April Maguire 3 min read Financial Aid, Scholarships

How to Qualify for the Millennium Scholarship (Nevada Residents)

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College costs are rising across the nation, and Nevada schools are no exception. Currently, residents can expect to spend an average of $20,146 a year, while non-residents face bills of $30,021 for the cost of attendance. 

 

Fortunately, the Millennium Scholarship exists to help Nevada families looking to save on the cost of a college degree. Keep reading to learn about the Millennium Scholarship GPA requirements and other qualifications for this award.

 

What Is the Millennium Scholarship?

 

Also known as the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship, the Nevada Millennium Scholarship provides free or reduced tuition to eligible Nevada students. The award, which maxes out at $10,000, is paid on a per-credit hour basis. It’s good for up to 15 credits per semester and cannot be used to pay for remedial or graduate courses. 

 

If you’re receiving other forms of financial aid, you can still utilize the Millennial Scholarship. The institution you’re attending will provide you with a residual check for the remaining award value. Use this money for an array of educational purchases, including registration fees and textbooks.

 

Who is Eligible for the Millennium Scholarship?

 

Students must meet certain criteria to receive the Millennium Scholarship. Currently, prospective recipients need to have graduated in 2017 or later with a diploma from a Nevada public or private high school. Additionally, students need to have lived in Nevada for at least two of their high school years. 

 

Moreover, the Millennium Scholarship requires students to meet certain academic standards. In terms of high school coursework, aspiring recipients should complete the following:

 

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of math, including Algebra II
  • 3 units of science
  • 3 units of social studies/history

 

Students should note that there’s a minimum Millennium Scholarship GPA requirement. To be eligible for this award, you need to earn a 3.25 GPA for all your high school coursework, or receive a qualified score on your college entrance examination. 

 

The qualified scores are as follows: if you took the SAT before March 1, 2016, your combined math and reading score should equal a minimum of 990. For students taking the test after this date, the SAT requirement is 1070. Students who opt to take the ACT need a score of 21. 

 

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What Are the Millennium Scholarship Qualifications?

 

If you want to continue receiving benefits through this program, you have to adhere to certain requirements. To stay eligible for the Millenium Scholarship, students must enroll in an eligible Nevada college or university and work toward an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or pre-baccalaureate certificate. If you’re attending an NSHE community college, be sure to take a minimum of nine credits. You’ll have to take 12 credits at other eligible schools. 

 

It’s important to note that there’s a minimum Millennium Scholarship GPA requirement once you’re enrolled in school. Students have to maintain a 2.6 GPA for every semester until they reach 30 credits. At that point, their GPA requirement changes to 2.75. 

 

Failing to meet the minimum GPA can result in you receiving a strike and having your scholarship suspended. If you meet the requirements in a subsequent semester, the Nevada Board of Regents will restore your award. However, if you lose eligibility a second time, you will be removed from the program permanently.

 

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A graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at USC, April Maguire taught freshman composition while earning her degree. Over the years, she has worked as a writer, editor, tutor, and content manager. Currently, she operates a freelance writing business and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three rowdy cats.