Ask Joe: UNR Scholarship Money

Reported by: Joe Hart
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Updated: 12/20/2012 6:42 pm

Linda Labuda wrote in to say her daughter earned a $20,000 Presidential Scholarship.  That's $5,000 a year in scholarship money.  But she ended up graduating in 3 and a half years.   Since she graduated early UNR is holding on to the final $2,500.
 Linda wants to know why her daughter doesn't get that money ?

I checked with Natalie Savidge up at the university about this.
She says according to the student financial aid workshop , scholarships require full-time enrollment.
  There is financial aid available for students who are attending school part-time. But again the policy at the university is that you must be enrolled full-time in order to receive scholarship money.
  So it may not seem fair that your daughter can't collect the entire amount of her scholarship. However the policy is pretty black and white  on this issue.
By the way the money for those presidential scholarships comes out of the university budget.   If some of it is unused, as in this case the  money goes back into the general university scholarship fund.

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RenoMarNV1 - 3/7/2013 7:57 AM
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There was a recent update regarding the Indian Tobacco Settlement in NV which to what I understand assists UNR students for paying tuition. Good to know.
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