Graduate student services

The GSA is proud to provide a variety of awards, need-based services, professional development opportunities and more.

Learn about benefits and services

Graduate student awards and recognition

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Spring awards

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

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Grad Howler

We love to share the exciting accomplishments of our University's graduate students. Share your award or honor with us - or that of a peer, and let us howl about it!  

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Travel awards

The Graduate Student Association offers limited financial support to graduate students attending professional conferences. Learn how to apply and mark your calendar with the deadlines.

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Household items program

Need-based services

The Graduate Students Association and the University of Nevada, Reno provides loans and scholarships and has a donation programs available to assist students based on need.

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Children’s Assistance Program

This program provides supplemental assistance designed to help promote new applicants, graduation rates, and retention rates for graduate students who have children.

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Computer loans

The computer loan program offers loans from $500 to $1500 dollars for graduate students to purchase computer equipment from the Computer Den in the ASUN Bookstore.

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Financial crisis

The Financial Crisis Grant Program offers financial relief to University graduate students experiencing a sudden and unexpected financial crisis for which no other sources of assistance are available. 

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International student support

This loan program is to provide assistance for incoming international graduate students to make the transition from their home countries to living in Reno.