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Local Scholarship Deadlines

A full deadline calendar can be found at the bottom of the 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 completing the common application:

  • Douglas High School Common Application Packet Form (Google Doc, PDF)

  • Personal Statement Autobiography - Guidelines PDF

  • At least three letters of recommendation (Request Form PDF)

  • An unofficial transcript  (email a request from your student email to dhsstudentrecords@dcsd.k12.nv.us )

  • Be sure to create a simple cover sheet for each scholarship which shows your name and the name of the scholarship you are applying for.

  • Use only ONE staple to secure your entire packet. If you have parts stapled together, such as letters of rec or autobiography, take out these extra staples before the final staple.

  • DO NOT (1) use a paperclip, a binder clip, or other such fastener; (2) use a folder, plastic sheet protector, or other covering for your packet.

  • Put your packet in the following order: cover, CAP form, autobiography, letters of rec, transcript.

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.


 

Essay contests and Scholarships (all grades)

Scholarship Opportunities

Please check back after September 30 as our donors are busy updating their details for the class of 2023. Contact scholarship@dcsd.k12.nv.us to report inaccuracies or issues with this page.


 

Three Levels of Senior scholarships

 

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.

Community Foundation of Northern Nevada Scholarship Finder

Take a short quiz here to get started. 

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.

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.

See the list of opportunities below and check back weekly for deadline updates.

 

 


If you are a 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.

 

 

 

Scholarship Awards Night 2022
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Local Scholarship Applications

Local scholarships may be turned in to DHS room 302 before school, at lunch, or after school. Please do not turn in applications during passing or class periods. 

  • Do not turn in applications in an envelope
  • Please use a cover page as directed for the DHS CAP when turning in an application
  • Students must sign in each application for each scholarship they apply for. This process takes a couple minutes, therefore, please plan to turn in applications before school, at lunch, or after school.
Scholarship awarDS

 

Scholarship money will be mailed directly to the school you indicate on your information form. Please return your disposition form directly to your donor or drop off in room 302 by June 1, 2022.

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.


* Denotes scholarship details are not yet available 2022

Sponsor: Knights of Columbus

Criteria: cover sheet, info sheet, application description

1. ESSAY:  The essay should discuss your interest in your major area of study and areas of specialization and the occupation you propose to pursue after graduation.  What are your long term goals and how do you hope to achieve them?  The essay may also include any other information that is relevant to your career plans. The essay should be typewritten or computer-printed essay of no more than 500 words, double spaced. Put your name and major field of study at the top of the page.

 2.  COPY OF SACREMENT OF CONFIRMATION CERTIFICATE.

3. VOLUNTEER ACTIVIIES:  A list of volunteer activities, extracurricular activities during high school including any position held such as President, Secretary, etc.  WORK EXPERIENCE:  A list of employment during school and summer break.  HONORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:  The list may or may not be academic related.

Award: TBA

Deadline April 15, 2022

Apply: RETURN THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS TO THE CHURCH OFFICE BY APRIL 15.  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED ONLY TO THE St. Galls CHURCH OFFICE.

 

Sponsor: Sierra Nevada Realtors

Criteria: see instruction sheet

Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Apply: sponsoring organization form, mail to Sierra Nevada Realtors

THIS 4 PAGE FORM AND INSTRUCTION SHEET MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL AND RETURNED WITH ALL
ATTACHMENTS TO SIERRA NEVADA REALTORS 

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 at lunch or after school

Sponsor: Carson Valley Girls Softball Association

Criteria: participant in Carson Valley Girls Softball/Carson Valley Fastpitch***, community service, financial need, leadership, character, GPA, professional goals

***In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have participated a minimum of one year in the Carson Valley Girls Softball Association/Carson Valley Fastpitch recreation league.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 8, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

 

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 at lunch or after school

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

Criteria: whole student, financial assistance, ability to compete/complete at the University level in Nevada (exceptions made for special majors), professional goals

Award: $1,000

Deadline:  April 7, 2022

Application: organization specific form, counselor recommendation (included in form)

Apply:  turn in organization packet form to DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

Sponsor: Carson Valley Medical Center Hospital Foundation

Details: CVMC Hospital Foundation; Organization Specific Application

Criteria: 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: April 4, 2022

Application: DHS CAP and Proof of acceptance into an accredited higher education institution

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

Sponsor: Carson Valley Quilt Guild

Criteria: character, art courses and awards or achievements, academics, GPA, at least one recommendation from an art teacher

Award: $500 

Deadline:  April 7, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

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 at lunch or after school

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:  turn in to DHS room 302 at lunch or after school => organization form

Sponsor:  DHS Alumni Football

Criteria: TBA *Details not yet available 2022

Award: TBA  *Details not yet available 2022

Deadline: TBA 2022  *Details not yet available 2022

Apply: See Coach Mays for details

Sponsor:  Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise

Criteria: GPA, Community Service, at least one year of Culinary class at DHS

Award: $1,500 - 2 awards available

Deadline: May 6, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

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 at lunch or after school

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 at lunch or after school

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 at lunch or after school

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

Extended Deadline: April 7, 2022

Apply: organization specific application and student transcript, turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

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, essay and DHS CAP

Completed applications must be sent to:
DCPEA
1329 Hwy 395 North Ste 10, Box 131
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Attn: Scholarship Committee

Sponsor: Douglas County Republican Women

Criteria: character, leadership skills, financial need, community service, extra-curricular involvement, GPA, field of study, professional goals, athletics

Award: $500-1,000 x3

Deadline: April 28, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

 

Sponsor: Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge #2670

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

Award: $1,000 (6 scholarships available)

Deadline: November 14, 2022

Apply:  online application . Same application as the ENF MVS.

 

Sponsor: Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge #2670 (NSEA Website)

Criteria: See letter

Award: $1,000 - $2,000 one year

Deadline: March 15, 2023

Apply: sponsoring organization form  

NSEA Nursing is judged and awarded at the State Level.

Sponsor: Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge #2670 (NSEA Website)

Criteria: See letter

Award: $1,000 - $2,000 one year

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Apply: sponsoring organization form

The NSEA  Vocational are judged  at the local and  State Level and awarded at the State Level.

 

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 in to DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

Sponsor: Literacy Solutions of Nevada

Criterial: Do you have grit? We are looking for students who have, or may have dyslexia. (Or- have had to work hard to overcome a learning struggle to get to graduation.) The students' we select don't necessarily need to be headed to a college. We know many of our students' thrive at trade schools too! 

Award: $1,000 - 2 awards available

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP with personal statement addressing criteria; turn in to DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

 

 

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 at lunch or after school

Sponsor:  Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley

Criteria: SPECIFIC CRITERIA REQUIRED OF APPLICANT

Name, mailing address, best contact phone number, e-mail address
Current school attending
Proposed major field for post-secondary study
Proposed institutions for post-secondary study:  vocational tech, community college, four-your college or university
Attach most recent high school transcript which indicates Grade Point Average
List any test scores, aptitude or proficiency tests you have taken (SAT, ACT, any other)
Statement of financial need.  Why do you need this scholarship?
Extracurricular activities such as organizations, clubs, athletic participation.  What are your non-school volunteer experiences including time spent/hours volunteering with each experience?  What were your roles (organizer, leader, team participant individual activities)?
Honors, awards, recognitions, dates received:  be specific and write out names (not abbreviations or just letters)
Work experience:  where, how long, how much time per week?
Personal statement and anything you would like to share with the Kiwanis Club Scholarship Committee

Award: $2,000

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Apply: Turn in resume with specified criterial listed above, transcript, and personal statement to DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

Sponsor:  Minden Elementary School

Criteria: experience at MES, financial need, community service, extracurricular involvement, professional goals, Applicant must write a narrative explaining how the student’s experience at Minden Elementary School has impacted their educational journey thus far

Award: $500 x1 academic excellence, $500 x2 financial need

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, essay about experience at MES impacting educational journey, turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

Sponsor:  MEFIYI

Criteria: Academic Excellence - The nominee must currently have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average. 
Athletic Commitment - the nominee participates to the fullest of their abilities in team sports, individual sports or competitive recreational activities. Community Services - The nominee has volunteered their time to make Douglas County a better place. Refer to flyer for event details.

Award: $10,000

Deadline: April 8, 2022

Apply: organization form and DHS CAP, mail to MEFIYI, Attn: Nomination committee P.O. Box 606 
Gardnerville, NV 89410, or turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

 eSponsor:  Nicole Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund

Categories: softball, girls sports, boys sports (see individual application forms for details)

Criteria: Varsity letter, GPA, essay, character

Award: $10,000 - varied amounts per category

Deadline: April 6, 2022 (extended to April 7)

Apply: organization specific application:

softball,

girls sports,

boys sports;

turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

Sponsor:  P.E.O., Chapter AN

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

Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 7, 2022

Apply: organization specific application and DHS CAP; turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

 

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 at lunch or after school

Sponsor: Pinon Hills PTO

Criteria: Attended Pinon Hills Elementary for at least three year (list teachers and grade levels)

Award:$1,000 x2

Deadline: April 13, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

Sponsor: Pony Express Association, Nevada Division

Criteria: Scholarship Rules

A. The contest is open to those seniors who will graduate at the end of his/her current senior year and plans on a career in Medical or Forestry programs. Also is a resident of Douglas, Carson, Lyon, Churchill, Landers, Eureka, or White Pine Counties.

B. Any senior who is a member in good standing or is the child of a parent that is in good standing of the Nevada Division of the National Pony Express Association is automatically eligible to participate regardless of County of residence.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 15

Apply: Turn in organization specific form and transcript to DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

 

Pop Warner Alumni Scholarship is a $1000 Scholarship awarded to one past Cheer and Football participant who is looking to further their education at a university or trade school.


Applicants must submit an essay on how Douglas Pop Warner impacted their lives.


Deadline of 4/19/2022


Send Essay Applications to DouglasPopWarner@hotmail.com
Questions? Call Jake Fair @ 775.790.1390

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 at lunch or after school

Phyllis Robison was an educator in Douglas County for 26 years, and valued community service and giving back to the community above all else. She would tell her daughters that “in life it really didn’t matter how smart you were or how good looking, what truly mattered is that you have a good and giving heart.” 

Criteria: Community Service (autobiography to include how community service and service to others has influenced you), Extra-curricular Activities, Financial Need

Award: $250

Deadline: April 13, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

Sponsor:  Rotary Club of Minden, Nevada

Criteria: financial need, community service, extra-curricular involvement, character, leadership, GPA, athletics, professional goals.

Applicant will be attending a community college or 4 year college/university of Nevada
Applicant agrees to provide the Rotary Club of Minden with an update in person or via internet after first semester is complete. Rotary contact person will arrange the meeting with the scholarship recipient.

Award: $500 - x2

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

Sponsor: Roy E. Smith Trust

Criterial: Graduating Senior attending college or university.
Citizenship, Attitude, Promise.

Award: $2,800 (5 awards available)

Deadline: April 26, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

  • Use only ONE staple to secure your entire packet. If you have parts stapled together such as letters of rec or autobiography, take out these extra staples before the final staple.

  • DO NOT (1) use paper clip, binder clip, or other such fastener; (2) use a folder, plastic sheet protector, or other covering for your packet. These will not be accepted.

*Details not yet available 2022

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 at lunch or after school

Criteria: GPA 3.5+ and plan to study agriculture or an ag-related field at college or university

Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 13, 2022

Apply: DHS CAP, turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

 

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 at lunch or after school

Sponsor: The Topaz Sagehens

Criteria: organization specific form, transcript, two letters of recommendation, autobiography, 500 word essay to address how the following quote applies to your experience at Douglas High School.
"The Past is your Lesson
The Present is your Gift
The Future is your Motivation"
- Anonymous 

Academic Sponsoring Organization Form- participation and success at Douglas High School. The award winner will receive the scholarship based on academic success, participation in extracurricular activities and community service.

Vocational Sponsoring Organization Form - participation and success at Douglas High School in the Career and Technical Education program. The award winner will receive the scholarship based on academic success, participation in extracurricular activities and community service, and plan to attend a vocational training program.

Award: $1,000 (academic and vocational)

Deadline: April 14, 2022

Apply: organization specific form (links above), 500 word essay, and 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 at lunch or after school

Sponsor: University Women of Carson Valley

Criteria: female student, merit, GPA, field of study, classes taken, financial need, extra-curricular activities, community involvement

Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 2, 2022

Apply: sponsoring organization form, turn in DHS room 302 at lunch or after school

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 at lunch or after school

Sponsor: Wester Nevada Cattlewomen

Criteria: At least a 3.3 or above GPA (unweighted); Graduating high school senior pursuing a degree relating to the field of agriculture.  We want to see their; interests and activities as well as financial needs. The student does not need to be involved with the cattle industry. We are looking for well-rounded individuals who will continue school in the United States.

Award: $5,000

Deadline: April 29, 2022

Apply: organization specific application

Or mail to: 

Western Nevada Cattlewomen

c/o Annalyn Settelmeyer

750 US Highway 395 N.

Gardnerville, NV  89410


 

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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.