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 for an incoming student may be appealed if a student has experienced relevant extenuating circumstances or other factors they feel impacted their ability to receive a scholarship.
  • Continuing scholarship eligibility may be appealed if a student did not meet renewal criteria and has experienced relevant extenuating circumstances or other factors they feel impacted their ability to renew the scholarship. If successfully appealed, students must continue on scholarship probation. Scholarship criteria are reviewed according to the terms and conditions the student received when the scholarship was offered.

The purpose of measuring and enforcing these standards is to ensure scholarship recipients maintain the academic success that is expected of the academic 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.

Most scholarship renewal credit requirements include completing at least 24 credit hours during the academic year (fall/spring) you are receiving a scholarship to demonstrate progress toward your degree, regardless of how many credits you have earned prior.

I. Appeal Process

As part of the appeal process, you are expected to write a brief narrative (no longer than one-page) explaining why you were unable to qualify for a scholarship or maintain eligibility that was beyond your control and what corrective measures you have taken to address those issues.

  • Scholarship appeals are reviewed by a committee on a case-by-case basis.
  • Incomplete appeals will cause delays in review as the committee will only review complete appeals.
  • The committee may request additional or updated information before making a decision.
  • Appeal reviews typically takes 3-4 weeks.
  • 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 alternative options for funding their education.

II. Probationary Period

Probationary periods may vary on a case by case basis.

III. Appeal Forms

If you are a current student with relevant extenuating circumstances or need a leave of absence and you would like to be considered for a scholarship appeal, please click the link below.

2023-2024 Continuing Student Scholarship Appeal Form

(Note: Please see the appeal form for the deadline dates.) 

Incoming Students

The scholarship appeal for incoming students for the 2023-2024 academic year is now closed.