Fellowships and Scholarships

For Current Students

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

President's Graduate Fellowships
The President's Graduate Fellowships are funded by gifts to the UNLV Foundation by the Frank Koch Living Trust for the research support of doctoral students. There are four PGFs, each providing a $20,000 stipend, full tuition and fees and waiver of out-of-state tuition, if applicable. Nominees must be doctoral students working primarily on their dissertation with a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5. PGFS must enroll as a full-time student (at least 9 graduate credits) in each semester (Fall and Spring) of the fellowship year. Nominations must be submitted through the department chair by February 22nd, 2008. Please note that only one letter of nomination may be submitted from each doctoral granting department.  Letters of nomination should be submitted with the nominee’s curriculum vita and a letter from the nominee describing her/his academic accomplishments, dissertation topic, and the nature of the work he/she would undertake during the fellowship year.

President's Graduate Fellowships Application Form (PDF)

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Barrick Graduate Fellowships
Barrick Graduate Fellowships were established by an endowment from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick. They are given to outstanding doctoral students who have demonstrated excellent scholarship during their graduate study at UNLV. Two awards are given, each offering a $14,000 fellowship with full fees paid (up to 12 credits), including all out-of-state tuition, if applicable.

Applicants must:

Criteria for selection will also include demonstrated excellence in research.

Barrick Graduate Fellowships Application Form (PDF)

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Alumni Association Scholarships
Alumni Association Scholarships are awarded to outstanding master's students who received their undergraduate degrees from UNLV. Three awards are given, each offering a $1,000 scholarship for the academic year.

Applicants must:

Alumni Association Scholarships Application Form (PDF)

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James F. Adams/GPSA Scholarship
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-level students. Six awards are given, each offering a $1,000 scholarship.

Applicants must:

James F. Adams/GPSA Scholarship Application Form (PDF)

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Summer Session Scholarship
Summer Session Scholarships are designed to enable summer study for doctoral students, however excellent master's and specialist's students may be considered. Ten awards are given, each offering a $2,000 scholarship during the summer.

Applicants must:

Criteria for selection will include summer plans for conducting dissertation or thesis research.

Summer Session Scholarships Application Form (PDF)

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UNLV Graduate Access Childcare Scholarship
The UNLV Graduate Access Childcare Scholarship program provides financial assistance, on a competitive basis, to students admitted & enrolled in graduate programs who meet certain criteria (see below for details). Graduate Access Childcare Scholarships are given for Fall & Spring semesters to full time graduate students; pro-rated awards may be available for part-time graduate students. Application deadlines for Fall and Spring semesters will be announced here each semester.

Applicants must

UNLV Graduate Access Childcare Scholarship (PDF)


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