Scholarship

Journalism and Media Studies has awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500, totaling more than $15,000 in scholarship money each year. We are grateful for our donors and the scholarship opportunities that are available for our students.

Eligibility requirements: Fall 2018 through Spring 2019

  1. Full-time status during the 2019–2020 academic year:
    • Full-time undergraduate is defined as 12 or more credits.
    • Full-time graduate status is defined as 9 or more credits.
    • Teaching and graduate assistants need 6 credits per semester.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. There are specific eligibility requirements for some scholarships.
    • Please make note in your statement of goals if you:
      • Are a single parent.
      • Are returning to school after an extended period.
      • Must work full time while taking classes.
      • Are the first in your family to attend college.

Value of Scholarships

See how scholarships help our grads reach their goals.

Application Instructions

Before completing the online application form, you will need to:

  • Download an unofficial transcript from MyUNLV
    • Please remember to make sure that your pop-up blockers are disabled while using MyUNLV. Enabled pop-up blockers can block the download of the transcript.
    • If you have yet to complete a semester at UNLV
      • First-semester freshman — high school transcript
      • First-semester graduate student — undergraduate transcript
      • Transfer student — transcript from previous institution
  • Write a one-to-two page, double-spaced statement
    • The statement should describe academic and professional goals.
      • PROOFREAD CAREFULLY (Remember, professionalism and presentation count)
  • ONE sample of your best work (writing sample, audio/video project, etc.)

Once you have an unofficial transcript, personal statement, and a sample you can submit a complete application.

Donors

Donors

Donors make these scholarships possible. Find out more:

Contact

Dave Nourse

Scholarship Chair
Email: dave.nourse@unlv.edu

Maricruz Soto-Valdez

Office Manager
Email: maricruz.soto-valdez@unlv.edu