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UNLV Student Veteran Scholarship Symposium

The 2019 Student Veteran Scholarship Symposium, scheduled for Friday, March 8 from 2-5 p.m. in the Goldfield Room at Lied Library, is an opportunity for veteran and military service member students to present scholarly and creative work in a welcoming and professional forum.

Participating students may present a poster/exhibit or a 10-minute presentation/performance. Undergraduate and graduate participants are encouraged to apply. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, February 1.

Winners in the following categories will receive a monetary award and will be recognized at the Rebel Veteran Engagement Breakfast in April:

  • Top undergraduate poster/exhibit
  • Top undergraduate presentation/performance
  • Top graduate poster/exhibit
  • Top graduate presentation/performance

Participating students are also encouraged to share their work in other venues, including the Undergraduate Research Conference, the Lance and Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards, the Graduate Research Forum, and The Rebel Grad Slam.


  • Participants must be a veteran or military member (active duty, National Guard, or Reserves) enrolled at UNLV.
  • A faculty sponsor must agree to support the project.
  • Collaborative projects are welcome, even if they include non-veteran collaborators, but a veteran or military member must be the primary presenter.
  • For students working away from Las Vegas, we will make arrangements for you to share your work via Google Hangouts, Skype, or other conferencing software.

How to apply

Submit information via the online Student Veteran Scholarship Symposium survey form

Required application information includes:

  • Your military service background.
  • Information about your work as a student (enrollment status, college, department, etc.)
  • Contact information for your faculty sponsor.
  • A 150-250 word abstract describing your project.

Presentation Information

The Student Veteran Scholarship Symposium is a multidisciplinary forum.  We are looking for presenters who can explain their work in terms that intelligent non-specialists can understand. Proposal abstracts should avoid overly-technical language.

Abstracts should include a statement describing how the project is original or significant.

Workshops for students writing proposals. See the full schedule on the Student Veteran Scholarship Symposium Guide. UNLV Writing Center consultants can also provide excellent advice on writing clear abstracts.

For research on human or animal subjects, make sure you have the required ethical approvals before you submit your proposal.

Need examples? Check out the abstracts from the Office of Undergraduate Research’s Summer Research Symposium.

Collaborating Sponsors




Contact Information

Mark Lenker, Teaching and Learning Librarian


Phone: 702-895-2248