Below are opportunities for students to expand their knowledge in leadership, community service, education, professional skills and citizenship. These opportunities are fantastic ways to build a foundation before pursuing higher education.


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


Nevada Girls’ State
Description: Nevada Girls’ State is a leadership program run by the American Legion Auxiliary for outstanding young women who have completed their junior year in high school. Students will complete a curriculum where students assume the roles of government leaders to better understand the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the state and national levels.
Eligibility: $290 (registration & materials fee); all eligible young women who have submitted the required paperwork and fee will be accepted
Dates & Location: June 25 – July 1
Program Cost: $290 (registration & materials fee)
Application & more information:
Application deadline: June 1


2017 Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp
Description: Students will receive access to training in a full range of multimedia equipment and software. Following the camp, students will continue to have access to the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center’s facilities and staff during their senior year of high school.
Eligibility: Current high school juniors (Class of 2018)
Dates & Location: June 12-22 at the University of Nevada, Reno
Application process: See Mrs. McClintock for more information; a nomination form and a sample of the student’s work in relevant areas (e.g., video, interactive media such as Flash, animation, or other forms of digital media graphics, web design, etc.).