2017 Scholarship Application Timeline

Application deadline date is Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by 5 p.m.

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Applications Process: March 22 – April 26, 2017

Interview Notifications Sent By: May 12 via email

Scholarship Interviews: Thursday, May 18 – Friday, May 19, 2017

Selection Notifications Sent By: June 19, 2017 via email

Scholarship Awards Luncheon: June 29, 2017, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Texas Station Hotel & Conference Center

$50 per person or $500 for table of ten

Family and/or Company Named Scholarship Sponsorships Available

Scholarship Award Levels $500 – $2,000 per student

PROJECT 150 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Project 150 is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 community based organization whose primary objective is to increase the viability and recognition of youth in Southern Nevada. The Project 150 Scholarship Program is one of the many vehicles used by our organization to ensure that students are provided assistance to achieve higher education goals.

Application deadline date is Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by 5pm

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Nevada
  • Attend or plan to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Reno, the College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College or ANY accredited vocational training institute in the state of Nevada during the scholarship award year, completing a minimum of 6 credits each semester
  • Must fulfill requirements for one of the two scholarship application categories below:

Graduating High School Senior:

  • Currently attending a high school in Nevada.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA and/or with the school required cumulative grade point average based on a 4.00 scale at time of application. Please check with the school you are planning to attend for GPA requirements.  Final transcripts must be received by Project 150 by 5:00pm, June 14, 2017.
  • Be actively involved in community volunteer service.

Current College Student:

  • Currently attending one of the above named post-secondary institutions.
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA and/or with the school required cumulative grade point average based on a 4.00 scale. Final transcripts must be received by Project 150 by 5pm May 26, 2017.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester.
  • Be actively involved in community volunteer service.

Evaluation Criteria

The Scholarship Reviewing Committee will consider all applicants based on the following:

  • Eligibility criteria as defined above
  • Academic records
  • Community service or activities
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Financial need
  • Essay; use correct grammar and spelling
  • Consideration of work experience and/or family responsibilities
  • Consideration of documented non-secondary education (i.e. technical, vocational, military etc.)
  • Personal interview with the Project 150 Scholarship Committee Panel
  • Member of Project 150 Youth Council

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Please review your application packet carefully before submitting and keep a copy for your records. Failure to provide any of these documents will disqualify your application.

  1. Application- Must be typed or neatly hand written. Applications that are illegible or incomplete will be disqualified. Attach extra sheets if necessary to complete answers.
  1. Transcripts- Provide your most current unofficial transcript from the educational institution to which you make reference in the application (i.e. high school, college, vocational, technical etc.) Final transcript for academic school year must be submitted to Project 150 by deadlines stated on page 2 of this document.  The official transcript must include a cumulative GPA.  If your transcript does not provide a cumulative GPA, please provide documentation of your GPA on school letterhead signed by a school official.
  1. Letter of Recommendation- Provide a current letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor on school/college letterhead that addresses the following topics:
    • Academic/extracurricular achievements
    • Personal qualities such as motivation, leadership and commitment
    • Potential of recipient.
  1. Postmark Deadline: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by 5pm. Scholarship application packets are accepted via email in PDF or original via U.S. mail no later than the postmarked deadline to:                                                           

Senia Roybal, Programs Manager/ Project 150 Youth Council Co-Founder and Fran Montes, Scholarship Chair

3600 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130
Senia.Roybal@Project150.org  702-721-7150


*All applicants will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of application.  Please contact us if you do not receive a confirmation email within 7 days of submitting your application. 

Award Notification

All applicants will receive application status updates via email.  Scholarship recipients are required to attend a Scholarship Awards Ceremony at Texas Station Hotel & Conference Center, Thursday, June 29, 2017, 11:30am to 1:30pm where they will be provided a commemorative certificate formally recognizing their achievement. Failure to attend the Project 150 Scholarship Awards Ceremony will disqualify the recipient.  A guarantee of the scholarship amount will be posted at the financial aid office of the recipient’s selected school.

Recipients please note that:

  • Scholarships are NOT transferable between institutions.  Your scholarship can only be used at the institution identified on your application.
  • You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits and maintain cumulative GPA of 2.5 to retain your scholarship during the award year. Failure to comply with these conditions forfeits the scholarship unless an academic agreement has been reached with the recipient’s respective school.

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