2016 – 2017 Undergraduate Scholarship Information
Scholarships for Incoming Freshman
SNC Merit Scholarships
Admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships based on their academic record. Contact Undergraduate Admissions for information about your eligibility.
Incoming first-year students who meet certain requirements are eligible for the SNC Four Year Graduation Guarantee.
Targeted Scholarship Opportunities
- Athletic Scholarships are awarded to eligible members of the SNC Ski, Snowboard, Soccer, Golf, and Cross Country Teams. Please contact Branko Zagar, SNC Ski Coach, at (775) 831-1314 x7441 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Athletes may be required to submit a resume. Athletic scholarships may be used in conjunction with SNC merit scholarships.
- Horatio Alger Association Scholarships – Provide assistance to deserving young students who have a high financial need, demonstrate integrity, are determined in overcoming personal adversity, and committed to make a contribution to society. Students who are awarded this scholarship will receive matching funds from SNC (not to exceed the cost of tuition). More information on this program can be found HERE.
*Sierra Nevada College merit scholarships and targeted scholarships are renewable each year for a maximum of four years, based on a cumulative GPA of 2.25 and full time enrollment status. If recipient’s GPA is below the requirement, students have one semester to raise their GPA. If the recipient raises the GPA to the minimum requirement, the scholarship will be reinstated the following semester. Two consecutive semesters below the required cumulative GPA and the scholarship is forfeited. In accordance with this policy, no merit scholarships can be forfeited before the eligibility check at the end of Spring 2016. If special circumstances arise, students can file a petition with the petitions committee. For petition information, contact the Associate Provost.
Each student is awarded only one merit based scholarship. The only scholarships that may be used in conjunction with the merit scholarships are SNC Athletic Scholarships.
Scholarships for Incoming Transfer Students
SNC Merit Scholarships
Incoming transfer students who have earned a minimum of sixty transferrable credits and meet other requirements are eligible for the SNC Two Year Graduation Guarantee.
|Scholarship||Annual Award||College GPA Required|
|Transfer Trustee||$14,000||4.0 – 3.25|
|Transfer Presidential||$12,000||3.24 – 2.75|
|Transfer Provost||$10,000||2.74 – 2.00|
|Transfer SNC Eagle||$6,000||< 2.00|
Need-Based Financial Aid
SNC Institutional Grants All students that apply for Federal Student Aid using the FAFSA will be analyzed for an SNC need based grant. The SNC School Code for the FAFSA is 009192. Incoming fall students should to submit their FAFSA before March 1 and continuing students before May 1.
See Sources of Financial Aid for information about government and private grant and loan programs.