Unclaimed Nevada Scholarships (NV Scholarships)

Approved Scholarships and Grants, and Educational Courses

The name Nevada is derived from the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, which means “snow-capped mountain range” in Spanish. The land comprising the modern state was inhabited by Native Americans of the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe tribes prior to European contact. It was subsequently claimed by Spain as a part of Alta California until the Mexican War of Independence brought it under Mexican control. The United States gained the territory in 1848 following its victory in the Mexican-American War and the area was eventually incorporated as part of Utah Territory in 1850. The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that was an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864.
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  1. Nevada Scholarship Applicant must be a high-school senior and attend one of the high-schools located in the state of Nevada;
  2. Nevada Scholarship Applicant must have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 at the time of completing the Nevada scholarship application;
  3. Nevada Scholarship Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, and Nevada resident at the time of completing the Nevada scholarship application;
  4. Nevada Scholarship Applicant must register his/her name and email address, and scholarship preference with National Academy of American Scholars;
  5. Nevada Scholarship Applicant must write an essay in 500 words or less why he/she believes that as an Nevada resident, how winning the Nevada scholarship will benefit the state of Nevada.