Scholarship requirements


General eligibility requirements

Scholarships come from many sources, so most scholarships have unique requirements. To maintain eligibility for University and most external scholarships (Millennium Scholarship excluded), students must meet all of the following criteria.

Scholarship probation and cancellation

Scholarship eligibility is reviewed at the end of each semester for all students. Students who fall short of scholarship-specific GPA or credit requirements but are still meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) may, at the discretion of the Scholarship Office, be granted a semester of scholarship probation if it is possible to fix all shortcomings in a single semester. During probation semesters, students may be permitted to keep their scholarships. No student will be granted more than one probation semester in a row.

Scholarships will be cancelled for students who are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and also for students who are not meeting scholarship-specific criteria. Scholarships will be cancelled if minimum enrollment requirements are not met prior to scholarship disbursements. Dropping below minimum enrollment requirements after scholarships disburse will result in scholarship reduction or cancellation if a tuition or fees refund is issued. Any balance owed as a result of scholarship cancellation is the responsibility of the student. Cancellation notices will be sent as scholarships are cancelled but may not arrive in time for students to remedy deficiencies or make alternate arrangements for payment. Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to all scholarship criteria.

Scholarship appeals

There is no appeal to be considered for scholarships that have not already been awarded and no exceptions will be made for missing application deadlines. Do not submit an appeal for the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship. The Nevada Treasurer's Office does not accept appeals for this award.

Undergraduate and graduate students, not medical students, can submit a Scholarship Appeal/Deferral Request form for extra consideration if special circumstances beyond control affected their ability to meet scholarship requirements. All required documentation specified on the form must be included. Some examples of appeals that may be approved include medical circumstances and family hardship.

Scholarship deferral and leave of absence

First-year students who were awarded a multi-year scholarship but need to postpone their studies (scholarship deferral), or continuing students who have begun their studies but need to take a break (leave of absence), can request to defer scholarship eligibility to a future semester or academic year for legitimate reasons.

To request scholarship deferral or a leave of absence, you must submit a Scholarship Appeal/Deferral Request form and all required documentation. Some examples of requests that may be approved include serving a church mission, medical circumstances and family hardship. Scholarships awarded by academic colleges and departments are not eligible for deferral. If your department would like to award a scholarship to you, they can submit a new nomination form for the semester in which you are returning.