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 from the federal government, students and families complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA, in the student’s senior year of high school. Individual colleges/universities may also offer need-based aid to students. Some schools will require a student to complete the CSS PROFILE in order to determine a need-based aid award. Click here for a list of participating institutions. While the FAFSA is free, there is a fee to submit the CSS PROFILE. Check the financial aid application requirements for your prospective colleges to see if and when you must complete this form.
Merit Aid is awarded to students who have an exemplary academic record, as based on GPA and/or standardized test scores. Individual colleges/universitites distribute these funds as available to them.
Scholarships are a form of grant, or gift aid that are available to graduating seniors. Some of these scholarships on this page are open only to BMCHS students, while others are available to local/Northern Nevada students or on a national level. Click here for more tips to search for scholarships. National scholarship search engines (e.g., College Board, FastWeb, CollegeNet, Scholarships.com).
The deadline has passed for donor-funded Senior Scholarships.
The following Scholarships are made available through various community organizations and have varied requirements and deadlines, please see individual Scholarship application for details.
AAUW Scholarship Application
Eligibility: Graduating senior woman
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Application: Complete this form, include a typed resume
Dave Myers Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating senior, planning to attend UNR in the fall, a B or C+ student, active in sports/activities/community, need for financial assistance to attend UNR
Deadline: Received (via postal mail) by May 12, 2017
Application: Pick up an information form from Mrs. Welmerink’s door
Textbook Brokers Textbook Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating seniors planning to enroll at UNR or TMCC in Fall 2017
Value: Varies, $100-$500
Deadline: May 19, 2017
Application: Click here for more information including a link to apply; applications for the $250 and $500 scholarships require short essays
Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program
Eligibility: Graduating senior who plans to enroll in a career/technical program for the first time in fall 2017, critical financial need (eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by the FAFSA), perseverance in overcoming adversity, US citizenship
Value: Up to $2,500 (up to 1,020 scholarships will be awarded)
Deadline: June 15, 2017
B. Davis Scholarship
Eligibility: Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.
Value: Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Deadline: May 22, 2017
Questions: Contact organization at email@example.com
College Financial Aid Resources