About the Scholarship

The Las Vegas Business Academy (LVBA) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2011 by entrepreneur Rino Armeni, dedicated to the development of future business and community leaders in Las Vegas. The LVBA provides select graduate students with financial support, professional development and enrichment, and unparalleled externship opportunities with top industry executives so that they are poised to become the next generation of Las Vegas leaders.

Students seeking to participate in this prestigious program will receive unparalleled mentoring from Las Vegas’ most respected industry leaders and tuition. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of exceptional academic record, demonstrated leadership capabilities, participation in college and community activities, honors received, work experience, stated goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and outside appraisal.

For more information, contact us directly at info@lvbanv.org.

Scholarship Funding

These guidelines are intended to inform applicants about the criteria used by the Las Vegas Business Academy in making decisions about funding.
  • Financial scholarship funding comes from the Las Vegas Business Academy.
  • Funding is subject to change each semester depending on recipients’ academic abilities and commitment to the required criteria.
  • Recipients may receive a scholarship which covers tuition, fees, and books.
  • The Las Vegas Business Academy recruits only outstanding students that fulfill the required criteria. Recipients will be selected by the Academy’s scholarship committee and endorsed by the Academy’s panel of academic and business advisors.

Student Eligibility

All other factors being equal; the quality of the student’s proposal, the adviser’s recommendation letter and the pool of applicants will weigh most heavily in awarding scholarships. Additional factors that will enter into the decision-making process include:
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Enrolled or plan to enroll in a graduate degree program at UNLV.
  • Have a minimum college or post-secondary degree grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

Recipients Criteria

Students who accept a scholarship from the Las Vegas Business Academy are expected to complete an MBA/MHA or similar Graduate Degree in no more than two years and a JD in no more than three years. Recipients must fulfill the following criteria throughout the entire scholarship period:

  • Submit to random drug testing.
  • Successfully complete a background check.
  • Execute a contract – wherein you will commit to three (3) years of employment with a Nevada-based company upon completion of the Master’s Program.
  • Commit to travel either domestically or internationally for work-related training.
  • Complete 333 hours per year of training/mentorship for JD Program, and 500 hours per year of training/mentorship for MBA/MHA or similar.
  • Includes charitable work done at the direction of Las Vegas Business Academy.
  • Training programs (250 hours required by hotel school will be credited towards 500 hours).
  • Report within 48 hours any arrestor citations (non-traffic related).
  • Abstain from activity that would blemish the reputation of the recipient or Las Vegas Business Academy.
  • Participate in Las Vegas Business Academy events.


The LVBA is continuously looking for exceptional individuals to become future leaders and is always accepting applications from students interested in the program. Please call (702) 998-2138 or email info@lvbanv.org to set up an appointment.

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