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Scholarships Awarded by the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office

There is no longer an institution-wide UNLV scholarship application for new and continuing students to be considered for most scholarships awarded through the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. The few scholarships which require an application appear near the end of this page. To know if a scholarship is awarded through the Financial Aid & Scholarships office or by other departments and to research scholarship requirements, please refer to the UNLV Searchable Scholarship Database.

To compete for need-based scholarships and for the Provost’s, UNLV Excellence, and Rebel Achievement Scholarships, all students should submit a complete and valid FAFSA by February 1. You can access the FAFSA here. The priority filing date for the FAFSA and for consideration of scholarships is February 1.

First-year and Transfer Students

Entering freshman, transfer, and graduate students are considered for scholarships based on responses received via the online UNLV Admissions Application or Graduate College Application, official test scores, and official transcripts. Students admitted by February 1 are given priority for scholarship awarding.

For purposes of placement and awarding, official test scores and transcripts should be submitted to the UNLV Admissions Office or Graduate College (as appropriate) by February 1. Test scores are not always a requirement for admission to UNLV, but many scholarships require test scores for awarding purposes. Official test scores are defined as scores received via the College Board, ACT program, or other testing services or scores noted on an official transcript.

Please also submit a complete and valid FAFSA by February 1 for priority consideration of need based scholarships and the Provost’s, UNLV Excellence, and Rebel Achievement Scholarships.

Graduate students may research additional funding opportunities by visiting the Graduate College website.

Returning Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Students

Returning students are automatically considered for most scholarships awarded by the UNLV Financial Aid and Scholarships Office unless a separate application is otherwise noted below.

Please also submit a complete and valid FAFSA by February 1 for priority consideration for need based scholarships.

Graduate students can also qualify for additional funding by visiting the Graduate College website.

Scholarships Requiring the UNLV Scholarship Application

Current students should search within the scholarship database to see if you qualify for the scholarships listed below. If you believe you are qualified, then submit the 2014-2015 Scholarship Application prior to April 1, 2014. Please read below for application procedures for scholarships awarded by your academic department.

  • Benetti Family Memorial Scholarship
  • Bluecoats, Corrigan-Katz, Katzenborn Scholarship
  • Bunny Burns Scholarship
  • Joseph Van Neville Memorial Scholarship
  • Chuck E. Sessions Memorial Scholarship
  • John Bailey Memorial Scholarship
  • Edna M. and Maurice Gedance Scholarship
  • Child of Alumni Scholarship
  • Dee Smith Scholarship
  • Rosemary Masek Scholarship
  • Terry Wade Scholarship
  • Samantha Drobkin Scholarship
  • Station Casinos Family Scholarship
  • R. E. Breslin Memorial Scholarship
  • Tropicana Resort and Casino Scholarship

Scholarships awarded by other UNLV offices

Some recipients of academic scholarships at UNLV are chosen by academic departments, colleges, and divisions. These scholarships may require a separate application for students wishing to qualify. Please speak with a faculty member or staff member in the area of your declared major to see if you must complete a department scholarship application to qualify for their awards. Graduate students can also qualify for additional funding by visiting the Graduate College website.