Eligibility for Application to Program for Fall 2023

  • Starting enrollment as a full-time (12 credits) freshman at UNLV in Fall 2023.
  • 3.25 cumulative un-weighted high school G.P.A. or higher from a Clark County high school.
  • Must demonstrate financial need. This is typically accomplished by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are unable to complete the FAFSA, you should complete the Alternate Need Determination Form.
  • Must successfully navigate the application process. Those who are selected from their application materials (including successfully demonstrating financial need) will move onto the interview round; final decisions will be made from the pool of applicants who successfully interview.
A group of Engelstad Scholars posing for a photo.

Application Timeline for 2023 Cohort

  • October 2022 - Application Submissions Accepted
  • November - Virtual Information Sessions
  • December 11, 2022 at 11:59pm - Application Deadline
  • January 2023 – Interviews of Selected Candidates
  • February 2023 - Selection Notification
  • May 1, 2023 - Final Decision Deadline for Selected Candidates (will open to the waitlist if spots available)
  • August 2023 – Enrolled scholars begin scholarship program

Application Submission Directions

Application submissions are now being accepted. The deadline is December 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Submit an application.

Please note incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Scholar Requirements to Remain in Program

  • Complete 100 hours of community service per year (50 hours per semester). **
  • Must enroll and complete 12 credit hours every fall and spring semester at UNLV.
  • Maintain 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.
  • Attend all mandatory scholar events, including the new scholars course in the first semester, orientation each fall, scholar meetings, and formal receptions.