Ron & Linda Smith Family Scholarship

$1,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
4/30/2022Submission Deadline

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The Smith family has benefited from higher education, and they place a high value on education and training, which led to the creation of the Ron and Linda Smith Family Scholarship.

The Smith family supports students in Northern Nevada who are working toward an educational goal by earning a degree or certificate from Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, or Great Basin College with a donation of $1,000.

The Smith family values the pursuit of higher education and training. Students who attend a vocational school that meets the requirements and are pursuing a skill may also apply. Only grade transcripts and essays, along with the application, are required.

Key Information of Ron & Linda Smith Family Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study


Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

  • Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Western Nevada College
  • Great Basin College

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Vocational/Technical School

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Ron & Linda Smith Family Scholarship Timeline

October 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on October 1.

April 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on April 30.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior – Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3.2
  • Geographic Eligibility: Nevada
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Essay
  • Grade transcript

How to ace the Ron & Linda Smith Family Scholarship


Start the application process right away

You should start the application process as soon as possible. This will allow you enough time to acquire all necessary documents, complete all forms and work on your essay. Have everything organized and planned to avoid any last-minute complications.


Essay objective and review

Your essay is your voice and the complete picture of your character, ambitions, and abilities. Answer the required questions carefully and make your piece concise and interesting, capturing your pursuit of your degree of choice. Tell the judges your story and what you hope to achieve. Stay focused and get a second or third eye review from your mentor or instructor.


Keep your grades up

This scholarship program is very competitive. Only those with a GPA of 3.2 or higher have better chances of winning. So work hard on keeping your grades up and maintaining your GPA. Grades will be an indicator of how dedicated and serious you are.


Reach out to past winners

If possible, it is advisable to reach out to past scholarship winners for advice and guidance. They will give you insights into how they won the award. Also, get your materials checked and reviewed by your mentors, instructors, and advisors to avoid any unforeseen mistakes.

How the Ron & Linda Smith Family Scholarship is Judged

The information you submit, your grade transcript, your essay, the institution where you are pursuing a degree, and other needed documents will all be taken into consideration while evaluating your application. The screening committee will only consider eligible applicants.

Why We Love the Ron & Linda Smith Family Scholarship


No age restriction

There is no age limit for any interested applicant.


The scholarship is renewable

Candidates, who have already received the scholarship, are eligible to apply again the following year as long as the requirements are met.


Financial need is not required

There is no requirement to demonstrate financial need. This makes the process even easier as there is no need to acquire income tax, file a FAFSA form, or any financial information.

5 Facts About Ron & Linda Smith Family Scholarship


Applicable at specified schools

Every applicant must be a student of these schools: Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, or Great Basin College at the time of application.


Only U.S. citizens can apply

The scholarship is only awarded to citizens of the United States.


A minimum GPA is required

Successful applicants must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for each semester and must have a minimum CGPA of 3.2 to be eligible for the scholarship.


Geographical eligibility is restricted to Nevada residents

All applicants must be residents of Northern Nevada at the time of application.


A high school diploma is required

Candidates must have a high school diploma or its equivalent to be eligible.

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