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.
First-year scholarships are only available to students who begin coursework in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. Scholarships for students who start in the spring semester or postpone enrollment will only be awarded if funds are available.
To be eligible for first-year scholarships, all requirements listed below must be met. No exceptions will be made for missed deadlines.
First-year scholarship eligiblity
- Apply for admission. Apply for admission to the University of Nevada, Reno by February 1st of the year you will start college.
- Submit your high school transcripts. The University must receive your high school transcripts by February 1st of the year you will start college. Be sure to request that your transcripts are sent from your high school early enough to ensure they arrive on time.
- Submit your ACT or SAT scores. The University must receive your ACT or SAT test scores by February 1st of the year you will start college. Be sure to request that your test scores are sent early enough to ensure they arrive on time.
- Accept your scholarship. If awarded, you must accept your scholarship by completing the following steps by June 1st:
- Accept admission (non-binding) in MyNEVADA.
- Participate in the Advanced Registration process:
- Pay the fully refundable $250 Advanced Registration deposit.
- Complete the Advanced Registration Questionnaire in MyNEVADA Supplemental Forms
If you have successfully submitted all required materials, your scholarship eligibility and amount will be determined according to the matrix below using only your unweighted high school GPA and your best test score from a single test. We do not combine or mix scores from multiple tests.