Scholarship for Nevada teaching students now taking applications

MGN Online

Applications are now being accepted for the Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Scholarship to benefit two Nevada students who are working to become teachers.

The state treasurer’s office announced Tuesday that applications will be accepted until midnight April 2.

The Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada will review the applications and choose the recipients.

The scholarship is awarded to two students, one from Southern Nevada and one from Northern Nevada, who are majoring in elementary or secondary education and intend to teach in the state.

Students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible, according to Treasurer Dan Schwartz’s office:

  • Must currently be an eligible Millennium Scholar
  • Must be entering his/her senior or last year of college with 90 or more credits at an eligible institution
  • Be enrolled in and remain enrolled in a course of study leading to licensure in elementary or secondary education
  • Maintain a college grade point average of not less than 3.5 on a 4.0 grading scale
  • State a commitment to teaching in Nevada upon graduation
  • Have a commendable record of community service

Each recipient will receive up to $4,500 to be spent on tuition, registration and lab fees, as well as for textbooks, course materials and other expenses.

Visit the Nevada Treasurer’s website to learn more.

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