Scholarships Available for Students in Northern Nevada

Reno Rodeo Foundation Accepting Applications Now Through Feb. 10

RENO, Nev. – Online applications are now open for the Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship program. The application deadline is Feb. 10, 2021.

Since 1986 the Reno Rodeo Foundation has endeavored to promote educational opportunities to Northern Nevada high school graduates. Throughout the years, the foundation has provided over $1.085 million in funding that has supported hundreds of students in furthering their education.

The scholarships are open to Northern Nevada high school graduates who intend to enroll in higher education at an accredited Nevada college or university, or at an out-of-state college or university if the declared major is not offered in Nevada. This year the scholarship also includes Career Colleges and Vocational Schools licensed by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education that are accredited and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Additional consideration will be given to applicants participating in one or more of the following: 4H, FFA, Grange or Rodeo.

New this year is consideration for applicants who are or have been in foster care in Nevada outside of Clark County, Esmeralda County, and Lincoln County.

Alongside the Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship is the Western Arts & Culture Scholarship, created to increase awareness and appreciation of western arts, culture and heritage in college-age Nevadans through recognition of outstanding potential, contributions and skill in the creative arts.

The first-place award is a $2,500 scholarship. The applicant selected will be awarded based on his/her level of skill in the chosen area of arts/culture as well as the completion of the additional addendum. This scholarship award will be made in addition to the Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarship.

All applicants not selected for this scholarship will remain in the selection process for the general Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarships. The addendum requires applicants to answer four additional questions and submit three samples of art. Further eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria can be found at

About the Reno Rodeo Foundation
The Reno Rodeo Foundation was incorporated in 1986 and is a Nevada based registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. In addition to the annual Denim Drive that helps clothe neglected and abused foster children 365 days a year, the organization provides educational scholarships to eligible Northern Nevada high school graduates including supporting foster youth education, funds a Reno Rodeo Wish for a child, provides funding to purchase new books to comfort Denim Drive children who are required family court proceedings, and builds community partnerships and serves as the anchor for large capital projects to improve the lives of children. Like Reno Rodeo Foundation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or for more information, please visit

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