Scholarships are usually awarded on various criteria reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award, and requirements to win scholarships vary as widely as the purposes of the award -- whether it honors your ancestry or your desired career.
Aside from state-provided grants and merit scholarships from the schools themselves, millions of dollars worth of private scholarships in Las Vegas can be found on Fastweb.com. Simply register for Fastweb, complete your profile, and be matched instantly with scholarships (or occasional internships) unique to your situation.
Here's just a sample of the awards pertinent to Las Vegas students and accessible from Fastweb:
NEWH Las Vegas Chapter Scholarship
The NEWH Las Vegas Chapter Scholarship is available to students in Utah and Nevada with an interest in a career in hospitality. You must have completed at least one half of the requirements for a degree or certification in a hospitality industry program and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Fields of study include: hotel/restaurant management, culinary arts, food service, architecture, design and other related fields. You must demonstrate real financial need to be eligible for this award.
Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship
The Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship is open to graduates of rural Nevada high schools who attend the University of Nevada, Reno. You must major in agriculture, business, education, nursing or communications. In addition, you must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and take a minimum of 12 credits per semester to qualify for this award.
Wilder and Mary Immel Scholarship
The Wilder and Mary Immel Scholarship is open to students attending Chapman University. You must be majoring in peace studies to be eligible for this award. Preference will be given to a North California/Nevada region Disciples student who is planning to enter some form of ministry‚Äìrelated work.
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