University fellowship and scholarship awards

These monetary awards are provided by on-campus affiliates to students who either apply director or are nominated by program directors.

To be considered for departmental scholarships/awards, graduate students must complete the annual scholarship application in MyNEVADA supplemental forms. The scholarship application is available starting October 1 of the prior calendar year and is due February 15 of the calendar year in which the school year begins.

Please note that the following online programs are not currently eligible to receive state-funded scholarships or awards. Aid may be available through third-party funding, loans, donor-funded scholarships (requires Scholarship Application), or self-funded departmental resources. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid And Scholarships for additional information about available funding for online programs.

  • Online Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
  • Online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)
  • Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCY)
  • Online Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Online Master of Social Work (MSW)

Graduate Dean's Awards

The Graduate School awards a combination of fellowships and scholarships each year to an elite selection of master's and doctoral students who show the potential to make substantive contributions to their discipline. 

Raymond H. Berner Scholarship

The Raymond H. Berner graduate scholarship provides educational funding to students in four categories within the Molecular Biosciences graduate programs. Learn more about the nomination process. 

Robert E. Dickenson Scholarship

The nomination requires a statement of support from the graduate program director that includes an explanation of how the student's current or future work fosters productive, responsible, and economical livestock and/or land. Learn more about the nomination process.

GSA spring awards

Every year the Graduate Student Association gives approximately $60,000 in awards and scholarships to graduate students at the University through a highly competitive selection process judged by faculty and administrators.

McNair Scholars Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to help prepare undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.