Scholarships Available for Boyd Gaming Families in Nevada

Boyd Gaming team members in Nevada have the opportunity to apply for an income-based scholarship through the AAA Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit state approved scholarship organization, which assists with funding private school education for K-12 students.

The AAA Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 to Nevada’s disadvantaged students, providing the opportunity to attend an eligible private school that best meets their learning needs. The scholarship program also provides grants of up to $700 to help students who attend public schools, including charter schools, with their transportation costs if the school does not provide transportation for the student.

Heidi Maldonado, a parent whose son is a recipient of an AAA scholarship, said this scholarship opportunity has helped her son tremendously. “The AAA scholarship enabled my son to attend a school that challenges and engages him, which has renewed his enthusiasm for learning while excelling in school,” said Maldonado “We are truly grateful for donors like Boyd Gaming that make these opportunities possible for our family and so many others.”

To qualify for an AAA scholarship, families must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • The student must be entering any grade level between kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • The student must be between the ages of five and 18 on or before Saturday, Sept. 30.
  • The household must be residents of Nevada.
  • The household of the student must meet financial eligibility guidelines that are based on household size and income. See page six of the AAA Scholarship Foundation handbook for more details.

Families who apply for a scholarship must provide documentation that proves income, residency, legal guardianship and student grade level. These documents can include the following: 2016 tax returns, pay stubs, form 1099s, utility bill, birth certificate and report cards.

The deadline to apply for an AAA scholarship is Friday, Aug. 18. Applicants can submit their application by mail, fax, email or online.

For more information about AAA scholarships, or to apply, team members can call 1-888-707-2465 or visit www.aaascholarships.org/parents/nevada.