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

New-freshmen scholarships

New incoming freshmen students who have completed all admissions requirements by February 1 are automatically considered for new freshmen scholarship programs. These scholarship options vary on whether or not new freshmen applicants submit standardized test scores with their application packets.

College/department scholarships

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

Nevada Guarantee

If you're a Nevada resident and come from a low-income family, the Nevada Guarantee provides free tuition, fees and books, plus all the academic and social support you'll need to graduate in four years or less.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

If you're a new freshman or transfer student from the Western U.S., you can save on your out-of-state tuition.

We are a proud participant in WUE, which allows students from participating states and territories to pay only 150% of our standard Nevada resident tuition. 

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.

External scholarships

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