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The Nepantla Program is a competitive four-year commitment dedicated to empowering first-generation college students through mentorship, academic skills, access to resources, community building, and professional success through self-discovery.

Summer Bridge
Nepantla Peer Educators
First-Year Experience (FYE)
Civic Engagement

Join Nepantla

Upcoming Submission Deadline: April 26, 2024

The Nepantla Program at Nevada State University is dedicated to providing opportunities and support to students who are first-generation college students. Our program is designed to academically prepare and empower students to succeed in their higher education journey. This upcoming summer, in addition to living on campus as part of an all-NEW living-learning community, our programming will focus on the identities and histories of Latine people. 

Our Principles of Self-Exploration and Empowerment

  • Purpose
  • Solidarity
  • Grit

How to Apply to Nepantla?

    1. Identify as a first-generation, first-year student planning to attend and graduate from Nevada State.
    2. Apply and be admitted to Nevada State University. Click here to apply to NS.
    3. Visit our website and fill out Nepantla’s free Application, found above.
    4. Fill out the FAFSA or Non-Federal Aid Forms for this current school year and the upcoming school year.
    5. Wait for your application to be reviewed and prepare for a potential interview in early Spring.

*Parents or guardians have not acquired a Bachelor’s degree in the U.S.

Summer Bridge

June 22 – August 4, 2024

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NEPANTLA is made possible through funding by The Rogers Foundation.