Why support COLA Completion Grants?

In the College of Liberal Arts, we’re seeking ways to complement campus efforts to remove financial barriers to students crossing the finish line. That’s why we’re again focusing our Rebels Give efforts on the COLA Completion Grants program! These grants reward selected students who are within 15 credits of degree completion and encourage them to make a final push to graduate. We are committed to helping all our students reach their educational goals, and push through to graduation. Some students are managing part-time jobs with their studies; others are juggling family responsibilities; many are first-generation ― the first in their families to attend (and graduate) college. When these students win, our college wins, and UNLV wins.

 

Our results are in!

In Spring 2020, because of the support from our donors, we were able to distribute 68 completion grants in our pilot program phase. As of December. 2020, 94% of the students who received completion grants have graduated! The average completion grant amount was $500 (covering half the cost of one class) but ranged from $250 -$1,200 (the cost of one full undergraduate class and fees). We distributed $25,000 raised during Rebels Give 2019 for completion grants. This program works - be a part of it!  

 

During Rebels Give, give a gift to a specific department supports completion grants for students in those majors.

Learn more about our departments & institutes below! 


       COLA Rebels Give is sponsored by Makers & Finders for 2021

  • All donors to the COLA departments/institutes will receive a $10 voucher valid in-store or online
  • Sponsor of Psychology challenge for $1,000 after 20 gifts to the department
  • Dollar-for-dollar match (up to $1k) on March 2 from 2-5 p.m. 

Check out our 10 additional challenge sponsors for COLA below!


Rebels Give - To Liberal Arts!
Rank State Gifts
1 NV 209
2 CA 5
3 TX 4
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Colleges and Units Leaderboard
Which College or Unit is leading the way.
Rank Area of Giving Gifts
1 Athletics 331
2 Graduate College 241
3 College of Liberal Arts 238
4 Lee Business School 167
5 College of Fine Arts 85
6 William S. Boyd School of Law 83
7 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) 80
8 William F. Harrah College of Hospitality 75
9 Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering 70
10 Alumni Association 66
11 Greenspun College of Urban Affairs 66
12 College of Education 53
13 College of Sciences 51
14 Division of Student Affairs 43
15 School of Nursing 37
16 Areas of Greatest Need - Annual Fund 35
17 Honors College 30
18 Academic Success Center 28
19 School of Integrated Health Sciences 22
20 Community Engagement 20
21 Military & Veteran Services 19
22 School of Public Health 18
23 KUNV 91.5 FM / UNLVTV 18
24 UNLV School of Medicine 17
25 University Libraries 17
26 The Office of Diversity Initiatives 9
27 School of Dental Medicine 6
28 International Programs (Study Abroad) 6
29 Career Services 4
30 Rebel Advocates 2
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What is your UNLV graduation year?
Thank you for loyally supporting UNLV. Go Rebels!
What is your UNLV graduation year?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2021 46
2 2020 43
3 2019 34
4 2017 31
5 2005 29
6 2018 26
7 2010 24
8 2015 23
9 2011 23
10 2012 23
11 2007 20
12 2009 20
13 2013 20
14 1994 19
15 2014 19
16 2016 18
17 2022 18
18 1998 17
19 2008 17
20 2004 16
21 2003 15
22 2002 15
23 1992 14
24 2006 13
25 2001 13
26 1999 13
27 2000 13
28 2023 12
29 1990 11
30 1995 11
31 1985 10
32 1997 10
33 1996 10
34 1984 8
35 1991 7
36 1988 7
37 1986 7
38 1993 7
39 1983 6
40 1980 6
41 2024 6
42 1989 5
43 2026 5
44 1978 5
45 1981 5
46 1974 4
47 1987 4
48 1982 4
49 2025 3
50 1977 3
51 1969 2
52 1975 2
53 1957 1
54 1972 1
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$1,000
COLA Completion Grants Leadership Challenge #1
Thank you to Dean Keene for her generous support of this challenge.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
COLA Completion Grants Leadership Challenge #2
Thank you to Dr. Chris Heavey for your generous gift in support of completion grants.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
COLA Completion Grants Leadership Challenge #3
Thank you to Cheryl Tillotson for her support of this challenge.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
COLA Completion Grants Leadership Challenge #4
Thank you to Dr. Keith Whitfield who generously supported this COLA challenge.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,500
English Challenge
Thank you to Alumnus Greg Morris ’85 for the generous support of the English challenge.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
History Challenge
Thank you to Dr. Mike Green for his support of the History Challenge.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$1,500
Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies (IGES) Challenge
Thank you to the anonymous donor for the generous support of the Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies (IGES) Challenge.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
Success!
Makers & Finders Timed Event Challenge
Double your impact! Makers & Finders will match all donations to COLA (up to $1,000) on Mar. 2 from 2-5 p.m.
Completed
$1,000
Psychology Challenge (1)
Thank you to Mark Wiley ’01 for your support to the Psychology Challenge.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Psychology Challenge (2)
Thank you to Makers & Finders and with founder Josh Molina ’10 for the generous support of this psychology challenge.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Sociology Challenge
Thank you to alumnus Herb Santos Jr. ’85 for his generous support of the Sociology Challenge.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
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