The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality offers more than 30 scholarships available to students pursuing a degree within the college at the undergraduate and graduate level. The scholarships awarded may vary from year to year based upon continued funding. Scholarships do not automatically renew. All students must reapply annually for scholarship eligibility.

Scholarships are awarded based upon factors established by the private donor, the Harrah College of Hospitality, and UNLV such as; GPA, concentrations, financial need, ethnicity, in-state residency, class rank, and gender. Additional scholarship opportunities can be found by visiting the main page for UNLV Financial Aid and Scholarships.

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 December 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 December 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: