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Freshman Scholarship Matrix

Scholarships are automatically awarded to new freshmen who apply to the university by February 1 of the year preceding their fall enrollment. Awards will be based on official high school transcripts received at the original admission date and test scores received in the Office of Admissions and Records prior to February 1st. The academic index is calculated using the unweighted high school grade point average and the college entrance test score (ACT or SAT I).

Scholarship Matrix

Academic IndexScholarshipsAmount
90+ Silver and Blue Level $2500
80-89 Nevada Scholar Level $1500
73-79 Pack Pride Level $1000

To estimate the scholarship a prospective student may be eligible to receive, input GPA and test score information below to calculate the academic index and the award amount. Note: SAT I - only your Critical Reading and Math combined score.  Presidential scholarships are excluded from the calculator - see criteria for the Presidential scholarship below.

Presidential Scholarship

The scholarship awards $5,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study to new freshmen entering the semester immediately following high school graduation. This $20,000 scholarship is awarded to qualified entering freshmen who possess the following academic credentials:

  • A minimum 3.50 cumulative unweighted high school grade point average.
  • Either a score of 31 on the ACT or a score of 1360 on the SAT (critical reading + math only).
  • Must have applied by February 1st with qualifying test scores and at least a sixth semester high school transcript on file.
  • Must accept admission in MyNEVADA, and provide written acceptance of scholarship by June 15th.

This scholarship may be awarded from several different donor funds totaling $5,000 annually.  Retention requires 15 UNR credits each fall and spring and a UNR cumulative 3.50 GPA.

National Merit Scholars

Academic Scholarship Calculator
I (Critical Reading and Math)

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