Site news

The Hixson-Lied Scholarship Program

 
Picture of Kate De Jesus
The Hixson-Lied Scholarship Program
by Kate De Jesus - Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 8:44 AM
 

The Academic Success Center at UNLV is currently accepting applications for the Hixson-Lied Scholarship Program. The Hixson-Lied Scholarship Program helps make a difference in the lives of students by providing both financial and academic support through the Academic Success Center. It provides students the following:   

  
-A scholarship in the amount of $1,250 per semester for up to eight semesters ($2,500 per year)      
-Enrollment at UNLV's Academic Success Center Bridge Programs   
-Access to the Hixson-Lied Report
-Access to an ASC Academic Success Coach and Hixson-Lied Success Mentor      
-The ability to Make a Difference by serving a peer mentors and role models.       

Students qualify for the Hixson-Lied Success Scholars Program by:      
-Being admissible to UNLV and have a 3.0 (High School GPA) or have a current 3.0 cumulative GPA at UNLV and be a full-time  undergraduate student (12 credits/semester)      
-Being classified  as a resident of Nevada according to UNLV's residency requirements      
-Display financial need based upon Pell Grant Standards (Complete a FAFSA application)      
-Demonstrating academic, personal, and/or financial challenges as documented in the application essay and by reference      
-Demonstrating the potential to succeed academically   
-Submitting all components of the Hixson-Lied Success Scholars Program application      
-Meeting certain requirements to continue scholarship eligibility after becoming a Hixson-Lied Success Scholar, which includes maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA     

To apply, students must:
-Apply to UNLV online at:     http://web.unlv.edu/admissions.apply.html    
-Complete the Hixson-Lied Success Scholars application, available online at:      http://academicsuccess.unlv.edu    
-Complete the FAFSA application online at:    www.fafsa.ed.gov
-Write a two page typed, double-spaced, essay demonstrating academic, personal, and/or financial challenges      
-Provide names and telephone number of  two references, preferably teachers or school personnel (letters not required)      
-Engage in an in-person interview (if invited by the selection committee)      
-Submit application components to the Academic Success Center (Attention: Hixson Lied Sucess Scholarship Program),      
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 452001, Las Vegas, NV 89154-2001 or fax to (702) 895-4427      

Application deadline is Monday, April 28, 2014. 
  Late applications will not be accepted.      

For more information and application:   

Visit:    http://academicsuccess.unlv.edu
Call: (702) 895-3177
Email: HLscholars@unlv.edu