The UNLV HOPE Scholars Program is a partnership between the Clark County School District (CCSD) Title I HOPE Program, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY), and UNLV. The program is specifically designed to assist unaccompanied homeless youth in Clark County, NV who are graduating seniors secure housing and academic and financial support while attending UNLV.
Identified as an Unaccompanied Homeless Youth by the CCSD Title I HOPE program
FAFSA submitted by November 1st of their senior year
Application to UNLV accepted and attending fall of year applying to and available to move into student housing early June.
Enroll in full time status (minimum of 12 credits)
In order to gain access to the HOPE Scholar applications, students must be a referral from Clark County Title 1 HOPE Office or Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.
Required Materials for Scholarship Application
A completed copy of application form
A typewritten essay not to exceed 2 pages, double-spaced
A minimum of one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or other adult who can speak to the applicant’s qualifications and experiences
Once admitted/while at UNLV:
Enroll in 12 credits for the fall semester
Maintain a 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Move onto campus early June and live on UNLV campus year-round
Scholar must enroll in summer courses: Math Bridge and COLA 100 (first-year seminar)
Meet with the Hope Scholars Program Coordinator and Program Graduate Assistant Monthly
Meet with Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth regarding available services
Submit application to TRIO Student Support Services
Scholars must attend mandatory programming throughout the semester
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