Scholarships and Grants

About

CSUN offers a variety of services to undergraduate students attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas including over 15 different scholarships with varying criteria. CSUN awards $183,000 annually in scholarships and grants to eligible undergraduate students. All CSUN scholarships and grants are available to students regardless of immigration status (i.e. DACA, undocumented, TPS, etc.).

Scholarships/Grants

Applications for 2018-2019 are now open!

Summer 2018

CSUN Textbook Scholarship

Fall 2018-Spring 2019

Savannah Baltera Scholarship

  • Recognizes low-income high school seniors who display an urge to attend higher education and serve the Las Vegas Community.
  • 3 CCSD high school seniors at $1,000 each

Leadership Scholarship

  • Recognizes students who hold leadership positions on campus, display leadership abilities and potential, or pursue degrees in leadership, pre-professional or occupational fields.
  • 5 UNLV undergraduate students at $2,000 each

Student Teaching Scholarship

  • Recognizes students who intend on pursuing a career in education.
  • 3 UNLV undergraduate students $1,500 each

Tom Weisner Academic Scholarship

  • Recognizes students who display academic abilities and potential.
  • 5 UNLV undergraduate students $2,000 each

Head Start Scholarship

  • Recognizes students who go above and beyond expectations in the pursuit of their academic goals.
  • 5 UNLV undergraduate students at $2,000 each

ThinkAbility Scholarship

  • Recognizes students who possess a disability as defined and recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADA)
  • 10 UNLV undergraduate students at $1000 each

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

  • Recognizes students who pursue undergraduate higher education above the age of 24.
  • 2 UNLV undergraduate students at $2,500 each

Veterans and Military Families Scholarship

  • 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.
  • 5 UNLV undergraduate students at $2,000 each

Undocumented Student Scholarship

  • Recognizes students who go above and beyond to overpass systemic barriers to achieve higher education.
  • 10 UNLV undergraduate students at $1,000

Dr. Ted Jelen Memorial Scholarship

  • Recognizes students who think critically regarding the impact that religion may have on politics.
  • 5 UNLV undergraduate students at $1,000 each

Student Experiencing Homelessness Scholarship

  • Recognizes students who are overcoming housing insecurity while attending higher education
  • 3 UNLV undergraduate students at $1,500 each

Textbook Scholarship

  • Recognizes students who need assistance affording textbooks and supplemental supplies (i.e. scientific calculator, clicker, lab coat, etc.) required for class.
  • 50 UNLV undergraduate students at $300 each

As Needed

Exam Fee Grant

  • Recognizes students who are taking exams to pursue post-baccalaureate education
  • 32 UNLV undergraduate students at $250 each to be reimbursed upon proof of payment

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.
  • Present at the Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase, the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, or the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Each recipient, with their faculty research mentor, must submit brief final progress report to OUR.
  • Recipients are required to present at the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, April 27, 2018.
  • Serve as an advocate for the CSUN Scholar Program by continuously recruiting other applicants and informing them about the opportunity.

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 Monday, March 19, 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.
  • Present at the Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase, the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, or the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Each recipient, with their faculty research mentor, must submit brief final progress report to OUR.
  • Recipients are required to present at the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, April 27, 2018.

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 Monday, March 19, 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

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