The College of Sciences is indebted to those individuals, families, and organizations that provide financial support for our undergraduate and graduate students. Annual donations and endowed funds provide invaluable resources that allow UNLV to recruit and retain the best students. It also allows the programs and centers within the college to develop and grow, contributing to the campus and the community.

The support of donors like you helps to propel the College of Sciences forward by providing opportunities for students, making groundbreaking discoveries, and supporting research that helps to enhance the Southern Nevada community, and beyond. Your investment in the College of Sciences makes all of our amazing work possible.

We are grateful to those individuals, families and organizations that provide financial support for our undergraduate and graduate students and faculty. Annual gifts from alumni and friends of the College allow us to recruit the best and brightest students and faculty, and serve as an investment in the campus and community.

Opportunities to support the College of Sciences include:

  • Dean’s Research & Discovery Circle: The College of Sciences Dean’s Research & Discovery Circle recognizes and honors the alumni, friends, community leaders, and industry partners who support the College of Sciences through gifts of $1,000 or more each academic year. Qualifying gifts are directed to the Sciences Excellence & Opportunity Fund, department enhancement funds, College of Sciences General Scholarships or Rebel Science Grants. The Dean’s Research & Discovery Circle features some of the most loyal supporters of the UNLV College of Sciences. Click below to see the benefits of joining the Dean’s Research & Discovery Circle and show your support today.

Dean’s Research & Discovery Circle

  • Scholarships: Scholarship support is critical for the success of UNLV College of Sciences students. Donor-funded scholarships allow students to focus more completely on their education by providing monetary support for tuition, books, student fees and other financial obligations that can be a barrier to receiving a college degree. Please contact Cory Nelson, Director of Development, for information on creating a scholarship in the College of Sciences.
  • Programs and Centers: The College of Sciences provides many opportunities to enhance their learning and build a relationship with the community. Gifts to programs and centers in the College of Sciences help us to ensure success with our students and increase visibility of the College of Sciences at UNLV. If you are interested in supporting these programs and centers, please contact Cory Nelson, Director of Development


For more information on giving to the College of Sciences, or for information on scholarship support or research support, please contact:

Kara Peterson
Director of Development
Office: MPE-A 138
Phone: 702-895-3488