Other Ed Opportunities


Sergott Family Scholarship

The Sergott Family Scholarship is funded by Ted Sergott and administered through the DCFS.

The Sergott Family Scholarship aims to propel current and former foster youth and young adults from Washoe County and all other Rural Region counties to a successful higher education experience. Six Scholarship recipients will each receive $1000 to help alleviate the financial barriers associated with pursuing a college degree or vocational certification.
Eligible applicants must:
Be a current or former foster youth that experienced being in care in any NV county except Clark County
• U.S. Citizen
• Provide proof of High School completion (Diploma or equivalent)
• Provide proof of foster care experience (Proof of Wardship Letter)
• Provide proof of enrollment at time of application submission
• Not yet reach the age of 26 by application deadline: June 30, 2024
• Submit a personal statement essay as part of their application.
Applications MUST be submitted to the Educationhelp@dcfs.nv.gov during the established timeframe of May 1, 2024, through June 30, 2024
Applications will not be accepted for consideration after June 30, 2024

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Many of these scholarships require application for federal aid.

The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program

Fee Waiver for Nevada Foster Youth

Apply for a fee waiver online here 

    Foster Child Education Scholarship

    The Foster Child Education Scholarship is administered through Community Foundation of Northern Nevada. Eligible applicants must: 

    • Currently or formerly been a Nevada foster care dependent and was never legally adopted or anticipate to be adopted    
    • Be a graduating senior or obtain high school diploma in the State of Nevada     
    • Have significant financial need    
    • Have been accepted to an accredited college, vocational program, and/or training program     
    • Agree to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA for each semester receiving scholarship funds     

    Applications open January 15th and deadline to apply is April 30 Link: 

    Otto A. Huth Scholarship Fund

    Otto A. Huth Scholarship Fund is administered through Community Foundation of Northern Nevada. Eligible applicants must:

    • Be a foster youth who are soon to age out of care or have already aged out of care  
    • Apply for the Huth Scholarship before the age of 21  
    • Initiate their post-high school education at an eligible institution (university, community college, business school, and trade school) in the United States  
    • Begin their post-high school education within 12 months after acceptance  
    • Have a 2.0 GPA  
    • Plan to attend school full-time   
    • Agree to maintain the minimum GPA requirement as established by the student’s chosen institution and provide a copy of unofficial transcripts at the end of each semester they are receiving a scholarship.

    ***Please note: the Otto A. Huth Scholarship will NOT be awarded for the 2024-25 academic year. The Otto Huth Scholarship fund is an endowment and because of a down market year with endowment funds, there are no funds available for distribution for the 2024-25 scholarship cycle. The application has been closed and students that have already applied will be notified by the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada that there will not be an award for 2024-25. Please check back later for more information on the 2025-26 award cycle. 


      Other Scholarship Opportunities

      Foster Care to Success (FC2S) Scholarship