Out-of-state Freshman Scholarships

For Full Scholarship Consideration

  • Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates of senior year
    (entering freshmen only).
  • Submit admission materials no later than May 1.  Students should submit materials by January 15 for priority consideration.
  • Submit your Personal Statement no later than January 15.
  • Individuals who wish to be considered for need based scholarships must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA, www.fafsa.gov) before April 1 of senior year.

Contact your UNL academic department or college about any additional scholarship requirements, applications, or deadlines.

General Scholarships

Out-of-state students will automatically be considered for the following merit-based scholarships by applying for admission. Qualifying students may only be awarded ONE of the following:

Leadership & Specialty Awards

The following scholarships may require an additional application. Please note application deadlines.

  • Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management Scholarship
    May include the following: room (in the Kauffman Center) and board, and books (through the Honors Program Textbook Scholarship). This requires an additional application after applying for admission. Application is due November 15. Applications received after November 15 will be reviewed if space in the program is available.
  • Honors Program Scholarship: $250 per semester
    A limited number of Textbook Scholarships in the fall and spring semesters only for four years, or the completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. This scholarship requires the completion of an additional application. Application is due November 15 (for early notification) or March 1.
  • College of Business Administration Honors Academy Scholarship: $2,500 stipend
    Students electing to participate in a UNL-sponsored study abroad program will receive a stipend to be put towards study abroad expenses.  This scholarship requires the completion of an additional application. Application is due November 15. Applications received after November 15 will be reviewed if space in the program is available.
  • David Distinguished Scholarship: $1,000 per year
    Renewable up to 4 years
  • Chancellor's Leadership Class Scholarship: $1,000 freshman year only
    Awards will be made in late February. (This scholarship requires the Personal Statement.)
  • Nebraska Legends Scholarship: $1,000 freshman year only
    Awards will be made in late February. (This scholarship requires the Personal Statement.)
  • University Bookstore Scholarship: Amount varies
    Freshman year only. (This scholarship requires the Personal Statement.)

Diversity Enhancement Scholarships

The following scholarships may require an additional application. Please note application deadlines.

*Effective for students enrolling for Fall 2014. This website is for informational purposes only.