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Husker Hustle Scholarship

Husker Hustle


Apply for the Husker Hustle Scholarship for your opportunity to earn one of two $2,500 scholarships for aspiring or established student entrepreneurs. The scholarships were established by Janna Ronert, ‘87, a successful entrepreneur who wants to help students who are passionate about their ideas and hungry for success. Open to sophomores and juniors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Apply by April 30, 2023
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Applicants submit an online application that includes:

  • 500-word essay that describes your entrepreneurial journey.
  • 500-word essay that answers the question: “How will the Husker Hustle Scholarship advance your entrepreneurial journey at Nebraska?"
  • Resumé or any other supporting documents.
  • 7-minute maximum video presentation. There is no prescribed format for the presentation. Applicants can choose to present on their entrepreneurial dream, a current business, business idea, or other topic related to their entrepreneurial journey. Please reach out to Mallory at with any questions regarding your video presentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to compete for the scholarships?

Current full-time University of Nebraska-Lincoln sophomores and juniors from any undergraduate college.

What is the timeline for the Husker Hustle Scholarship?

The application closes on April 30, 2023. The review process will follow that, and recipients will be notified before the end of the spring semester.

Who do I contact with additional questions?

Please reach out to Mallory at with any questions.


Center for Entrepreneurship
HLH 315