Esports Scholarship Guidelines for 2024-2025

The Esports Scholarship provides funds to offset the cost of UNL undergraduate tuition charges for up to four consecutive years, or the completion of a bachelors degree, whichever comes first.
1 Recipients who are nonresidents must remain nonresidents of Nebraska.  Any individual who establishes residency for the purpose of paying in-state tuition rates will automatically forfeit the Esports Scholarship.

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.


Attending summer sessions is not required for renewal of this scholarship because it cannot be applied in the summer.

4 Recipients 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).
5 Recipients must remain in good academic standing within the University, which requires maintaining satisfactory academic progress towards a degree and a 3.000 cumulative grade point average, measured at the end of every spring semester.  The University computes grade point averages to three decimal places and does not round.
6 Recipients need to be in good standing with the Varsity Esports team. This is defined as attending practices, team workouts and 1-2 times a month team activities.
7 The scholarship will be discontinued if the recipient withdraws from school or fails to enroll for consecutive academic year semesters, unless an exception is granted because of extenuating circumstances. Withdrawing completely or dropping below full-time during the refund period will cause the scholarship to be reduced to the nonresident portion of tuition.
8 Most campus wide academic scholarships are not stackable with each other, but can be stacked with awards from your college or department. Recipients cannot combine this award with the benefits of any tuition reciprocity agreement with another state or with any other federal, state or University program where the benefit is the payment of nonresident tuition (in full or part).
9 The scholarship cannot be used for non-credit courses or non-term specific correspondence courses.
10 For global experience programs, this scholarship may be applied toward UNL course credit (if non-resident UNL 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:

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.