UNLV Scholarships for New Freshmen
Entering freshmen are considered for scholarships based on responses received via the online UNLV Admissions Application, official test scores, official transcripts, and results from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students admitted by February 1 are given priority for scholarship awarding.
To compete for entering freshmen scholarships, submit your official high school transcript and official SAT or ACT scores to the UNLV Admissions office by February 1. Official test scores are defined as scores received by UNLV directly from the College Board and/or ACT program, or as noted on an official transcript. Unofficial test scores, including scores hand-delivered to the UNLV Financial Aid and Scholarship and UNLV Admissions offices, will not be considered for scholarship awarding purposes.
For priority consideration of need based scholarships and the Provost’s, UNLV Excellence, and Rebel Achievement Scholarships, submit a complete and valid FAFSA by February 1 and any additional documents requested by the UNLV Financial Aid and Scholarships office by their given deadline.
Students are considered for scholarships between February and April. Only students who are offered a UNLV scholarship will receive an award notification from the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. Award notifications are delivered through the MyUNLV system.
Listed below are notable scholarship programs available through the UNLV admissions process
- Clark County Housing Scholarship
- John Midby & Daniel Byron Scarlet and Gray Scholarship
- Mildred P. Cotner Excellence Scholarship
- President's Scholarship
- Provost's Scholarship
- Rebel Achievement Scholarship
- Rebel Challenge Scholarship
- Top 10% Incentive Scholarship
- UNLV Excellence Scholarship
- Valedictorian Scholarship
- Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)
The searchable scholarship database will describe all of the UNLV scholarship opportunities available to students. The admissions application constitutes your application for scholarships; no additional scholarship application is necessary for entering freshmen, unless otherwise noted in the database.