Chancellor's Tuition Scholarship

Available to:
  • First-Year
  • In-State
  • Out-of-State

Awarded to finalists in nationally recognized scholar competitions, such as the National Merit, National Hispanic, National African American, National Indigenous and National Rural and Small Town Recognition programs. National Merit finalists must select the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as their first-choice school through the National Merit Corporation. Nationally recognized finalists must score a minimum of 28 on the ACT (or SAT equivalent) and have a minimum 3.500 GPA.


Full University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduate tuition per year for up to four years (or completion of a bachelor's degree), with three inclusive summers, including differential tuition (the Colleges of Business, Architecture and Engineering have differential tuition rates). National Merit Scholars may receive an additional $500 from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.


  • Priority: November 1
  • In-State: February 1
  • Out-of-State: May 15

Review Basis

Selection is based on recognition in national scholar competition.


Students must maintain a 3.500 cumulative GPA and complete 24 hours each academic year. View full eligibility and renewal policies.


This scholarship is offered by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The scholarship is not transferable in part or in whole to any other university or campus, including the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) or the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). This scholarship will not cover the cost of tuition for classes taken at UNO, UNK or UNMC.

Note: The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Scholarships are subject to change each year for new incoming students. As a public tuition benefit under Nebraska State Statute 4-110, individuals awarded these funds must be citizens of the United States or if a qualified alien have been verified as lawfully present in the United States (Nebraska State Statutes 4-111 and 4-112).

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