The scholarship offers $2,304 per semester ($4,608 per academic year) for up to four academic years. During this time, Hixson-Lied Success Scholars are required to:

  • Maintain full-time enrollment at UNLV (on campus) and fulfill all academic requirements, which includes a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Complete three to four hours of service per week as assigned by the ASC during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Serve as a peer leader to other UNLV undergraduate students and future scholars.
  • Contribute to the monthly Hixson-Lied Success newsletter in some capacity.
  • Complete other duties as assigned, which may range from tasks to reading assignments.
  • Meet with an assigned Academic Success coach during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Fulfill first-year seminar requirements.
  • Attend the program's orientation, monthly meetings, training sessions, and events.
  • Comply with the Hixson-Lied Success Scholars dress code.
  • Represent the ASC and UNLV with professionalism and integrity.

Interested in Becoming a Hixson-Lied Success Scholar?

How a student qualifies for the Hixson-Lied Success Scholars program:

  • Be admissible to UNLV or have a current 3.0 cumulative GPA at UNLV and be a full-time undergraduate (12 credits per semester).
  • Be classified as a resident of Nevada according to UNLV's residency requirements.
  • Display a financial need based upon Federal Pell Grant standards.
  • Demonstrate academic, personal, and/or financial challenges as documented in the application essay and by reference.
  • Demonstrate the potential to succeed academically at UNLV.
  • Submit all components of the Hixson-Lied Success Scholars program application process (detailed below).
  • Meet certain requirements to continue scholarship eligibility after becoming a Hixson-Lied Success Scholar.

How to Apply

  • Apply to UNLV.
  • Complete the Hixson-Lied Success Scholars program application, which will reopen Fall 2024.
  • Complete the FAFSA application.
  • Write a two-page, double-spaced essay demonstrating academic, personal, and/or financial challenges.
  • Provide names and telephone numbers of two references, preferably teachers or school personnel (letters not required)
  • Engage in an in-person interview (if invited by the selection committee).

2024 Selection Timeline

  • August 24, 2023 - Application Opens
  • February 1, 2024 - Application Deadline

More Information

Contact the Academic Success Center at 702-895-3177 or email