Ruth Leverton Tuition Scholarship

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

Awarded to extraordinary out-of-state students who have demonstrated academic accomplishment to offset the cost of out-of-state tuition.


Recipients are awarded $13,000 toward University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduate tuition for the academic year ($6,500/semester) for up to four years, not including summers based on enrollment in 15 credits per fall/spring semester (prorated for enrollment in fewer than 15 credit hours per semester).


  • Priority: November 1
  • Final: May 15

Review Basis

Ruth Leverton Scholars demonstrate academic distinction. Selection is based on a holistic review that includes a balanced objective assessment of competitive academic achievement, including high grade point average or in combination with a high class rank and/or test score of 24 ACT (or SAT equivalent), with a subjective final academic review.


Students must maintain a 2.000 cumulative GPA and complete 24 credit hours each academic year (fall/spring). 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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