University Honors Scholarships

University Honors Scholarships for Freshmen

The University offers two honors scholarships: the University Honors Program and the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management.

For scholarship consideration, incoming freshmen must complete an Admissions Application and submit supporting documentation by January 15th, as well as take the ACT or SAT by the December national test dates of their senior year. A separate application is required for the programs listed below and is available at

Honors Program Scholarship

The scholarship will pay $250 per semester, during the fall and spring semesters, for textbooks for up to 120 credit hours, four years, or the completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever occurs first. These hours are inclusive of transfer hours from UNO, UNK, UNMC, study abroad, extended education, and hours earned as a UNL visiting student (i.e., credit hours that are included in the UNL gpa calculation). Renewal of this scholarship for each subsequent year is dependent upon the recipient maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or ranking in the upper 25% of the relevant class in a degree-granting undergraduate college. In addition, a student must successfully complete 24 credit hours each academic year (fall and spring semesters), with a minimum of nine graded (not pass/no pass) credit hours each semester, and must meet all requirements to remain in the Honors Program.

Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management Scholarship

Please contact the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management as scholarship values may vary.