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Scholarships for Engineering Students

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Visit the Office of Financial Aid to learn more.

Graduate students can find funding information on the Graduate School website.

The College of Engineering offers a number of dedicated scholarships for engineering students. Eligibility criteria vary and include both need-based and merit-based scholarships, as well as scholarships dedicated to engineering students specializing in certain majors or subfields.

Most scholarships are in the amount of $500, but other amounts are available as well. Some scholarships are renewable for more than year.

The College of Engineering Scholarship Committee reviews eligible applications and matches students to best-fit scholarships. If you are selected for a scholarship, you will receive information about your scholarship amount in the Finances section of your MyNEVADA account.

If you have additional questions about the terms of your scholarship, please contact Candice Bauer at

Apply for an Engineering Scholarship

Engineering scholarships are for continuing students only. Freshmen and transfer students will be considered for University scholarships when they apply for admission. To receive priority consideration, please submit your application by February 1 for the following academic year.

For Continuing Students

Complete and submit the forms in the following order:

  1. Between November and February 1st of each year, to be considered for any institutional scholarship including departmental scholarships, continuing University of Nevada, Reno students must complete the scholarship application in MyNEVADA: go to Student Center, Supplemental Forms, Scholarship Application.
  2. To be eligible for consideration for scholarships which require financial need, by March 1 annually, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at and include federal school code 002568; University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV. Students not eligible to complete the FAFSA (such as international students or students with DACA status), may complete the Financial Aid Calculation for Non-FAFSA Eligible Students form by March 1 annually.
  3. Please complete the College of Engineering scholarship application. The application process for the following academic year begins December 1 and ends March 1. For example, the deadline to apply for scholarships for 2016-2017 academic year is March 1, 2016.The application process will take approximately one hour. It is suggested to preview and prepare your answers before beginning the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please be prepared to provide the following information with your scholarship application:

  1. Name (Last, First)
  2. NSHE ID#
  3. GPA
  4. Major
  5. Gender
  6. Date of Birth
  7. Birth City and State
  8. Current Residence (City and State)
  9. High School (City and State)
  10. Graduation Date
  11. U.S. Citizen
  12. Have you attended TMCC?
  13. Are you a National Merit Scholar?
  14. Are you a Presidential Scholar?
  15. Are you pursuing a minor in renewable energy?
  16. Are you currently enrolled in a 300- or 400-level engineering course?
  17. Have you completed a 300- or 400-level engineering course?
  18. Are you supporting a family?
  19. Are you married?
  20. Do you receive child support?
  21. Do you pay all of your own bills?
  22. Do you receive any financial support from your parents?
  23. Are you a first generation college student?
  24. Please detail special circumstances (hardship, single parent, special needs, etc.). Please limit to less than 100 words.
  25. What is your "expected family contribution" (as taken from your FASFA)?
  26. Military Experience/Background (active, reserve, veteran, etc.)
  27. Leadership Roles (community involvement, student organizations, please include dates)
  28. Professional Development (conference attendance, engineering professional society's membership, honor society, undergraduate research experiences, etc.)
  29. Community Service (please include dates)
  30. Intercollegiate Sports Teams
  31. Have you ever worked in the construction industry?
  32. Have you worked in the mining industry?
  33. Have you worked in the structures field?
  34. Have you interned in a geotechnical field?
  35. Have you been in the work force and are now returning to start/finish a degree?
  36. Please describe your career and educational plans after graduation from UNR (limit to 100 words or less).
  37. Please include any additional information you feel would be pertinent to the awarding of a scholarship (limit to 150 words or less).


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