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Scholarships

MERIT & NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Through the generosity of our many donors and supporters, the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources has the ability to award over $150,000 in undergraduate and graduate scholarships annually. These scholarships are primarily awarded based on academic merit and financial need. However, some scholarships have additional criteria that are specific to students in particular majors or from specific geographic regions. CABNR students will be considered for all merit and need-based scholarships and be selected for nomination by a committee of CABNR faculty representing each department. The committee will base their award recommendations on information obtained from the Graduate and Undergraduate scholarship application with strong emphasis on the following criteria:

  • Grade point average
  • Financial need (only if required by scholarship criteria)
  • Extracurricular activities (i.e. club participation, community outreach, participation in research projects, part time employment, etc..)
  • Specific demographic information (i.e. resident of rural Nevada; high school alum status; students belonging to under-represented groups, veteran status)
  • Family status (first generation college bound; single parent; etc..)

CABNR Merit and Need-based Scholarship Application Requirements:

  1. Scholarship Application
    1. To be considered for any institutional scholarship including college/departmental scholarships, UNR students must complete this form
    2. You will find the Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship Application on the MyNevada website in the Supplemental Forms. The priority deadline is February 1and the application is not available after May 31

     
  2. Scholarships which require financial need:
    1. Each year, by March 1st, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include Federal School Code 002568; University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nevada
    2. International Students or Students with DACA status may complete the Financial Aid Calculation for Non-FAFSA Eligible Students by March 1st, annually

     
  3. You must be enrolled in a CABNR major or affiliated graduate program as a full-time student (i.e. 15 units for undergraduate; 6-9 units for graduate) and have shown satisfactory academic progress towards graduation.

RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS

In addition to merit and need-based scholarships, CABNR also awards undergraduate and graduate research scholarships (use this link to see the  specific scholarship criteria). To be considered for a research scholarship, in addition to the Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship Application, you must also complete the supplemental CABNR Research Scholarship Application.

  1. Scholarship Application in MyNEVADA
    1. To be considered for any institutional scholarship including college/departmental scholarships, continuing UNR students must complete this form.
    2. You will find the Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship Application on the MyNevada website in the Supplemental Forms. The priority deadline is February 1and the application is not available after May 31.

     
  2. Scholarships which require financial need
    1. Each year, by February 1st, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include Federal School Code 02568; University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
    2. International Students or Students with DACA status may complete the Financial Aid Calculation for Non-FAFSA Eligible Students by March 1st, annually.

     
  3. Research Scholarships within CABNR:
    1. To be considered for a research scholarship, you must also complete the supplemental CABNR Research Scholarship Application. The application is available at the following link http://www.unr.edu/cabnr/scholarships/research-form

     
  4. You must be enrolled in a CABNR major or affiliated graduate program as a full-time student (i.e. 15 units for undergraduate; 6-9 units for graduate) and have shown satisfactory academic progress towards graduation.

Questions? Please feel free to contact:

David Shintani, PhD
CABNR's Associated Dean of Resident Instruction
shintani@unr.edu or 775-784-1095
Juana Reynoza-Gomez
Student Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator
jreynoza@cabnr.unr.edu or 775-784-6323

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