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Scholarships

Looking for ways to fund your education in Hospitality Management?

With more than 30 scholarships geared specifically for Hospitality students, imagine where a scholarship can take you!

In partnership with our generous donors, the Harrah College of Hospitality is able to provide substantial financial support to qualifying students who are pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management at UNLV. Scholarships can be awarded based on GPA, concentration of study, financial need, ethnicity, in-state residency, class rank, and/or gender—qualifications that are established by the private donor, the Harrah College of Hospitality, and UNLV. Numerous additional scholarship opportunities can be found by visiting UNLV’s main Financial Aid & Scholarships page.

Note: the scholarships awarded may vary year-to-year based upon continued funding. All students must reapply annually for scholarship eligibility as scholarships do not automatically renew.

Here’s what some of our amazing scholarship recipients are saying:

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“I love food and beverage, but I also love to look at the smallest details, which is why I like finance. This scholarship gave me a chance to explore both while letting me focus on school and not so much on the money.”

Maggie Gee (Class of 2020), recipient of the Taeubel Family Scholarship
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“The scholarship made it so I didn’t have to worry about paying for classes and books. I could focus on school and my grades, which is very important because I wanted to graduate Summa Cum Laude. This scholarship has truly been a blessing.”

Whitney Collins (Class of 2020), recipient of the Taeubel Family Scholarship
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“I am a first-generation college student who came from two immigrant parents. So they are vicariously living the American dream through me. To be able to come home and make them proud, saying ‘I’m going to college debt free’ is super gratifying.”

Crystal Triguero (UNLV Sophomore), recipient of the Ogletree Deakins Scholarship

Newly Admitted Undergraduate Student Scholarship Application

First-time incoming students (freshmen and transfer) who have applied and been admitted to UNLV may apply to be considered for a scholarship from the Harrah College of Hospitality. Please complete the Harrah College of Hospitality New Student Scholarship Application before the deadline of December 31. Completing this application allows students to be considered for all hospitality scholarships for which they qualify.

Please note that some of the college scholarships are need-based and will require you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA).

University Scholarships: First-time incoming undergraduate students admitted for the upcoming Fall semester are automatically considered for general UNLV scholarships once they have accepted their admissions to the university and have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by UNLV’s priority financial aid consideration deadline of November 1.

Continuing Hospitality Student Scholarship Application

Currently enrolled Hospitality students must complete the Harrah College of Hospitality Scholarship Application by March 31. Completing the application allows students to be considered for all scholarships for which they qualify. Certain scholarships are awarded based on financial need. A completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to qualify, preferably prior to UNLV’s priority deadline of November 1.

Undocumented and International Students

Some of the scholarships offered are available to students regardless of their immigration status (i.e. DACA, TPS, undocumented, F-1 Visa, etc.). Although some of the scholarships available are based on financial need, only U.S. Citizens or eligible non-citizens are allowed to complete a FAFSA application. All others applicants can complete the Alternate Need Determination Form by the December 1 priority deadline.

UNLV Singapore Scholarship Program

UNLV Singapore scholarships are now available to citizens and permanent residents of Singapore who are bound for careers in hospitality. Qualifying students are able to use scholarship dollars to earn a Master of Hospitality Administration degree online or a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management on the UNLV campus in Las Vegas, NV.

Please visit the UNLV Singapore program page for more information.

Independent Scholarships

Each year, a number of independent agencies, such as national and state associations and professional organizations, offer scholarships for which students apply directly. The College of Hospitality notifies students of these opportunities as they become available, through email announcements to the Student Listserv. In addition, consider contacting professional hospitality organizations in your area to explore additional scholarship opportunities.

Some participating agencies include the following: