Scholarship Information

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Alton D. and Mildred S. Willard Scholarship Fund: The Alton D. and Mildred S. Willard Scholarship Fund was established at the UNLV College of Education to provide individuals in need with financial assistance, while pursuing a career in education. Nearly $70,000 will be distributed to students, in the form of need-based scholarships, in honor of these two amazing educators.

Ann and Matt Horvath Memorial Scholarship: for undergraduate elementary education majors enrolled in 12 or more credit hours; must maintain a 3.0 GPA; must be a Nevada resident at time of scholarship awarding.

Barbara L. Lochridge Memorial Scholarship: for juniors or seniors in an undergraduate elementary education program enrolled in 12 or more credit hours; must maintain 3.0 GPA; must demonstrate financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Catherine Vaglio Scholarship: for full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Education; must maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA; must be a Nevada resident; must demonstrate financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Chester D. Simms Scholarship: for undergraduate special education majors enrolled in 12 or more credit hours; must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA; must be a Nevada resident; must demonstrate financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Edward Pierson Scholarship: for undergraduate or graduate education majors with a minimum 2.8 GPA.

John M. Vergiels Scholarship: for full or part-time graduate students with a major in Education; must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA; preference given to Nevada or Ohio residents and to past recipients of the John M. Vergiels Scholarship. Recipients may reapply for this scholarship in subsequent years provided they maintain the requirements.

Monti Carlin Tettamanti Scholarship Endowed Fund: for undergraduate or graduate majors; must be enrolled in student teaching for Fall or Spring; must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA; must demonstrate financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Teach Nevada Scholarships: In addition to the above scholarships, the College of Education will award "Teach Nevada Scholarships" for both Traditional Undergraduate and Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) Candidates in College of Education teacher preparation programs. The application form is available online. Visit the Teach Nevada Scholarship page for more information. The application deadline is July 24, 2017 at 5PM.