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About the Jon Cobain Matching Gift

The Jon Cobain Lee Business School Matching Gift was created to support high-achieving first-generation college students at LEE by helping them graduate on time and preparing them to professionally and personally make a positive impact in the business world and in their communities.

Jon Cobain has made a generous pledge of up to $2.3 million in matching funds to support first-generation scholarships, student research, and professional development. A first-generation scholar himself and UNLV’s first graduate, Cobain will match dollar-for-dollar all gifts that meet the criteria made by Nov. 30, 2022.

Matched gifts will support the three funds:

Cobain First Generation Business Scholar Endowment Fund

Scholarships will be awarded to first-generation college students as a merit-based scholarship open to UNLV business majors. To qualify, students must submit a FAFSA and have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.75 or higher and maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average while at UNLV. Students must be first generation to qualify and preference will be given to full-time students.

Cobain Fund for Career Services

Funds will be used to support student-centric activities and programs focused on developing personal and business professionalism and expanding the reach of professional development activities delivered by the Lee Business School Office for Academic and Career Success.

Center for Business and Economic Research Cobain Fund

The money will be used to expand the number of students involved in economic and business research by enabling CBER to hire more students and support activity required to conduct applied research.

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