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Scholarships

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.

Scholarship Annual Award
Trustee $15,000
Presidential $13,000
Provost $11,000
SNC Eagle $9,000

Targeted Scholarship Opportunities

  • Fine Arts Department Scholarships – $17,000 or $10,000  Students who participate in specific art shows are selected by the SNC Fine Arts Department for these annually renewable scholarships.  These scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with other SNC scholarships.  Contact Sheri Leigh-O’Connor for more information at sleigh@sierranevda.edu
  • 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 skicoach@sierranevada.edu 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.

*SNC merit scholarships and targeted scholarships are renewable each year for a maximum of four years, based on a cumulative GPA of 2.25 for freshmen and 2.50 for continuing students, 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.

Fill Out the FAFSA   Sources of Financial Aid


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