2024-25 LEE Scholarship Application

The Lee Business School is pleased to have the ability, based upon donor funding, to award annual scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and professional students pursuing a degree within the Lee Business School. Business students must complete the Scholarship application to be considered for all applicable departmental and LEE scholarships. All students must reapply annually for scholarship eligibility.

Important Dates

  • Dec. 1 - Lee Business School Scholarship Application Opens
  • Feb. 14 - Deadline to Complete Lee Business School Scholarship Application
  • Feb. 14 - Deadline to Complete Lee Scholar Essay

Scholarships are awarded based upon factors established by the private donor, the Lee Business School, and UNLV such as GPA within a discipline, leadership qualities, financial need, major, class rank, and work hours. Additional scholarship opportunities can be found by visiting the main page for UNLV Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Scholarship Application & Instructions

To apply you must:

  • Complete the Lee Business School Scholarship Application 2024-2025.
    • Please note: Once you begin the application, you cannot save your responses and return to complete it later. You will need to begin again. We will use your most complete application. Be prepared to provide demographic information, including major, GPA, credit hours taken, and anticipated graduation. There are several short answer questions about your major, involvement in activities and/or work in and outside LEE, and how you are financing your education. You also have the opportunity to tell us of any special circumstances we should be aware of.
  • Complete a FAFSA form for the upcoming school year to be eligible and considered for needs-based scholarships. FAFSA data is provided to the Lee Business School by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
  • DACA, Immigrant and International students should complete the Alternative Need Determination Form to be considered for all financial aid opportunities. Find Forms and Learn more.

The Lee Business School Faculty Committee will review applications and submit recommendations to the Lee Business School Scholarship committee, which will determine specific scholarship award nominations. Scholarship nominees will be notified via their university email by May 30. Scholarship recipients receive an award letter and instructions for completion of paperwork to accept and receive the scholarship.

Lee Scholars

Students designated as Lee Scholars will receive a one-time, $1,000 award and will be acknowledged as a Lee Scholar at a recognition reception. In addition, undergraduates will receive $6,000 annually and master’s students will receive $15,000 annually. Undergraduate and graduate students meeting the criteria may have their award renewed for a maximum of two years.

The Lee Scholars will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Students must be pursuing a degree in the Lee Business School and have a class standing of junior, senior or graduate. Preference will be given to seniors;
  • Students must be full time (undergraduate: 12 units per semester; graduate: 6 units per semester);
  • Students must have completed the Lee Business School Scholarship Application;
  • Students must have an entering and continuing 3.2 GPA or higher, and;
  • Students must submit an essay (500 words or less) detailing their demonstrated leadership abilities. Essays will be evaluated by the Lee Business School Scholarship Committee. The deadline is February 14. Please submit essays in PDF format to janet.runge@unlv.edu.


Anna Drury

UNLV Lee Business School Office of the Dean