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UNLV Classical Guitar Scholarship Fund

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ricardo-cobo-scholarshipI am committed to bringing the highest level of excellence and talent to the classical guitar program at UNLV.

I have dedicated my entire life to performing, recording and teaching music. They are inextricably linked.

This year I have accepted an unprecedented seventeen freshmen. Among them is a nationally ranked soloist, a resident award-winning guitar quartet, and a diverse group of uniquely gifted students from our local high schools.

Together with the UNLV Foundation, I have initiated a guitar scholarship to assist students in achieving their artistic and professional dreams while pursuing a degree at the College of Fine Arts.

Many of our exceptional students come from working families in Las Vegas and qualify for Nevada’s Millennium scholarship by maintaining a higher GPA during their high school journey.

The purpose of the guitar scholarship is to help finance the cost of tuition while these students complete the requirements for a degree in music. In addition, the UNLV guitar scholarship will help recruit top national and international students who will represent UNLV on the world stage now and in many future seasons.

The UNLV Classical Guitar Scholarship Fund will receive donations from a variety of individuals and businesses and will be awarded by a department of music scholarship committee in the College of Fine Arts. Award criteria will include the following:

  • Student must pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in music with a concentration in guitar performance ;
  • Student must be full time;
  • Student must have an entering high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and a continuing UNLV GPA of 3.2;
  • Student must complete a live audition as required by the department of music; and
  • Student must complete an online FAFSA Application.

I invite you to join me and the UNLV Foundation in this noble endeavor. Your gift represents a precious investment in our young scholars, exceptionally talented musicians, and future community leaders.

I look forward to hearing from each and everyone of you and I am grateful for the opportunity to work in this magical city.

Sincerely yours,

Ricardo Cobo
Director, Classical Guitar Studies, UNLV
(702) 498-4000




Guitar Degree programs available at UNLV: BM, BME, MM, MME, DMA

Giving Options 

Give Securely Online at the UNLV Foundation.
Please choose the “Classical Guitar Scholarship” in the Designation drop-down to ensure your donation goes to the appropriate area.

If you prefer to donate via mail, please download and print our Pledge Card or use the information below:

Donate by Check written to UNLV Foundation – Guitar Scholarship
Mail To:
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Music
Box 455025
4505 S Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5025

Contact the Scholarship Liaison:
Karen Kita
Administrative Assistant III
Office: HFA 125 B
Phone: 702-895-4992

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