The Hixson-Lied Scholarship Program

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 ($2,500.00 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 grade point average 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 on line at:  hyyp://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 -n-person interview (if invited by the selection committee)
  • Submit application components to the Academic Success Center (Attention:  Hixson Lied Success 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

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