The Nevada Promise Scholarship is a unique scholarship, established by the Nevada Legislature, for Nevada high school graduates to attend community college.
If you are graduating from high school soon, make sure to apply during the application period (August through October), and keep current on the ongoing application steps.
Please note for 2019–2020 final dates/deadlines may not be available until September or October.
2019–2020 Student Eligibility
To qualify, students must either be a continuing Nevada Promise Scholarship recipient from the classes of 2018 or 2019, or a new class of 2020 high school graduate.
In addition, students must:
- Be classified as a Nevada resident for tuition purposes by the institution where they plan to receive the NV Promise Scholarship.
- By June 15, have earned one of the following during your high school senior academic year:
- High school diploma from a public or private high school located in Nevada;
- High school diploma from a public high school in a county of another state that borders Nevada and accepts Nevada residents; or
- General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or equivalent document.
- A homeschooled student may satisfy this eligibility requirement by obtaining a general equivalency diploma or equivalent document (i.e. GED, HSET or TASC).
- Be less than 20 years of age by June 30.
- Not have earned a prior associate or bachelor’s degree.
- Not be in default on any federal student loan.
- Not owe a refund to any federal student aid program.
- Meet all program deadlines, including:
- Complete the Nevada Promise Application no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 31.
- Attend a training meeting by TBA.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by TBA.
- Students must also:
- Meet at least once with their mentor (assigned by the college);
- Complete required community service
- Enroll in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in an associate degree program, a bachelor's degree program or a certificate of achievement program for each semester of the school year immediately following the school year in which the student graduates from high school.
Steps to Earn TMCC's Nevada Promise Scholarship
Each step listed below is mandatory. It cannot be emphasized enough that failure to complete all requirements prior to each deadline will result in loss of eligibility for the Scholarship.
- Complete the Nevada Promise Scholarship Application
Fill out the online Nevada Promise Scholarship Application and submit it before midnight on October 31, 2019.
- Attend an Information Training
You must attend an information training by TBA.
- Apply for Admission
Complete the TMCC Application for Admission and view important dates and deadlines. If you have questions, contact Admissions and Records.
- Select the upcoming Fall Application for Admission
- Must be degree-seeking to qualify
- Complete a FAFSA
All Nevada Promise Scholarship applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by TBA, to be eligible.
- Available: October 1.
- Meet with Your Assigned Mentor
You are required to meet with an assigned mentor at least one time no later than TBA.
- Confirm Financial Aid Eligibility
Check your Financial Aid To-Do list in your MyTMCC account and submit all required documentation to TMCC's Financial Aid Office by TBA. Contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance.
- Complete and Report Community Service Hours
- Complete New Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR Part 1)
Using your TMCC username and password, log in to your WebCollege Canvas account to access SOAR (Part I). SOAR (Part I) is TMCC's new student orientation online program, satisfies the second training required by the Nevada Promise Scholarship, and must be completed by TBA.
- Take a Placement Test
New students have three options for placement testing: ACCUPLACER, ACT or SAT. Scores must be less than two years old. You can submit official copies of your ACT and/or SAT scores to the Admissions and Records Office. TMCC offers students who have not taken the ACT or SAT the option to take the ACCUPLACER placement test. Recent high school graduates may place using alternate pathways, using high school coursework to qualify.
- Complete New Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR Part II)
SOAR (Part II) is your chance to meet with academic advisement staff and prepare a first-semester class schedule in a group setting. You will receive instructions on how to register for Part II after you complete Part I.
- Register for Classes
You must register for at least 12 credits that are required for your certificate or degree program at TMCC for Fall. Class registration is completed through MyTMCC using your TMCC username and password.
- Go to College!