Scholarships are a form of financial aid based on merit and do not have to be repaid

Scholarship opportunities

Students can pursue scholarships from various sources, including external organizations, the State of Nevada, and the University of Nevada, Reno.

First-year scholarships

The University of Nevada, Reno automatically awards scholarships to first-year undergraduate students based on their admission application to the University of Nevada, Reno, high school transcripts, and ACT or SAT test scores.

External scholarships

Many external organizations not affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno provide scholarship opportunities to students.

Millennium Scholarship

The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program provides scholarships to Nevada high school graduates that meet eligibility requirements.

National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship provides select students with up to $16,000 per year for up to four years of consecutive undergraduate study at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Special programs

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