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Cassandra Stahlke
Retention Coordinator
Great Basin College
Elko Campus
Phone: 775-753-2286
E-mail: cassandra.stahlke@
gbcnv.edu

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Nevada Promise Scholarship

Great Basin College is officially participating in the Nevada Promise Scholarship, established by the Nevada Legislature in 2017. Beginning with the graduating class of 2018, Nevada students may apply for the Nevada Promise Scholarship at GBC, which will provide for up to three years of coverage of registration fees and other mandatory fees to eligible students.

As a last-dollar scholarship, the Nevada Promise Scholarship covers the cost of registration fees and other mandatory fees (tuition is not charged to residents of Nevada) not met by other gift aid, subject to appropriation. For the purposes of the Nevada Promise Scholarship, gift aid is defined as a federal Pell Grant, a federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, a Nevada Silver State Opportunity Grant or a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship.

Eligibility

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 2018 semester have earned one of the following during the 2017-2018 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.
  • Be less than 20 years of age by July 1, 2018.
  • 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, 2017 for the Fall 2018 award year.
    • Attend at least one training meeting offered by the college no later than December 30, 2017.
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than April 1, 2018, and subsequently receive an Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
    • No later than April 30, 2018:
      • 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.

Award Amount

  • As a last-dollar scholarship, the Nevada Promise Scholarship covers the cost of the registration fee and mandatory fees (tuition is not charged to residents of Nevada) not covered by other gift aid.
  • Gift aid is defined as a federal Pell Grant, a federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), a Silver State Opportunity Grant (SSOG), or a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship (GGMS).
  • The Nevada Promise Scholarship can provide for up to three years of coverage of registration fees and other mandatory fees to eligible students not covered by other gift aid, subject to appropriation. The Nevada Promise does not cover housing, books or lab fees.
  • If there are not sufficient funds available for all eligible scholarship applicants, students will be awarded in order of the date the application was received.

Award Renewal

  • At this time, the Nevada Promise Scholarship was funded for only the high school graduating class of 2018. We hope additional funding will be made available by the 2019 Nevada Legislature. Applications will open for renewal but will be subject to appropriation, which could happen as late as June 2019.
  • Students who plan to apply for a Nevada Promise Scholarship for 2019 should also prepare to meet all program deadlines for a second year.

Senate Bill 391

Nevada Promise Scholarship is a grant provided by Nevada Senate Bill 391. Read the Full text here.

Steps to Earn GBC’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 Nevada Promise Scholarship Application
    The Nevada Promise Scholarship application has closed for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please check back in August 2018 to apply for 2018-2019. Thank you for your interest.
  2. Attend Information Workshop
    You must attend an information workshop no later than December 30, 2017.
  3. Apply for Admission
    Complete the GBCC Application for Admission and view important dates and deadlines. If you have questions, contact Admissions and Records.
    • Select the closet term when applying for Admission
    • You will not be able to select a degree when applying but will have to declare a major after you apply for admission in order to be eligible for the NV Promise.
  4. Complete a FAFSA
    All Nevada Promise Scholarship applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than April 1, 2018 to be eligible. Available: October 1, 2017
  5. Meet with Your Assigned Mentor
    You are required to meet with an assigned mentor at least one time no later than April 30, 2018. Your mentor will contact you in January, 2018.
  6. Confirm Financial Aid Eligibility
    Contact the Financial Aid Office to confirm that you have met all eligibility requirements to receive the Nevada Promise Scholarship. Missing requirements must be submitted by April 30, 2018.
  7. Complete and Report Community Service Hours
    You are required to complete and report 20 hours of community service no later than April 30, 2018.
  8. 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. GBC offers students who have not taken the ACT or SAT the option to take the ACCUPLACER placement test.
  9. Register for Classes
    You must register for at least 12 credits that are required for your certificate or degree program at GBC for Fall 2018. Class registration is completed through MyGBC using your GBC student ID and password.
  10. Go to College!

For More Information Contact

Cassandra Stahlke
Retention Coordinator
Great Basin College
Elko Campus
Phone: 775-753-2180
E-mail: cassandra.stahlke@gbcnv.edu

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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