Scholarships are monies awarded by UNLV or by private donors based on a variety of criteria established by the scholarship donor and/or the Nevada Board of Regents. Scholarships are disbursed by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships and recipients are chosen by a variety of methods and on and off campus entities. Scholarship awards may vary year to year, based on available funding. Many scholarship awards are renewable, but some are awarded as a one-time occurrence as specified by the donor.
For most scholarships, you are required to maintain full-time enrollment, which is defined as 12 credits/semester for undergraduate students and 9 credits/semester for graduate students. Many external scholarships require a minimum enrollment, which UNLV enforces. You are notified when a scholarship has been added to your account via an emailed Financial Aid Notification letter.