David Distinguished Scholarship Guidelines for 2023-2024

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General information and continuing eligibility requirements for new freshmen recipients.
1 The David Distinguished Scholarship provides $3,500 per year toward the cost of UNL undergraduate tuition for up to four consecutive years.
2 Renewal of this scholarship for each subsequent year is dependent upon the recipient maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.500 or ranking in the upper 25% of the relevant class in a degree-granting undergraduate college.  The University computes grade point average to three decimal places and does not round.  For students enrolled in the Exploratory, PreProfessional Advising Center, and the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service, the norms for the College of Arts & Sciences will be used in determining the upper 25% of the relevant class.  Renewal determinations are made at the end of each spring semester.

In order to complete the requirements for a degree in eight semesters, a student must earn an average of 15 credit hours each semester. Scholarship recipients must enroll full-time (at least 12 UNL credit hours) during each semester of the academic year (fall and spring semesters) in order to receive the benefit. These hours must be officially registered by the sixth day of classes each semester.

4 The recipient must successfully complete 24 UNL credit hours each academic year (fall and spring semesters).  Successful completion is defined as the sum of all UNL credit hours completed with a grade of A through D- or Pass (P).  Grades of I, N, W, F, and NR are not considered successfully completed.  Repeated courses will only count once and must be registered for consecutive semesters (i.e., full-time by sixth day of classes each semester). Attending summer sessions is not required for renewal of this scholarship because it cannot be applied in the summer.
5 The scholarship will be discontinued if the recipient withdraws from school or fails to register for consecutive semesters, unless an exception is granted because of extenuating circumstances. 
6 The sum of $1,750 will be credited to the recipient's student account and will appear on his or her billing statement.  Any student whose total scholarship and/or financial aid awards exceed his or her total institutional charges for a given semester will receive a refund for the difference from the Office of Student Accounts.
7 The scholarship cannot be used for non-credit courses or non-term specific correspondence courses.  Recipients cannot combine this award with any other tuition waiver from federal, state, or University sources (e.g., Employee Dependent Waiver).  The scholarship cannot be used for courses taken at UNO, UNK or UNMC.

For global experience programs, this scholarship may be applied toward UNL course credit (where tuition is charged). This scholarship cannot be applied toward course credit that will be transferred from another institution. Students may apply for a variety of scholarships specific to global experience programs: https://educationabroad.unl.edu/scholarships.


This scholarship may be supported through the generosity of donors. If such is the case, you may be required to complete a thank you note.

If you would like to express appreciation to the trustee named by Mr. David to oversee expenditures from the David Memorial Trust, please address your correspondence to:

Mr. Ernest A. Lindstrom
John C. & Nettie V. David Memorial Trust
7600 Park Lawn Avenue
Pentagon Park, Suite 444
Minneapolis, MN 55435