Unlike Honors College scholarships, government entities and private agencies fund nationally competitive awards. These awards offer students the opportunity to study or conduct research across the United States and around the globe within the context of their undergraduate degree, or post-graduation. Because there are few of these awards relative to the number of students applying nationwide, they are highly competitive, and therefore, very prestigious. Students who receive such awards demonstrate potential for great success in their postgraduate studies and subsequent careers.
The Honors College is proactive in identifying and preparing any UNLV student for these opportunities and we take great pride in the number of students who engage in advanced research and have been successful in their application for these awards. Current students and recent graduates have received Barry M. Goldwater, Harry S. Truman, Woodrow Wilson, Marshall, NASA, NSF, EPSCoR, NIH, INBRE and many other highly competitive national awards.
If you have an interest in pursuing a competitive national award, complete the preliminary application for nationally competitive awards, submit it to the Honors College, and make an appointment to speak with the Associate Dean.
Because application deadlines vary and change each year, please check websites for the most up-to-date information. The UNLV contact for these awards is Dr. Andrew Hanson. Be forewarned that the Honors College has internal application deadlines that occur prior to the deadlines published on the websites. Some awards require UNLV nomination/endorsement; others do not. Those requiring endorsement are noted with an ‘*’.