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TMCC's Nevada Promise Scholarship

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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 part of the graduating class of 2020, make sure to apply during the application period (August through October), and keep current on the ongoing application steps.

2019–2020 Student Eligibility

To qualify, students must either be a continuing Nevada Promise Scholarship recipient beginning with the class of 2017 or a high school graduate from the class of 2020.

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.
  • 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 before 20 years of age no later than June 15.
    • A homeschooled student may satisfy this eligibility requirement by obtaining a general equivalency diploma or equivalent document (i.e. GED, HSET or TASC) no later than June 15.
  • Not have earned a prior associate or bachelor’s degree.
  • Meet all program deadlines. (Please read the “Steps to Earn TMCC's Nevada Promise Scholarship” section below for a full list.)
  • 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.

  1. Complete the Nevada Promise Scholarship Application
    Fill out the online Nevada Promise Scholarship Application (offline) and submit it before midnight on October 31.  The application will open in August for the Class of 2021.
  2. Complete a Nevada Promise Program Training
    You must complete this training no later than March 1.
  3. 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
  4. Complete a FAFSA
    All Nevada Promise Scholarship applicants must file a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than March 1.
    • Available: October 1.
    • DACA students are required to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA
    • Students not eligible to complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA must complete and submit the Non-FAFSA Filer Declaration no later than March 1. 
  5. 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.
  6. Complete New Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR Part I and II)
    Using your TMCC username and password, log in to your WebCollege Canvas account to access New Student Orientation. Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) is designed around you, helping to uncover answers to the questions you have and introducing you to resources, programs and services.
  7. Meet with Your Assigned Mentor
    You are required to meet with an assigned mentor at least one time no later than July 1. You will be matched with your mentor once you complete steps #1-4
  8. 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 no later than July 1. Contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance.
  9. Complete and Report Community Service Hours
    All students must complete and report 8 hours of community service no later than July 1. Visit our community service section for more information.
  10. Register for Classes
    You must register for at least 12 credits that are required for your certificate or degree program at TMCC for Fall no later than July 1. Class registration is completed through MyTMCC using your TMCC username and password. Lastly, go to college. At the end of the year all your hard work will pay off and you’ll attend college debt-free! 

All dates are subject to change.