Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship FAQs

A. There is no application process for students that attend a traditional public, private or charter school in Nevada. If you are eligible upon high school graduation, your school or school district will submit your name to our office.  

For students that are home schooled or attend a high school out-of-state while residing in Nevada, there is an application process. These applications can be found under forms and documents and must be submitted with all corresponding documentation to be processed.  

A. Our office works on notifying students about their scholarship eligibility during the months of July and August.  

Once receiving student data from schools and school districts across the state, our office will mail students an award packet with more information about the scholarship. It is important that students ensure that their contact information at their high school is current before graduation. 

A. To receiving funding, students must first acknowledge their award on our website. 

Next, students must enroll in a degree program leading to a recognized associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or pre-baccalaureate certificate at an eligible institution. In addition, students must enroll in the minimum amount of credits required; 12 credits at a university or state college; 9 credits at a community college. 

Once these steps have been completed, the Millennium Scholarship is applied directly into the student’s account by the institution. Scholarship funds are typically disbursed about a week before classes begin, depending on the institution’s payment schedule.  

Contact the financial aid office at your institution to find out the disbursement date. 

A. No. After completing the Acknowledgement of Award process, students automatically receive funding each semester if they maintain eligibility by meeting the following requirements: 

  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA for each semester  
  • Make satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the home institution, toward a recognized associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or pre-baccalaureate certificate. 
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits at a university or state college or a minimum of 9 credits at a community college. 

A. A student’s initial bill may not reflect funding from the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship (GGMS). GGMS benefits are typically paid one week before classes, depending on your institution’s payment schedule. However, disbursement of the scholarship may take longer if a student does not enroll in a degree program, the minimum credits required or adds/drops classes right before the semester begins. In this case, if the student has a pending balance, the student must enroll in a payment plan to avoid any late fees while the scholarship is processed. 

A. The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship (GGMS) is disbursed on a per-credit basis.  

GGMS pays $40 per credit at a community college (College of Southern Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College, Great Basin College, Western Nevada College);  $60 per credit at Nevada State College or upper level courses at a community college; $80 per credit at all other eligible institutions (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Reno, Roseman University, Sierra Nevada College).  

GGMS will pay for up to 15 credits per semester and does not pay for remedial or graduate courses.  

A. The scholarship portion will be reimbursed.  If you have not received reimbursement within 2 weeks after the end of the ‘add/drop’ period, contact the financial aid office at your institution to initiate the refund process. 

A. Visit our website to search for your Millennium Scholarship ID (MSID) number. To find your MSID number, visit our website at NVGGMS.gov, click on “What’s my MSID?” and follow the instructions. Next, you will need to complete the Acknowledge of Award process which can also be found on our website. 

If you are unable to find your MSID number online, please call our office at (702) 486-3383 or toll free at (888) 477-2667. 

A. Tuition for summer must be paid upfront by all students. Your portion of the registration fees should be refunded by your institution’s financial aid office by October as long as the classes begin after you graduated high school and you continue your education at an eligible institution in the fall.  

A. No, the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship (GGMS) is a merit-based scholarship that pays up to $10,000 award on a per-credit basis, up to 15 credits each semester.  

The GGMS pays $40 per credit at a community college (College of Southern Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College, Great Basin College, Western Nevada College);  $60 per credit at Nevada State College or upper level courses at a community college; $80 per credit at all other eligible institutions (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Reno, Roseman University, Sierra Nevada College).  

GGMS does not pay for remedial or graduate courses. 

Students are responsible for paying any balance on their account that is not covered by the scholarship or any other financial aid.  

A. The institution’s financial aid office pays GGMS funds by the add/drop date. GGMS funds are paid according to the classes you had before the drop date. If a course(s) is not dropped prior to the 100% refund date at your institution, GGMS funds will be applied to your account for the registered classes. Remember, you must complete the required number of credits and maintain the proper GPA at the end of each semester to maintain eligibility.

A. Visit the documents and forms link on our website, complete the Change of Name or Change of Address form, and submit it to our office via fax or mail. Do not forget to change your name or address at your institution. 

A. No, but we recommend students acknowledge the award as soon as they receive their award packet.  

Students can use the scholarship up until the scholarship expiration date. Students have up to six years after their high school graduation year to use the scholarship. There are exemptions to the six-year limitation for members of the military and students actively serving or participating in a charitable, religious, or public service assignment or mission. In addition, there are exemptions for students with a documented, temporary or permanent disability.   

A. No, students can use the scholarship up until the scholarship expiration date if they maintain eligibility.  

Students have six years after their high school graduation year to use the scholarship. There are exemptions to the six-year limitation for members of the military and students actively serving or participating in a charitable, religious, or public service assignment or mission. In addition, there are exemptions for students with a documented, temporary, or permanent disability.   

A. There are no forms or applications that need to be submitted to reinstate your scholarship. If all requirements have been met, the reinstatement process is applied automatically.  

A. No. However, all students who are eligible to receive the scholarship are required to complete a citizenship affidavit. The affidavit will appear during the acknowledgment of award process, which students are required to complete to receive the scholarship.   

It is up to the applicant to determine if they can honestly affirm the requirement outline in the affidavit, specifically that the student is a citizen of the United States or has lawful immigration status, or that the student has filed an application to legalize the student’s immigration status or will file an application to legalize the student’s immigration status as soon as the student is eligible to do so

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