All-University Scholarships for Freshmen
For scholarship consideration, incoming freshmen must complete an Admissions Application and submit supporting documentation by February 1, as well as take the ACT or SAT by the February national test dates of their senior year. You may apply for admission via the online admission application available at admissions.unl.edu/apply.
Completing the above requirements is all that is necessary to be given consideration for awards offered by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Some awards are also offered through individual colleges and departments within the University. If you are admitted into an academic college at the University (other than Undecided), your name and application information will be available for review by the college in which you have been admitted. Some colleges and departments require additional information; therefore, we suggest you personally contact these colleges and/or departments for more information.
Scholarship consideration is based upon merit and the applicant's academic profile.
Regents Scholar Commitment
The Regents Scholar Commitment is a full resident tuition commitment awarded to superior incoming freshmen who are graduates of Nebraska high schools. The commitment (which can be fulfilled by a combination of institutional gift aid) is valued at full tuition for up to 135 credit hours or the completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever occurs first. These hours are exclusive of transfer hours from UNO, UNK, UNMC, study abroad, extended education, and hours earned as a UNL visiting student. However, credit hours earned at a University of Nebraska campus are included in the UNL cumulative grade point average calculation). The commitment is renewable as long as a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 is maintained (or a student ranks in the upper 25% of the relevant class in a degree-granting undergraduate college), 24 credit hours are completed each academic year (fall and spring semesters), and a minimum of nine graded hours (not pass/no pass) are completed each semester.
David Distinguished Scholarship
The David Distinguished Scholarship is awarded to outstanding incoming freshmen who are Nebraska residents. The award is valued at $3,500 a year for up to four years. The scholarship is renewable as long as a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 is maintained, 24 credit hours are completed each academic year (fall and spring semesters), and a minimum of nine graded hours (not pass/no pass) are completed each semester.