Scholarships for Engineering Students

The College of Engineering offers a number of dedicated scholarships for engineering students. Eligibility criteria vary and include both need-based and merit-based scholarships, as well as scholarships dedicated to engineering students specializing in certain majors or subfields.

Scholarships range from $250 to $4,500. Some scholarships are renewable for more than one year.

The College of Engineering Scholarship Committee reviews eligible applications and matches students to best-fit scholarships. If you are selected for a scholarship, you will receive information about your scholarship amount in the Finances section of your MyNEVADA account.

Apply for an Engineering Scholarship

  1. Between November and February 1st of each year, to be considered for any institutional scholarship including departmental scholarships, University of Nevada, Reno students must complete the scholarship application in MyNEVADA: go to Student Center, Supplemental Forms, Scholarship Application.
  2. To be eligible for consideration for scholarships which require financial need, by February 1st annually, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at and include federal school code 002568; University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV. Students not eligible to complete the FAFSA (such as international students or students with DACA status), may complete the Financial Aid Calculation for Non-FAFSA Eligible Students form by March 1 annually.

If you have additional questions about the terms of your scholarship, please contact Julia McMillin at

Looking for general financial aid information?

Visit the Office of Financial Aid to learn more.

Graduate students can find funding information on the Graduate School website.