In 2015, the Legislature passed SB 128 which increased the number of credit hours required for certain students to be eligible for the Millennium Scholarship. To be eligible to receive funds, students must be enrolled in at least 9 semester credit hours at a community college, or 12 semester hours at another eligible institution, such as university or state college. This bill also increased payout to a maximum of 15 credits at all institutions.
Assembly Bill 150 passed by the 2015 Nevada Legislature extended eligibility for the Millennium Scholarship to students who do not meet the minimum grade point average requirement, but who do receive a qualified score on a college entrance examination approved by the Nevada Board of Regents.
For the Class of 2016 and beyond, the Nevada Board of Regents established the minimum score on a college entrance examination as follows:
- Students who take the SAT test before March, 2016:
- Must obtain a combined reading and math SAT score of 990 or higher
- Students who take the SAT test on or after March, 2016:
- Must obtain a combined reading, writing and math SAT score of 1070 or higher
The ACT composite score is the average of the student’s scores on the four subject tests, as computed by ACT.
- Students must obtain a composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT Exam.
Please note that AB 150 only applies to those students who graduate in the Class of 2016 and beyond who meet all of the eligibility requirements except completing high school with at least a 3.25 grade point average calculated using all high school credit granting courses.