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 awards scholarships based on a holistic review of the application for admission, the scholarship application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Institutional Methodology for FAFSA-Ineligible Students form.

Second-year scholarships

There are very limited funds available. Depending on funds availability, the University makes scholarship awards to second-year students who have earned at least a 3.5 cumulative University of Nevada, Reno GPA. Scholarship amounts may vary from year-to-year and by GPA.

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.

Graduate student funding

Learn about assistantships, financial awards and external funding opportunities for graduate students.

Find college- and department-based scholarships

To be considered for departmental scholarships, undergraduate and graduate students must complete the annual scholarship application in MyNEVADA supplemental forms.

Special programs

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