Grants and Scholarships

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  • Jack and Fay Ross Family Fellowship (New PhD Graduate Students)
  • Bernada French Scholarship (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Edwards and Olswang Scholarship (Graduate Students)
  • Anne Fenton Wyman Scholarship (Undergraduate Students)
  • Southern Nevada Gem Society Scholarship (Undergraduate Students)
  • Douglas Orr Scholarship (Undergraduate Students)
  • Nate Stout Memorial Scholarship (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Desert Space Foundation Scholarship (Graduate Students)

UNLV College of Science Scholarships

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For a list of available College of Sciences scholarships, go to:

UNLV Graduate College

  • President’s Graduate Fellowship
  • UNLV Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Marjorie Barrick Graduate Fellowship
  • James F. Adams/GPSA Scholarship
  • McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship
  • Summer Session Scholarship

Geologic and Scientific Societies

Additional Resources

Jack and Fay Ross Scholarship

The Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is pleased to offer the Fay and Jack Ross Family Graduate Scholarships for exceptional applicants to our PhD program. These Scholarships are provided by an endowment from the family of philanthropists Fay and Jack Ross. Fellowships are available for all research areas supported by the Department and are awarded on the basis of the scholar’s scholastic record and academic potential. The fellowship provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for twelve months, and up to $3,000 per year for travel and research expenses. In addition, the scholarship pays all tuition, health insurance, and registration fees. These awards are made for two years with the second year contingent on satisfactory student progress.


To be considered for the Fay and Jack Ross Family Graduate Scholarship, students must meet the following qualifications and submit the following materials:

1. Qualify for admission into the Geoscience doctoral program.
2. Have a minimum undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.5.
3. Three letters of recommendation from faculty familiar with the student’s research experience and promise.

Selection Process

Geoscience faculty members are encouraged to recruit and nominate applicants for the Fay and Jack Ross Family Graduate Scholarship. Ross Scholars will be selected by the Geoscience Admissions Committee.

Applicants can submit the required materials by following the instructions in the graduate program.

Graduate Student Internships

Jacobs, JETS contract, at NASA Johnson Space Center

Semester internships are available from Jacobs within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) division of NASA JSC. This program isn’t typical of traditional lines of funding, in that students have the freedom to develop and explore their own interests with an ARES/Jacobs mentor. Students will work together with mentors to form a work plan for the semester. The plan will have some components of specific work directly relevant to ARES research, but should help the students make progress toward their research and career goals. We are a diverse group with interests in terrestrial planets, primitive materials, organic geochemistry, planetary surface processes, and much more!

Four month stipend, plus housing benefit possible. Potential for more than one semester of funding.

This opportunity is open to all US citizens.

Contact for more information and to set up a meeting: Lisa Danielson, Manager of Basic and Applied Research, Jacobs:

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Link to the Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science website

ARES/Johnson Space Center Planetary Sample Analysis and Mission Science Laboratory

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