College Visit Grant

We'll Help You Bring Your Students to Campus

UNL is committed to increasing the college going rate of students that find college attainment a major obstacle.

Visiting campus is one way to increase a student’s probability of attending college. To this end, we are proud to announce a new College Visit Grant program to financially support schools and community organizations with their visit to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Details

Eligibility For Groups
  • Groups must serve Nebraska students grades 9th–12th.
  • Groups must represent financial need.
  • Special consideration will be given to schools that bring students who often find college attainment a major obstacle (e.g. first generation, low-income, etc).
  • Chaperone(s) must attend with group (1:10 chaperone to student ratio).
  • 5 students minimum and 40 students maximum.
  • Schedule visit at least 3 weeks in advance.
Funding

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will provide up to $500 per group. A group may request additional funding (up to $750) if the distance is significant, or if there is a significant number of students registered to attend.

Group visit grants are limited to high school students and offered once per academic year. 

The grant may be used to fund:

  • Transportation.
  • Food.
  • Housing.
  • Substitute pay.
  • OR, other costs associated with your UNL campus visit.
Qualifying Details

Applicants will be reviewed by a committee and selected based on a range of criteria including, but not limited to:

  • Financial need.
  • Distance from campus.
  • Student population.
  • Visit frequency.
Apply for a College Visit Grant

Groups interested in applying must complete the following:

  1. Application that includes:
    1. Letter of intent (250–300 words) explaining why your group needs financial assistance and what your group hopes to receive from their visit.
    2. Application.
  2. Complete pre- and post-survey (provided if group is selected)