Why Give?

Your gift to the College of Education will help support and strengthen programs within the College of Education. In addition, a scholarship gift will directly impact a student's life. Your gift will make a difference.

You can make a gift to the College of Education online at Giving to Nevada. This site allows you to make a secure online gift as well as learn about other giving opportunities. We could no do the important work we do without the generosity and commitment of our supporters.

Forms of Giving

Teaching is the profession that makes all other professions possible.

-Unknown Author


Scholarships are very important for the success of our students. We are currently providing all possible scholarship dollars to students during their internship semester. This semester is the most difficult time financially for our students because they spend forty hours per week in the classroom and are discouraged from holding an additional job. For this reason we need to raise as many funds as possible to help our students on their journey to becoming successful teachers.

Here are some words from a student who received a scholarship from the College of Education:

I am a single mother of two elementary school age children and without your assistance I don't know how I could have afforded the tuition for my internship this fall. I could never have achieved my degree, without the help of kind people such as you who understand the hardships of living on a limited income and pursuing a dream of being a college graduate and a successful teacher. Thank You!

- Rebecca Vitkus (College of Education Scholarship Recipient)

Dean's Future Scholars Program

This program recruits low-income, at-risk first generation students into teacher education. The basic idea of the Dean's Future Scholars Program is that before students can consider teaching as a career, they must first believe that college is a possibility for them. The themes of the program are: You can go to college; you can go to the University of Nevada, Reno; you can become a teacher.

Fund for Academic Excellence Program

This fund supports programs in the College of Education that do not receive state dollars. Funding from this program goes toward our technology endowment. In addition, the fund supports faculty attending conferences and other scholarly activities to increase their visibility and help them to achieve national recognition.

For more information on how to make a gift to the College of Education, please contact Development Director Kristen Kennedy at 775-784-6914.