In 1999, the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship was enacted into law by the Nevada Legislature. This legislation (NRS396.911) created the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship trust fund to be administered by the state treasurer.
In October of the same year, the board of regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) adopted policy guidelines for the administration of the scholarship.
The purpose of these scholarships is to reward excellence in academic achievement and encourage more high school graduates to attend college.
Information on TMCC Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship
Millennium students are encouraged to check their award status via MyTMCC and clicking on the Financial Aid Award letter. The award listed will be for the entire academic year.
Millennium scholarship recipients must declare a major at the institutions which they plan to attend. To declare a major at TMCC, please visit Admissions and Records or download the Degree/Emphasis Change form.
- Accessing Millennium
- Disbursement Information
- Eligible Expenses
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Information for Parents
- Other Financial Aid
- Regaining Eligibility
- Related Links
In order to begin using your Millennium Scholarship at TMCC, first you need to submit the Acknowledgment of Award form to the Millennium Office. When you Apply for Admission to TMCC, you must declare a major. You can also declare a major by submitting the Degree/Emphasis Change form. Once you sign up for classes you are automatically awarded if eligible. You may check your award status via MyTMCC. Once logged into MyTMCC, use the "Financial Aid Offer Letter" button to review your award status. Typically, it would take about a week to update the Millennium information on MyTMCC.
For information regarding the disbursement of your Millennium Scholarship at TMCC, visit Millennium Scholarship Disbursement.
Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship is intended to pay tuition for the student. However, in many circumstances (pre-paid tuition, financial aid eligibility) you may receive other funding and will receive a residual check (the amount of all aid that exceeds the charges on the student's account) in the mail. This check is to be used for educational expenses only, including
- Registration fees and laboratory fees and expenses (excluding remedial courses and associated fees);
- Required textbooks and course materials; and
- Other costs directly related to your attendance at TMCC.
It is recommended that students sign up for direct deposit so that they do not need to wait for checks to come in the mail.
Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship students enrolled in a degree or certificate program at an eligible institution may request to enroll with Millennium Scholarship support at another eligible institution. A co-enrolled student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits between both institutions, and may only be paid for a maximum total of 15 credits between both institutions. Credits taken at the host institution must meet the requirements of the degree the student is pursuing at the home institution.
If a student is taking six credits at TMCC and six credits at another NSHE community college and has a declared major at both institutions, then the student would complete a co-enrollment form that would need to be filed with either institution.
If a student is attending a university and a community college and is not receiving the full Millennium award at the university, a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Co-Enrollment Form may be submitted to the home institution. The home institution is the eligible college/university at which the student is enrolled in a program of study leading to a recognized degree or certificate. The host institution is any eligible institution where a student may be co-enrolled in coursework and the credits will be transferred back to the home institution. Once the co-enrollment form is approved and processed by the home institution, it is forwarded to the host institution. Generally the student would be paid first for the units at the home institution and would then be paid for any remaining eligibility by the host institution.
In either case, the student must satisfactorily complete the credits funded and approved on the co-enrollment form.
Other Financial Aid
All students should apply for other financial aid, however, it is not required that they do so. By completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), they may be able to access other funding in addition to the Millennium Scholarship.
If the student has lost eligibility for the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship after they have matriculated at a Nevada school, following are the steps to regain eligibility:
- Students must be enrolled in a degree seeking program at TMCC during the semester in which they are reinstating eligibility at TMCC Failure to declare a major for the term will make it necessary to complete an additional reinstatement term with a declared major before regaining eligibility.
- Enroll in and complete either 9 credits at a community college, or a minimum of 12 credits at a university, and meet the required minimum GPA according to the student's year of high school graduation. This enrollment is not funded by the Millennium Scholarship program. Workforce Development and Community Education classes do not count toward the required 9 or 12 credits.
- Each institution sends verification of credits completed and GPA to the Millennium Office at the end of each term.
- If you regain your Millennium Scholarship eligibility during the summer semester, your fall Millennium disbursement will be delayed until October when TMCC communicates the summer grade information to the Millennium Office and your eligibility status is updated.
- The Millennium Office will send the student a letter notifying them of their reinstatement to the program.
- Millennium Scholars will be able to regain the scholarship only one time after losing eligibility. If a student loses eligibility a second time, the student will no longer be eligible for the Millennium Scholarship. If a student is currently ineligible, he/she will be able to regain his/her scholarship before this provision applies.
The student will not be reimbursed for the term during which they are regaining eligibility.
Information for Parents
Parents can find important information about the Millennium Scholarship at TMCC by visiting Millennium Scholarship Parent Information.