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Current Student Scholarships

Current Undergraduate
Student Scholarships

Types of Scholarships FAQ Apply in MyRED

Upperclass Scholarships

Supporting Your Path to Success

After your first semester, you can apply for more than $1 Million in College of Business scholarships.


Upperclass Scholarship Application is Due February 1

Apply in MyRED Under Financial Aid Tab

Qualifying for Scholarships

To qualify for College of Business upperclass scholarships, you must:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a College of Business student at the time of application and when the scholarship is paid.
  • Have completed at least 12 hours of credit in the College of Business by January 1.

Apply in MyRED Under Financial Aid Tab

Scholarship Types

Need-Based Scholarships

To determine your eligibility for need-based scholarships, complete the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Current Undergraduate Student Scholarship Application as well as a current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). For questions regarding this process, please refer to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website. Scholarships are awarded to the best-matched, need-based applicant based on results of the FAFSA and Current Undergraduate Student Scholarships Application.

Departmental Scholarships

There are several College of Business departmental-specific scholarships awarded through the Current Undergraduate Student Scholarships Application process. Some departments, however, have scholarships with a separate application/selection process. You will be notified of these opportunities throughout the year by the academic department.

Additionally, some programs have scholarship opportunities, like the Certificate in Sales Excellence.

Business/Professional Scholarships

In addition to general scholarships offered by the College, businesses and professional organizations award scholarships to business students, ranging between $500 and $2,500 per year. You must complete the résumé portion of the Current Undergraduate Student Scholarships Application to be considered for most of these scholarships.

Other scholarships are periodically announced throughout the year by private organizations such as Farm Credit Services of America, the Nebraska Realtors Association, and the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce. Announcements for these scholarships are made via the college's Top Things to Know e-newsletter. Separate applications and deadlines may apply.

Study Abroad Scholarships

The College of Business has scholarships available specifically for study abroad experiences. To be considered for College of Business study abroad scholarships, students should complete the “Basic Scholarship Application” on MyWorld through the Nebraska Education Abroad website. All business students who apply for study abroad scholarships will be considered based on meeting individual scholarship qualifications, participating in a Nebraska sponsored study abroad program, and having at least a 2.5 GPA.

  • Spring study abroad program scholarship deadline: October 1
  • Summer study abroad program scholarship deadline: January 5
  • Fall study abroad program scholarship deadline: February 1
First-Year Scholarships

The College of Business awards a limited number of scholarships to incoming freshmen. Incoming students who apply to Nebraska by the February 1 scholarship deadline, who declare a business major, and who are accepted to attend Nebraska are automatically included in the pool for first-year scholarships.

Transfer Student Scholarships

Scholarship funding is made possible through the generous giving of our college donors. A majority of these dollars are dedicated to students who demonstrate their ability to perform in the Nebraska academic environment. Transfer students will need to have been enrolled and completed a semester of coursework in order to become eligible for College of Business specific scholarships.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I know if I received a scholarship?

All University of Nebraska-Lincoln scholarship recipients can confirm their scholarship awards by checking MyRED as early as mid-July. The College of Business will also notify you via your Huskers email account. For additional information, please visit the Husker Hub.

Is my scholarship renewable?

Most scholarships are not renewable, and you will be notified if your scholarship is renewable. If you reapply for the Current Undergraduate Student Scholarships and maintain at least a 3.7 cumulative GPA, then you will still receive funding, although the amount and the scholarship fund may be different.

How will my award be made?

Distribution of most scholarships is made over the two semesters—fall and spring. Exceptions are made for study abroad and for some of the business/professional scholarships. With the exception of these, most scholarships require you be enrolled full-time for BOTH semesters to receive your scholarship and award amounts will be adjusted if you graduate mid-year. Awards will appear on MyRED and be deducted from your student bill. Any refunds will be disbursed to you from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). For additional information, please visit Husker Hub.

What happens to my scholarship if I change to part-time status?

Donors specify that awards be made to full-time students. Your scholarship will be dropped if you change to part-time status.

Can I receive the full amount of the scholarship if I am graduating mid-year?

Donors specify full-time enrollment for almost all of our scholarships. Mid-year graduates will receive half of the yearly amount allocated.

What can I do? I forgot to apply for these Scholarships.

All available funding is used to make scholarship awards. If you forgot to apply, and you meet Our Guarantee criteria as well as qualifications, you can direct a request for consideration by submitting your resume, your request, and qualification summary through Ask an Advisor beginning August 1.

Our Guarantee -- The College will guarantee scholarship funding for all currently enrolled business students who meet the application and qualification requirements and have a 3.7 cumulative grade point average at the end of the spring semester.

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