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, Universit of Nevada, Reno students must complete this form.
    2. The graduate and undergraduate scholarship application is available on the MyNevada website in the Supplemental Forms. The priority deadline is Feb. 1 and the application is not available after May 31.
  2. Scholarships that require financial need:
    1. Each year, between Oct. 1 and Feb. 1, 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 should complete the Institutional Methodology form for Non-FAFSA Eligible Students between Oct. 1 and Feb. 1 annually. 
  3. Students 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 toward graduation.

Research scholarships

In addition to merit and need-based scholarships, CABNR also awards undergraduate and graduate research scholarships. Learn more about 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 University students must complete this form.
    2. The graduate and undergraduate scholarship application is available on the MyNevada website in the Supplemental Forms. The priority deadline is Feb. 1 and the application is not available after May 31.
  2. Scholarships that require financial need:
    1. Each year, by Feb. 1, 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 1, annually.
  3. To be considered for a research scholarship, students must also complete the supplemental CABNR Research Scholarship Application. The application is available online
  4. Research Scholarships within CABNR
  5.  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:

Claus Tittiger, PhD
CABNR's Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
crt@unr.edu or 775-784-1095

Juana Reynoza-Gomez
Student Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator
jreynoza@cabnr.unr.edu or 775-784-6323