Financing Education

Scholarship Information

For Applicants

Whether you’re a high school student, college student, nontraditional, or adult-learner, colleges offer scholarships to recruit a talented and diverse student body.  Scholarships are an alternative to loans.  Whether you’re a student or thinking of becoming a student, scholarships can be helpful in funding your education. 

Below, you’ll find the criteria for scholarships available to current and prospective CSN students.


Review qualification criteria

The first step is to make sure you qualify for the scholarship.  Apply for every scholarship for which you are eligible. Every dollar you win in scholarships is a dollar less you have to borrow.

Consider scholarships of all sizes

Larger scholarships may be very appealing, but they are also very competitive. Your chances of winning a small scholarship may be greater – and winning several small scholarships can add up to big money!

Keep an eye on deadline dates

Check scholarship application deadlines regularly and add them to your calendar so you don’t miss an opportunity. Make sure to give yourself enough time to complete the application.


Repurpose or reuse your essays

Writing a strong essay can help you stand out among applicants. Essays can often be reused on multiple scholarship applications with slight tweaks, saving you a lot of time.

Scholarship Criteria for Application

Name of ScholarshipScholaraship Award per RecipientNumber of Scholarships AvailableLetters of reference or recommendation required?Scholarship NotesEssay informationCumulative GPA at CSN In or out of state or InternationalFinancial NeedCSN SchoolProgram/Degree if applicableFull-Time or Part-Time?
Ralph & Betty Engelstad SHS Limited Entry Program$2,00015No20 volunteer hours during the prior semester.500 words or less about why the student is pursuing a degree in nursing or cardio respiratory therapy. 2.75AnyAnyEngelstad School of Health ScienceNursing or Cardiorespiratory TherapyFT
Carlos JacksonYes - 2 Must have completed 15 credits at CSN and enrolled in a minimum of six credits.500 words or less on the importance of education.2.8NV or Out, no intlyesBusiness, Hospitality and Public ServiceBusinessPT
NV Energy-Buck Wong Family$3,0001Yes -1500 words or less on the role of scienec in furthering humanity3NVNoMath and ScienceAssoc in Applied Science or SciencePT
Cardenas Market Foundation$2,5004Yes - 2 CSN Faculty Student with demonstrated studies or knowledge of Latinx culture, history, and/or language that can be illustrated through submitted written materials.1,000 words or less demonstrating the student's studies or knowledge of Latinx culture, language and/or history as well as student's educational goals, degree major and how this scholarship will assist in the achievement of student's educational goal. 3NVYesAnyAnyPT
Theo Ella Byrns Scholarship$2,0001500 words or less stating student's career goals in nursing.2.5NoEngelstad School of Health ScienceNursingPT
CSN Opportunity Fund needs updating$2,5008500 words or less what receiving your CSN degree will mean to the student and future plans.2.8AnyYesAnyDegree declaredFT
George Floyd Memorial Scholarship$2,5001250-500 word essay demonstrating the students studies or knowledge of African American culture and/or history. 500 word or less essay demonstrating the student's studies or knowledge of African American culture and/or history. 3NVYesAnyAnyFT