President's Scholarship

Available to:
  • First-Year
  • In-State

Awarded to recent high school graduates with top test scores of 36 ACT or 1570-1600 SAT (through April test dates).


Full cost of attendance for up to four years (or completion of a bachelor’s degree), with three inclusive summers, plus an annual $5,000. Cost of attendance includes full tuition and required fees plus the standard budgeted amount for housing and meals, books and supplies, and personal expenses.


  • Priority: November 1
  • Final: April 1

Review Basis

Selection is based on scoring a 36 on the ACT or 1570-1600 on the SAT by the April test date prior to fall enrollment. Must have graduated high school in the last year and be a Nebraska resident.


Students must maintain a 3.500 cumulative GPA and complete 30 credit hours each academic year. View full eligibility and renewal policies.


The President's Scholarship may transfer to any other university or campus of the University of Nebraska System, including the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), or the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA).

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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