College & Career .
Resources for College & Career Planning
Workshops & Fairs.
College Recruitment Fairs and Workshops for students and parents needing financial assistance.
EVENTS THIS YEAR
- The Asian Community Development Council is hosting the Third Annual College Readiness Bootcamp to be held Saturday, September 29, 2018, at UNLV.
- ALL families of students in grades 8 – 12 are invited to learn about the resources designed to help their students find, pay for, and choose a right-fit college.
- Special workshops featuring:
- Standardized Testing
- How to pay for college (Applying for student aid, grants, scholarships, and more)
- College Life Skills (Community Service, Personal Brand, Ethics, and more)
- Careers in Technolgy
- Careers in Culinary
- Careers in Limelight
- Careers in Health Professions
- College Student Experience Panel
- Parent Panel
- Register at GoToCollege.acdcnv.org
- Call the Asian Community Development Council at 702-489-8866 for more information
- LAS VEGAS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- LAS VEGAS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RANCHO HIGH SCHOOL
NOVEMBER 18, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA STUDENT UNION
The College Access Group, in partnership with the City of Las Vegas, the National Basketball Retired Players Association and the House Of Blues Music Forward Foundation, hosts the Las Vegas College & Career Days
October 15th – 20th, 2018
Colleges, Universities, and Career Awareness Organizations locally and from across the country will be on hand to discuss college admissions, financial aid and scholarship info, career and technical trade opportunities, and so much more.
Schedule of Events:
- Monday Oct 15: Online Webinar at 6:00 pm discussing LV College & Career Days via Facebook Live and Instagram Live
- Tuesday Oct 16: National Basketball Retired Players Accociation Shooting 4 Peace Scholarship Rally at Western HS: 12pm-2pm
- Tuesday Oct 16: ACCESS College & Career Fair North @ Texas Station Dallas Ballroom: 5:30pm-8:00pm
- Wednesday Oct. 17: ACCESS College & Career Fair South @ Green Valley HS: 8:00 am- 10:30 am
- Wednesday Oct. 17: ACCESS College & Career Fair Central @ Valley HS: 5:30pm – 8:00 pm
- Thursday Oct. 18: All ACCESS Fest @ House Of Blues, Mandalay Bay Hotel 9am-12pm (featuring music and entertainment career awareness opportunities)
- Saturday Oct. 20: LV College & Career Days BBQ sponsored by City of Las Vegas @ Lorenzi Park: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
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SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
DOOLITTLE COMMUNITY CENTER
1950 N. J Street
SENIORS are encouraged to bring the following items to the College Fair to ensure they receive “ON-THE-SPOT” admissions and scholarship consideration:
- An official transcript, if available, (in a sealed envelope with school seal) for each college application you plan to complete (See flyer for list of colleges);
- A copy of your SAT/ACT score (if taken) for each college application you plan to complete;
- An unofficial transcript for other colleges to review;
- Letter(s) of recommendation (if available); and
- Personal Essay (if available).
NOTE: Some of the colleges will accept students who have a minimum 2.0 GPA and who have not yet taken the SAT/ACT
JUNIORS and OTHERS should bring the following:
- An unofficial transcript for colleges to review and
- 10 to 12 labels with your name, address, school, grade, current GPA and intended major to be given to each college you want to send you additional information
ALL STUDENTS will be able to receive:
- Information regarding each of the colleges represented at the College;
- Application fee waivers for many of the colleges represented; and
- ACT/SAT information and Financial aid information.
College Readiness Education Workshop (CREW) at Rebel Preview
Saturday, October 14, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Register by Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at
For more information, please contact:
Amy Adams, College and Career Readiness Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Lile, College and Career Readiness Coordinator at email@example.com
ITEMS TO BRING
(for students and parents)
- Social Security Card
- Date of Birth
- W-2 forms from all jobs 2015
- Tax forms 1099-MISC / 1099 SSA
- 2016 Federal Tax Returns
- Child Support Documents (paid of received)
- 2016 Food Stamps Award Letter
- Untaxed Pensions/Retirement Plans
- FAFSA ID’s if you already have one
What is the ACT?
Nevada juniors will take the ACT Plus Writing, which consists of a 30-minute writing test and 215 multiple-choice questions in four subject areas: English, mathematics, reading and science.
All Nevada juniors will take the ACT free of charge. This gives all Nevada students the opportunity to take a nationally recognized college admissions exam.
Nevada high school 11th graders:
Prepare for the 2017 ACT exam by completing the Prepare for ACT assessment.
If you score 22 or better on the math section, you can take college level math courses when admitted to one of the Nevada System Colleges and Universities. EdReady Nevada
All Nevada juniors will take the ACT free of charge. This gives all Nevada students the opportunity to take a nationally recognized college admissions exam. This assessment is equivalent to all other ACT Assessments administered on national test dates throughout the country. Since this is an actual college entrance exam, results from this assessment can be submitted for college entrance by the student to their college or university of choice. Studies show that students who take the ACT are more likely to apply to and attend college. Parents and guardians can look at a student’s ACT results and work together to determine the best path to college and career.Department of Education
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.
Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.
Completing the FAFSA®
To apply for Federal Student Aid, you need to complete the FAFSA
Completing and submitting the FAFSA® is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.
Go to the PEF Scholarships webpage.
(This is for reference only – NVLA does not endorse any specific website)
USA Today College article: The 10 best sites to search for scholarships
Subjects of interest to college-bound and current college students: Online Colleges, Scholarships & Degree Programs
Scholarship Search Engine: CollegeScholarships.org
UniGo – College & Scholarship Resource: Nevada Scholarships
Peterson’s – Guide to College Information: Petersons.com
Student Scholarships: StudentScholarships.org
The Clark County School District regularly updates the Current Scholarship listing. This newsletter contains information on a number of scholarships available from various corporations and organizations.
- Find a school: FindMyTradeSchool.com
This guide covers important information, current statistics, and useful guidance in finding the right financial support available to various minority groups.
The Green Ambassador Program (a partnership between CCSD, the recycling vendors, and other community supporters) is pleased to offer scholarships for up to $1000 each.
High School seniors with interest and action in environmental programs, clubs, education, awareness, or related may apply for this at Nevada Recycles
To qualify, seniors must:
- apply by March 9, 2018
- be a CCSD Senior
- complete the application and a one-page essay. Information at the link above.
- submit a letter of recommendation
- submit a copy of official transcripts
- Graduate with a diploma from a Nevada public or private high school.
- Have an overall GPA of 3.25 for all coursework. You may also qualify based on a sufficient SAT or ACT score.
- Pass all areas of the Nevada High School Proficiency Exams. (Class of 2016 only)
- You must have been a resident of Nevada for at least two of your high school years.
- Complete the minimum core requirements:
- English: 4 Credits
- Math (including Algebra II or higher): 4 Credits
- Natural Science: 3 Credits
- Social Science and History: 3 credits
For more information about the Millennium Scholarship, contact your counselor.
Download the Millennium Scholarship Factsheet: Millennium Scholarship Fact Sheet or
Learn more at the Nevada State Treasurer Millennium Scholarship Program websites.
Students are selected and awards are distributed based on demonstrated academic achievement, community involvement, leadership and financial need. There are four individual scholarships:
- RHMC/Asia (Asian Students Increasing Achievement)
- RHMC/African American Future Achievers
- RHMC/HACER (Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources)
- RHMC Scholars
Eligibility requirements and details can be found at RMHC Scholarship
See your counselor for more information.
Sponsor: Elks National Foundation
Amount: 500 four-year scholarships
High School senior who is a citizen of the United States. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Student applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student’s permanent U.S. address. For more information visit their website at:
Cr i t e r i a:
- Weighted 3.7 GPA during your senior year
- No unexcused absences during your senior year
You could win fabulous prizes including:
- Four Silver State Schools Credit Union
- Scholarships starting at $500 and up to $3,000
- One AMS Marketing Scholarship for $500
- Restaurant and movie gift cards
- Laptop computers
- 2017 Chevy Cruze (Taxes and Registration Fees not included)
AXA Achievementsm Scholarship winners demonstrate ambition and self-drive with outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. They share these qualities:
• Ambition and drive
• Determination to set and reach goals
• Respect for self, family and community
• Ability to succeed in college
Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017 or until 10,000 applications are received. Apply today.Apply online
To be eligible, you must:
1. Be an official resident of Nevada, 20 years of age or younger at graduation, and receive a public/private high school diploma, high school equivalency diploma, or equivalent recognized document.
2. Apply for the scholarship at www.csn.edu/promise by October 31, 2017.
3. Apply for admission to College of Southern Nevada (CSN) at www.csn.edu/apply. Once admitted and subsequently enrolled, you will need to register for and maintain at least 12 college credits per semester.
4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) online at www.fafsa.gov by April 1, 2018. The FAFSA window opens October 1, 2017.
5. Attend a mandatory information workshop by December 31, 2017.
6. Meet with your assigned mentor by April 30, 2018. Your mentor is investing in your future and is there to provide guidance through the college admission process and help ensure your success.
7. Complete at least 20 hours of community service by April 30, 2018. Once you have received the Nevada Promise Scholarship, 20 additional hours of community service must be completed during each year you attend the College of Southern Nevada.
Please note that that these requirements must be completed or the scholarship will be revoked. If you have any questions, please visit www.csn.edu/promise or make an appointment with your high school counselor.
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Leadership Seminars (LS)
Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country join one of HOBY’s 70 State Leadership Seminars to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.
What is the State Leadership Seminar (LS)? HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar, empowers high school sophomores to develop their leadership talents to become the leaders of their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.
What do students do at the State Leadership Seminar? The 3-4 day seminar weekend is filled with interactive activities and workshops that allow students to discover their personal leadership strengths. After understanding leadership from three different perspectives, students then learn to cultivate their skills to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. – See more at: HOBY Leadership Seminar
The 2018 HOBY Nevada State Leadership Seminar will be held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Dates and Locations
Bank of America Student Leaders Program
Since its inception in 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,500 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:
- A summer eight-week paid internship with a local nonprofit organization. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their partner organization.
- The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.
Students can apply for the program by going to Bank of America Student Leaders Program
The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State
American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship. Since the inception of the Girls State program in 1937, nearly one million young people have had the opportunity to learn first-hand how their state and local government works.
High school girls, who have completed their Junior year, spend an intensive week of study, working together as self-governing citizens at Auxiliary-sponsored Girls State programs in every state (with the exception of Hawaii). In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.
Participants learn how to participate in the functioning of their state’s government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens. Two girls are selected from each Girls State program to attend Girls Nation, a national government training program. Girls Nation “senators” meet for a week in Washington, D.C., where they run for political office, campaign for the passage of legislation and possibly meet with state Representatives and Senators. Capping off the week of Girls Nation is oftentimes a meeting with the President of the United States at the White House.
For more information about Nevada Girls State, go to the website NevadaGirlsState.net
The American Legion Boys State
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.
Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935.
At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.
To learn more about Nevada Boys state, go to the website at NevadaBoysState.org