Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

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Scholarship Overview

The 2016-2017 scholarship application is now open. Students wishing priority consideration must complete the application and submit with all required supplemental documents no later than 11:59 pst March 1, 2016

The college is pleased to have the ability, based upon donor funding, to award annual scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and professional students pursuing a degree within the College of Engineering. All engineering students are encouraged to complete the application to be considered for all applicable scholarships.

Please Note

There are multiple scholarships awarded to students, but students do not apply for each scholarship individually; but rather complete the general College of Engineering Scholarship Application for consideration. The scholarships being awarded may vary from year to year based upon continued funding. Scholarships do not automatically renew. All students must reapply annually for scholarship eligibility.

Scholarships are awarded based upon factors as established by the private donor and UNLV. These factors for scholarship awarding can include: GPA within a discipline, financial need, ethnicity, major, class rank, and gender. Additional scholarship opportunities can be found by visiting the main page for UNLV Financial Aid and Scholarships. In addition, other outside scholarship opportunities are posted throughout the year on the main college website and via our social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter.

Scholarship Application & Instructions

To apply you must complete the following items:

  • Complete the scholarship application found linked to the bottom of the webpage.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a current or previous instructor, supervisor, community leader/mentor or other related individual who can comment on your interest in your discipline and your future plans.  The letter must be specific to the College of Engineering scholarship application, and letters dated prior to November 1, 2015 will not be accepted.
  • You are highly encouraged upload the letter of recommendation with your application to mitigate any delays in receipt of application materials and processing times. However, if the individual providing the letter of recommendation wishes to submit the letter directly they may do so by e-mailing the signed PDF of the letter to engineering.scholarship@unlv.edu. If your recommender chooses to submit themselves, then you may access, print and complete the Letter of Recommendation Acknowledgement Form to scan and attach in lieu of your letter to be able to submit your application.
  • While it is not mandatory, it is recommended you complete a FAFSA form for the upcoming school year to be eligible and considered for needs-based scholarships. FAFSA data is provided to the College of Engineering by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to be used in determining awarding for need-based scholarships only. The priority date for filing the FAFSA for UNLV and the College of Engineering is February 1st.

Next Steps and Scholarship Acceptance Information for Recipients »

For engineering scholarship information and questions, contact:

Jennifer Kennedy
Scholarship Coordinator
Director, College of Engineering Academic Advising Center
Phone: 702-895-2522
Email: engineering.scholarship@unlv.edu

Scholarship Program Application »