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Please check back often as our scholarship announcements will be updated weekly as 2021-2022 deadlines are available. Contact scholarship@dcsd.k12.nv.us to report inaccuracies or issues with this page.


 

DHS Common Application Packet (CAP)

The DHS Common Application is often referred to as the DHS CAP. For most local scholarships you will be able to use the Douglas High School Common Application Packet.  Follow these steps when filling out the common application:

 

My Scholarships

If you are applying for several scholarships, consider writing down and tracking the important details for each of the different scholarships. Use this "My Scholarships" planner to help you get started. Remember, it is helpful to have your application completed at least a week before it is due to fix any issues that arise with your application.

Free Application for Student Aid

Many need-based scholarships require completion of the FASFA.

Many states and colleges set priority deadlines by which you must submit the FAFSA form to be considered for the aid programs they administer. There is also a federal deadline each academic year.

 

Scholarship Help Desk

Scholarship help is available every Wednesday and Thursday during lunch in DHS room 302. Bring your resume and get help building your CAP or fill out an organization specific application for scholarships. Printing is available.


 

Scholarship Opportunities

Three Levels of scholarship

 

National scholarships are open to any high school senior graduating across the country.

 

Here are a few general resources to get you started as you continue your national search of scholarships by your career goals and post-secondary institutions.

Regional scholarships are open to students in the state of Nevada or select regions of Nevada. Many are connected to specific colleges or universities and often have early deadlines associated with them.

Nevada Institutional Resources:

Other Regional Opportunities:

Local scholarships are open to Douglas High School or Douglas County graduates specifically. These are provided by local businesses and organizations to help our students who qualify based on the sponsoring organization's requirements. See the list of opportunities below and check back weekly for deadline updates.

Many of our local donors use the Douglas High School Common Application Packet. See this side-bar section for help assembling your CAP with an autobiography, three letters of recommendation, transcript, and general information form.


If you are an interested business or organization interested in offering a local scholarship, contact scholarship@dcsd.k12.nv.us to join the list of local scholarships offered to Douglas High School students.

 

 

 

Local Scholarshps
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Award and Scholarship Night

Local scholarship recipients will be notified in person at the Douglas High School Award and Scholarship Night to be held Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 6pm at the LifePoint Church, 1095 Stephanie Way, Minden, NV 89423.


 

Sponsor:  Knights of Columbus - Immaculate Heart of Mary Council 12845

Criteria: confirmed member of St. Gall Catholic Church; active in the church and community; extra-curricular activities, sports, volunteer work; professional goals and life-long goals; financial need

Award: $1,500

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply:  Organization specific application

Mail to: church address

St. Gall Catholic Church,  1343 Centerville Ln., Gardnerville, NV 89410

Sponsor: Alpine Parents Group

Criteria:  must reside in Alpine, CA; GPA, ACT, SAT scores; character, community involvement; financial need; past attendance of Diamond Valley or Bear Valley Schools (preferred)

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA March 2022

Apply: TBA

 

Sponsor:  Sierra Nevada Realtors

Criteria:  see form TBA

Award:  $1,000

Deadline: TBA April 2022

Apply:  Organization specific application TBA

Sponsor: Barton Hospital

Criteria: letter 

The award will be based on:
1. Academic achievement
2. Personal autobiography
3. Financial need
4. One (1) letter of recommendation from the high school
5. One (1) letter if recommendation from an outside source (i.e.employer, club
coach, etc.)

Award: $1,500 (2 scholarships available)

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: Complete Application packages must be received at Barton Memorial Hospital Front Desk. Applications may also be mailed in order for them to be received or delivered no later than March 15, 2020 to Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 2170 South Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 to the attention of the Scholarship Chair. They may also be emailed to Blair Bolles at bbolles@me.com

Sponsor: DHS Block D

Criteria: must finish the 2021-22 school year in good standing with Block D (be an active member): fulfill community service requirements, GPA, and complete the scholarship application packet.

Award: TBA Block D spring meeting

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Apply: after spring meeting, see Mr. Andrews in DHS room 723 for application and to submit completed application

Eli Weigel and Nicole Snyder Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor: C.C. Meneley Elementary School

Criteria: C.C. Meneley attendance at least 1 full year (give years attended), financial need, GPA, community, extra-curricular, job experience, professional goals

Award: $1,000 (2 awards available)

Deadline:  April 1, 2022

Apply: CCMES cover letter & DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Carson Valley Girls Softball Association

Criteria: GPA, Played a minimum of 1 year in the CVGSA League, Pursuing Secondary education, Students receiving a full-tuition scholarship are not eligible

Award: $1,000

Deadline: TBA April 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor: Carson Valley Inn

Criteria: character, financial need, GPA, community service, extra curricular activities

Award: $3,500 (4 scholarships available)

Deadline:  March 31, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Carson Valley Lions 

Criteria: TBA

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA April 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Carson Valley Masonic Lodge No. 33 Free and Accepted Masons

Criteria: whole student, financial assistance, ability to complete/compete at University level, exception of special majors, plan to stay in Nevada, professional goals

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA April 2022

Apply: organization specific application, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor: Carson Valley Middle School

Criteria: TBA

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: TBA

Sponsor:  Carson Valley Quilt Guild

Criteria: TBA

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: TBA

Sponsor:  Carson Valley Sertoma

Criteria: The student must be enrolled in a program for a Bachelor’s degree.

• In high school, the student must have maintained a 2.5 or better GPA, with a 3.0 GPA during the senior year.

• The student must have demonstrated a concern for the betterment of high school and the community in one or more ways.

• The student should present at least THREE letters of recommendation in support of his/her potential success in post-high school education.

• Interested and qualified students should complete the scholarship application form available at the counseling office and on the Carson Valley Sertoma website, meeting the established criteria and deadline for submission.

• Finalist must be willing to be interviewed for the CARSON VALLEY SERTOMA MEMORIAL BOOK SCHOLARSHIP.

• If awarded the scholarship, the student must be willing to attend the Carson Valley Sertoma Scholarship Breakfast in May.

Award: A four-year renewable scholarship for textbooks. This scholarship will be paid in renewable increments each semester.

Deadline: February 15, 2022

Apply: organization specific formSertoma Memorial Book Scholarship Form; turn in to DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Carson Valley Sertoma

Criteria: The student must be enrolled in a program of a vocational training curriculum (auto tech, nursing, medical tech, culinary, skilled craftsmen, truck driver, welder, cosmetology, etc.).

• In high school, the student must have maintained passing grades.

• The student must show at least one activity demonstrating betterment of the high school and/or community.

• The student should present at least TWO letters of recommendation in support of his/her potential success in post-high school education.

• Complete this scholarship application form with all the information requested before the deadline.

• Finalists must be willing to be interviewed for the Carson Valley Sertoma Club Vocational Scholarship.

• If awarded the scholarship, the student must be willing to attend the Carson Valley Sertoma Scholarship Breakfast in May.

Award: materials and/or fees; this scholarship will be paid in renewable increments up to the amount of the scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2022

Apply: organization specific formSertoma Vocational Scholarship Form; turn in to DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Carson Valley Medical Center

Criteria: Douglas County high school student pursuing a degree in a healthcare field.

  • Resident and student of Douglas County, Nev.
  • Proof of acceptance into an accredited higher education institution
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average

Award: $1,000

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: Apply: Applications and supporting documents must be electronically submitted to the CVMC Hospital Foundation at: email or personally delivered to the Hospital Foundation office at 897 Ironwood Drive, 3rd Floor Minden, NV 89423.  More details.

Sponsor:  DHS Alumni Football

Criteria: TBA

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: TBA

Sponsor:  Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise

Criteria: GPA, Community Service

Award: $1,500 - 2 awards available

Deadline: May 6, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  DHS Memorial Scholarship Board including the Dangberg, Settlemeyer, Aldax Families

Criteria: student from the graduating class from Douglas High School whose scholastic and activities records show them to be persons of integrity, industry, imagination, and whose studies have been principally comprised of subjects prescribed or advised for college preparatory work

Award: $3,000, 7 scholarships available

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Apply: sponsoring organization form and DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Douglas County - Carson City Farm Bureau

Criteria: field of study AG related (mechanics, welding, culinary also considered), interest and historical participation in Ag or related fields, GPA, professional goals, character, extra-curricular involvement, financial need, leadership skills, community service

Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Douglas County Administrators Association 

Criteria: 1. Family member of DCAA member 2. Entering field of education. 3. Family member of DCSD employee.

Award: $500 ( 2 scholarships available)

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Douglas County Democratic Women

Criteria: financial need, scholastic achievement: GPA, ACT, SAT; essay (up to 250 words) addressing one or more of the descriptors of a fair society as given in the Democratic Party Credo, community service, extra-curricular activities

Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Apply: organization specific application and student transcript, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Douglas County Professional Educators Association

Criteria: The applicant must be the child of a member of DCPEA: The applicant must be the child of a member of DCPEA: GPA, financial need, field of study, character, professional goals, leadership skills, community service, extra-curricular activities, athletics

Award: $500 , 4 scholarships available

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Apply: organization specific application and DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Douglas County Republican Women

Criteria: financial need, commitment to family and community, leadership, character, extra-curricular activities, GPA, field of study

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor: Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge #2670

Criteria: leadership, academic achievement and records, community involvement, and financial need 

Award: $1,000 (4 scholarships available)

Deadline: November 15, 2021

Apply:  online application 

 

Sponsor:  Fleet Reserve Association Branch #137

Criteria: Americanism Essay Contest "Why I am Proud to be an American"; Essay Rules

Award: $5,000

Deadline: December 1, 2021

Apply: Essay Cover Sheet, Essay, Mail to: John Trammell

Sponsor:  Carson Valley FFA Chapter

Criteria: financial need; extra curricular activities including FFA, character, leadership skills, specific field of study: agriculture related

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Gardnerville Elementary School PTO

Criteria: attended at least two years at GES (list years and teachers' names), GES extra-curricular activities (list clubs and activities), did your parents volunteer at GES, if so, how?

Award: $500 - 2 awards available

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn into DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Jacks Valley Elementary School

Criteria: attended Jacks Valley Elementary School (2 year minimum); interview with a fifth grade class at the school

Award: $250-1,000

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley

Criteria: TBA

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: TBA

Sponsor:  Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose, and Throat

Criteria: TBA

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: TBA

Sponsor:  Minden Elementary School

Criteria: TBA

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: TBA

Sponsor:  Minden Fortnightly

Criteria: TBA

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: TBA

Sponsor:  Minden Rotary Club

Criteria: pursing a degree in criminal justice, criminology, or related policing field; intend to pursue a career in Law Enforcement; letter explaining intended area of study, financial need and description of how the scholarship would benefit; involvement in community service, extra=curricular activities, and/or athletics considered but not required; agree to update Minden Rotary Club in person or virtually after the first semester is complete

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: TBA

Sponsor: Minden Rotary Club

Criteria:  will attend community college or university in Nevada; GPS >= 2.75; letter explaining area of intended study, financial need, description of how the scholarship would benefit; documentation for: community service, extra-curricular activities, and/or athletics; agree to update Minden Rotary Club in person or virtually after the first semester is complete

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Minden Rotary Club

Criteria: will attend vocational college or trade school in Nevada; GPS >= 2.75; letter explaining area of intended study, financial need, description of how the scholarship would benefit; documentation for: community service, extra-curricular activities, and/or athletics; agree to update Minden Rotary Club in person or virtually after the first semester is complete

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  MEFIYI

Criteria: Recipients of the Molly Youth Award 2022 (apply https://www.mefiyi.org/molly-awards ) ; community service; GPA >=3.0; athletic commitment (team sport, individual sport, competitive recreation activities)

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: organization specific application and DHS CAP; turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Nicole Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund

Categories: softball, girls sports, boys sports

Criteria: TBA

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: organization specific application & DHS CAP; turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  P.E.O., Chapter AN

Criteria: Merit GPA, field of study, classes taken; financial need; extra-curricular community/school; female student;

Award: $3,000

Deadline: March 7, 2022

Apply: organization specific application and DHS CAP; turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor: Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

Scholarship 1 Criteria: Pau-Wa-Lu Alumni, Native American, college/military/trade school bound, high school graduate.

Scholarship 2 Criteria: Pau-Wa-Lu Alumni, financial need, of good character, community involvement, field of study in public service, ie, law enforcement, fire fighter, paramedic, medical, military. College or trade school bound.

Award: $500 - 2 scholarships are available

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Pinion Hills Elementary School PTO 

Criteria: attendance at PHES for 3+ years; leadership; academics; financial need

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: DHS CAP; turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation

Criteria: plan to attend college, university, trade school; financial need; academic achievement of promise; high school civic and/or campus contributions;

Award: $2,000 (3 scholarships available)

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Roy E. Smith Educational Trust

Criteria: plan to attend college, university, trade school; financial need; academic achievement of promise; high school civic and/or campus contributions;

Award: $2,800 - 5 awards available

Deadline: March 18, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP; turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Scarselli Elementary School

Criteria:  SES alumni; character, leadership, financial need, community service, extra-curricular involvement; GPA

Award: 4 - $500 each (2 for college bound, 2 for tech bound)

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Timken - Sturgis Foundation

Criteria: GPA, field of study, character, leadership, financial need, community involvement, extra-curricular activities

Award: $5,000

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Douglas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse

Criteria: Overall GPA >= 3.0, plan to pursue an education in agriculture, animal science, criminal justice, or volunteer time at Douglas County Sheriff's Posse event

Award: $2,000

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Topaz Sagehens

Criteria: TBA

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: organization specific application, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Topaz Sagehens

Criteria: TBA

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: organization specific application, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  University Women of Carson Valley

Criteria: female student; merit, GPA, field of study, classes taken; financial need; extra-curricular activities/school

Award: TBA

Deadline: TBA 2022

Apply: organization specific application, turn in DHS room 302

Sponsor:  Warren and Ethyln Reed/ Lions Club

Criteria: see application; scholarship is for students in a single parent household

Award: $2,000

Deadline: April 15, 2022

Apply: organization specific application and DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302


 

Local scholarship opportunities are provided by DCSD elementary and middle schools, local businesses, philanthropic service and political organizations that set the criteria for selecting the recipients of their awards. Please contact scholarship@dcsd.k12.nv.us if you have any questions about a local scholarship or would like to contact the representative from the donating organization.