Pepsi Service Scholarship

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

Awarded to high-achieving students who demonstrate service to the community and seek to engage in service opportunities through campus. Submit the supplemental Scholarship Application once available in October to be considered for this scholarship.

Pepsi Scholars are encouraged to engage with Nebraska leaders, cultivate relationships with peer leaders and continue their leadership development and growth. There are over 50 Recognized Students Organizations (RSOs) at Nebraska that identify service as their main purpose and these scholars are encouraged to learn more about these organizations at and start their service and leadership journey at Nebraska.


Recipients are awarded $1,000 ($500/semester) for the first year.


  • Priority: November 1
  • Final: February 1

Review Basis

Pepsi Scholars demonstrate knowledge and experience with leadership and service with people from diverse communities and backgrounds. Consideration and selection are also based on academic profile through a holistic review process.


This scholarship is not renewable.


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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