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University of Nevada-Reno Scholarships

1664 N. Virginia Street Tuition In/Out-State: $6,218 / $20,128 Total Fall Enrollment: 17,680
Reno , NV 89557 Books and Supplies: $1,300 Applicants Admitted: 86%
(775) 784-4666 On-campus Room and Board: $10,558 Receiving Aid of Some Type: 91% Undergraduate Application Fee: $60 Receiving Institutional Aid: 47% , $2,243 on average
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

National Merit/Presidential Scholarship

Scholarship Description
The University of Nevada, Reno's most prestigious scholarship awards ten scholarships to entering freshmen students who are National Merit Finalists. This scholarship awards qualifying students $16,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study, a $64,000 scholarship. The scholarship covers in-state fees up to 15 credits per semester, books, honors housing accommodations, and meal expenses. In addition, the following opportunities are provided: Automatic entry into the University's Honors Program. This program grooms students for entry into professional and graduate school programs as well as for application for scholarship opportunities with Rhodes, Fulbright, and many others. A study-abroad experience at one of 37 different programs in 25 countries world-wide. The program chosen will be tailored to the student's major area of study and may include an intensive language program. Working with both faculty advisors and the Office of Undergraduate Research, and undergraduate research project in the student's major area of study. To qualify for consideration for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria: Must possess a minimum 3.50 cumulative high school grade point average and either a score of 31 on the ACT or a score of 1420 on the SAT. Must submit a completed application for admission to the University of Nevada, Reno by February 1st. This application must include either ACT or SAT scores. Submit an application to the Honors Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Must advance to National Merit Finalist status. Students who are National Merit Semifinalists will be notified of their finalist status by February. Students must then forward a copy of their notification to the University of Nevada, Reno to confirm their award. After advancing to Finalist standing, students will be asked by National Merit to select their school of choice. Finalists designating the University of Nevada, Reno as their first choice will be considered for the National Merit/Presidential Scholarship.
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Scholarships to entering freshmen students who are National Merit Finalists.
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