Nevada First Scholars Program

First Scholars


First Scholars is a program designed to help first-generation college students succeed in obtaining a college degree. First-generation students are students in families where neither parent has graduated from a 4-year college or university.

Being a first-generation scholar is a unique and proud accomplishment. The University of Nevada, Reno wants to be part of the journey. Become immersed in the college experience by involving yourself with other students from similar backgrounds. The First Scholars program is open to incoming first-time, full-time freshmen from select schools.

 Program Benefits: 

  • Peer mentor support   
  • Expanded fall orientation 
  • Help managing your academic life
  • Career exploration  
  • Assistance navigating campus resources  
  • Support in transitioning to college     
  • Help managing time and money
  • FAFSA assistance and scholarships   
  • Assistance in solving college problems   
  • Academic progress reports to identify needs
  • Major exploration  
  • ACE 100 course exclusive to First Scholars




First Scholars

Qualifying High Schools:

Chaparral HS

Jackpot HS

Yerington HS

Tonopah HS

Desert Pines HS

Owyhee HS

Mineral County HS

Pershing HS

Las Vegas HS

Wells HS

Beatty HS

Hug HS

Legacy HS

McDermitt HS

Gabbs HS

Wooster HS

Mojave HS

Silver Stage HS

Pahrump HS



As a participant in the First Scholars program, you will receive all these services at no cost to you! If you would like to participate in our program, please fill out the online application.


 First Scholars Graduate Assistant Anna Lincoln



 For questions, please contact:
Anna Lincoln, Graduate Assistant
Thompson Building, Suite 200G, MS 0075
Reno, NV 89557
(p)775.682.8944; (f) 775.784.1353



Quick Links:

First Scholars Orientation Information

First Scholars ACE 100 Information

First Scholars Program Application

Meet the Mentors - Coming Soon

First Scholars Twitter First Scholars Facebook



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