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The scholarships listed below are only those for which a committee in the College of Liberal Arts determines the recipients. Departments within the college may also have grants, fellowships, and scholarships available to their majors. You should, therefore, also contact the department of your major for additional information regarding such awards. We encourage students to have a current FAFSA on file with the UNLV Financial Aid and Scholarship Officein order to demonstrate financial need.

To find out about other scholarship opportunities visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships scholarship information.

Dr. Hal K. Rothman Doctoral History Graduate Student Award

Amount: $12,000 fall/spring graduate assistantship; $7,000 summer graduate award

Eligibility: Students be admitted full-time doctoral student; history major specializing in U.S. history; minimum GPA of 3.50. Forward completed application packet to the Department of History.

Notification Date: Prior to start of fall semester

How Decided: History Department Graduate Committee will review applications and forward selection to the History faculty. If recommendation is accepted, the History Department Graduate Committee will meet with University Libraries representative to review recommended candidate. If all parties agree, award letter will be sent to applicant.

Edward Lovinger Psychology Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 (fall award)

Eligibility: Student(s) must demonstrate financial need through the result of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); admitted full-time graduate student majoring in psychology; minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients may reapply in subsequent years, provided they maintain the scholarship criteria.

Notification Date: Prior to start of fall semester

How Decided: The Department of Psychology Scholarship Committee and/or representatives from the dean’s office will select candidate(s) from applications received.

Harold L. Boyer and Judith Boyer History Student Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (fall award)

Eligibility: Complete FAFSA application and UNLV scholarship application; admitted full-time student majoring in history; minimum 3.0 GPA; preference given to students specializing in oral history, particularly oral history of Nevada.

Notification Date: Prior to start of Fall semester

How Decided: The candidate(s) shall be selected by a College of Liberal Arts scholarship committee comprised of representatives selected by the chair of the Department of History and the dean's office from applications received through Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Joyce Mack Scholarship

Amount: $4,500 ($2,250 per semester fall/spring)

Eligibility: Student must demonstrate financial need through the result of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); must be formally admitted to UNLV; enrolled full-time at the undergraduate level; must pursue a major offered by the College of Liberal Arts; must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Notification Date: September

How Decided: Nominated by College of Liberal Arts Faculty; final selection made by the College Financial Aid Committee.

Vista Group Outstanding Graduating Senior

Amount: $1,000 and a plaque from the Vista Group (spring award)

Eligibility: Must graduate in August, December, or May of the current academic year; minimum GPA of 3.5; at least 50 percent of credits must have been earned at UNLV.

Notification Date: February

How Decided: Nominated by the department of their major. Each department is eligible to nominate its outstanding graduating senior. The nomination must include an unofficial transcript, list of other awards or recognitions, and one writing sample (preferably a research paper with instructor’s comments). A committee composed of college faculty and administrators will evaluate the materials and select a recipient. The committee may decide to interview the nominees.

Wing & Lilly Fong Scholarship

Amount: $500 (fall award)

Eligibility: Asian studies concentration or; enrollment in second-semester Chinese language with a grade of B or better in first-semester Chinese language or; must have completed first-year Chinese language with a grade of B or better, and waiting to take second-year Chinese language.

Notification Date: October

How Decided: Students must be nominated by faculty; more than one student may be nominated; student may win this award a maximum of two times.