Scholarships and Grants

About

Welcome to CSUN Scholarships and Grants. CSUN offers a variety of services to undergraduate students attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas including over 15 (fifteen) different scholarships with varying criteria. CSUN awards $150,000 (one hundred fifty thousand) annually in scholarships and grants to eligible undergraduate students. CSUN Scholarships and Grants are open to any undergraduate regardless of citizenship (i.e. undocumented, DACAmented, TPS, etc.).

Scholarships/Grants

CSUN Scholarship applications will close March 29, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Do not wait to apply and review application requirements! Most scholarships require one letter of recommendation and proof of community impact (i.e. community service, letter from an organization, personal essay).

Thinkability Scholarship, $1,000

Recognizes students who possess a disability as defined and recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADA).

Savannah Baltera Scholarship, $1,000

Recognizes low-income high school seniors who display an urge to attend higher education and serve the Las Vegas community.

Textbook Scholarship, $150

Recognizes students who need assistance affording textbooks required for class.

Headstart Scholarship, $2,000

Recognizes students who go above and beyond expectations in the pursuit of their academic goals.

Leadership and Preprofessional Development Scholarship, $2,000

Recognizes students who hold leadership positions on campus, display leadership abilities and potential, or pursue degrees in leadership, pre-professional or occupational fields.

Tom Weisner Scholarship, $2,000

Recognizes students who display academic abilities and potential.

Student Teaching Scholarship, $1,500

Recognizes students who will be student teaching in Las Vegas.

Non Traditional Student Scholarship, $2,500

Recognizes students who display academic abilities and potential.

Dr. Ted Jelen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

Recognizes students who think critically regarding the impact that religion may have on politics.

Undocumented Student Scholarship, $1,000

Recognizes students who go above and beyond to overpass systemic barriers to achieve higher education.

Women's Rights Scholarship, $1,000

Recognizes students who organize in the community to eliminate gender based discrimination.

Veterans and Military Families Scholarship, $2,000

Recognizes students who are veterans of, or are currently on active duty in, the U.S. Armed Forces, or are spouses of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces currently deployed.

CSUN Scholarships Coordinated by Other Offices

Research and Development Scholarship

The Research and Development Scholarship was created for the purpose of recognizing students who display academic ability and potential. Under this scholarship, two (2) undergraduates will be admitted into the Scholar Program. Eligible students that complete the application can receive a scholarship of $3,000 per academic year. Recipients inducted into the Scholar Program will be invited along with their family to attend an honorary banquet at the start of the fall semester.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student shall:

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application.
  • Be an officially admitted undergraduate student and enrolled in at least 12 credits (or its equivalent as determined through DRC accommodation, with documentation).
  • Have a specific research/scholarly/art project planned that will be conducted under the direct guidance of a UNLV faculty research mentor during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Where required, have obtained approvals for the ethical conduct of research and safety in research for the project being conducted, prior to project commencement.

Continuing Eligibility

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least twelve (12) credits per semester (or its equivalent as determined through DRC accommodation) during the term of the award.
  • Each recipient, with their faculty research mentor, must submit brief final progress report to OUR.
  • Recipients are required to present at the 2019 Spring Undergraduate Research Conference.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the CSUN Research & Development Scholarship. Information about this scholarship, including detailed instructions for completing each section of the application, and the required cover sheet, can be found on the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) website. Application materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018, and should be submitted through the online application submission form. If you have any questions, please contact OUR at our@unlv.edu, or by phone at 702-895-2367. Please note that only one application packet is required to be considered for both CSUN scholarships and for OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Funding (CSUN Stipend, CSUN Research & Development Scholarship, and OUR SURF).

Undergraduate Research Stipend

The CSUN Undergraduate Research Stipend was created for the purpose of supporting students who display research ability and potential by providing financial support while they actively engage in a research project. A primary function of this scholarship is to reduce financial barriers that students may face while completing undergraduate research activities by decreasing the need for outside employment. Under this scholarship, six (6) undergraduate students will be awarded funding. Eligible students that complete the application will be considered to receive a scholarship of $5,000 per academic year, to be disbursed in two $2,500 increments during two semesters of the recipient’s choosing (fall and spring, fall and summer, or spring and summer terms).

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student shall:

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application.
  • Be an officially admitted undergraduate student and enrolled in at least 12 credits (or its equivalent as determined through DRC accommodation, with documentation).
  • Have a specific research/scholarly/art project planned that will be conducted under the direct guidance of a UNLV faculty research mentor during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Where required, have obtained approvals for the ethical conduct of research and safety in research for the project being conducted, prior to project commencement.

Continuing Eligibility

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least twelve (12) credits per semester (or its equivalent as determined through DRC accommodation) during the term of the award.
  • Each recipient, with their faculty research mentor, must submit brief final progress report to OUR.
  • Recipients are required to present at the 2019 Spring Undergraduate Research Conference.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the CSUN Undergraduate Research Stipend. Information about this scholarship, including detailed instructions for completing each section of the application, and the required cover sheet, can be found on the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) website. Application materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018, and should be submitted through the online application submission form. If you have any questions, please contact OUR at our@unlv.edu, or by phone at 702-895-2367. Please note that only one application packet is required to be considered for both CSUN scholarships and for OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Funding (CSUN Stipend, CSUN Research & Development Scholarship, and OUR SURF).

Study Abroad Scholarship

Thinkability Grant

If a student believes that they are impacted by a disability, they apply for services from the DRC. Then the DRC staff review student's specific situation along with any documentation of disability. If it is determined that additional documentation is needed we then provide the student with an intake packet from the PRACTICE and encourage them to have an assessment done. If the student mentions financial need in the packet or during the assessment the assessor confirms need with Financial Aid makes a request to CSUN to offer the Thinkability grant to cover the $200 cost of the assessment.

Application Questions

micajah.daniels@unlv.edu or colt.kraus@unlv.edu

Scholar Program or Grant System Questions

CSUN Scholarships and Grants Committee Chair – Micajah Daniels at micajah.daniels@unlv.edu