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Most people know Nevada for the chance to win some major dollars in Las Vegas and Reno casinos. Did you also know that there are several awards for residents and students in Nevada? For those living in Nevada, these scholarships are a great way to help pay for college or grad school. Even if you aren’t a resident of Nevada but plan to attend a school in the state, such as: the University of Nevada (UN), University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), or Great Basin College, you may also be qualified for these scholarships for Nevada students. Check out our directory of Nevada scholarships, and apply online today! For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Owanah Anderson Scholarship

This scholarship is open to female U.S. students who are entering their junior year of college. Students must be members of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe.

Total: $1500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  July 01

Displaced Homemaker Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are from the continental United States or Alaska and are enrolled in a federally-recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe. Students must be enrolling in school after taking a break to raise their families, or have other family responsibilities that affect their education.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 01

Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who are members of an American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe that is not recognized by the federal government.

Total: $1500 Awards:  8
Deadline:  July 01

Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe. Students may be pursuing a master's, doctoral, medical, or law degree.

Total: $1500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  July 01

'Signal Grace' Scholarship Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. high school and college students who submit an essay on the book "Signal Grace" by T.M. Yates. Students must attend a U.S. institution, except for students residing in or attending school in Rhode Island.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 04

U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program

This award is available to U.S. high school juniors and seniors serving as elected student body participants in a selected student government, civic, or educational organization. Selection will be based on outstanding ability and demonstrated qualities of leadership.

Total: $5000 Awards:  104
Deadline:  September 06

Horatio Alger Nevada Scholarship Program

This award is for high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher who demonstrate critical financial need and are residents of Nevada.

Total: $2000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  October 25

Patriot's Pen Essay Writing Contest

U.S. students enrolled in grades six through eight are eligible for this award. Students must submit a typewritten essay between 300 and 400 words in length on the current year's topic.

Total: $5000 Awards:  54
Deadline:  October 31

'Make It With Wool' Contest

This award is available to high school and undergraduate students 24 years of age or younger who have an interest in sewing, knitting or fashion design. The applicant must live in or attend school in a state that has an American Sheep Industry Association.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 15

TFMJF Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship

Current undergraduate women in Nevada are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be majoring in public relations, communication, media studies, marketing or journalism and must be planning to pursue a career in sports or sports broadcasting.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 17

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Aaron Douglas Scholarship

Out-of-state college freshmen or older students who plan to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $4000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  December 01

David C. J. Peters Scholarship

This award is for an international or U.S. student who is majoring in engineering and plans to work in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) profession. The applicant must attend one of the eligible institutions and be in the third year of a four year program, or the fourth year of a five-year program.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 01