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Wells Fargo Scholarship
Wells Fargo Bank First Generation Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 per year shall be awarded to students meeting eligibility criteria. Students may receive a maximum award of $10,000 for a period not to exceed five years. Students meeting the following criteria are eligible for this scholarship:
  • Student must demonstrate financial need through the results of the Free Application for Federal student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Student must be Pell Grant eligible;
  • Student must complete the UNLV Scholarship Application;
  • Student must be formally admitted to UNLV and enrolled full time at the undergraduate level;
  • Student must have graduated from a Nevada high school within three years of enrolling at UNLV;
  • Students must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better to receive and be able to renew the award in subsequent years;
  • Student must be enrolled in Student support Services Program and volunteer 10 hours per month at the UNLV GEAR UP Program during academic period for which they are receiving the scholarship.
Scholars are encouraged to select or create areas in which they feel most comfortable. Service suggestions include:
  1. Mentoring
  2. Tutoring
  3. Administrative/clerical support
  4. Technology support
  5. Chaperone various school events
  6. College tour guide
  7. Publicity (photography, writing, proof reading)
  8. Preparation of materials (program or classroom)
  9. Phone calls for parent contact-especially helpful if you are bilingual
  10. Parent nights and other GEAR UP or AVID activities
  11. Other unique skills or talents
For more information about the Wells Fargo Scholarship, please contact Macarena Patton at 702-895-4779 / 702-895-4777 or at macarena.patton@unlv.edu.

Las Senoras of Excellence, Senores of Distinction
Las Senoras of Excellence, Senores of Distinction scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per year shall be awarded to students meeting eligibility criteria. Students meeting the following criteria are eligible for this scholarship:
  • Student must demonstrate financial need through the results of the Free Application for Federal student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Student must be Pell Grant eligible;
  • Student must be formally admitted to UNLV and enrolled full time at the undergraduate level;
  • Student must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better to receive and be able to renew the award in subsequent years;
  • Student must be enrolled in Student support Services Program
  • Student must not have a parent who has obtained a college degree.
For more information, please contact Macarena Patton at 702-895-4779 / 702-895-4777.

To be eligible for the SSS Grant-In-Aid you must be:
  • Freshmen or sophomore class standing (less than 60 credits) and be receiving the Federal Pell Grant;
  • Enrolled in 12 or more credits at UNLV during the semester and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and,
  • Actively involved in the SSS program throughout the academic year (i.e. two or more appointments with your academic advisor, participating in SSS workshops and attending CAEO events, etc.) and
  • Complete the FDIC Money Smarts Financial Education Module and submit a Certificate of Completion for at least (1) Module. Students can visit the FDIC Money Smart Computer Based instruction website at https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/adult.html
For more information, please contact Macarena Patton at 702-895-4779 / 702-895-4779, or contact the front office at 702-895-4777.