College Financial Aid is intended to help students pay education-related expenses (tuition, room and board, transportation, books, and other fees) while attending college.  Click here for a brief financial aid overview.

Need-based Aid can come in the form of grants (gift money) or loans (money that needs to be paid back).  In order to receive this type of financial aid students and families complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA, beginning in the student’s senior year of high school.

Merit Aid is awarded to students who have an exemplary academic record, including GPA and standardized test scores.  The student’s chosen college or institution usually distributes this grant money.

Scholarships are a form of grant, or gift aid and are available at both the high school and college levels.  Bishop Manogue Catholic High School updates an extensive scholarship database in Family Connection.

 

Graduating Senior Scholarships:

The following graduating senior Scholarships are funded by generous Bishop Manogue donors. Nearly all scholarships require an essay component, please see individual Scholarship application for details. Deadline for all scholarships is February 17, 2017, unless stated otherwise.

Aly Christiansen Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating senior, must go on to attend UNR or UNLV.

Value: $2,000

Application: Click here

 

Bruno Menicucci Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating senior, attending college or university, community service required.

Value: $1,500

Application: Click here

 

Carl W. Andersen Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating senior, must go on to attend a Nevada university or college.

Value: $1,000

Application: Click here

 

Dunlap Family Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating senior, must have played on the boys’ lacrosse team.

Value: $500-$1,000

Application: Click here

 

George Brija Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating senior, must have participated in baseball.

Value: $500-$1,000

Application: Click here

 

Glaubitz Family Trust Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating senior, must go on to attend a college or university.

Value: $1,000

Application: Click here

 

Hiller Family Trust Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating senior, must go on to attend a college or university in a math or science field.

Value: $1,000

Application: Click here

 

Jan Santos Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating senior, must go on to attend a 4-year university and live on campus.

Value: $2,000

Application: Click here

 

Miner Achievement Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating senior, student-athlete who plans to attend a college or university.

Value: $4,000

Application: Click here

 

Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating senior, attending college or university, community service required.

Value: $1,000

Application: Click here

 

Other Available Scholarships:

The following Scholarships are made available through various community organizations and have varied requirements and deadlines, please see individual Scholarship application for details.


The Grand Lodge of California, Sons of Italy Western Foundation
Scholarship: http://www.osiaca.org
Multiple scholarships available in two Categories

  • Academic awards for high school seniors
  • Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for high school seniors for the summer of 2017

Eligibility: Applicant must be at least partially of Italian descent, must be enrolled in an accredited trade school, college, university, or community college for the fall of 2017, official Transcript from attending high school is needed
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Questions: Contact organization at (415) 586-1316

 

B. Davis Scholarship
Scholarship:  http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Eligibility: Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.

  • No age restriction
  • Application located on the website
  • Include your name and the school you are attending this year and next; include you future college plans.
  • Essay Requirement: 1000 words on the topic below:
    • Describe the three characteristics of leadership you values most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Value: Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000
Deadline: May 22, 2017
Questions: Contact organization at awards@studentawardsearch.com

 

Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows Youth Scholarship
Scholarship: Read more information here.
Eligibility: 
Students pursuing education with a post-secondary college or professional training with at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need.
Value: Varies.
Deadline: January 23, 2017
Complete the Application Form and send it by the deadline to the Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows  or email entire packet to edyouth@sitmnv.org (form provided can be filled out online, or you may print it out here).

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Northern Nevada
Scholarship:  http://www.rmhc-reno.org
Eligibility: Awards are determined based on financial need, academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a student must:

  • Live in northern Nevada.
  • Be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Be younger than 21 years of age.
  • Complete the online application and send required materials no later than January 20, 2016.
  • Be eligible to enroll and attend an institute of higher education, vocational or technical school.
  • Provide verification of enrollment at an accredited post-secondary education institute during the academic year following graduation.

Value: Funding for the scholarship program is raised by our Scholarship Committee and is matched (up to $18,500) by RMHC Global. Values are determined after submission.
Deadline: The applications period is open from October 1, 2016 – January 18, 2017
Questions: to learn more visit http://rmhc-reno.org/html/scholarships.html

For any questions about the RMHC. U.S. Scholarship Program application process, please contact International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) via email at contactus@applyists.com (Subject Line: RMHC) or toll free 855-670-4787.

 

College Financial Aid Resources

  • College Board: This is an non-profit association of over 6,000 colleges and universities.  It provides resources, tools, and services to students, parents, and educators.  The College Board also develops the SAT and the AP tests.
  • CSS Profile(College Scholarship Service Profile) Distributed by the College Board, the CSS Profile is required for select private institutions to best find financial aid for the student.
  • Fastweb: A free database of college scholarships.  Students complete a Fastweb profile and can search through scholarships for which they qualify.
  • Educational Credit Management Corporation: (ECMC) Previously EdFund, this site outlines the basics of student loans and preventing default on those loans.
  • US Department of Education: A great resource about loans, grants, laws, and data impacting education across the United States.