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Student Financial Services
Berg Hall
Great Basin College
Phone: 775.327.2095


MTC Scholarship
GBC Career and Technical Education Program offers the Maintenance Training Cooperative (MTC) Scholarship and is supported by local mines and businesses. In most cases, this scholarship includes an internship. Application for the MTC Scholarship is optional and not required for consideration into the programs. Students can receive $5000 toward a BAS degree in Instrumentation or AAS degree or Certificate of Achievement in the diesel technology, welding technology, industrial plant mechanics or electrical systems programs at GBC. Learn more.

Nevada Promise Scholarship
Beginning with the graduating class of 2018, high school seniors in Nevada may apply for the Nevada Promise Scholarship at GBC, which will provide for up to three years of no cost registration fees and other mandatory fees to eligible students. Learn more.

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Apply for a Scholarship

Scholarship awards may vary.

Graduating Nevada high school students who are eligible for a Millennium Scholarship can visit the Nevada State Treasurer website and view the instructions about activating this scholarship.

To apply for other scholarships, follow the steps below:

  1. Order official transcripts
    If you are enrolling directly from high school, order an official transcript from your high school. If you have completed at least one semester at GBC, order a GBC transcript (instructions). If you have earned college credits elsewhere, order an official transcript from that institution. Have those transcripts mailed to Student Financial Services (address below).
  2. Apply for a Username and Password and complete the FAFSA application
    Some scholarships are awarded partly on a basis of financial need. To compete for those scholarships, you will need to complete the two steps below. Complete instructions, including videos, for these two steps can be found on the Apply for Loans and Grants page, Steps 1 and 2.
    1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To complete the FAFSA application, you will need the GBC code: 006977
  3. Fill Out a Scholarship Application
    Download, print, and complete an application.
  4. Return the Scholarship Application on or before the deadline shown on the application to Student Financial Services (address below).
  5. GBC Scholarship Brochure. A list of scholarship available in all program areas.
  6. Videos in Spanish, for Parents

Scholarship Tips: Writing Your Personal Statement*

Suggestion for Personal Statement: Video

Note: Your application becomes complete and valid only when you have submitted all the documentation above.

Student Financial Services
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801

Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Scholarship

In 2011, the Nevada Legislature unanimously approved, and Governor Sandoval signed into law Senate Bill 220, establishing the Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship. The trust fund is used to bestow additional scholarships to four qualified Governor Guinn Millennium Scholars each year, two in northern Nevada and two in southern Nevada, who are majoring in elementary or secondary education with the intent of teaching in Nevada.

The maximum annual award for the selected applicants, to the extent of available funding, will be in the amount of $5,000 each to pay the educational expenses of the recipient for the following school year. Applications for the Memorial Scholarship must be received by 11:59 PM ON April 5, 2021.

View the scholarship application here. View the scholarship flyer here.

For More Information Contact

Student Financial Services
Berg Hall
Great Basin College
Phone: 775.327.2095

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 4,000 students are enrolled annually 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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