The Nevada Promise Scholarship is now accepting applications from the class of 2021 graduating high school seniors, for the 2021 Fall Semester. The scholarship, which covers the cost of registration and mandatory fees not met by gift aid for Nevada students, makes attending community college in the state almost free.
“The Nevada Promise Scholarship is a great option for all students and although it’s early in the academic school year and college may not be at the forefront, we encourage all students to apply to the scholarship so they may have options to choose from in the future,” said Angela South, Promise Scholarship Coordinator at TMCC. “By applying to the scholarship, students are welcomed into the Nevada Promise Program. Once they’ve applied, we make them aware of other financial aid options, and assist them in navigating the college admission process.”
The first deadline is Saturday, Oct. 31, when the Nevada Promise Scholarship application must be submitted. There are additional requirements such as completion of a scholarship training, completed FAFSA, community service, meeting with a mentor, and meeting all program deadlines. But the dedicated staff will assist applicants all along the way, making the process much easier than it sounds.
This will be the fourth year the Nevada Promise Scholarship is offered. The program is assisting over 400 incoming TMCC students this Fall semester. South is certain that the number of new applicants will increase, especially during this time.
“We are seeing how many students are deciding to stay closer to home due to the uncertainties we are experiencing, and TMCC is here to welcome them on their educational journey. We don’t want anyone to miss out on this opportunity so we encourage students to apply before the deadline,” said South.
The Nevada Promise Scholarship covers costs for up to three years of registration fees and other mandatory fees not met by gift aid. Since there is no tuition cost for in-state students at TMCC, this means Nevada students can enroll in higher education courses at zero or minimal cost.
Lord Francis Llera, is one of those incoming students at TMCC who was awarded with the Nevada Promise Scholarship. Llera graduated from Edward C. Reed High School and is pursuing an associate’s degree in Social Work for the upcoming Fall Semester with the goal of completing his bachelor’s degree in Social Work—a degree that would enable him to give back to the community.
“The Nevada Promise was available to everyone, I was really glad I didn’t need to stress about if I was going to receive it or not. It helped me financially since I’m a single parent and I pay for my [own] college tuition. The Nevada Promise Scholarship has opened up many opportunities for me,” he said. “The Nevada Promise Scholarship was a super easy process to complete, keeping up with the due dates and understanding what is needed to be completed is an important key factor.”
The application is now open, and students are encouraged to apply before the Saturday, Oct. 31 deadline.
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