Native American Heritage Tuition Scholarship

Available to:
  • First-Year
  • In-State
  • Leadership

Awarded to identify and attract talented Nebraska resident scholars who have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the Native American community or backgrounds and are prepared to use such knowledge to contribute to the education of their fellow students. This scholarship can only be applied toward resident University of Nebraska–Lincoln tuition.


Recipients are awarded a minimum $2,000 ($1,000/semester) toward University of Nebraska–Lincoln costs for four years, not including summers. The award may be offered up to full direct costs for University of Nebraska–Lincoln attendance per year, as calculated by the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.


  • February 1

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission by February 1
  2. Complete and submit the Diversity Enhancement Application in MyRED by February 1.
  3. Complete the ACT/SAT on or before the February national test date and submit scores to Nebraska.
  4. Submit your Enrollment Deposit in MyRED by May 15.
  5. Submit your final high school transcript to Admissions by June 1.

Review Basis

Native American Heritage Scholars are Nebraska residents that demonstrate knowledge and experience with leadership and/or with people from Native communities and backgrounds through engagement in diversity programming, organizations, activities, or events. Consideration and selection are also based on affordability and academic profile through a holistic review process. Certain out-of-state tribes qualify for Nebraska residency.


Students must maintain a 2.500 cumulative GPA and complete 24 credit hours each academic year (fall/spring). Full eligibility and renewal policies are provided at time of offer. Recipients must be an active participant in the OASIS Student Success Program from the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS).


This scholarship is offered by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The scholarship is not transferable in part or in whole to any other university, 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 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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