Maintaining Academic Success

Scholarship Appeals

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Appealing Your Scholarship

Students who fail to meet initial scholarship eligibility or renewal criteria are ineligible to receive the corresponding scholarship, but may be awarded or reinstated through a successful appeal.

  • Initial scholarship eligibility may be appealed if a student has experienced relevant extenuating circumstances they feel caused them to not receive an award.
  • Continuing scholarship eligibility may be appealed if a student did not meet renewal criteria and has experienced relevant extenuating circumstances they feel caused them not to renew the award. If successfully appealed, students must continue on scholarship probation. Scholarship criteria are reviewed according to the terms and conditions the student received upon being awarded.

The purpose of measuring and enforcing these standards is to ensure scholarship recipients maintain the academic success that is expected of the merit-based scholarship and make progress toward graduation. Renewal criteria are reasonable standards that correspond to the scholarship and typically include a qualitative (grade point average) and quantitative (credit accumulation) component, both of which are important in progressing toward graduation.

I. Appeal Process

Students are expected to write a one -page narrative explaining why they were unable to qualify for the scholarship or maintain eligibility that was outside of their control and what corrective measures the student has taken to address those issues.

  • Scholarship appeals are reviewed by a committee on a case-by-case basis.
  • Incomplete appeals will delay review as the committee will only review complete appeals.
  • The committee may request additional or updated information before making a decision.
  • Appeal processing typically takes 3-4 weeks to review.
  • Appeal decisions by the committee are final and not subject to further review within the same academic year.
  • For denied appeals, students may meet with a Husker Hub Specialist to discuss options for funding their education.

II. Probationary Period

Probationary periods may vary on a case by case basis.

III. Appeal Forms

If you have relevant extenuating circumstances and would like to be considered in the scholarship awarding process, please click on the button that matches your circumstances below for the appeal form. (Please note: Spring 2023 appeals need to include a trancript with fall grades included. Please see the appeal form for the deadline dates. Incoming student appeal forms for 2023-2024 will open March 1, 2023.)


Note: save form to your local desktop first, then fill out, save, and upload via MyRED (click on the Financial Aid tab, then in the upper right-hand corner is the Upload Documents button). Make sure the copy you upload is not blank.