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GBC Nevada Promise Scholarship
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Seniors - Scholarship Opportunity!
Attention Seniors! If you are interested in attending one of Nevada's four community colleges, including our local Great Basin College, please read the following information about the NV Promise Scholarship....the deadline to apply is approaching fast - you don't want to miss out!
Some of you may have heard but the Nevada Promise Scholarship is available for the graduating class of 2019. Established by the Nevada Legislature in 2017, the Nevada Promise Scholarship provides last-dollar financial aid to Nevada students attending any of the state’s four community colleges: Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, Collage of Southern Nevada or Western Nevada College. 
The due date for the application is October 31 but this scholarship is on a first come first serve basis. The earlier students apply the better chance they have at being awarded the funds. I have listed the eligibility requirements below and the link to our website but if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Great Basin College would be more than happy to provide information to students and parents. 
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone that may find it of interest.
Thank you,
Cassandra Stahlke

In order to be eligible for the Nevada Promise Scholarship, a student must:
  • Be classified as a Nevada resident for tuition purposes by the institution where they plan to receive the NV Promise Scholarship.
  • Before the beginning of the fall 2019 semester have earned one of the following during the 2018-2019 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
    • HiSET or equivalent document. Homeschool students may also apply but will be required to complete a high school equivalency exam.
  • Be less than 20 years of age when initially receiving the scholarship.
  • 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 available here no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2018, for the Fall 2019 award year.
    • Attend at least one training meeting offered by the college no later than December 30, 2018.
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than April 1, 2019, and subsequently receive an Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
    • No later than April 30, 2019:
      • Meet at least once with their mentor (assigned by the college);
      • Complete at least 20 hours of eligible community service; and
      • Attend a second training meeting offered by the college.
  • 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.
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