Awards & Scholarships

How to Apply for Financial Aid at UNLV

This information includes the UNLV priority financial aid deadline, November 1. You may still apply for financial aid after November 1st, however, there may be limited funding from some programs.

Incoming Fall Semester Freshman Portfolio Review - Freshmen Encouraged to Apply

For newly admitted freshmen students, already enrolled at UNLV and planning to attend, if you would like to be considered for Department of Art scholarships, we will request that you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and check your email in the Spring for a link to submit to a portfolio review. We look forward to seeing images and video of some of your work, learning about you and your interests, and awarding scholarships based on your accomplishments and potential as artists, designers, and art historians.

Harris Knudson Memorial Art Scholarship

Donor Scholarship Criteria
Class Level No restrictions
Credit Requirement Undergraduate 12 credits, Graduate 9 credits
Major Art
GPA Undergraduate 2.75, Graduate 3.0
Residency No restrictions
Financial Need Not required

Tribute

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Harris Knudson, a founding member of Desert Radiology.

Marjorie Frances Laird Art Endowment Scholarship

Donor Scholarship Criteria
Class Level No restrictions
Credit Requirement Undergraduate 12 credits, Graduate 9 credits
Major Art with any concentration
GPA Undergraduate 2.75, Graduate 3.0
Residency No restrictions
Financial Need Required and as demonstrated through the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Bequest

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Marjorie Frances Laird, who provided funds to UNLV for the purpose of creating an endowed scholarship for promising art students to further promote the field of art.

Rick Parks Scholarship

Donor Scholarship Criteria
Class Level Sophomore, junior, or senior
Credit Requirement 12 credits
Major Art with a demonstrated emphasis in computer medium
GPA 3.0
Residency No restrictions
Financial Need Preference given to a student(s) with financial need as demonstrated through the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but financial need not required

Tribute

This scholarship was established in memory of Rick Parks. Rick stood for excellence in all aspects of his personal and professional life. Rick's work as a fine artist lines the halls of leading hotels and businesses around the world including the Plaza and Trump Tower hotels in New York and the Treasure Island and Mirage hotels in Las Vegas to name only a few. Despite his unmatched talent, Rick's greatest contribution was his undying love for his craft and the joy he radiated in living every day of his life. Each and every person he touched felt his good nature. It is with this thought in mind that the Rick Parks Scholarship Endowment Fund has been established. This Fund will serve to carry on Rick's infectious goodwill as it helps others realize their dreams of creativity. Rick may be gone, but we all continue to learn from his wisdom and loving life.