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The Honors Program at the University of Nebraska is a community of talented and committed students who seek an intense intellectual experience in a major research university setting. Honors students have access to special honors classes, faculty mentors and unique research opportunities. Additionally, many Honors Students receive a $500 textbook scholarship and all have the opportunity to live in the historic Neihardt Residence Hall.
Honors Program applications undergo a comprehensive review. We are most interested in students who demonstrate:
There are separate processes, deadlines and benefits for transfer students interested in the University Honors Program. They must apply for the University Honors Program.
Fall Priority Deadline: November 15
Spring Final Deadline: February 15
Applications will be accepted after the February 15 deadline, and qualified students will be admitted if space is available. Notifications for applicants who submitted materials by the fall priority deadline will be sent in late December. Notifications for applicants who submit materials by the spring deadline will be sent by April 1.
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The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management is a highly selective academic and scholarship program that educates tomorrow's business and technology leaders through a focused curriculum of computer science, business and real-world projects. Students in the Raikes School may receive partial scholarships for room and board in the Kauffman Residential Center, networking opportunities with current business leaders, a textbook scholarship and top internship placement.
Final Deadline: November 15
Applications will be accepted after November 15 if space is available.
Deadline extended for international students: February 20, 2015
The College of Business Administration Honors Academy is a unique cohort-based learning environment for high-ability students with demonstrated leadership potential. CBA Honors students solve real-world business problems in a small-class team environment lead by top faculty, develop network and mentor relationships with business leaders, and compete in regional and national business competitions. A $500 textbook scholarship and $2,500 study abroad scholarship are available to CBA Honors students.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis after the initial deadline.
Your resume is how you provide faculty and staff reviewers information about your academic interests, skills, and other relevant experiences that make you an appealing candidate for the honors programs.
For the purpose of this application process, your resume should be comprehensive but brief. It's not necessary to spend a lot of time describing experiences unrelated to academics.
The short answer section consists of several questions—one optional.
The short answer responses should be prepared in advance. Be aware that the application form removes all formatting, so it's important to keep your text layout as simple as possible. To see how it will appear for faculty and staff reviewers, copy and paste your response into a plain text editor (e.g., Notepad for Windows users, TextEdit in plain-text mode for Mac users).
The essay section asks for an answer to 1 of 5 Common Application* questions. It's recommended that you choose the essay prompt that best allows you to tell faculty and staff reviewers something about you that they won't get from your high school transcripts and test scores. The word limit is 650 words.
The essay response should be prepared in advance. Be aware that the application form removes all formatting, so it's important to keep your text layout as simple as possible. To see how it will appear for faculty and staff reviewers, copy and paste your response into a plain text editor (e.g., Notepad for Windows users, TextEdit in plain-text mode for Mac users).
*Reprinted with permission of the Common Application.
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