Stepping up to the plate to help today's students. That's exactly what the UNLV Alumni Association is doing once again - this time by increasing the number of scholarships it funds each year.
"The association board really wanted to make a statement during these difficult economic times by increasing the amount of financial assistance we are able to offer UNLV students," said Sandra Phillips Johnson, secretary of the association's Board of Directors and chair of the Scholarship Awards Committee.
Children of Alumni Scholarship
The number of Children of Alumni Scholarships funded by the association will quadruple from the three currently awarded to 12 scholarships each year. The amount of each scholarship is $1,500 and is renewable for up to four years.
Children of alumni who either are lifetime members of the association or have been dues-paying members for the last three consecutive years are eligible. To qualify for the award, the recipient must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or have an ACT or SAT score of 22 or 1,040 respectively, and must earn 12 credits each semester.
Graduate Student Support
The Alumni Graduate Student Scholarship will increase in both the number of and the amount of each award.
The association is tripling the number of scholarships from the three currently awarded to nine. It also is increasing the amount of the awards to $1,500 each from the current $1,000. The scholarship now is renewable for two years (up from one year). Recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average, be enrolled full time, and have already earned at least one UNLV degree.
Scholarship recipients are chosen by UNLV's office of financial aid & scholarships. The scholarships are not based on financial need.
Call the financial aid & scholarships office at 702-895-3424 or visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website.