UNLV Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate College Scholarships and Fellowships
Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Apply for a variety of merit-based scholarships and fellowships. Applications for 2015-2016 awards open via Apply Yourself on 10/1/14 and complete applications must be submtted via Apply Yourself by 5pm on 12/1/14.

General Information and Guidelines

Application Information

Please only apply for awards that you are eligible to receive. Some scholarships/fellowships have additional requirements, so please read and follow the directions for each scholarship/fellowship carefully.

The following fellowships and scholarships are only available to doctoral students already admitted to, and matriculating in, the Graduate College.

The Barrick Graduate Fellowship ($15,000 award, plus tuition/fee waiver)
Barrick Graduate Fellowships were established by an endowment from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick. These fellowships are given to outstanding doctoral students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship during their graduate study at UNLV. These fellowship awards provide a $15,000.00 stipend; full tuition and fees paid up to 9 credits per semester, full health insurance benefits, and a waiver of out-of-state tuition, if applicable.

Applicants must:

Criteria for selection will also include demonstrated excellence in research; finalists will be required to participate in a face-to-face interview with the awards committee.

***

The Hermsen Fellowship (package worth approx. $20,000)
The Hermsen Fellowship was established by a gift from Richard and Beverly Hermsen. This prestigious award is designated for outstanding doctoral students in the School of Life Sciences. The fellowship award covers tuition, fees, full health insurance benefits, and provides a stipend each semester. Fellowship recipients will also receive a waiver of out-of-state tuition during the fellowship year, if applicable.

Applicants must:

Criteria for selection will also include demonstrated excellence in research; finalists will be required to participate in a face-to-face interview with the awards committee.

***

The President's UNLV Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (package worth approx. $25,000)
The President’s UNLV Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships are funded by gifts to the UNLV Foundation by the Frank Koch Living Trust for the research support of doctoral students. The fellowship award covers tuition, fees, full health insurance benefits, and provides a stipend each semester. Fellowship recipients will receive a waiver of out-of-state tuition during the fellowship year, if applicable. Candidates must be nominated for this award by their department chair or graduate coordinator; each academic department may nominate one candidate for this award.

Applicants must:

Letters of nomination should describe the nominee’s academic accomplishments, dissertation topic, and the nature of the work the nominee would undertake during the fellowship year. Criteria for selection will also include demonstrated excellence in research; finalists will be required to participate in a face-to-face interview with the awards committee.

***

The UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees Fellowship (package worth approx. $30,000 per year)
The UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees Fellowship is made possible by funds from the UNLV Foundation. This prestigious award is granted over four semesters (fall 2015, spring 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017) to doctoral students in the final two years of their program. The fellowship award covers tuition, fees, full health insurance benefits, and provides a stipend each semester. Fellowship recipients will receive a waiver of out-of-state tuition during the fellowship year, if applicable. Students selected for the fellowship must agree to participate in a limited number of UNLV Foundation events during the period they receive the fellowship.

Applicants must:

Letters of recommendation should describe the applicant’s academic accomplishments, dissertation topic, and the nature of the work the applicant would undertake during the fellowship years. Criteria for selection will also include demonstrated excellence in research; finalists will be required to participate in a face-to-face interview with the awards committee.

UNLV Graduate College STEM Fellowship (package worth approx. $20,000)
The UNLV Graduate College STEM Fellowship is granted over four semesters (fall 2015, spring 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017) to support newly admitted doctoral students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health Sciences. The fellowship award covers partial tuition up to 9 credits, partial health insurance waiver for the university student health insurance plan, and provides a stipend each semester. Fellowship recipients will receive a waiver of out-of-state tuition during the fellowship year, if applicable. Awardees enrolling in summer credits will be provided tuition benefits to support summer study. Students selected for the fellowship may be asked to participate in no more than four (4) campus events, receptions, or similar occasions each academic year, in support of STEM and graduate education at UNLV.

Applications must:

Criteria for selection will also include demonstrated excellence in research; finalists will be required to participate in a face-to-face interview with the awards committee.


The following fellowships and scholarships are only available to graduate students already admitted to, and matriculating in, the Graduate College.

The Fred C. Albrecht Alumni Association Scholarship (worth $1,500)
Alumni Association Scholarships are awarded to outstanding master's and specialist students who received their bachelorís degree from UNLV.

Applicants must:

Note: students are eligible to receive this award for a maximum of 4 semesters, or two academic years.

***

The Donna Weistrop and David B. Shaffer Scholarship (worth approx. $750-$1,000)
The Donna Weistrop and David B. Shaffer Scholarship was established by an endowment from Donna Weistrop and David B. Shaffer. This award is designated for graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, or Geoscience. Preference will be given to students in Physics or Astronomy degrees.

Applicants must:

***

The James F. Adams/GPSA Scholarship (worth $1,000)
The UNLV Graduate & Professional Student Association established these scholarships in honor of Dr. James F. Adams, former dean of the Graduate College (1980-85), to recognize academic achievement of master's and specialist students.

Applicants must:

***

The McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship (worth $4,000.00)
McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholarships, administered by the Graduate College, are awarded in open competition to first-year graduate students who participated in a McNair Scholars program at UNLV or at another institution as an undergraduate.

Applicants must:

***

The Patricia Sastaunik Scholarship (worth $2,500)
These awards are granted primarily on the basis of documented financial need as evidenced by a studentís FAFSA application and review by the UNLV Office of Financial Aid.

Applicants must:

***

The Sterling Scholarship (worth $5,000)
This prestigious Alumni Association award is designated for UNLV graduates who are now admitted to and enrolled in a doctoral degree program.

Applicants must:

***

The Summer Session Scholarship (worth $2,000)
Summer Session Scholarships are designed to enable summer study for doctoral students, however excellent master's and specialist students may be considered.

Applicants must:

Criteria for selection will include summer plans for conducting dissertation or thesis research, as described in your statement of purpose.

***

The UNLV Graduate Access Childcare Scholarship ($150 - $2,500 depending on documented need and expenses)
The Graduate College is pleased to announce that we will be continuing our Graduate Student Access Childcare Scholarship program for academic year 2013-2014 in an effort to offer competitive, need-based scholarship funding to admitted/enrolled graduate students with young dependents who have already submitted their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to Student Financial Services and have documented financial need. This scholarship is available on a highly competitive basis to graduate students with child dependents who pay for professional daycare or childcare in order to attend graduate school and pursue their graduate research.

Applicants must:

Those who have all the proper documentation submitted by the deadline will be considered for a Childcare Scholarship; available childcare scholarship monies will then be distributed competitively based on financial need, childcare expenses, and graduate student GPA.

***


Get Adobe Reader