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You may reach the Advising Center at (775) 784-4298. You may also schedule an appointment online.

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Phone(775) 784-4345 (Main)
Phone(775) 784-4298 (Advising Center)
Fax(775) 784-6298
Location William J Raggio Building
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  NV  89557-0278
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Dean's Future Scholars


Dean's Future Scholars (DFS) is an academic outreach program with the goal of increasing the numbers of low-income, first generation students graduating from high school, gaining access to higher education, and entering a career in the field of education. The program is housed in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. DFS was established in 2000 by Dr. William Sparkman, the Dean of the College of Education from 1998-2010, who brought the program concept from Texas Tech University. Today, Dean Kenneth Coll is committed to supporting the program's mission.

Each year students are identified in sixth grade from selected Title 1 schools throughout the Washoe County School District (WCSD) for participation in DFS. Since its inception in 2000, about 650 students in WCSD have participated in the program. To assist students in graduating from high school and college, DFS provides:

  • Long-term mentoring
  • Opportunities for students to earn high school and college credits
  • Academic tutoring
  • Employment opportunities on the university campus
  • Assistance with college entrance requirements
  • Financial aid opportunities

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