Recommendation criteria


Dean's Future Scholars is committed to promoting and protecting diversity, equity, and inclusion for our entire community. We are committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive climate that validates social identities, including but not limited to the following, as well as intersections thereof: age, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, geographic location, immigration status, Indigeneity, language, nationality, political affiliation, race/ethnicity, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation/identity, and socioeconomic status/social class.

Selection criteria for Dean's Future Scholars program participants

  • Recommendations traditionally come from sixth grade counselors, teachers, and principals from selected Title 1 schools in the Washoe County School District (the number of selected program participants depends on availability).
  • Students must qualify for free or reduced lunch (grant requirement as of Fall 2019).
  • Students preferably are first-generation college students where neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree.
  • Students must exhibit an interest in going to college and/or entering the field of education.

Dean's Future Scholars feeder schools

Overall demographics for 2000-2023

1,554 Students served

89% Students of color
Students studying outside of the college building
93% First-generation
Two students sitting at a table outside
47% English Learners (EL) and 6% Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Three students studying
80% Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) and 13% Children In Transition (CIT)
Two students eating together