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Cassandra Stahlke
Retention Coordinator
Great Basin College
Elko Campus
Phone: 775-753-2286
E-mail: cassandra.stahlke@

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Scholarship Award Renewal

Who Qualifies for a Nevada Promise Scholarship Renewal?

To qualify for a Nevada Promise Scholarship renewal, you must:

  • Be a member of the graduating class of 2018 and be in good standing with all initial 2017-2018 scholarship eligibility requirements.
  • Meet all program requirements and deadlines.
  • Enroll in and complete at least 12 eligible semester credit hours in an associate degree program, a bachelor’s degree program or a certificate of achievement program at GBC for each Fall and Spring Semester.
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.

And you must not:

  • Have earned a prior associate or bachelor’s degree.
  • Be in default on any federal student loans.
  • Owe a refund to any federal student aid program.

As a friendly reminder, the Nevada Promise Scholarship is a last dollar scholarship and will only cover remaining eligible fees after gift aid has been applied. Gift aid, in this case, is defined as the federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Silver State Opportunity Grant or Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship.

Award Renewal

Award renewal is subject to additional funding appropriation by the 2019 Nevada Legislature. Applications will open for renewal but will be subject to appropriation, which could happen as late as June 2019. Students who plan to apply for a Nevada Promise Scholarship for 2019 should also prepare to meet all program deadlines for the second year.

Required Steps for Scholarship Renewal

Note: failure to complete a step by the deadline will result in scholarship eligibility loss.

  1. Fall Semester: Enrolled in 12 eligible credits for 2018 Fall Semester of your freshman year.
  2. Complete a Nevada Promise Scholarship Renewal Application: By 11:59 p.m. on October 31.
  3. Spring Semester: Enroll for 12 eligible credits for 2019 Spring Semester.
  4. FAFSA: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1.
  5. Financial Aid: Confirm your financial aid eligibility. Check your Financial Aid To-Do list in your MYGBC account and submit all required documentation to GBC's Financial Aid Office by April 30. Contact the Financial Aid office for assistance.
  6. GPA: Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA per semester.
  7. Meet With Your Mentor: Meet with your mentor in person at least once each semester. Deadline: December 30 (Fall) and April 30 (Spring).
  8. Community Service: complete and report community service hours.
    You are required to complete and report 20 hours of community service no later than April 30.
  9. Register for classes: You must register for at least 12 credits that are required for your certificate or degree program at GBC for Fall. Class registration is completed through MYGBC using your GBC student ID and password.

How Will You Be Contacted?

Staff from the Nevada Promise Scholarship Office will contact you via email with important reminders. Please check your email and the email you provided on your application on a regular basis. Also, make sure your contact information is always current and up to date in your MYGBC account.

For More Information Contact

Cassandra Stahlke
Retention Coordinator
Great Basin College
Elko Campus
Phone: 775-753-2286

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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