Foundation
One year scholarships of $1,000 to $2,500 are available with an application deadline of March 22. Winners are notified in May. Scholarships are awarded to students based on the following criteria: •Applicants must have graduated from a northern Nevada high school with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Returning applicants must be full time and have earned at least a 3.0 in college. •Students must declare a major in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, Natural Resources or the College of Science specific to Pre-Vet or Pre-Med degrees or declare a major in the Colleges of Business, Education, or Nursing at an accredited northern Nevada College or University.

Rollan Melton PFA Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship offered to graduating Washoe County School District seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA who attended Rollan Melton Elementary School. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by February 13.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RHMC) of Northern Nevada
Graduating High School Seniors from northern Nevada who are legal US residents under age 21 should apply for one of 38 scholarships awarded each year! Applications open in October and the deadline is January 18 and award notices are sent in May. Awards are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Ronald McDonald House of Las Vegas
Applications for seniors in high school in Clark and Nye counties are open from October through January 18. Applicants must have a minimum 2.7 GPA. Additional application requirements are listed at the website.

Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows Scholarships
Please refer to the website for specifics regarding the multiple scholarship applications available annually for women in Northern Nevada currently attending Northern Nevada institutions of Higher Education as well as graduating seniors from Washoe County high schools. Please see the website for details of individual opportunities. Applications available from October through January annually with submission deadlines in mid-November (for the highest potential value) through mid-February. There are multiple awards annually which range from $500 to $6,000 at the local level up to $10,000 at the international level.

The Elks National Foundation
The Elks National Foundation provides $3.74 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. Please visit the foundation's website for more information on its scholarship programs.

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program
The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program awards more than $175,000 in assistance every year to college-bound students around the globe. Scholarships are awarded based solely on 550-word essays expressing applicants’ academic and professional goals and how their personal experiences will help them to accomplish those goals.

Other scholarships

AAC's Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program
In an effort to help those who are helping others, AAC is excited to offer 3 scholarships for those studying in the fields of behavioral health, counseling, psychology, social work, nursing or related sciences. Scholarships are open to full or part-time undergraduate or college graduate students. Students must be entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/ family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Students must write an essay on the following topic: Why are you interested in pursuing a career in behavioral sciences? Please visit website for more information.

AchieveToday Scholarship
Achieve Today is offering this scholarship to students in the United States who submit a three to five minute video (3-5 minutes long), audio (3-5 minutes long), or essay (800+ words) on one of four topics of personal development or high performance. Each semester (spring and fall) one recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the institution of their choice. Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship once during their lifetime. Application deadlines are August 31 and December 31. Go to the website for more information.

ACWA Water Law and Policy Scholarship
Applicants must be graduate students pursuing a master\'s, doctorate or law degree in a field related to or identified with law, policy or public administration. Applicants must demonstrate a focus or concentration in the field of California water resources. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate work and be enrolled in at least eight units per term. Applications must be postmarked by APRIL 1 of each year.

Adoptions From the Heart Birth Parent Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students who meet the following criteria: (1) Must have placed a child for adoption in or after 1985 (letter from your adoption agency or attorney must be provided), (2) Must have been accepted to a college or trade school. (verification required), (3) Must show a financial need (w-2 or previous year tax return), (4) Must write an essay regarding their adoption story, (5) maintain a 2.5 or higher grade point average (GPA), (6) Complete a scholarship application form and submit it prior to each semesters deadline, and (7) Provide a copy of your transcript from the previous semester. Application deadlines are December 1 and July 1. Please visit the website for more information.

AICPA Scholarships (Multiple Annual Scholarships)
The AICPA offers many scholarship opportunities for accounting students at varying points in their academic careers. Application deadline April 1. For more details, please visit the AICPA website.

Alpine Recovery Lodge Scholarship
High school seniors, undergrads, and graduate students are welcome to apply. Applicant must be a resident of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona or Nevada. To apply, please submit an essay detailing how addiction has directly affected you. A winner will be chosen based on strength of essay and financial need. Summer Deadline – July 1st; Winter Deadline – November 1st. More information at the website.

American Business Women's Association (ABWA) - Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund Scholarships
Eligible candidates are women with at least a 3.0 who are citizens of the U.S. and who are seeking a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Each scholarship has a variety of additional criteria and the application deadline is May 15 annually. Awards range from $5,000 to $10,000.

American Indian Education Foundation Scholarship
Applicant must be of Native American or Alaska Native descent. Enrolled as a full-time student. An ACT score of 14 or above is desirable. Applicant must submit packet (see application for complete list). Applications due annually in April.

American Muscle Automotive Scholarships
Two $2,000 scholarships awarded each semester to a student pursuing an automotive themed major. Fall deadline is October 15 and spring deadline is June 15th. A 750-1,500 word essay is required with more details available at the scholarship website. Proof of enrollment is required with your application for the scholarship.

Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Scholarship
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. Annual deadline in March. Please visit website for more information.

Ben Fry Memorial Scholarship
Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada, a non-profit organization, is pleased to announce that we have established a $2,000 scholarship for students who have successfully completed a cooperative work experience with one of CMACN’s Producer Member companies (found on the CMACN website at http://cmacn.org/producer-members.htm), and who will be continuing at their same university in fall. Requests for this scholarship should be submitted on the enclosed application with short answers to the multipart question, with at least one signed and sealed faculty recommendation, and a signed and sealed recommendation from your cooperative work experience supervisor from one of CMACN’s Producer Member companies. Deadline is March 20.

Boomer Benefits Scholarship
The application period for this $1,000 scholarship ends 8/15. Eligibility criteria include: U. S. Citizen age 50 or older who is currently enrolled in a two year, four year or graduate program at an accredited public or private school including community colleges, technical schools and four-year universities. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for complete details.

Caring.com Student Caregiver Scholarship
Are you caring for an adult relative while enrolled in a U.S. college or university? When you're living with your aging loved one, managing their finances because they no longer can, taking them to doctors appointments -- we know that caregiving can be both difficult and rewarding. As America’s leading senior care resource for family caregivers, we know that juggling the responsibilities of caregiving and student life is a unique challenge. Caring.com is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Before May 31 or December 31, submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey. Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver? How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path? How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (various)
Our scholarships of up to $8,000 per recipient are open to U.S. Citizen's and permanent residents and range from the arts, environmental studies, to a general scholarship open to students of all majors. All of our scholarships are open to students who will be full-time, undergraduate students for the fall school year. Some scholarships are also open to graduate students. Please see the website for a listing of current (and new) scholarships. Our scholarship applications are open from mid December through May with submission deadlines from February 28 through May 20.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships (Multiple Annual Scholarships)
Multiple scholarships are awarded to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, nursing, and education. The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants who are US Citizens regardless of race, religion, or sex. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. All applications must be postmarked by February 10. Please visit the website for more details.

Delta Kappa Gamma Nu Chapter Education Scholarships
University education majors with sophomore or higher class standing who are female residents of Carson City, Douglas, Storey or Lyon County may apply for a $500-$1,000 scholarship by submitting an official transcript, two letters of recommendation and an essay of 500 words or less about yourself, your current financial situation and why you are a worthy recipient. Mail complete applications to Mrs. Ann Williams 901 E. 2nd St. Carson City, NV 89701 before April 5. Recipients are expected to attend a luncheon May 7.

F. Edward Herbert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
The HPSP is available for students pursuing advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, psychiatric nursing, optometry or psychology. To qualify for the Health Professions Scholarship Program, you must: Be a U.S. citizen with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school Be enrolled in (or have a letter or acceptance from) an accredited graduate program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico (varies by specialty) Maintain full-time student status during the length of the program. Qualify as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve

FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship
At FlipKey, we value the importance of travel and cultural immersion as a way to learn about the world firsthand. To encourage this, we are awarding one full time degree seeking student who will study abroad during the upcoming academic year (Summer - Spring) a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad. Eligible students should submit a 1,000 word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to him or her. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity. One essay per entrant only. Please include your name, college or university at which you are enrolled full time, mailing and email address, and documentation of current or upcoming enrollment in a study abroad program. The deadline to apply is August 15.

Google Scholarships (Multiple)
Google offers multiple scholarships for students who are pursuing a degree in computer science or technology related fields. Please visit the website for details on the specific scholarships.

Islamic Scholarship Fund
Apply by March 21. Minimum requirements to apply for a scholarship: Muslim or active member of the Muslim community; Enrollment at an accredited university in the U.S. by August; Majoring in an ISF supported major such as Journalism or English (Visit website for complete list at www. IslamicScholarshipFund.org) Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.; Undergraduate (junior/senior) or graduate/PhD. Multiple scholarships are available. Please visit the website for more information on the available scholarships.

JonesTshirts.com Scholarship
Any student who will be enrolled in the upcoming semester is eligible to apply. In order to apply, students must write a 1000 word essay describing at least 3 steps that you plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career that you love. Scholarship closes January 11 and September 12. Please visit the website for more information.

Life & Health Insurance Foundation For Education (LIFE) Scholarship
This is a scholarship program to benefit students who have suffered the death of a parent or guardian. Applicants are required to submit an essay (500 words MAX) or video (3-minutes MAX) describing how losing a parent or guardian affected you emotionally and financially. Essays should describe the impact that life insurance (or the lack thereof) had on family finances and on the ability of students to fund college costs. Scholarships range from $2,000 to $15,000. Apply during February.

Mark A. Forester Scholarship
Any student who is currently enrolled in school, or will be enrolled during the year can apply annually prior to June. To enter, the student must write a 300-500-word essay explaining how they go about honoring America's military heroes. You can simply send the essay, with your full name, school you will be attending, and contact information to scholarship@rockymountainmattress.com.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Scholarship Program
Applicants must be legally blind, living in the United States, enrolled in accredited universities, and winners must attend the NFB annual convention.

National Garden Clubs (NGC) Inc. Scholarship
35 one-year scholarships of $3500 available to full-time juniors, seniors or graduate students, sophomores may submit an application for their junior year. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S. A minimum 3.25 GPA is required. Applicants must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture in one of the following majors: Agronomy, Agriculture Education, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Botany-Biology, Forestry, Wildlife Science, Plant Pathology/Science, Rural/Urban City Planning, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Environmental Concerns (Management: Environmental/Horticulture Resource/Environmental Behavior), Environmental Conservation (incl. Engineering, Law etc), and Land Management. General application forms must be submitted through your home state by February 1 each year!

Navy Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) and Financial Assistance Program (FAP)
The Health Professions Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial incentive for students who are going to school to become a physician, dentist, optometrist, physician assistant or clinical psychologist. The Financial Assistance Program is designed for physicians or dentists in residency training. For more information, contact your local Navy Medicine representative Chief Jennifer Gallardo at (775) 842-0256 or email at jennifer.gallardo@navy.mil.

Nevada Garden Clubs
One $1,500 one-year scholarship available to full-time students (excluding doctoral candidates) attending a Nevada institution with Nevada residency. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and major in conservation, forestry, environmental control, land management, alternative energy or related subjects. Applicants must intend a career on pursuing a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture. General application forms must be submitted through your home state (state of legal residence) by February each year. Winners announced each April.

Pat Cox Memorial Scholarship [ WEB]
Prior to March 1 annually, complete the application. The Pat Cox Memorial Scholarship awards funds each year to a student who will be enrolled in college next year. Alumni of Natchez Elementary School (Wadsworth, NV) may receive extra consideration but non-alumni may also apply and are fully eligible. The scholarship recognizes the tireless dedication of Pat Cox and the bright futures of Natchez students in obtaining a college education. Financial Need and a Minimum 2.5 weighted cumulative High School GPA are requirements.

Phi Kappa Phi Scholarships (Multiple)
Scholarships awarded to outstanding students, Phi Kappa Phi members and chapters through the Society's various awards competitions: the Fellowship, Phi Kappa Phi Scholar & Artist, Study Abroad Grants, Literacy Grants, and Love of Learning. For details on specific awards, please visit the website. Many December 15 deadlines.

Ron Brown Scholarship
The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply. For more information, please visit the website.

Shutterfly Business Scholars
Shutterfly will award $5,500 to you and $4,500 split between your high school, middle school and elementary school! Requirements: 18 years old at the time of application Proof of business major Must have completed primary, middle and high school in the United States No personal, identifying information on your essay, including ethnic background, race, city, state or country of birth Write a minimum 600-800 maximum word essay on the required topic Applicants cannot be related to an employee of Shutterfly or any of its related companies Deadline to apply: August 31

Shutterfly Computer Science Scholars
Shutterfly will award $5,500 to you and $4,500 split between your high school, middle school and elementary school! Requirements: 18 years old at the time of application Proof of computer science major Must have completed primary, middle and high school in the United States No personal, identifying information on your essay, including ethnic background, race, city, state or country of birth Write a minimum 600-800 maximum word essay on the required topic Applicants cannot be related to an employee of Shutterfly or any of its related companies Deadline to apply: August 31

Sixt Rent a Car Scholarship
Sixt rent a car is pleased to offer five high school seniors the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a Sixt Scholar. The program is designed to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Requirements Have a Minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 Scale Graduating High School Senior in the USA Plan to enroll in a full time 2 or 4 year university Mandatory Application Materials A completed Application Appraisal Form Copy of your high school transcript Deadline: November 30

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) College Scholarship Program
The Sacramento Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) awards scholarships annually to high school and college students who are studying engineering or related technical disciplines. Scholarships will vary from $1,000 to $4,000 for students in high school, junior college, and college students that are pursuing a degree in any engineering field or related technical sciences (including architecture, mathematics, physics, geology, and earth sciences). Applications open in January and are due by mid March.

Spencer Educational Foundation
A variety of Scholarships for full time undergraduate students. While each scholarship has distinct eligibility requirements, students are required to complete one application. Application deadline January. The Education Committee of the Foundation will consider applicants who meet the following criteria: Full-time student (12 hours or more per term) - undergraduate junior/senior Field of study - normally a major or minor in a risk management discipline Career objective in risk management GPA of 3.0 or higher Relevant work experience Leadership skills Please visit website for more information.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Nevada
Apply for a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Nevada scholarship today and get 80% of costs covered toward your bachelor degree in Human Development and Family Studies! Please review our website for more program details, eligibility requirements, and contact information.

U.S. Army Center of Military History Dissertation Fellowships
To support scholarly research and writing among qualified civilian graduate students preparing dissertations in the history of warfare, the Center offers three Dissertation Fellowships each year. One, funded by the National Museum of the U.S. Army, is designed to support dissertations that explore the material culture of the Army; the two others support research in the more general areas of military history in all its many aspects. In your application please specify if you wish to compete for the two general fellowships or for the Museums fellowship. These fellowships carry a $10,000 stipend and access to the Center's facilities and technical expertise. Application information is available on the website and applications must be postmarked by January 15.

United Negro College Fund
This organization funds a wide variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 with application deadlines extending to late June

Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarship
Four $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year to help veterans further their education and enter a career field that would, in turn, help other veterans. Deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Applicants must be veterans of the armed forces and must plan to use their education to help fellow veterans. Applicants must provide their personal information and a statement of 300 words or fewer on how the applicant plans to use his or her education toward helping veterans.

Veterans United Scholarship
$2,000 scholarships will be awarded to help pay for tuition and books. Potential applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary degree at an accredited college or university, submit a transcript reflecting a minimum 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale), and have a connection to the military in one of the following ways: Active-duty service member, Veteran, Spouse of active-duty military member or veteran, Surviving spouse of a fallen soldier, Child of a military member or veteran. Applicants must also submit an essay no less than 500 words based on one of three prompts made available in the spring (March 15th) and fall (September 15th) by the Veterans United Foundation. Spring essays will be accepted April 1st - 30th and recipients will be announced in May. Fall submissions will be accepted October 1st - 31st with recipients being announced in November.