Scholarships and Eligibility Requirements

To apply for a Re-entry Scholarship, students must meet all of the scholarship requirements indicated for the specific scholarship indicated. By submitting an application, you will be considered for one of the various re-entry scholarships if available.

Bernard Osher Foundation Re-entry Scholarship

The Bernard Osher Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through support for higher education, with special attention to re-entry students. Awards of up to $5,000 for the year will be provided. Applicants must:

  • Be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree and have completed a minimum of 45 undergraduate credits.
  • Have experienced an interruption of five or more years in their educational studies.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Enroll in a minimum of six undergraduate credits each semester.
  • Anticipate significant participation in the workforce following graduation.
  • Preference will be given to students who are newly-matriculated at UNLV

Sastaunik Re-entry Scholarship

This scholarship represents a commitment by UNLV Foundation trustees to getting students back on track for their bachelor’s degree. Awards up to $2,500 for fall or spring semester. Applicants must:

  • Be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
  • Have experienced an interruption of five or more years in their educational studies.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Enroll in a minimum of six credits.
  • Be willing to participate in Foundation events at some time throughout the semester

Jerri Zika-Semenza Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship provides opportunities to students who are go-getters, self-starters, and hard workers.  Through this scholarship endowment students will have an opportunity to pursue their educational goals.  Awards of up to $2,000 for the year will be provided.  Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate financial need (student must complete a Free Application for Student Financial Aid  [FASFA]);
  • Complete a UNLV Scholarship Application for the academic year in which the applicant applies for the scholarship;
  • Complete at least six credits at UNLV during the semester of application;
  • Demonstrate a minimum 2.75 grade point average;
  • Be fully admitted to UNLV; and
  • Preference is given to students 25 years of age or older and beginning college, or returning to college after an interruption of at least 3 years.

Re-entry Friendship Scholarship

Four Las Vegas women established the Re-entry Friendship Scholarship over 20 years ago in lieu of offering each other gifts on their birthdays. This scholarship is still funded by donors who give in honor, memory, and celebration of special friends. Awards up to $1,000 for fall or spring semester. Applicants must:

  • Be at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Have an interruption of three or more years in their educational studies.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Enroll in a minimum of six credits.